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Port Stephens Day Tour with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding, and Australian Wildlife

Enjoy a trip to Australia's North Coast, traveling to Port Stephens and the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, on a full-day guided tour from Sydney. Check out the wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park, take a dolphin-watching cruise from Nelson Bay, experience 4-wheeling and sandboarding at the sand dunes, and soak up gorgeous scenery all along the route. Accompanied by a guide, enjoy views of kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, bottlenose dolphins, and other marine life for a memorable outdoors experience on Sydney's doorstep.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Whitsundays Jet Ski Tour

From Airlie Beach hop on a jet ski tour of the Whitsunday Islands for an unforgettable experience of this tropical paradise. Zip past picturesque coves and beaches as you learn from your expert guide about the region. The tour options suit beginning and experienced riders, there are four to choose from all exploring the beauty of the Whitsundays. Numbers are limited to 20 people for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Moreton Bay Marine Park Dolphin Cruise Including Lunch

Enjoy a full-day tour to Moreton Island with activities that include a dolphin cruise, snorkeling around the Tangalooma Wrecks and watch colorful fish feeding next to your boat. Your itinerary at Moreton Bay Marine Park includes time to swim, relax on the beach and climb sand dunes. Your naturalist guide shows you all the natural wonders, and your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and optional round-trip transport from Brisbane or Gold Coast hotels.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Penguin Island Tour with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise

Start your Penguin Island tour with a 90-minute dolphin and sea lion cruise of Shoalwater Bay near Perth. An expert guide points out bottlenose dolphins, seabirds and other wildlife in the Shoalwater Island Marine Park before you disembark at Penguin Island for a ranger-led feeding of little penguins. You have two hours of free time to explore the Discovery Centre and island on your own, but you can stay longer to swim, hike or enjoy a picnic at the shore —  simply catch a later ferry back to Shoalwater.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Port Stephens Day Tour From Sydney Including 4WD, Sandboarding and Dolphin Watching

Set sail in search of dolphins and explore the Stockton Bight sand dunes on this full-day tour of Port Stephens from Sydney. Enjoy a scenic coastal drive by 4WD, passing eucalyptus forests, dramatic sea cliffs and shimmering lagoons. Spend time exploring the beaches of Port Stephens, then head to the towering Stockton Bight Sand Dunes for a thrilling sandboarding experience. Make a visit to the Australian Reptile park, to witness a special milking process of funnel spiders and snakes. After lunch (own expense) in Nelson Bay, enjoy a 1.5-hour dolphin-watching cruise and look out for bottlenose dolphins swimming and playing alongside your ship.
  • Duration: 10 hours 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 10 hours 45 minutes
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Mandurah Dolphin and Scenic Canal Cruise

Set out on the waters of the pristine Peel Inlet and Mandurah estuary to spot wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Located less than one hour's drive south of Perth, the Mandurah waterways are home to wild dolphins and a large variety of birdlife. Your 1-hour dolphin-watching cruise includes time in the Creery Wetlands and a jaunt through scenic canals where luxury homes overlook the sparkling water.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Half-Day Mandurah Canals & Dolphin Watch Tour

Mandurah is one the only places in the world where you will see wild Bottlenose dolphins swimming and playing in their natural environment in close proximity to your cruise boat.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Jervis Bay Dolphin Eco Cruise

Enjoy a thrilling encounter with dolphins in their natural environment on this 2-hour cruise from Jervis Bay. Spot playful bottlenose dolphins swimming, diving and jumping around the boat as you explore the Jervis Bay Marine Park, and soak up dramatic views along the New South Wales coast. With a specially designed catamaran including five viewing levels, you’ll have plenty of chance to get up close to the magnificent sea creatures, watching as they swim and play alongside the boat.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Whale-Watching Cruise and Hillarys Boat Harbour Day Trip from Perth

Take a 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour, just north of Perth, for a chance to get out on the Indian Ocean and look for humpback whales during their yearly migration along the coast of Western Australia. When booking, you have the option to enhance your experience at Hillarys with admission to the Aquarium of Western Australia. Or, select the option that includes round-trip transport from Perth, which provides free time at Hillarys to enjoy family-friendly attractions on your own, such as restaurants, shops, bars, a beach and waterslides.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim

Look for dolphins off the coast of Adelaide on a dolphin-spotting cruise from Glenelg, a seaside town just south of the city. As you glide across Holdfast Bay by catamaran, keep your eyes peeled for some of the thousands of dolphins who live in these waters. To enhance your encounter with these lovable creatures, upgrade your tour to include a dolphin-swimming experience from the boat.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Phillip Island Seal-Watching Cruise

Get up close to the wildlife of Phillip Island and discover Australia’s largest colony of Australian fur seals on this 2-hour catamaran cruise. Watch the adorable seals lounging on the rocks and swimming in the bays; spot seabirds swooping overhead and look out for dolphins, whales and penguins as you float around the island. Finally, tuck into afternoon tea on-board as you listen to the live commentary and learn more about the island’s varied wildlife. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Marine Life Discovery & Lagoon Snorkeling Tour from Exmouth

