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“Self Drive Speed Boat Ride and Dolphin Watching”
Review of D'ALBORA Marinas

D'ALBORA Marinas
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Vadodara, India
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Self Drive Speed Boat Ride and Dolphin Watching”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We hired a self drive 12 seater speed boat and headed towards to deep sea...It was a great experience to ride the speed boat and enjoy the beautiful blue sea. We also enjoyed watching dolphins near soldier's point.
They were all around us and kept going around and under our boat. We anchored the boat and enjoyed watching them for a while. We went till Soldier's point and enjoyed the beautiful Beach front views on our way back. You can carry your own food and drinks to enjoy it on the boat.
There are Restaurants at the Marina where you can enjoy food, drinks and relax. Many of the Pub restaurants have good music and games being played.
A wonderful and one of the most memorable time with my family.

Visited May 2013
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Erina, Australia
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“Nice to sit and watch the world go by...”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We have been here many times and like to avoid school holidays and weekends when it gets really busy. Plenty of places to get a coffee, drink and some food.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“a place to shop, eat, drink and relax”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A variety of restaurants serving a wide variety of food choices i.e. seafood, thai, japanese, pizzas, steaks, etc etc including nice ice creams and some great spots just to have a coffee or a beer and wine. See the world go by and have a look at the comings and goings of the yachts and tourist vessels in the marina.
Sometimes there's extra activities on...music...markets...etc etc

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5,223 reviews
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“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Hadn't been to Nelson Bay for some 20 years and had no expectations.
It was relaxing at the Marina, not overcrowded or too commercial but still a nice water environment and lots of choices of cafes and restaurants.
My only gripe was that I couldn't find a cafe open early in the morning and had to eat in a franchise pastry shop in town but apart from that, an enjoyable couple of hours.

Visited April 2013
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AUSTRALIA
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51 reviews
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“Nice way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Spent a few hours looking around the marina, went upstairs to the wood fired pizza pace for lunch, which was nice, great views.. Also has free music / singers on a Saturday & Sunday, would be very easy to settle in with a wine & enjoy the music with the view...

Visited March 2013
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