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Jervis Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Huskisson: Jervis Bay Humpback Whale Watching Cruise

1. Huskisson: Jervis Bay Humpback Whale Watching Cruise

Experience the humpback whale migration along Australia's eastern coastline on a whale watching cruise in Jervis Bay. See the whales as they make their annual migratory journey along the coast and learn more about these beautiful creatures. Enjoy whale watching in Jervis Bay, an experience you cannot get anywhere else in the world. Explore the bay with a tour that has been running for over 30 years. Embark on this exciting tour between May and November, when Australia's eastern coastline comes alive with the spectacular acrobatic displays of humpback whales as they make their way from Antarctica north to sub-tropical waters where they mate and give birth. Get excited about the possibility of multiple sightings, as this is normal in Jervis Bay during these migrations. Watch the whales and other wildlife on this exciting and educational tour, where there has been a record of 102 individual whale sightings on one cruise in October 2020, all within the calm waters of Jervis Bay.

Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Whale Watching Cruise

2. Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy the rare opportunity to witness migrating humpback whales on this 2-hour whale watching cruise. Cruise across the immaculate Jervis Bay on a sunny winter’s day. Watch the migration of these incredible animals, set against rugged cliffs and ancient sea caves. On the northern migration, sport whales within a mile or so off the dramatic cliffs on Jervis Bay’s peninsula. During the southern migration, view mothers and their newborn calves coming to rest in Jervis Bay's sheltered waters. Enjoy historical commentary on Jervis Bay and learn about the migrating humpback whales. On the return journey, see the 100-meter cliffs of Point Perpendicular. See some of the whitest sand in the world and the crystal blue water.

Jervis Bay: 1.5 Hour Dolphin Cruise

3. Jervis Bay: 1.5 Hour Dolphin Cruise

Embark on the experience of a lifetime, departing twice daily from the picturesque seaside village of Huskisson, on board a fleet of custom built dolphin cruise vessels. Travel past incredible natural scenery, taking in white sandy beaches, untouched bushland, and the clear sparkling waters of Jervis Bay Marine Park. Enjoy free tea and coffee, or kick back with a beer or wine from a fully licensed bar when cruising on the flagship, The Spirit of Jervis Bay. With 80% of the space on the boat under cover, you can enjoy this cruise rain or shine. The ever-curious resident dolphins love interacting with the boats and their human passengers, with incredible photo and video opportunities from any of the 5 viewing platforms. The dolphins live wild and free, so the exact route of the trip changes day by day, but Jervis Bay is gorgeous in every direction! Returning to Huskission in 1.5 hours, this is an experience not to be missed.

Jervis Bay: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Cruise

4. Jervis Bay: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Cruise

Jervis Bay has been a Marine park for 18 years and is now one of the most unique and healthy ecosystems in Australia. That’s why the crystal clear waters of Jervis Bay and stunning unspoiled white sand beaches are home to over 100 bottlenose dolphins. Listen to the commentary about the history of Jervis Bay as you travel.  On this tour, you will have the privilege of watching these beautiful mammals. Discover pods of dolphins feeding around the reef systems, particularly Plantation Point and Callala. Sometimes they swim and race hundreds of meters to play on the bow. The Bottlenose dolphin is highly recognizable and known for its long snout and distinctive smile. Friendly and active, you will fall in love with them the moment that you lay eyes on them. 

Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Cruise of Jervis Bay Passage

5. Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Cruise of Jervis Bay Passage

Take in the beautiful scenery of Jervis Bay from a unique perspective on the water. Cruise across the bay, look out for local bottlenose dolphins and enjoy the views of the long sandy beaches that are fringed by spectacular national parks. Cruise above the crystal clear water and admire the contrast with the rocky headlands and towering sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular. See the variety of local bird species and abundant marine life from the comfort of the boat.

Huskisson: Dolphin Cruise & Boom Netting Experience

6. Huskisson: Dolphin Cruise & Boom Netting Experience

Discover the Bottlenose dolphins that live in the pristine ecosystem of Jervis Bay. A protected marine park for 20 years, Jervis Bay is home to over 80 Bottlenose dolphins who love to frolic in its crystal-clear waters. Embark on a tour and search for the pods of these playful and friendly creatures. While on tour on the pristine waters, take part in the boom netting activity on board. As the boat cruises through the water, enjoy a fun jacuzzi-like experience as you sit in the boom net, sometimes surrounded by curious dolphins.

Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Sunset River Cruise

7. Jervis Bay: 2-Hour Sunset River Cruise

Set sail on a late-afternoon voyage to the sheltered waters of Currambene Creek. Enjoy an evening of relaxation on calm river waters on a pontoon boat. Feel free to bring your own food and snacks onboard to enjoy as you cruise along the waters of the Currambene River and discover its beautiful ecosystem. Take in the natural beauty of the area as you meander along the riverside. Listen to onboard commentary to learn more about the plants and animals which can be found along the river. Keep an eye out for some of the native pelicans and look out for the giant stingrays. Finally, enjoy a wonderful sunset onboard for a perfect end to your day.

From Sydney: Jervis Bay Day Trip with Cycling + Hyams Beach

8. From Sydney: Jervis Bay Day Trip with Cycling + Hyams Beach

Depart Sydney with your experienced tour guide and travel along New South Wale’s scenic route toward the South Coast. Your first stop will be the spectacular Bulli Lookout overlooking the Illawarra escarpment. Get stunning views of the Wollongong coastline against the backdrop of the Great Dividing Range.   Next stop is Kiama to get up close to the famous Kiama Blowhole, a unique natural formation that shoots sea water into the air. Continue south onto Huskisson, nestled on the shores of Jervis Bay. Use your free time to wander along the local streets, checking out cafes and eateries for a tasty lunch at your own expense. After lunch you'll hop on a cruiser bike and ride alongside the stunning White Sands Cycleway passing stunning white sand beaches. Keep a lookout for bottlenose dolphins, seals, penguins, seabirds, and even migrating whales along the shoreline of Jervis Bay Marine Park. At the end of the trail, park the bikes and walk through the forest of a national park to arrive at the world famous Hyams Beach, acclaimed to have the whitest sand in the world. Take some time to sunbathe, swim, and enjoy the crystal clear water and beautiful surrounds. Then hop back on the bus for the return journey to Sydney, stopping on the way for an ice cream, doughnuts, or refreshments in the pretty village of Berry. This tour is carbon-neutral, with all vehicle emissions offset, so when you travel you can make a choice to take positive action to help address climate change.

Jervis Bay: Scenic Cruise with Onboard Commentary

9. Jervis Bay: Scenic Cruise with Onboard Commentary

For the best opportunity to explore and embrace all that is Jervis Bay – look no further! Friendly crew share their knowledge of beautiful Jervis Bay and it's abundant wildlife as they introduce you to their favourite areas of Jervis Bay. With 70 kilometres of pristine coastline, there is no shortage of breathtaking beaches, shoreline and cliff faces to explore. Whether it is cruising along Hyams Beach absorbing the most exquisite, shimmering white sand in the world- and even learning why! Or taking a step back in time to pre-European Australia in Booderee National Park and Bowen Island (home to over 10 000 little penguins!). Whilst not destination specific when conditions allow, we love to get up close and personal with the Shoalhaven’s most iconic land mark ‘Point Perpendicular’ towering 100 metres above sea level! If the scenic component of the cruise hasn’t convinced you, this tour also features Jervis Bay’s impressive diversity of wildlife. Our resident bottlenose dolphins are regularly encountered on this cruise too! You may be fortunate enough to be graced with the presence of occasional seals, penguins, or sea eagles. To ensure the most comfortable cruise, routes may vary depending on the conditions on the day.

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What people are saying about Jervis Bay

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 215 reviews

It was a very nice trip at 9.30 AM. We saw a lot of dolphins and also the crew members were really friendly. I would recommend taking the earliest trip due to overcrowdin on the boat, but that is just my opinion and has nothing to do with the doing of the crew members.

Beautiful afternoon, the excitement and anticipation at watching humpback whales ride along side in the ocean was so uplifting. The crew were friendly and helpful. We decided even if we didn't see any whales the trip out to the ocean was totally worth it.

It was a great day out if you looking for something to do for the day there's plenty of places to stay down there. the staff are friendly at Jervis Bay wild we got to see at least 6 humpback whales.

This was a great experience!! I can't wait to visit again, after enjoying the dolphin cruise I cannot wait to experience whale watching ! There were soo many Dolphins out and they got Super close!

On such a beautiful day it was great to be out on the water. Although we only saw whales very briefly and it was very rough we had an enjoyable time.