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Review of Imagine Cruises

Imagine Cruises
Ranked #2 of 9 Tours in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 'Imagine Cruises' is an advanced Eco-Accredited company that is dedicated to the protection of Dolphins and Whales. 'Imagine' is a 54ft Sailing Catamaran, purpose-designed as a model for Eco-tourism and capable of both offshore and inshore cruising. She offers a covered foredeck, as well as a comfortable downstairs cabin and bar. Whenever possible, we will hoist the sails and share with you our passion for sailing! 'Envision' is a 40ft power cat, designed to move through the water quickly but safely and smoothly. She provides a 360° viewing platform which is perfect for the keen photographer!She is also capable of delivering guests directly onto the beach. 'Envision' is ideal for a relaxed, personalised and crowd-free experience. We offer four seasonal tours that all carry Advanced Ecotourism certification: Dolphin Watch + Sailing, Whale and Dolphin Watching, Dolphin Watch + Snorkeling and Seafood BBQ Dinner Cruise.
Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
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“Love love love”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We loved this cruise - a smaller boat so only about 40 people on board and the crew were great very friendly - we saw a Whale so what more could you want.

Visited September 2012
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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for coming to experience the trip and we hope to see you again!
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“Smooth Sailing”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The forecast was not that good, however we made it to the marina just in time for departure. Frank, the skipper ran through the safety side, putting all at ease in the event of an emergency occuring, with his smiling and humourous wit. The whales were a bit on the scarce side, however once spotted we followed to get some nice photo shots. The whole trip was smooth with good commentary from Frank....... we will return

Visited September 2012
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ImagineCruises, Owner at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Thank you for coming to experience the trip and we hope to see you again!
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“The most spectacular wildlife experience ever!!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We sailed on Friday 14th September with Frank the skipper and Roger assisting. These guys were so helpful, friendly & knowledgeable. It was like an interactive documentary as we got to experience marine wildlife including dolphins, sea turtle, seals and various sea birds. Without a doubt the highlight was the whales we got to whitness in their natural habitate in the ocean heading south. Frank & Roger made every effort for us to experience breeching whales all afternoon. It was wildlife at its best. We would highly recommend Imagine cruises to anyone because of their knowledge & enthusiasm.

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ImagineCruises, Owner at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thanks for your lovely response, you can know see why we love our job, when we get to experience this daily... Hope to see you out again on Imagine!
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“sunny, friendly people talking whales”
Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

There was a lot to like on this tour. Dolphins, whales, seals, knowledgeable commentary, not overcrowded with a busload and glass of bubbles available to celebrate on the way home.

It's laidback, honest and top quality.

highly recommended

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thanks for your lovely response, we try our best to keep our cruises personal with small capacity and information from true locals who love to share their knowledge. Hope to see you out again on Imagine!
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Port Stephens, Australia
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“Best boat experience in the Bay, and outside it.”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

No comparison. This is by far the best way to get straight out on the water.If you want waves, great crew and plenty of wildlife, "The Imagine" cannot be praised highly enough. I've done this trip three times in two months, each time its been a little different but always spectacular. It's never been the same twice.Short of buying a yacht yourself, this is the way to experience every great superlative you can think of.

Visited July 2012
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ImagineCruises, Owner at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Imagine just loves hearing good reviews, especially from reoccuring locals... so thank you for sharing your experience and reviews with us, we are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed every cruise so far, and we hope to see you soon- maybe for the south migration!
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