Get great value by combining a marine life boating excursion with a snorkeling outing. Spend the first half of your tour viewing a variety of marine life from the deck of the luxury vessel, Wave Rider. Then, snorkel around the Ningaloo coral reef lagoon. Depending on the time of year, you’ll see Manta rays, Humpback whales, sea turtles, or dolphins.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling 2-hour speedboat tour from Sydney. Hop on-board the city’s fastest commercial ship and blast off across Sydney Harbour, past iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Leave the city behind and speed out into the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Dunsborough

Set off from Dunsborough on a whale-watching tour to look for humpback whales, southern right whales, and elusive blue whales, who cruise through these Australian waters on their northern and southern migrations, depending on the time of year. The purpose-built boat features seating for up to 30 people in the cabin plus a spacious deck.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Whale Watching Busselton Departing from Busselton Jetty

Spotting whales in the wild can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with the best places to look. Skip the guesswork by booking a guided tour that takes you out onto the pristine waters of Busselton to encounter the magnificent, charismatic mammals as they migrate south . Choose from a morning of afternoon tour and enjoy the opportunity to explore Busselton Jetty (the world's longest pier) at the same time.
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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Jervis Bay Dolphin Watch Cruise

Delight in watching bottlenose dolphins play in the crystal clear water of Jervis Bay on a 1.5-hour dolphin-watching tour. Cruise the ocean aboard a sturdy and deluxe catamaran with five decks for excellent viewing opportunities. Your captain and crew provide informative commentary about the intelligent and acrobatic dolphins as you see them come to check out your boat. Choose a morning or afternoon tour and enjoy a memorable cruise on Jervis Bay.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast

Enjoy a four-hour whale-watching cruise that begins with a barbecue lunch or breakfast onboard the boat while in the calm waters of Sydney Harbour.  After lunch or breakfast, your boat glides past Sydney Head into the Pacific Ocean in search of the humpback and southern right whales that migrate along this coast from May to November. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as you learn about them from your naturalist guide, who provides fascinating commentary about Australian marine life during your tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphins and Seals Wildlife Scenic Boat Tour Mornington Peninsula

Experience the natural landscape of Victoria on an eco boat tour off the coast of Mornington Peninsula. In addition to navigating and providing little-known facts about the area’s diverse wildlife, your guide points out easy-to-miss animals, which may include jellyfish, seals, dolphins, or whales depending on the season. A small group size and choice of departure times makes this tour a popular choice for families.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Port Stephens Dolphin Discovery Cruise

Port Stephens is a popular spot for dolphin-watching, with a large population of bottlenose dolphins living right in the harbor. On this cruise, maximize your chances of spotting the majestic sea creatures with expert guides that know all the best viewing sites—and if you don’t spot a dolphin, you can join another cruise for free. Along the way, dive in to swim in the bay, have fun on the water slide, or relax on deck and soak up the scenery.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Port Stephens 2-hr Dolphin Watch Cruise Including Splash and Slide

Enjoy a 2-hour  dolphin-watching cruise that takes you directly to the best spots for sightings of wild bottlenose dolphins. Learn about the playful creatures from your onboard guide and enjoy fantastic views of the Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands as well. Bring your swim gear as there are opportunities to take a dip, splash and slide or use the boom net. The cruise also provides complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Perth Whale-Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour

Get a first-hand look at one of nature’s most impressive spectacles – the annual whale migration – on this half-day cruise from Perth. See magnificent humpback and southern right whales swimming, diving and playing along Australia’s west coast as you sail out into the Indian Ocean. Traveling on a specially designed whale-watching boat including a water-level viewing area and underwater microphone, you’ll have every chance to get up close to the gentle giants and snap photos of the whales in their natural environment.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast

Experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with migrating whales on this 5-hour cruise from Brisbane, available only between June and November. Set sail around Moreton Bay on a luxurious high-speed catamaran and tuck into a delicious buffet lunch on-board as you soak up the scenery. Finally, keep your camera to hand as you spot humpback whales swimming and breaching beside the ship – a rare opportunity to spot the gentle giants in their natural environment.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group Luxury Sydney Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy the comforts of a 4-hour luxury whale-watching cruise from Campbell's Cove in Sydney. Head across Sydney Harbour and past the Sydney Heads into the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean to look for humpback and southern right whales on their migration through the Southern Hemisphere. Your naturalist guide shares informative commentary about the whales throughout your tour. Enjoy an included barbecue lunch buffet served on board and accompanied by unlimited drinks. You’ll travel with a small group limited to 10 people, which provides a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Coffs Harbour Whale Watch Experience

Go looking for whales in the Pacific on a whale-watching cruise from Coffs Harbour. Aboard the "Pacific Explorer," you'll journey through Solitary Islands Marine Park to spot humpback whales during their migration. With no assigned seating on the boat, you can spread out on the deck for unobstructed views of the water.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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