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Jervis Bay Boom Netting and Dolphins Tour
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Jervis Bay Boom Netting and Dolphins Tour

By Jervis Bay Wild Cruises
Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
This is a great pick for travelers who want to spend time in the water, but fancy a more family-friendly alternative to a swimming/scuba diving/snorkeling tour. A boom netting adventure involves sitting in a large strong net that’s attached to the back of a boat. Go on a stress-free ocean adventure around Jervis Bay, and get the chance to spot bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
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Ages 0-99, max of 150 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Spend time outdoors and get amazing views of Jervis Bay and its marine life
  • No need to learn new skills—a boom netting experience is ideal for beginners
  • Special opportunity to get a glimpse of bottlenose dolphins in the wild
  • Perfect for families—this is a kid-friendly and wheelchair accessible tour

  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Alcoholic beverages can be purchased
  • Dolphin Cruise with Boom-netting
  • Entry/Admission - Jervis Bay Wild Cruises
What's not included
  • Hotel Pick Up and Returns
  • Lunch


Start:
  • 15 Field St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia
    Check-in 30min before departure at our private cruise terminal - The Fishermens Wharf Cafe located on the left side of Huskisson Public Wharf.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9166P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Swimwear/protective clothing, footwear, hat and sunglasses, Sunscreen, towel
    • 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 150 travellers

