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Port Stephens: 2.5-Hour Whale Watching & Outer Island Cruise

1. Port Stephens: 2.5-Hour Whale Watching & Outer Island Cruise

Port Stephens enjoys the most excellent whale season and the mighty Hinchinbrook Explorer catamaran will help you enjoy this! With approximately 2.5 hours out on the water, you are sure to enjoy a beautiful experience of whale watching and wildlife sightings! Cruise out past Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands in search of the majestic Humpback whales as they migrate close by Port Stephens. You won’t forget the sight of a 40-tonne whale propelling itself skyward and crashing back into the ocean. Being the most surface active of all the whales, it is highly likely that you will see spectacular displays - spyhops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and ... the breathtaking breach. Cruise to the Outer Islands with the chance of also seeing huge pods of oceanic dolphins (100 to a pod), offshore sea birds and other species of whale including pilot, minke and brydes. This 30 meters (100 feet) in length catamaran provides you with a very comfortable and safe journey. It has full walk around decks for viewing and large air conditioned indoor areas. Enjoy tea and coffee, and entertaining and informative commentary.

Port Stephens Small Group Whales & Dunes Combo

2. Port Stephens Small Group Whales & Dunes Combo

Travel over the Sydney Harbor Bridge towards the North Coast region of Port Stephens. With crystal clear waters, Port Stephens boosts over 26 pristine beaches, national parks, diverse marine life and allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. First stop is the largest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere where you jump in a big 4WD vehicle to ride over the huge dunes to find the biggest dunes possible so you can sand board down them! A real adventure and lots of fun! After lunch (own expense) at the Nelson Bay Marina where you can enjoy the local atmosphere join a whale watching cruise sailing out to sea to get close to these amazing creatures as they journey between Antarctica and the tropical Pacific islands. Keep watch for breeches, tail flaps and spy hopping when they take a good look at you! Be amazed as you cruise among the biggest creatures on earth. Learn more about these animals and the fight to protect them from hunting. Watch carefully to see the humpback whales playfully show off some whale acrobatics as they migrate along our coast.

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