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Address: Teramby Road | Dock C d'Alboras Marina, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2319, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4984 9000
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'Imagine Cruises' is an advanced Eco-Accredited company that is dedicated...

'Imagine Cruises' is an advanced Eco-Accredited company that is dedicated to the protection of Dolphins and Whales.

'Imagine' is a 54ft Sailing Catamaran, purpose-designed as a model for Eco-tourism and capable of both offshore and inshore cruising. She offers a covered foredeck, as well as a comfortable downstairs cabin and bar. Whenever possible, we will hoist the sails and share with you our passion for sailing!

'Envision' is a 40ft power cat, designed to move through the water quickly but safely and smoothly. She provides a 360° viewing platform which is perfect for the keen photographer!She is also capable of delivering guests directly onto the beach. 'Envision' is ideal for a relaxed, personalised and crowd-free experience.

We offer four seasonal tours that all carry Advanced Ecotourism certification: Dolphin Watch + Sailing, Whale and Dolphin Watching, Dolphin Watch + Snorkeling and Seafood BBQ Dinner Cruise.

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Blissful experience

We took the 5pm dinner sailing experience around the Bay Area. Beautiful catamaran, very stable. When some dolphins appeared in the distance, our skipper headed in their direction... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Michellecorrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the 5pm dinner sailing experience around the Bay Area. Beautiful catamaran, very stable. When some dolphins appeared in the distance, our skipper headed in their direction and we were not disappointed. Dolphins played around our boat as they swam to their destination. The food was fresh and healthy and tasty. Reasonably priced alcohol on board. I would recommend... More 

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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took Imagine Cruises 3 times during our short stay in Nelson Bay and was worth it every time!!! We saw whales and baby whales and dolphins of course. We also chose Marine Discovery tour which brings you offshore and also includes guided snorkelling. Crew is so kind and professional, we felt safe even on a bad weather day today... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic sailing skills, after seeing a large pod they positioned the boat so that the dolphins swam straight at us. Me and my 5yo son were on the boom net at the time, it was amazing. The staff were really friendly and so knowledgeable. The cruise was full but the boat wasn't overcrowded. It is comfortable and clean. A fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Nelson Bay for the day from Sydney and we chose to do this Dolphin spotting cruise. It was fantastic!! The crew were so friendly and happy, they made you feel so comfortable. We got to sit in the net next to boat and see the dolphins up close. They told us all about the... More 

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Thank Aly C
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Aly we really appreciate your review on our 1.5hr Dolphin Watch & Sailing Cruise on board Imagine. Means a lot to us being the small company in the area, most of our guests are independent travelers like yourself so we rely on "word of mouth" and we have found Trip Advisor is a very reliable referee. Sounds like you... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to spend a morning! The boat was spacious and comfortable, the crew were super friendly and knowledgable and we saw a mother whale with her calf and three dolphins who the crew knew by name. Clearly a company that cares about the environment. Can't speak more highly of Imagine. A must do / see whilst in... More 

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review of your recent Whale Watch, sounds like you had a great trip within our much loved marine park which is home to the humpback highway between May-Nov each year. We would love to see you back on board when your next visiting Port Stephens More 

Fingal Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a 50+ foot spacious vessel, with all modcons, bar, food and with warm, friendly & knowledgeable bunch of crew, you know you are going to get the best of the Bay and beyond on this eco friendly accredited Catamaran. Locally owned and operated company, pro active in protection of Dolphins and Whales world wide, run by dedicated & passionate... More 

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we pride ourselves on providing a relaxed, personalised & crowd free experience. With a wide variety of cruises & tours available all year round to showcase our beautiful Marine Park & National Parks, all advanced eco tourism accredited and run by Green Travel Leader credentials, we hope to see you back on board again... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Better size than the other boats offering whale watching trips. Staff were great and the tour fantastic. Free sea sickness tablets, not that anyone needed them. Also jackets for anyone who was cold, free tea and coffee and a bar for those who fancies a drink. 10/10 trip.

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Thank mikeevansnz
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of our Whale Watching on board Imagine, so great you enjoyed the trip and our facilities on offer, we hope to see you on board again to explore another part of our much loved Marine Park More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went on the Envision boat today for the whale watching cruise was such an amazing experience would definitely recommend these guys very knowledgeable and great with explaining all the islands we got the pleasure of seeing mummy with her calf and a pod of dolphins bit more pricey than the bigger boats but so worth it as there is only... More 

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our Whale Express on board our Fast Cat Envision. We so glad you enjoyed your cruise, Envision is perfect way to explore our marine park as we pride ourselves on a relaxed, personalised & crowd free experience. We look forward to see you back on board the next time you visit Port Stephens More 

Werrington, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous. Informative great catamaran ideal for seeing the whales. We saw whales for at least an hour. Able to go in nets at the front of boat. Great experience.

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Thank kaymid
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our 3hr Whale Watch on board Imagine, we so glad you enjoyed your cruise, we hope to see you on-board again soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This experience was absolutely amazing. We seen a few whales and got shown around the even went to cabbage tree island and seen seals. crew was amazing they mad sure we where all safe and did not miss a whale they also had a sense of humour. Had a fantastic time

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Thank Ebony G
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of your whale watching cruise, seems like you had a great day, we hope to see you back on board to experience our much loved Marine Park More 

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