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Address: Marina Drive | Pier 1, Coffs Harbour International Marina, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61422210338
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We had an amazing whale watching experience on the Pacific explorer this morning. The crew were very knowledgable and knew exactly where to look for the whales. Although they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
Stephen W
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing whale watching experience on the Pacific explorer this morning. The crew were very knowledgable and knew exactly where to look for the whales. Although they were hiding to start with we eventually spotted 2 humpback whales playing in the distance. When we reached them it was better than we had hoped for as they were breaching... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Pacific Explorer is a wonderful way to see the magnificent humpbacks on their annual migration between June and November. I have been twice now and will be back! Lee runs a friendly operation and knows the whales well. With a maximum capacity of 23 people there is space to move around the boat for best views. Kids are welcome and... More 

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Thank Leosinger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Had such an amazing time even though my Daughter and I was sick a lot of the time, the owners kept emptying the buckets and was very helpful...we didn't really see many whales due to Mother Nature lol but we seen some from are distance.. The owners went above and beyond to try and get us to see whales and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

As whale watching trips go this was not the best I have been on. The operators seemed to be less professional than the ones I had been on in Queensland. However, they did try to make the day as good as they could. The whales weren't cooperating and they had trouble locating them and when they did they seemed to... More 

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Thank Patricia B
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Very well planned trip with awesome team onboard. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the sea and marine life, extremely patient - gave us a wonderful, unforgettable day.

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Thank Naren K
Mittagong, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

After doing some research, I found that this tour had the best reviews, so I booked - I wasn't disappointed! Not only were we blessed by glorious weather, we came across a mother and calf within a few minutes of leaving the harbour. There were plenty of whales about, I lost count of how many we spotted. I was pleased... More 

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Valla Beach, Australia
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We choose the Pacific Explorer as it holds 23 guest with all being seated in shade or sun. Not a lot off room to move around but once settled all seats have good views. The host were friendly, we could highly recommend this company for an enjoyable 2 1/2 hour whale watching experience, Thanks for the great day out Lee... More 

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Maclean NSW
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I bought this trip as a gift for my grandsons birthday. I seriously cannot recommend it highly enough. $40 pp .. 8.15am on time departure, after a 7.30am SMS confirmation, trip lasted about 3.5 hours. The guide and the skipper knew how to find those beautiful creatures and we were reveling in whale company within a half hour of leaving... More 

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Longreach, Australia, South Pacific
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a beautiful morning the weather was gorgeous (only slightly choppy), we found three whales straight up and they seemed to hang around for awhile, I was real impressed with the way the guides just hung back and didn't go after them as many try and do, even though we didn't get many big jumps or backflips it was... More 

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Thank jasmond85
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Although quite expensive, it was well worth it. We saw heaps of whales and the staff were so friendly and accommodating! The trip went for a while too so that was a bonus!

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Lee B, Owner at Whale Watch on Pacific Explorer, responded to this review

At $40 per person, I thought this was one of the cheapest whale watching cruises on the east coast. This is my year round price and not a discounted price for a short time. Sydney prices range roughly from $65 to $97 per adult and $40 to $60 per child. Port Macquarie adults around $50 to $75 and Hervey Bay... More 

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