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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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Whale Watching

This was a great day, followed a small pod of whales for about 40 minutes as they gracefully made their way down the coast. The company was very easy to deal with and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
amanda m
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WE took the eco river cruise as part of a package we had for the region. There was only a few people on board and the cruise went up river to highlight various parts of the river industries and housing. The commentary was not as full as I would have expected and lacked enthusiasm in its delivery. Overall it was... More 

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Thank Paul L
Port Macquarie, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great day, followed a small pod of whales for about 40 minutes as they gracefully made their way down the coast. The company was very easy to deal with and very informative about the whales we followed. Would definitely do it again with this company, thanks for a wonderful morning!

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Thank amanda m
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Port for the weekend we decided to go on a boat trip. We picked this company as they were having a 2hr cruise which fitted our schedule. So we paid our $15 and boarded the boat. Inside the boat was ok, dated but ok. When the boat started to take off inside the lower deck filled with strong... More 

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Thank Donna D
Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent cruise, excellent value for money. Informative cruise, excellent lunch at Caissegrain winery. The winery tour was excellent. The food on the boat was very good and good variety.

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Thank chrisavb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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Thank Debbie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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