Our nature-based Adventure tour gets you up-close to the very best that our pristine Marine Park has to offer! Dolphins, Sea-Birds, Penguins, Mangroves, Islands or Rivers....every day is different!
Jump onboard and come exploring with us - we're looking for Amazing Wildlife, learning some Fascinating local History, enjoying the Stunning Landscape...and having lot's of Fun!
'Envision' moves quickly, but safely and smoothly through the water, allowing you to experience the incredible Port Stephens & Great Lakes Marine Park in a relaxed, personalised and crowd-free way.
*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 hour Duration - Daily from Mid-November till Mid-May.
Cruise with us, onboard 'Envision' - head straight out to the Whales, less travelling time, more time with these awesome animals!
Fast & Fun - we get you up close & personal with the very best that Port Stephens has to offer. We move quickly, but safely and smoothly through the water, allowing you to comfortably enjoy our beautiful Marine Park.
We'll be on the lookout for Dolphins (the offshore species - the 'Short-Beaked Common Dolphin' - are truly unforgettable!) and we'll pay a visit to the Fur Seals and watch as they laze on the rocks at spectacular Cabbage Tree Island.
‘Envision’ lets you experience the magnificent Humpback Whales the best way possible...relaxed, personalized and crowd-free.
1.5 hour duration - Daily from May - November.
Child rate applies from 2 - 16 years.
* Whale Guarantee - if we don't see Whales, we'll give you a voucher to come back and try again for FREE!
* Chat with our Friendly & knowledgeable crew
* Informative commentary - We'll give you lot's of interesting information along the way!
* 360° viewing - perfect for the keen photographer!
* If conditions are suitable, we'll drop in the hydrophone - this means that if the Whales are singing, you'll be able to hear them!
* Wet-Weather/Wind jackets available for all guests
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.
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!
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!
* Delivery to Island
*Fully Guided Tour
*'Ranger Checklist' for kids
*Swim in the secluded lagoon (during warmer weather)
*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