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Whale Watch on Pacific Explorer

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Marina Drive | Pier 1, Coffs Harbour International Marina, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
+61 422 210 338
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Whale of a time whale-watching on the Pacific Explorer, Coffs Harbour

Had the pleasure of caring for a 10 year old on 8 September and decided to book us both in the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
michellewN5880KM
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Peak Life Experience

I could accurately just say that this was a peak life experience and end it there, but that... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Rodd1727
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
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“morning tea” (5 reviews)
“great crew” (2 reviews)
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Marina Drive | Pier 1, Coffs Harbour International Marina, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 422 210 338

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Had the pleasure of caring for a 10 year old on 8 September and decided to book us both in the whale-watching trip on the Pacific Explorer. A half day trip on a catamaran, the tour caters for small groups and families. We were not...More

Thank michellewN5880KM
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I could accurately just say that this was a peak life experience and end it there, but that wouldn't do justice to Lee and Greg's welcome, warmth and over twenty years of experience following whales. I think I'll call Lee the whale whistler! She seemed...More

Thank Rodd1727
Lee B, Owner at Whale Watch on Pacific Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks Rod for your review. I am so glad you and Deb enjoyed your cruise, as you said we know how to get the best from the whales. It takes patience and time for them to become comfortable with us and this day it took...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went with 3 others to see if we could fulfil a lifetime ambition and within half an hour of leaving Coffs harbour we had! Hump back whales were out in force and came quite close to the boat. It is not allowed within 100 metres...More

Thank JEFFGORDONLancashire
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is the highlight of our Australian trip! Lee was a great host, well prepared and had us on whales as soon as we cleared the harbor., At one point there were whales everywhere you looked! Because you can get up and walk around the...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The crew of Pacific Explorer are very experienced and clearly love what they do. Their expertise ensured all on board were able to enjoy the trip. Guests can move freely around the catamaran ensuring great views of the whales. I highly recommend Pacific Explorer. I...More

Thank Lynette R
Lee B, Owner at Whale Watch on Pacific Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks Lynette, we really do love what we do. Its all about getting the best from the whales so our passengers have an awesome experience. We spend time gaining their trust and as a result you get whales interacting with us as if we are...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I decision to go exploring lead me to the discovery of whale watching in Coffs Harbour that turned out to be the closest encounter to a whale I have ever had and not just with one but several whales just doing there thing and seemed...More

Thank chrystal2018
Reviewed 25 December 2016

If you could only go out on one whale watching expedition at Coff's harbour I would strongly recommend the Pacific Explorer. They are great at giving you a prompt answer as to whether they will be going out (and usually the answer is yes). They...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The best trip I have ever done, so cheap, great crew, wonderful viewing and great vessel. I have been back a second time, still so worth it. Crew were so knowledgeable and helpful being considerate of a vision impaired person, Just the best . Would...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A last minute emergency delayed our holiday by 24 hours, but Lee very obligingly rescheduled our whale watching booking at no extra charge. We went with our seven year old son and all three of us had a great time. Lee's knowledge of the whales...More

Thank Monique311
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic! Beautiful boat. Great crew. Very accommodating and knowledgable. This was a wonderful day. We went on the morning tour and there were groups of whales everywhere. Spotted the first ones not 2 minutes out of harbour mouth. Offered morning tea and the kids got...More

Thank Themistymiss
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aishcutecat
5 October 2017|
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Response from Lee B | Property representative |
Our whale watching season runs from June through to November. We finish in first week in Nov Bookings prior are required. Usually a few days. We depart daily at 8.30 weather permitting and are usually out for about 2 and a... More
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Tara-jean B
5 August 2016|
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Response from Leosinger | Reviewed this property |
It's $50 pp, trips are 8.30 am depart, return around 11 am.
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Kim189
30 October 2015|
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Response from Lee B | Property representative |
We can take bookings now for next season , all we need is a mobile phone number the day you wish to go and the number of people. We are governed by the weather so we make a decision on the day and let you know by text if we... More
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