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AquaMarine Port Stephens
Come exploring with us! Our nature-based Adventure tour gets you up-close to the very best that our pristine Marine Park has to offer! On our Offshore Island Tour we will spend time with some of our fabulous Wildlife - we'll see the dolphins and we often encounter Seabirds, Turtles and Penguins along the way!The volcanic rock formations (330 million years old!) that make up our iconic Headlands, the awe-inspiring view from the bottom of Murphy's Gap, historical World War 2 relics, the only rain-forested coastal Island in NSW and the unique Point Stephens Lighthouse are all a part of this interactive and informative experience. Lot's of Fun, Personalised and Crowd-Free - Don't forget your camera!*Dolphin Guarantee - Free Return if no Dolphins seen during the cruise*You'll have the Opportunity for a Swim *Chat with our Friendly & Knowledgeable Crew *Enjoy 360° viewing *Hear some Interesting & Informative Commentary *Head offshore & explore our incredible Outer Islands, if conditions permit. 1.5 - 2 hour Duration - Daily from Mid-November till Mid-May.
The Common Dolphins are fun, curious and interactive...and we'll be on the lookout for them as we head towards our favourite snorkelling spots at spectacular Broughton Island. An offshore species, these dolphins are regularly seen during our trips, and they generally steal the show! Along the way, we'll take some time to learn about another of our incredible islands, Cabbage Tree (named for the Cabbage Tree Palms that line it's valleys!) - we might even be lucky enough to spot the pair of Sea Eagles that nest there...we often see them sitting on a tree branch or circling overhead! Be sure to snap a photo or two of this awesome island...home to a colony of Fur Seals during the winter months and also a fabulous snorkeling spot during the summer!At Broughton, we'll anchor at picturesque Providence Beach or Coalshaft Bay for a swim or snorkel in the clear and protected waters. Our guide will introduce you to the islands' wonderful underwater world - wobbegong sharks (they hide under the rocks, like to sleep a lot, and don't eat people!), rays and a variety of fish are often seen.If you'd prefer not to snorkel, you're welcome to simply swim in the shallows or even have a walk along the waters edge and explore the pristine beach. With a maximum of 12 - 15 guests, your experience will be relaxed, personalised and crowd-free. * You'll be assisted by a qualified Snorkel Guide* The use of our masks, fins & snorkels is included* You'll hear some interesting & informative commentary and be able to chat with our friendly & knowledgeable crew* Enjoy 360° viewing - you won't miss a thing!3 hour tour - Operates daily (weather/sea conditions permitting) from November - April
Fast & Fun...the best way to experience our beautiful Bay and see our favourite Bottlenose Dolphins! Port Stephens has over 100 resident Dolphins that live in the Bay....on our crowd-free 'Dolphin Watch Express' we'll spend time getting to know these friendly 'locals'. 'Envision' moves through the water quickly, but safely and smoothly - you'll want your camera handy as we cruise along beautiful Shoal Bay, past our iconic Headlands and across to 'Dolphin hot-spot" Jimmy's Beach. Bring your swimwear - during the summer months, after we've seen the Dolphins, there'll be the opportunity to jump off for a swim! Relaxed - Personalised - Crowd-Free! *Dolphin Guarantee - Free Return if no Dolphins seen during the cruise *You'll have the Opportunity for a Swim *Chat with our Friendly & Knowledgeable Crew *Enjoy 360° viewing *Hear some Interesting & Informative Commentary 60 - 75 mins Duration. Children are aged 2-16 years.
Fingal Island is full of rich history and incredible views! You can see right across Fingal Bay and the views looking along the coastline are spectacular!Climb the spiral staircase to the top of unique Point Stephens Lighthouse - your Guide will share stories about it's origin and history as you step out onto the balcony and take in the spectacular view!Learn about Government Cove (where the ships once delivered supplies, including the sandstone blocks used to build the lighthouse!), Shark Bay (which is now a great snorkeling site) and an Aboriginal fish trap lagoon (which is a fabulous spot for swimming on warmer days!). During the cooler months, Fingal Island is the perfect place to try to spot a Whale!KIDS!!!! - Become a 'Junior Ranger" for a day! Hear stories of shipwrecks, discover some bush food, and learn about the different plants and wildlife that live on the Island!Tour includes:* Delivery to Island* Fully Guided by our accredited Eco-Guide* Lighthouse Tour* Nature Walk* 'Ranger Checklist' for kids* Swim in the secluded lagoon (during warmer weather)* Complimentary refreshments* Rain Poncho (if necessary)3.5 Hour Duration - Available all year round, on request- Dependent on suitable Weather/Sea Conditions- Requires a minimum of 6 guests