90-Minute Whale Watching Express Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Less travel time, more whale time
Spot Southern fur seals and dolphins
Zip along on a 40ft fast cat
Witness the magnificent Humpbacks as they swim
90 minute Whale Watching Cruise
Whale sighting guarantee

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Wed, Jun 26, 2024

What you can expect

Experience an unforgettable close encounter with Humpback Whales on this 90-minute express whale watching cruise from Port Stephens. Travel aboard ‘Envision’, a 40ft fast cat for a quick journey straight out to sea to spot the whales on their annual migration past Port Stephens from June to November.

Every year approximately 35,000 whales pass by the coastline and passengers will be able to spot these majestic creatures from every angle with 360 degree viewing aboard the vessel. While you are out exploring the Marine Park, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and Fur Seals that like to laze on the rocks near Cabbage Tree Island. If conditions are suitable, the crew may even drop the hydrophone in the ocean so you can listen to the unique whale songs happening in the ocean.

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What you need to know

Note
  • 'Envision' is a 40ft fast cat, designed to move through the water quickly but safely and smoothly. Climb on board as the Skipper heads straight out to the whales. Enjoy less travelling time and more time with these magnificent animals, and make sure you bring a camera. You will be hosted by an Advanced Eco-Accredited company, dedicated to the protection of dolphins and whales. In 2015, this experience provider was awarded 'Green Travel Leader' accreditation, making them one of just 104 companies in the country that can demonstrate commitment to environmental responsibility through 10+ years of ECO certification. This experience is part of the Responsible range because they are ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia.
Inclusions
  • 90 minute Whale Watching Cruise
  • Whale sighting guarantee (free return voucher if no whales are sighted)
  • Informative and engaging commentary
  • 360° viewing
  • Friendly and knowledgeable crew
  • Wind/weather jackets provided if required
Options
  • Whale sighting guarantee (free return voucher if no whales are sighted)
Seasons
  • Available during whale season - June to October
Duration
  • This experience is a 90 minute cruise
Departure Location
  • This cruise departs from Dock C d'Albora Marinas Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2015.
What To Bring
  • Please wear warm clothes & bring a jacket as it can get cold on the water.
Additional Information
  • In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider.
  • It is recommended that you take sea-sickness tablets prior to boarding, however, complimentary tablets are available on the boat.
  • Please note: This is an offshore excursion and is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years.
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Recent reviews

51 review
5

Beautiful quick trip out to the middle of the ocean got to see a majestic whale and her baby and pod of dolphins on the way back. Absolutely beautiful.

Thoroughly recommend. The staff were very helpful and happy that we had a couple of French tourists on board who had binoculars on hand. He could spot the whale breaching from afar and another tourist to spot the Dolphins on the way back.

Leanne Hector 9 months ago
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$95.00AUD
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience