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Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures

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Address: 1 Short Street | Turquoise floating ticket office on the Short Street Wharf, northern end of Short Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 414 897 444
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours




Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures operates 3 different styles of cruise boats and is the longest established privately owned cruise business in the Port Macquarie area.

Our largest boat, Discovery 2 (54 pax) was built for the Murray River. The shallow draft allows us to navigate to impossible places thru 2 national parks. See wetlands, endangered species of birds and dolphins on most trips.

We care for the environment and are actively involved with marine mammal rescue and research.

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Lovely cruise

We took a relaxing sunset cruise around the waterways of Port Macquarie. At $10 per person It was very good value and a great way to see some of the local sights. The boat was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a relaxing sunset cruise around the waterways of Port Macquarie. At $10 per person It was very good value and a great way to see some of the local sights. The boat was full but the hosts had assigned areas for larger groups to ensure we weren't fighting to try to get seats together - a nice touch.... More 

Thank beachski1007
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to see Port Macquarie and the surrounding areas. The captain shares some really interesting history. The cruise is inexpensive and great value. They run regularly and are worth it.

Thank lovealunch
Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was the second time we've been on the water with Cruise Adventures. The first was whale watching a little while ago which was excellent. My wife was a bit concerned at first but became so excited when she saw the whales so close any trepidation dissapeared. Just the trip out is fun. It is an amazing experience. Today a... More 

2 Thank JohnCM747
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

What can I say here?? We enquired about a sunset cruise and ended up also going on the daytime cruise. We paid $10 each per trip and were on the boat for 1-2 hours. We saw Dolphins each time and beautiful wildlife. We were allowed drinks and food on the boat!! Highly recommended for families, couples and single. Service was... More 

1 Thank ashleighc826
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

John went out of his way to make sure Kez and I got to head out on the water on a last minute trip to the coast. We had an amazing time on the Fast Red boat watching dolphins surf and play and watching a huge sea turtle breach for air. Even better was riding the waves at speed and... More 

1 Thank Simone H
Portland, OR
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

They offer many types of cruises and a large schedule and they'll work to accommodate you. Then, on the cruise the friendly crew will focus 100% on getting the experience you payed for. In our case that meant alternately scanning for dolphins and visiting yet another pod! They added great commentary and explanation of the grand scenery between pods.

Thank mtnmanmike
Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We booked an afternoon cruise at $10 per person for 1.5 hour cruise down the Hasting River and into the canals. John was the captain and answered all of our questions. Most impressive was that we were able to take our own nibblies and drinks. So relaxing.

Thank newygal71
Port Stephens, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Well we turned up and were told the boat would be back at 1 30 pm so we paid up and told to come back at 1 20pm so back we came and and hung around till the boat returned at 1 35pm and then told that the boat can only go out with 4 people so there were only... More 

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WhaleWhispers, Owner at Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures, responded to this review

All our advertising stipulates that our cruises go subject to minimum numbers and weather. You were given the option to pay the minimum fee of $130 for a 1 hour fast boat ride. This hardly covers the cost of petrol. The alternative was to wait for 2 more walk-up passengers to make up the minimum number of 4 people. You... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful cruise with John and Lachlan. You certainly delivered! Sunsets and dolphins. Fantastic value for money. This is as good as it gets!

Thank Flora L
Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

had the pleasure to book a sunset cruise for $10 per head. what a bargain - a good 2 hour cruise up the hastings, saw the man made structures but importantly saw a sea eagle and dolphins who followed the boat, diving and going under the bow - magic!

Thank Phil T

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