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Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures

#3 of 24 Tours in Port Macquarie Features Animals
1 Short Street | Turquoise floating ticket office on the Short Street Wharf, northern end of Short Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 414 897 444
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Amazing whale watch encounter.

I was lucky enough to be on the first whale watch on their red boat for the season and was not... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
zoony151
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Wauchope, Australia
Sunset cruise pretty good for $10

We did the sunset cruise today and we thought it was good value and saw an amazing sunset complete... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Julie T
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Sydney, Australia
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** Whale watching May to November ** Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures operates several different styles of cruise boats and is one of the longest established cruise businesses in the region. Our largest boat, Discovery 2 (54 pax) was built for the Murray River. The shallow draft allows us to navigate to impossible places thru 2 national parks. See wetlands, endangered species of birds and dolphins on most trips.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Short Street | Turquoise floating ticket office on the Short Street Wharf, northern end of Short Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I was lucky enough to be on the first whale watch on their red boat for the season and was not disappointed. They spotted Breaching whales in the distance and we sped off fast to find them. and when we did they stopped the boat...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We did the sunset cruise today and we thought it was good value and saw an amazing sunset complete with clouds to add to it being more spectacular. I was amazed at the size of the homes in settlement city, after coming to Port for...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This was our reward after a weekend of painting ... and what a good choice! We hung around on the wharf for a while amongst a lot of people, wondering how everyone was going to fit. Turned out there were 2 boats though, so no...More

Thank DaisyQ3
Reviewed 11 May 2017

$10 Sunset Cruise. We were a small family group that was told to be at the booking office 15minutes prior to trip and then had to wait for another 15 minutes before we left. Appeared a bit disorganised at the start. We were hoping to...More

Thank David M
WhaleWhispers, Owner at Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for the review David. The boat departed on time and the 15 minute check in time is normal for every cruise. I and the office manager thought it was a good idea to keep your innocent children separated from the champagne swilling drunks out...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

I know that they can´t guarantee that you will see whales close by, but the fact was that we only saw a couple from very far away (we did see a couple of tails popping out of the water). We went in the red jet...More

Thank tlarraya
WhaleWhispers, Owner at Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

This is quite a strange review. There are no whales seen at Port Macquarie in April. If the reviewer was here last season (June to October) then they are very slow to do a review and should not complain after the showing the nice whale...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went on the sunset cruise for 10$ and it was worth every cent!!! The boat is cute and has a very nice retro 70s vibe and the music they played fitted really well to the vibe as well! The captain John...More

Thank minimelina
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This boat trip was definitely a major highlight of our time in port macquarie. We couldn't believe it!!! It was so so so beautiful, we saw a koala, a pelican, plenty of dolphins!! John was great, he let us know the best places to look,...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We took a relaxing sunset cruise around the waterways of Port Macquarie. At $10 per person It was very good value and a great way to see some of the local sights. The boat was full but the hosts had assigned areas for larger groups...More

Thank beachski1007
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to see Port Macquarie and the surrounding areas. The captain shares some really interesting history. The cruise is inexpensive and great value. They run regularly and are worth it.

Thank lovealunch
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was the second time we've been on the water with Cruise Adventures. The first was whale watching a little while ago which was excellent. My wife was a bit concerned at first but became so excited when she saw the whales so close any...More

2  Thank JohnCM747
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sharmani51
What's the cost for foreigners on the cruise to watch dolphins?
18 March 2017|
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Response from newygal71 | Reviewed this property |
Have a look at cruiseadventures com au Dolphin spotting is twice daily at 10:30am & 2:00pm Dolphin spotting, Pelican Island, Limeburners National Park & wetlands, Endangered Osprey you can bring you own morning/afternoon... More
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Eugene W P
what bird species are likely to be seen offshore?
13 November 2016|
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Response from WhaleWhispers | Property representative |
Gannets, shearwaters, albatross, sea eagles, bramini kites, any sort of pelagic birds (seasonal). We are doing coastal whale & dolphin patrols daily up to 5 miles offshore.
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