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

    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: 9166P5

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    • 15 Field St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia
      Check-in 30min before departure at our private cruise terminal - The Fishermens Wharf Cafe located on the left side of Huskisson Public Wharf.
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      Check in time 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Cruise the pristine waters of Jervis Bay with its' resident pod of nearly 100 Bottlenose Dolphins... Whilst cruising, we lower the Boom Net into the water for guests to cool off, have fun and continue with the search for Dolphins.
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    • Jervis Bay Wild Cruises
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      Australia
      Joined in March 2011
    • mirandadH836JN
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bad experience
      Absoloutely awful. The trip was only supposed to go for an hour but we ended out at sea for about 3 hours. Very poor conditions to be looking at dolphins. Didn't end up seeing any dolphins either which is very dissapointed. Lots of people got sick and was overall not worth my money at all.
      Written 3 June 2024
    • Opalite-explorer
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend this cruise
      From the time we booked to the actual cruise, the staff were so helpful and nothing was an issue for them. Being in a wheelchair, I was a little hesitant but they made us welcome, we boarded first, ramps were placed to allow access to the outside deck area plus they had a fully accessible toilet aboard. The staff ensured I was able to see wildlife along with everyone else. Everyone’s safety was a priority. The staff were courteous and engaging. We had a brilliant trip and I’d definitely do it again. Highly recommend this company.
      Written 24 May 2024
    • janetdV7735IS
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dolphins galore!
      Excellent! The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. The captain knew where to look for the dolphins and we found them in large numbers. I've done three dolphin cruises in various places in Australia and this is by far the best.
      Written 9 May 2024
    • robbZ5214YT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic scenic tour Jervis Bay NSW
      Great trip today with Henry and Keira as guides. Spectacular scenery and commentary. Full recommend as just right length of time and packed with interesting sights.
      Written 26 April 2024
    • J9884DXkimw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family scenic cruise
      Very nice conditions in the bay meant it was calm and not windy. Unfortunately the dolphins where probably outside they bay as we didn’t see any this time. There is a bar onboard too and you can swim off the back on a net. Hope to see dolphins next time. Kids loved the experience of being on their first cruise.
      Written 25 April 2024
    • Bianca H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful opportunity, would do it again!
      Amazing experience seeing the bottle nose dolphins swim up nice and close to the boat. Friendly staff, not too crowded and a wonderful opportunity to see these marine animals out in the wild. 1.5 hours was long enough, especially with kids (ages 11 & 9). Would highly recommend. Good price too.
      Written 24 April 2024
    • 101lathak
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice boat ride but no dolphins sighted.
      The boat ride was enjoyable, but regrettably, we didn't catch sight of any dolphins, which was quite disappointing. The crew had mentioned beforehand the dolphins sightings weren't guaranteed, but I wouldn't have booked the cruise if it relied solely on luck to spot them.
      Written 22 April 2024
    • MMor_Syd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Day with Dolphins 🐬
      A best way to start. Splendid weather with great captain. Spotted many playful dolphins. Jervis bay wild cruise is highly recommended.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • simonemQ3395PJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Such a spectacular experience
      Yet again such a wonderful experience! We have been on many Jervis Bay Wild Cruises over the years, and the experience continues to be simply breathtaking each time. Henry, our skipper and tour guide, was brilliant, with his true Aussie sense of humour, he’s so knowledgeable and informative making the morning tour extra special for us. This time we had brought friends along from Germany, who were mesmerised by it all. Thank you, Jervis Bay Wild and Henry especially, we will be back!
      Written 16 April 2024
    • Prnce
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic
      Excellent way to see an overview of Jervis Bay. Good and informative skipper with a sense of humour. Kids Enjoyed the experience. To top it off saw dolphins too.
      Written 30 March 2024
    • franceshG9190PP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience! Would recommend! ☺️
      The weather was perfect. The views were amazing, we were lucky and saw plenty of dolphins. The tour guide yesterday was knowledgable and hilarious which made this experience even better.
      Written 29 March 2024
    • Kim W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful day on the bay.
      Friendly informative staff. Beautiful scenery. Saw tons of dolphins. Lucky enough to be surrounded by a nursing pod. A wonderful experience!
      Written 27 March 2024
    • H7634JNcarolineh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience
      We had a fantastic time. The crew were lovely. Saw the Dolphins and went in the boom net! Worth every penny and more. And experience not to be missed in Jarvis Bay.
      Written 16 March 2024
    • kimberleyr677
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly staff, but over crowded boat.
      Boat felt over full and 80% the view was of peoples bums if you were sitting on the top deck seats, as they had more than the boats signed max. 12 people up there. Staff were very friendly and checked in with people who needed it. Didn't manage to see dolphins, but they extended the trip 15min just in case.
      Written 16 March 2024
    • 420sabinat
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Had an amazing experience.. Got to see lots and lots of dolphins. Everybody enjoyed it. Definitely recommend this to anyone
      Written 13 March 2024
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    Toby P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Couples
    Had such an amazing time! The captains commentary was hilarious and very entertaining while learning lots about Jervis Bay!! All the staff on the cruise were so lovely and had a real fun spirit! We saw several dolphins playing around in the water and would definitely recommend this tour!!!
    Written 3 February 2023
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    Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your tour with us.
    Written 5 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Andrew M
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2020
    My name is Andrew. I live at Callala Beach. I have been on this cruise several times; once as part of a group and then 3 times with my family. Each time has been special for several reasons. I have always viewed many dolphins and on one occasion in terrible weather, we saw hundreds playing and enjoying themselves.
    The staff are exceptional and look after the family making sure we have plenty of photos, information, help in the boom net, and great service with refreshments. The skipper has an excellent knowlage of the wildlife sanctuary, a good sense of humor, and makes learning about the area and are a really fun, special experience. My kids 8 and 7 learn so much, are thrilled by the dolphins, and have the best time of the lives in the boom net. I would recommend this adventure to anyone...
    Written 29 March 2021
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    Thankyou for your positive feedback and recommendations, We here at Jervis Bay Wild strive Every-time to deliver "The Ultimate Jervis Bay Expedition!'.
    Written 7 April 2021
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    Ian F
    Baulkham Hills, Australia27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    A fun trip for the family. Saw loads of dolphins and the boom netting is fantastic (if a little cold). The captain kept the boat out a lot longer than advertised. It wasn't too busy aboard so very easy to find a space and look around.
    Written 27 January 2021
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    Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. I will pass on your comments to the boat crew.
    Written 27 January 2021
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    Kos0104
    St. Andrews, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Couples
    Lovely tour, great info about the local area. Perfect to do upon arrival in Jervis bay.

