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We both loved it. Excellent value for money and would not hesitate to do it again.
** You need to update your directions. The tour no longer leaves from the wharf you directed us to but it is now easier to pick up your tickets from the main booth.
The experience we had was amazing. We saw a whale breaching and a pod of about 30 - 40 dolphins which followed the boat. The crew were just as excited to see the large number of dolphins. They were also very informative regarding the habits of the whales and dolphins.
This was an amazing trip. We were lucky enough to see 3 pods of whales including mother and performing baby. Out of this world.. Maybe not for the feint hearted re sailing. It was quite a journey, but we expected that so weren't bothered. Wouldn't have missed it for anything. tried to see the whales off South island new Zealand on my last trip "Down Under" but boats weren't going out as it was too rough! Heaven only knows what that might have been like had we gone! this trip was well worth the money.
Extremely friendly well informed a happy staff, great morning out, saw lots of whales and had a wonderful morning on the high seas !!!
It started with a slow leisurely cruise down the river and then into the adventurous choppy waters of the pacific ocean. We were lucky to see 2 breaches. At one point of time the whales came very close to our boat. Simply breathtaking and an adventure not to be missed.
A great 3 1/2 hour tour in the sea. Simply Amazing! So many whales were dancing around us.
Extremely informative. Although the whales weren't doing particularly photogenic stuff, we did get some good sights and it was rather impressive. The guide was knowledgeable and the free tea was nice.
The departure point was easy to find and we enjoyed learning about the owners of the expensive houses on the waterfront as we passed them.
The tour offered good value for money; after all, I booked it because it was the cheapest one I could find, and upon booking, the US-based call centre operator (we did a next-day booking) was really friendly, great to deal with. The option to pay in either AUD and GBP was a nice touch too.
Literally, the only negative thing I can think of is that the skipper opined that global warming was a myth. Overall, an extremely good experience and I would recommend to friends and family and readers here.
super relaxing looking at the deep blue seas and blue bodies of the humpbacks. on the previous day, the orator-on-board mentioned 7 sightings. we had endless sightings you would never believe whales are facing extinction, plus, 2 breach (whale jumped COMPLETELY) out of the water.
Absolutely fantasic trip. The skipper had everything very well organized. The skipper and co gave fantastic commentary and even a tour guide of the local waterfront houses on the way out of the river. My family enjoyed the experienc and would do it again.
I've been wanting to go whale watching for as long as I can remember. Finally had an opportunity to do it this year. One of the best experiences I've had. Cruising down the Nerang river the Skipper had some very entertaining and informative commentary. Wasn't quite sure what to expect once we hit the open water.. Once we got out there all eyes were peeled to spot our first whale. We were less than 15 minutes in the open water before we spotted our first whale.. unbelievable!! There were cheers all round. There were 2 whales not from our boat, One was a juvenile, both breaching and carrying on it was almost as if they were showing off for us. They seemed to enjoy the attention. Swimming up to our boat, so close it felt like you could almost reach out and touch them. Loved it, loved it, loved it!! Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Very professional and friendly crew which made the experience even more enjoyable, will be sure to book a whale watching trip with you guys again next year :)
Indescribable! I had a marvelous time! I have been recommending your tour to everyone. Thank you so much for a lovely time.
My parents really enjoyed the trip thanks, will do it again for sure, thanks again
Rough weather and seas, but the trip was okay. Saw plenty of whale activity, a couple of breaches, tails, awesome. I'd do it again at the $76 price, wouldn't do it again for $90 odd.
THe trip was good but we didnt spend enough time where we actually found whales.
Friendly staff. The whales were hit-and-miss. Overall, there was about 15 minutes of true excitement within the 3.5 hr trip.
the trip arrangement was good but not full fill our objective of seeing the whale. None of our group member would be able to see the whale.
Didn't see much whale action at all. Don't think it was value for money.
My parents were elderly & I had requested that some help may be needed in getting on & off the boat, but none was offered. Whales were not seen this day, very disappointing. Morning tea was only a dry biscuit.