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Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales
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Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales

By Shellharbour Wild
About
The Whale Watching Cruise gives you the rare opportunity to witness the majestic beauty of our migrating Humpback Whales. On the Northern migration we sight Whales traveling further out in the ocean. During the Southern migration we begin to get mothers and their new born calves coming closer to shore which gives you a chance to observe the mothers teaching and nursing their young ones. Pregnancy policy: Not recommended for passengers over 24 weeks.
from
AU$79.00
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 48 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • 1.5 hour cruise with commentary and wildlife spotting


Departure details
  • The Salty Squid, 9 Marina Dr, Shell Cove NSW 2529, Australia Please meet at The Salty Squid. Cafe is located at 9 Marina Drive Shell Cove. Present ticket on your phone at time of boarding. Check in is 30 minutes before departure time. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior to departure. Please do not be late as vessels must depart on time.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 348243P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales?
Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales price starts from AU$82.84. Discover and book Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales on Tripadvisor
What is the Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales cancellation policy?
Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales?
Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales is hosted by Shellharbour Wild. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Shellharbour Wild on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Whale Watching Cruise in New South Wales on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 348243P1

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  • You'll start at
    The Salty Squid
    9 Marina Dr, Shell Cove NSW 2529, Australia
    Please meet at The Salty Squid. Cafe is located at 9 Marina Drive Shell Cove. Present ticket on your phone at time of boarding. Check in is 30 minutes before departure time. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior to departure. Please do not be late as vessels must depart on time.
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  • Pass by
    Shellharbour
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Shellharbour Wild
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Australia
Joined in April 2022

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    We will be back!
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Deborah G
Shell Cove, Australia16 contributions
Jun. 2022
My husband and I just moved to Shell Cove and we have been exploring the area. Both of us love the water, so this was on our radar as soon as we saw they were open. On this outing, there was only one little, brief whale sighting on the horizon, but it wasn't for lack of looking! The crew were great, provided jackets for everyone on a cold day with ocean swells and were available to answer questions, provide a commentary and attentive to needs. This was a fairly full cruise, but no one seemed unhappy about the lack of whales. Just what nature served up for us that day. We'll be back for the Southern migration.
Written 20 June 2022
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AliRC
Herne Bay, UK56 contributions
Jul. 2023
We had a great time on this 1.5 hour tour from Shellharbour. We were lucky enough to see humpback whales, a seal and some dolphins. We even saw a whale breach, which was a great privilege. If you suffer with sea sickness, be aware that there can be a swell out to sea so take precautions!
Written 18 July 2023
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John C
6 contributions
Feb. 2023
Great 2+ hour trip, saw Seals Turtles and Dolphins, tour leaves and returns from Shell cove marina, its entertaining and highly recommended.
Written 5 February 2023
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Lauren F
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Jun. 2022 • Solo
I was disappointed that I didn't see any whales, but Joel and Kim couldn't do enough for me (I was the only one on the cruise) such a wonderful experience, I had a great time. I will be definitely be going back again, and again.
Written 13 June 2022
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Thank you Lauren for your review and will pass on your comments to the boat crew.
Written 14 June 2022
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