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Address: River end Clarence street | The Cruise Terminal, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6583 3058
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Description: Port Venture cruises has the largest boat in Port Macquarie- The River...
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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Afternoon Cruise

This afternoon cruise was excellent value for money. The weather wasn't kind the afternoon we went out but I took my elderly mother and Aunt's and they commented on what a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Judy H
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This afternoon cruise was excellent value for money. The weather wasn't kind the afternoon we went out but I took my elderly mother and Aunt's and they commented on what a fantastic time they had. Definitely a must do if you are in Port Macquarie and the people running the cruise were very helpful and informative.

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Tamworth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the cruise. On a hot day it's a great thing to do to beat the heat. You do get a lovely cup of tea or coffee, plus cake/ biscuits on arrival. Alcohol is also avail. We were a little disappointed in the lack of information, what we were expecting was a commentary about Port Macquarie in general as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The river cruise is very enjoyable and interesting, with mind blowing views and a good insight of the area. The staff was as friendly as the the cruise was enjoyable. The captain wad also very informative and accommodating, providing detailed info on the area and answering questions in great detail.

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Chipping Norton, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For a cost of $17 per person and take your own nibbles the crew take you on a short cruise, Kids and adults can ride in the net at the rear of the boat once they have cleared the mooring area, they can state that 85% of the time you will see dolphins playing and yes we did see them... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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