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The Cruise Terminal

#4 of 17 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Port Macquarie Features Animals
River end Clarence street | The Cruise Terminal, Town Wharf, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 3058
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Whale Watching

A great adventure and able to see heaps of whales on their migration north plus a few dolphins... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hilary G
Bit disappointed

Our group of five did the afternoon tea cruise. First up no chairs available,they had to get seats... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Glenda R
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Port Venture cruises has the largest boat in Port Macquarie- The River Princess, there is plenty of space to move around the boat. She has two different viewing levels.She has a number of enjoyable river experiences for you:-BBQ cruises- GO exploring up river and have your BBQ cooked for you as we travel. Enjoy morning tea along the way with an informative historic commentary. Lunch is a choice of fish or Steak, Salad, Sausage & bread roll for your lunch. This is a Great day out for any age or group. Boom net ride included.Eco History Cruises- Up into the Hastings river system. Enjoy our informative commentary about our history and environment whilst enjoying afternoon tea- (Enjoy cooling off in our Boom net. peak school holidays only)Optional upgrade to include a Devonshire tea whilst cruising :)Twilight/Sunset- Bring your own drinks and nibbles to enjoy on our picturesque waterway. Stunning time of day on an airy all weather boat. . Boom Net rides- summer months & peak times only We Have a Whale watching Boat The Ocean Adventure 1 that offers Daily Whale watching Trips from May to November and Ocean coast line Trips all year round. we offer Kayak/sup Hire all year round.
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River end Clarence street | The Cruise Terminal, Town Wharf, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 3058
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great adventure and able to see heaps of whales on their migration north plus a few dolphins. Very capable and informative "skipper". Well worth the adventure.

Thank Hilary G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our group of five did the afternoon tea cruise. First up no chairs available,they had to get seats from the wharf before we left,our seats were put outside the doors in the way of through traffic. The afternoon tea consisted of make your own tea/coffee...More

2  Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Decide to have a day on the water, glad I chose this trip the staff were wonderful, they even stored my bicycle for me while I was on the boat.

Thank Butterfly5blue
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

One of the cheapest options for some time on the water at Port Macquarie is the kayak hire at Cruise Terminal office on river bank. For $25 an hour we hired a double kayak from very helpful Beverly and paddled across river at high tide...More

Thank jcocko54
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Unfortunately it was raining and due to lightening there was no boom netting ride which wasn,t their fault but the commentary was very minimal and as people were downstairs talking it was hard to hear.I was expecting lots of information and personality but it was...More

Thank Gaynor93
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The first thing I have to say is that for the first time in 6 days at Port Macquarie, we were greeted as " folks" rather than "guys". At last, some professionalism in North Coast tourism! Now, the trip was most enjoyable. The boat was...More

Thank BobHall2014
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a great cruise and staff very friendly. We sat downstairs and were told that there was going to be a band playing but if there was upstairs we could not hear it. Also advised there would be commentary but again if there was...More

Thank Joy B
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The staffs were very polite, very interactive and provided with excellent hospitality, the views were amazing and the river tour route was just what I wanted! A wonderful choice for a relaxing sunny day!

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We did the Friday champagne breakfast/Cassegrain Winery tour. Best value. Just fantastic. Champagne breakfast with freshest finger sandwiches, ham and cheese croissant, profiterole, Lamington and if you're feeling healthy muesli crunch with berry yoghourt topped of with champagne and tea/coffee. Having driven down for the...More

1  Thank mrots
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We did the 2 hour Cruise with Devonshire Tea. The scones were probably the best scones I have ever eaten. We were very lucky as we saw dolphins and they played an swam right up to the boat. The river is beautiful and clean. The...More

1  Thank Margaret B
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Questions & Answers
8 October 2016|
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Response from amanda m | Reviewed this property |
You may still get to see a few whales, I would speak to the whale watching company. If not they offer dolphin cruises and you are nearly guaranteed to see them.
Pauline L
30 July 2016|
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Response from ChineseJunk | Property representative |
Hi Pauline No Whales is January in Port Macquarie Hopefully only Dolphins