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Address: River end Clarence street | The Cruise Terminal, Town Wharf, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6583 3058
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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- summer months & peak times only

We Have a Whale watching Boat The Ocean Adventure 1 that offers Daily Whale watching Trips from May to November and Ocean coast line Trips all year round

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Wow!!! Ocean Adventure 1, is the best

WOW! What a truly spectacular experience. For all of you that want to see Whales up close in their natural environment you have to book with Port Venture Cruises on the Ocean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Debbie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW! What a truly spectacular experience. For all of you that want to see Whales up close in their natural environment you have to book with Port Venture Cruises on the Ocean Adventure 1. As soon as we stepped on board the the boat we were drawn into the experience we were about to see. The crew truly are passionate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best time! Natalie our driver was like a whale whisperer, we were surrounded by very curious whales who came closer as Natalie called to them. We had a great time and felt safe in her care. I highly recommend this cruise.😄

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Thank Wayne F
Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A boat trip like any other. A small boat which seemed determined to look at wealthy peoples property. Could have been a much more interesting commentary but maybe this was not the usual commentator?

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Thank caroline r
ChineseJunk, Owner at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

Hello Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, We have a Large Boat seating 115 people not a small boat, I think you might have the wrong company. Regards Rebecca More 

Cardiff, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family on a whale watching cruise this morning at 10am it's now 7.30pm and we are still amazed over what we saw today. Our guide (I think her name was Natalie) was just amazing, from finding the whales to sharing all her information with us, it just made our trip unforgettable. This was so much more then... More 

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Hamilton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide for this trip was Nat she did a great job went straight to two whales through there spotter that was okay then she spotted some more further out as we were getting to the end of our time found six hump backs in what they call a heat run wow what a show, we stayed well over our... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic way to experience mother nature in all her glory. We enjoyed the company of a pid of Humpback Whales today! Absolutely fantastic!!!

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Thank Tracey M
Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We were treated to a whale "mugging", "a whale wave", a full whale breach as well as sharks jumping! We followed a pod of 5 whales for approx. 1 hour, what a treat. Beverly the skipper was very friendly, gave a comprehensive and informative commentary, as well as expert handling of the boat near whales and over the tricky bar.... More 

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Thank Wayne H
ChineseJunk, Owner at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you wayne, Im glade you had a great time whale watching We look forward to seeing you again soon Regards The team @ The Cruise Terminal More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

My family come to port a fair bit and when we were told this company offers whale watching we had to do it. the staff were fantastic they even remembered us, the boat was good and whales even better, if your in port go and see these guys we will be back in October

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Thank 44spencer25
ChineseJunk, Owner at Port Venture Cruises, responded to this review

How could we forget you guys LOL, Thank you for your kind words, The kids made us all laugh, we look forward to seeing you in October safe travels The team @The Cruise Terminal More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Had a great day Whale watching today, weather was beautiful saw a whale and staff where great. Much more fun than I thought Thanks Bec will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A humpback whale swam up to our boat and dived underneath it. The crew led by Natalie were friendly, helpful and expert.

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