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“Welcoming, professional, authentic”
Review of Imagine Cruises

Imagine Cruises
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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.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Welcoming, professional, authentic”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Encouraged by TripAdvisor reviews, we went on this motor sailing cruise aboard a spacious, comfortable, and well-thought-out 63' catamaran. Our captain Yves & crew were warm, welcoming, friendly and efficient - and prepared everyone carefully for both dolphin spotting and the short offshore trip to Cabbagetree Island - a rough passage on the day we went which the boat handled easily. After snorkeling, the return was sheer magic running before the wind & swell under sail. Our 6 & 11yo's loved it all - especially the foredeck net over the water between the two hulls. Mum appreciated the free seasickness tabs: no symptoms. Dad got to reconnect with sailing, snorkel a remote bay, and enjoyed a cold beer. Details: we booked Imagine's dolphins plus snorkeling trip via d'Albora Marinas office the afternoon before, got the family package, $150 for nearly 4 hrs aboard - which in the end felt like good value. Thanks guys!

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
We would like to thank you for your lovely response, and thanks so much for coming out on Imagine, hope to see you again.
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Wow, wow, wow”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My family were looking for a private cruise to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday. We wanted something quiet and relaxing. Having been out with
Imagine Cruises previously, I suggested we go with them for this occasion. We were not disappointed. We had the most wonderful relaxing family time together, a little over 3 hours. The younger ones had fun in the boom net, and there were heaps of photo opportunities. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was great. Excellent value for money. We were also blessed with perfect weather which helped it to make an absolutely faultless experience for all of us. I cannot recommend Imagine Cruises highly enough. Do it!

Visited December 2013
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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, December 25, 2013
Thank You for your lovely feedback, we are glad we made your Dad's 80th a night to remember, Imagine can cater for groups of 20-60pax, and with various catering options, it is a great way to spend any occasion no matter your budget. Thank you again for letting Imagine being part of your Dad’s Birthday.
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Newcastle Australia
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Definitely number one in Port Stephens. ”
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

What a great affordable cruise on Port Stephens. The best part is that it is small and personal and the crew make you feel at home as soon as you step on board. We did a dinner cruise which was really good and a great way to watch the sun set. The food was tasty, a plated bbq fresh fish fillet and a couple of prawns and salad as well as nice crusty bread. Followed by a serve of cheesecake and berries. Tea and coffee were included as well. It was enough considering the price. The vessel is also licensed.
The skipper Frank was very friendly and very knowledgeable on the local Bay as was all the crew.
It is a really good venue for a Christmas or Birthday Party.
I will definitely be sailing with Imagine again.

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
We would like to thank you for your lovely response, and thanks so much for coming out on Imagine, hope to see you again.
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Wollongong, Australia
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“My family had an amazing time.”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The crew were so friendly and informative. My family and I had a blast and I got to go in the boom net which was a highlight for me! Thank you for a fantastic day.

Visited November 2013
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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
We would like to thank you for your lovely response, and thanks so much for coming out on Imagine, hope to see you again.
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Well organized, super friendly crew, amazing performance by the whales!

Well worth the money - would recommend this to anyone!

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
We would like to thank you for your lovely response, and thanks so much for coming out on Imagine, hope to see you again.
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