Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the South Coast Day Trip from Sydney with Jervis Bay Dolphin Watching Cruise. 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.
In a very windy day visiting Kiama blowhole and getting wet. Although we did not see dolphins, the boat ride was great. Enjoyed the lunch too.
Fabulous trip! Although we didn't see any dolphins we did see whales up close! A mum and her baby we playing right next to the boat. The crew on the boat were great and passionate about what they do. Couldn't have wished for a better experience.
Our tour guide was very funny & entertaining. We very much enjoyed the Billy Tea and Anzac biscuits. The dolphin cruise was the reason we chose this tour and we were not disappointed: we saw lots of dolphins in Jervis Bay.
A very good day out. We say plenty of dolphins, and the overall experience was good. Jervis Bay was very scenic, the food was good, all staff were very helpful and professional. All in all a very good day, definitely recommended.
For our trip, unfortunately no dolphins appeared on that day. However, our guide made it up to us by bringing us to a nice waterfall location. The Jervis Bay boat itself provided a nice cruise.
Other than Jervis Bay, we visited other places with the best being the Blow Hole spot at Kiama. This tour brought us to these places that are much further from the city area.
Brilliant courier. Dolphins were incredible. Well informed and advised as trip progressed.
It was a long but pretty drive down the coast. We did not see any dolphins. The boat ride in the bay was fun. the stop at the blow hole was the highlight as we also walked out on the rocks and saw some wonderful views of the ocean.
I had real problems with Viator. I was given a contact number for the local operators of the tour and told that I must confirm the trip the day before travel. I spent over an hour and half trying to get through on the telephone on the number given - this cost my daughter over 50 Australian dollars as I was using her mobile phone. We contacted Viator on their website - where they promise a 36 hour reply. We explained that we did not know where to meet the tour bus and that this was really urgent. They did not reply - at all! We managed to find the tour bus, and the local operator explained that the number we had been given was for travel agents and is rarely answered! The tour itself was very good - but Viator's customer service was very poor and, in total, cost me more than 100 Australian dollars on phone calls and taxis trying to find the tour bus!
The dolphin cruise was good, and we saw seals and dolphins. The rest of the day was spent mainly on a coach - a 13-hour day for a 2-hour cruise. I'm not sure if it's worth it.
The guide was boring and stereotypical. There should be more lively guides to make the tour worth it. We spent most of the time travelling in bus, as our guide drove too slow to only finish the trip much after darkness. Thus a number of visiting points had to be hurried and not enjoyed. Definitely needs improvement.
Unfortunately, we didn't see any dolphins even though this was a dolphin cruise. They are not guaranteed, we were just unlucky.
We had no idea the bus ride from Sydney to Jervis Bay was so long. Yes, there is some beautiful scenery along the coast, but it was a 12 hour day and almost 8 of it was spent on the bus. We made a brief stop at a lookout point on the way, and at the Kiama blowhole on the return. We had lunch in Jervis Bay, at a very crowded restaurant. The cruise was nice, although we only saw two dolphins. Of course there is no guarantee so that's not the tour company's fault. I would not recommend booking this tour. It's not worth being in the bus for eight hours.