Excellent humpback whale sighting rate, bonus dolphin watch, morning or afternoon tea, commentary, ocean going cruise including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands and the outer Islands. Join us as we set out to spot some awesome 40 tonne Humpback whales on their annual migration. This is the ultimate wildlife experience.
Our vessel is the largest whale watch vessel in the Bay, purpose designed for ocean cruises, with three viewing decks and underwater video cameras to see the marine life at close range.
You will never forget seeing the awesome bulk of a Humpback whale, 15 metres long and weighing 40 tonnes! Being the most surface active of all the whales you may be provided with some spectacular displays - spyhops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and... the breach.
You might also see minke, pilot and Southern Right whales, huge pods of Oceanic Dolphins (over 100 to a pod), sea birds and some amazing marine life cruising the ocean each day.
Included in your cruise is morning or afternoon tea, informative and entertaining commentary and the chance to also see our local bottlenose dolphins (two cruises for the price of one). Also included is a bonus inner Harbour Dolphin Watch, so you don't miss out on seeing some of Port Stephens resident Bottlenose dolphins!
Get Up Close and Personal with the Whales!
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
The Whale Watch Cruise departs from Nelson Bay.
New South Wales
Our morning sessions depart at 10:00am and return at 1:00pm. Our afternoon sessions depart at 1:30pm and return at 4:30pm daily from early May until late November. The duration of this cruise is 3 hours.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
No minimum numbers - guaranteed departure.
This is an ocean going cruise and is recommended that you check sea conditions before taking very young children (ie. under 2 years).
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Wear comfortable clothing and please bring sun protection. Bring swimwear and a towel if you would like to use the boomnet. Warm jacket during Winter.
PLEASE NOTE: Child prices are valid for children aged between 4 to 14 years old. Family prices are valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Concession prices are valid on presentation of a seniors card.
Tickets for High School Students cost $40.00. (Please email us if you would like to purchase this ticket).
* Please note that unlike our dolphins no one can guarantee you will see a whale at any particular time or place and much depends on weather conditions. Some cruises may be cancelled due to weather. Whale season may vary slightly from year to year. This is an ocean going cruise. This experience does not include transfers.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)