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The Cruise Terminal

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River end Clarence street | The Cruise Terminal, Town Wharf, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 3058
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Wonderful 2 hour cruise

Would recommend this company highly. Friendly team, very comfortable boat and informative... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hervey Bay, Australia
River and whale cruises were amazing

Had the opportunity to go on a river cruise on a genuine chinese junk. Beautiful afternoon cruising... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leanne W
Sydney, Australia
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Port Venture cruises has the largest boat in Port Macquarie- The River Princess, there is plenty of space to move around the boat. She has two different viewing levels.She has a number of enjoyable river experiences for you:-BBQ cruises- GO exploring up river and have your BBQ cooked for you as we travel. Enjoy morning tea along the way with an informative historic commentary. Lunch is a choice of fish or Steak, Salad, Sausage & bread roll for your lunch. This is a Great day out for any age or group. Boom net ride included.Eco History Cruises- Up into the Hastings river system. Enjoy our informative commentary about our history and environment whilst enjoying afternoon tea- (Enjoy cooling off in our Boom net. peak school holidays only)Optional upgrade to include a Devonshire tea whilst cruising :)Twilight/Sunset- Bring your own drinks and nibbles to enjoy on our picturesque waterway. Stunning time of day on an airy all weather boat. . Boom Net rides- summer months & peak times only We Have a Whale watching Boat The Ocean Adventure 1 that offers Daily Whale watching Trips from May to November and Ocean coast line Trips all year round. we offer Kayak/sup Hire all year round.
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River end Clarence street | The Cruise Terminal, Town Wharf, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 3058
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would recommend this company highly. Friendly team, very comfortable boat and informative commentary. Free tea and coffee and cake. Very reasonably priced alcohol on board. Great value for money.

Thank fayandrevilles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to go on a river cruise on a genuine chinese junk. Beautiful afternoon cruising up the river with a very informative skipper!! She had a great knowledge of the river and made the cruise very enjoyable. Went on a whale cruise with...More

Thank Leanne W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

With two other couples , we spent a few hours on the Hastings river. A cuppa & cake / biscuits were offered soon after boarding. A very tasty BBQ much lunch was provided. We had to select when we booked the trip, if we wanted...More

Thank Jenn P
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have done 4 whale watching cruises in the past & this one was the best sighting by far of whales. It is a small boat which takes a maximum of 12 people. Our cruise started at 10.30am & as soon as we were at...More

Thank afong138
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Best crew, friendly and accomodating - heaps of information and just as excited to spot the beautiful whales as everyone else on the boat. Super exciting to get as close as we did and I love the amount of respect the crew showed for the...More

1  Thank Zoe M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A great adventure and able to see heaps of whales on their migration north plus a few dolphins. Very capable and informative "skipper". Well worth the adventure.

Thank Hilary G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our group of five did the afternoon tea cruise. First up no chairs available,they had to get seats from the wharf before we left,our seats were put outside the doors in the way of through traffic. The afternoon tea consisted of make your own tea/coffee...More

3  Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Decide to have a day on the water, glad I chose this trip the staff were wonderful, they even stored my bicycle for me while I was on the boat.

Thank Butterfly5blue
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

One of the cheapest options for some time on the water at Port Macquarie is the kayak hire at Cruise Terminal office on river bank. For $25 an hour we hired a double kayak from very helpful Beverly and paddled across river at high tide...More

Thank jcocko54
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Unfortunately it was raining and due to lightening there was no boom netting ride which wasn,t their fault but the commentary was very minimal and as people were downstairs talking it was hard to hear.I was expecting lots of information and personality but it was...More

Thank Gaynor93
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Questions & Answers
9 October 2016|
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Response from amanda m | Reviewed this property |
You may still get to see a few whales, I would speak to the whale watching company. If not they offer dolphin cruises and you are nearly guaranteed to see them.
Pauline L
30 July 2016|
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Response from ChineseJunk | Property representative |
Hi Pauline No Whales is January in Port Macquarie Hopefully only Dolphins