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Jervis Bay Whale Watching Tour

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From $47.13

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
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Witness one of nature’s most fascinating phenomenon, the annual humpback whale migration, on this whale-watching cruise from Jervis Bay. Set sail for the crystalline waters of the Jervis Bay Marine Park and get up close to the gentle giants, who migrate to the warm waters of New South Wales between May and November. Enjoy prime viewing opportunities on-board a specially designed catamaran, with the chance to spot bottlenose dolphins, penguins, seals and albatross along the way.
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • 2-hour cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Currambene Street
    Currambene St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia

    Check-in 30min before departure at our private cruise terminal - Portside Cafe located on the left side of Huskisson Public Wharf.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear/bring something warm as it can be cool on the water
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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140 reviews
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Think hard about booking this one - they cancel and don't inform you
Ahsan_T, Nov 2022
Hi, The tour got cancelled because of an accident so we drove all the way from Sydney in vain. Very disappointing and frustrating. They could have at least called me to save me from a two and a half hours drive. If you want to book this tour, you need to understand that there is no guarantee whatsoever that it will still go on, and they may not even inform you that it has been cancelled. They ruined my 25th wedding anniversary's day. The lady on the counter had no alternatives available for me during the day.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Ahsan, the booking office was not aware of the incident that had occurred on the vessel until notice was received from the Master approx. 25 minutes prior to the next whale tour departure time. You must be made aware that when an emergency occurs it takes precedence. The whale tour was cancelled due to the incident involved. All other passengers who were also inconvenienced understood the circumstances.
Relaxed and enjoyable!
Reahn_A, Oct 2022
Staff were lovely and did there very best to provide a great whale watching experience for all. With only a small distant sighting, the whales did not want to play the game unfortunately :( … but the staff still made the trip memorable. Kids had fun just being on the boat, and the weather was pretty good too! Tip for staff - get dairy free/alternate milk option pls! One milk option is not sufficient for customers these days ;)
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Reahn for your review. I will inform Management for alternative milk options and pleased you all enjoyed your tour with us.
Beautiful day on the Bay!
james_m, Oct 2022
Beautiful boat trip unfortunately we didn't see any whales or dolphins but did get beautiful pictures of the bay. Rough waters on the day traveled glad we took something for sea sickness prior to the ride it seemed a lot of others wished they would have. The crew was extremely professional and caring to all participants and handled every situation that arose with ease.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you James for your review and I will pass on your comments to the boat crew.
Beautiful boat trip
Jo_M, Aug 2022
Beautiful boat trip. The bay is beautiful. Lovely calm day. Perfect weather and the crew were lovely. Sadly no whales and didn’t even see dolphins. No sea animals wanted to come out to play!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Jo, Thank you for your review. We all rely on wildlife and sorry you didn't see even our beautiful dolphins on the day.
The whole experience was...
Lauren_A, Jul 2022
The whole experience was amazing. The guides and captain were so accommodating and caring which made the trip so much more relaxing as a single mum with my 3 year old being her first trip on a big boat.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review Lauren. It was a pleasure having you on board.
Worthwhile Tour
Tony_T, Jul 2022
A great short tour. We saw a Southern Wright whale and her calf. The boat crew were friendly and informative
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review Tony. It is not often we see Southern Wright whales in the bay and pleased you enjoyed your tour with us.
Saw whales , penguins and...
Joe_K, Jul 2022
Saw whales , penguins and dolphins , crew were very accomodating, friendly and informative , a great experience despite the inclimate weather . Thanks Guys
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your review and will pass on your comments to the boat crew. You never know what wildlife you come across-penguins are rare!
Weather was against us so...
RICHARD_M, Jul 2022
Weather was against us so had to stay in the bay and watch dolphins. Crew were informative and very helpful.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your review and the weather lately has been so unpredictable, with the East coast low.
Great experience
Amanda_W, Jun 2022
Seeing the double tail wave was incredible. The captain and crew were very informative with surrounding areas and history. Our family felt safe at all times.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you Amanda for your review and feedback. I have to admit whale season is my favourite.
a great experieince
Maurizio_P, Jun 2022
the day was cold and windy with a bit of a swell, difficult to stay balanced while taking photos, but i managed to take a couple of really good ones.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your whale watching experience. Would really like to see your photographs - if you could email them to us that would be great.
Lovely skippers. Very...
SiNing_C, Jun 2022
Lovely skippers. Very informative and experienced. It was awesome to be able to actually see the whales at a closer proximity, with their help.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your review and seeing the Humpback whales is an experience never to be forgotten. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Seeing the whales and...
Natasha_M, Jun 2022
Seeing the whales and dolphins it was honestly an amazing experience I would definitely go in this cruise again
Great skipper, lots of viewing space on the boat, wonderful experience especially with my grandkids.
cHRISTINE_m, Oct 2021
Seeing 4 large whales and lots and lots of dolphins - we floated parallel to them for a very long time, the skipper having cut the motor to allow them to relax and frolic, which they did. Jervis Bay, the coastline and Bowen Island were spectacular also.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for your review and pleased you all thoroughly enjoyed your whale tour. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Amazing experience
Kay_M, Jun 2021
Had a great day. Saw plenty of whales all around the boat at one stage. Weather was a bit overcast and a bumpy sea.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your time touring with us.
Monique_K, Jun 2021
What a trip !!! Fantastic. The staff was so friendly. So helpful bravo and the beauty of those cliffs .. the coast line only was worse the trip and of course the cherry on the top was the multiple whales INCREDIBLE. Merci merci 🙏 Monique
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thankyou for your Positive Feedback, We Endeavour Every-Time to offer "The Ultimate Jervis Bay Expedition".
Awesome Experience
Kim_B, Nov 2020
The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive as the weather was not very kind to us on the Sunday and most people didn’t feel to great in the swell. But even though it was stormy & cold the Whales did not disappoint. Lots of spouting But the most fantastic show of all was a big breaching of a wonderful whale within minutes of having to turn and head back to shore . Thank You for the Amazing Experience 👌
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Thank you for your review and yes, it's a wonderful experience seeing those majestic mammals breaching.
Dolphins and Whales!
Art, Oct 2020
It was a rainy day but there are whales and dolphins hanging around us. Not playful as they used to as the other patrons said but otherwise very good service for Jervis Bay Wild. Thanks heaps
Whale watching
Antoinette_C, Oct 2020
It was a excellent cruise The staff was great . It was great to see the whales and I would do it again
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Thank you for your review and I have to admit Jervis Bay during whale season is fabulous. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Piss poor
Jamie_B, Oct 2020
Went out didn’t see a thing and no thought about at least a 50% refund then as soon as we got back they went out again to rip off another boat load of customers, just ruthless won’t be recommending
1 traveler found this review helpful
Joanne M, Sep 2019
The boat left on time. The crew was pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent customer service all around!
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Good Morning Joanne, Thank you for your review. At Jervis Bay Wild we try to provide the Ultimate Jervis Bay Experience to our customers. Look forward to you joining us again in the near future.


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