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Port Venture Cruises

The Cruise Terminal, | River end Clarence street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 3058
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Ranked #11 of 32 Activities in Port Macquarie
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Port Venture cruises has the largest boat in Port Macquarie- The River Princess, there is plenty of...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Port Venture cruises has the largest boat in Port Macquarie- The River Princess, there is plenty of space to move around the boat. She has two different viewing levels.She has a number of enjoyable river experiences for you:-BBQ cruises- GO exploring up river and have your BBQ cooked for you as we travel. Enjoy morning tea along the way with an informative historic commentary. Lunch is a choice of fish or Steak, Salad, Sausage & bread roll for your lunch. This is a Great day out for any age or group. Boom net ride included.Eco History Cruises- Up into the Hastings river system. Enjoy our informative commentary about our history and environment whilst enjoying afternoon tea- (Enjoy cooling off in our Boom net. peak school holidays only)Optional upgrade to include a Devonshire tea whilst cruising :)Twilight/Sunset- Bring your own drinks and nibbles to enjoy on our picturesque waterway. Stunning time of day on an airy all weather boat. . Boom Net rides and hot dog complimentary- summer months & peak times only

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Manchester
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Expecting more of the Eco stuff but this company did not do the eco- cruise I was expecting. Nice trip though, quite a large vessel, free tea, coffee and one variety of cake, could buy wine and beer on board. Some historical information by guide but limited.

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Nambucca Heads
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We enjoyed a very relaxing 2 hour river cruise on the Hastings River, from 2 - 4pm. It was a lovely sunny day and the best conditions on the river. There was a commentary from the Skipper on various points of interest along the way. It is a great way to see parts of Port Macquarie which you would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I hired Port Venture Cruises for our wedding back in October. The female bridal party arrived to the riverside ceremony via the River Princess and afterwards our guests enjoyed a brilliant river cruise whilst awaiting the reception. The majority of our guests stated that the cruise was a massive highlight of the day and made our wedding... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

relaxing couple of hours cruising the hastings river, nothing fancy, but it kept my kids happy & that is a huge plus

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went on the morning tea cruise and couldn't fault it! Beautiful weather, friendly staff, great boat, lovely scenery, Really enjoyed it. When I saw the people enjoying swimming in the boom-net, I wished I hadn't forgotten to bring my swimmers so I could join them lounging around in the water as they cruised up the river. Next time!

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aliPortmacquarie, Manager at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a lovely time, please come again and don't forget those swimmers! Thanks for taking the time to write the review, regards Alison More 

Merriwa, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

You can always guarantee you are going to have a great day on this cruise, great Devonshire teas, and very friendly staff

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aliPortmacquarie, Manager at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself, hope to see you again, Kind Regards Alison More 

Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The 2 hour trip quickly became boring with the only things to see being a couple of dolphins in the distance, a car ferry and huge homes on the canals. Wrong to call it an eco history tour. With so much interesting history In Port Macquarie to draw on very little was mentioned. What about the convicts for a start?... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

With many options for different cruises available we chose the lunch bbq cruise. Relaxing with loads to look at along the riverbank and good commentary. Lunch was good as was the cost of this cruise. The staff are chatty and are a good asset to the trip.

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ChineseJunk, Manager at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed the day. Kind Regards Alison More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We decided on the 3 1/2hr river cruise with a bbq lunch and it was so relaxing. A nice touch was some commentary along the way highlighting points of interest along the river side and with perfect weather it was a great way kick back. There was plenty of food put on at lunch time which was included in the... More 

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ChineseJunk, Manager at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review, and feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise. Hope to see you again another time. Many thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

According to the voucher we had received for this cruise it was called an "Eco History Cruise" and was part of the Cudo's package we purchased which included accom at the Observatory Hotel. We were eagerly looking forward to doing this Cruise as Port Macquarie has beautiful waterways and is a very old town with a fascinating convict history and... More 

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ChineseJunk, Manager at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing you review. Sorry to hear how disappointed you were. Unfortunately we just lost a longstanding skipper suddenly due to a serious illness. It looks like our new skipper was not up to speed. I guess our other option could have been to cancel the cruise altogether. I hope you enjoyed the screen with the historic pictures... More 

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