Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Port Stephens Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding and Australian Wildlife. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Our ship captain was exceptional, let the Dolphins come go us. The sand boarding was an experience not to be missed, great 4WD to get there then top instruction and away we sent, awesome.
It was great! The buiffet on the boat was really good so I would recommend purchasing it instead of eating in town. The Sandboarding was amazing!!!
The tour is well organized. Our driver cum guide Paul was gentle and knowledgable. We saw Australian Reptile Park on the way. Upon reaching Nelson Bay, we boarded the dolphin cruise and were quite lucky to see a lot of dolphins. Beach Birubi was the last stop where we experienced the sanddunes.
Awesome day trip and comes highly recommended and met some really nice people on our tour! Despite only seeing a few dolphins on this particular day the bay views were great and we saw military jets flying at very low altitude in the area- training of course :-)
Sand boarding was great but take care of your camera if you plan to take pictures on the dunes…the sand could easily damage your lens operation although the pictures was certainly worth the risk! I was expecting to do a lot more adventure 4WD driving over the sand dunes but it ended up being a short ride to and from the dunes to our bus. Other than that, I certainly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Sydney!
Even though it was a long day, it was a great trip! The stop by the reptile sanctuary was fun, we saw a bunch of dolphins, and the sand boarding was great!
Great attractions even before getting to see and swim with the dolphins such as feeding kangaroo at reptile park.
'Sandboarding' was fun as well and wonderful sightseeing all through the day.
Really good fun - saw quite a few dolphins although they didn't quite jump out of the water as far as the pics suggested and were certainly difficult to photograph as they weren't too close to the boat, despite the driver's best efforts to go towards them, they kept swimming away!
The sandboarding afterwards was really good fun - the hardest part was walking back up the steep sand dunes!
We had paid for lunch on this trip but we weren't given lunch vouchers. I queried this and the lady with the clipboard when boarding the coach said we weren't down to have lunch. I checked my email, confirmed I was right, and complained. They were very quick to apologise and admit their mistake and refunded us the correct amount for two lunches, in pounds sterling.
It was a perfect day! :) I can recommend it to everyone who wants to have a great day!
Excellent tour, coach driver was extremely informative and overall highly recommended.
It was amazing trip. Enjoyed everything. Had to struggle long time to see dolphin and finally saw two of them but only for few seconds. 4wd was awesome. Loved sand boarding. Thanks to our coach Henry who allowed us to do camel riding as well though we didn't have much time. Live commentary on board was quite informative and funny sometimes. Thanks a lot for wonderful day. :)))
The trip was absolutely fantastic! The pick up time was on the dot, and the driver of the coach extremely informative and helpful. I will certainly undertake more trips with Viator in the future.
Bring your sunscreen when on the boat and sandboarding. Don't bother trying to take a picture or video of the dolphins...just be in the moment. Sandboarding is loads of fun. Don't feel bad if you eat sand, I don't think it's avoidable.