    Saw dolphins straight away.

    Paula was friendly and very happy to answer questions.
    Written 22 November 2021
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    Thank you for your review and I must agree Jervis Bay Marine Park is a wonderful place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. I will pass on your review to Paula.
    Written 23 November 2021
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    Andrew T
    Sydney, Australia101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    Very enjoyable cruise around the Bay. Lots of dolphins and beautiful white sand.
    Commentary OK but more local history would be worthwhile and mention of indigenous settlement and history. We were a little disappointed that we did not get closer to Point Perpendicular.
    Written 3 March 2021
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    Thankyou for your feedback, Your Comfort and Safety is our Priority and sometimes wind and sea conditions can be unfavourable. We endeavour everytime to offer The Ultimate Jervis Bay Expedition even when conditions may may be challenging. Once again thank you for your feedback.
    Written 3 March 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    katarina712018
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021
    Spectacular experience Dolphin Watching in the pristine Jervis Bay waters! It was such an enjoyable experience aboard Jervis Bay Wild Cruises with Anthony and Vlad. They both made us feel very welcome. They also provided tour commentary and insights into the local ecology, marine life and the general knowledge of the area. It was so relaxing taking in the scenery. It was amazing viewing a beautiful pod of dolphins and their babies up close. The boom nets were lots of fun. It was a perfect surprise birthday experience for my husband. The captain even wished him happy birthday. We met some lovely other passengers on board. Some of who thoughtfully shared photos with us from when we were on the boom nets, and couldn't take photos of our own. We have recommended this tour to many of our family and friends. We are already planning our next time on board.
    Written 27 February 2021
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    Good Morning Katarina, Thank you for your review and will pass on your comments to Anthony & Vlad. Look forward to seeing you again.
    Written 28 February 2021
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    Margaret R
    Canberra, Australia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Couples
    What a great cruise we had. They promised dolphins and they delivered dolphins, lots of them. Mothers, calves, cavorting teenage males. We got the lot. Very informative and experienced crew. The rest of the cruise was great too. All in all a fantastic morning and such good value for money.
    Written 1 May 2018
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    Catherine M
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018
    Safety and comfort not so...
    My two children and I were the last three people called into the net and unfortunately we had to sit in the most unsuitable spot - against the water at the back of the boat. For guest weighing less than 50kg (my daughter weighing only 35kg) she was hanging on for dear life whilst losing her swim wear! This was extremely uncomfotable and hard to do if you are not physically Strong. I would not recommend sitting in this spot, especially watching other excited guest opposite in the boom net laughing and enjoying a comfortable bubbly ride. I would have preferred the staff member to tell us that this would be a challenging spot to hang on with the force of the water coming through from under the boat and to maybe wait for the next session. Instead we felt we had to accept it as there were many guest still waiting to boom net. We were extremely disappointed that we didn't enjoy it as we were expecting it to be a highlight. Thankfully the boat was very comfortable and the captain was very knowledgeable with lots of information. We appreciated seeing dolphins in the wild so close to the boat on the most beautiful hot day in Jervis Bay.
    Written 22 January 2018
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    Lina D
    Sydney, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022 • Couples
    Loved the boom netting experience but it was too short, only a ten min ride. We enjoyed the whole experience even though no dolphins were sighted
    Written 20 November 2022
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    Steve P
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Family
    We drove 1 hour and a half only to be told they wernt any cruises going out for rest of day yet online it showed thete was cruises on if you decide to cancel cruises atleast update websites so people dont waste there time or fuel only to miss out had 2 very upset kids.
    Written 4 April 2022
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    Thank you for your notification Steve, unfortunately with the weather we are experiencing at the moment, the sea conditions were not suitable for our cruises. Passenger safety is paramount. Can you please contact the office on 612 4441 7002.
    Written 6 April 2022
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