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Marine Adventures "Home of the Turtle Tour" Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Imelda D
Wentworth Falls, Australia97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Yet another wonderful Turtle and 2 Spot snorkelling tour under the ever watchful and expert eye of Anthony. We would have seen a good 5-6 turtles from the boat and three beauties while snorkelling, including one that was having a “spa treatment” delivered by the cleaner fish! We have been on many of these tours with in years past but seeing the cleaner fish at work was a first for us.

Plenty of wonderful fish to see, particularly off the North Beach wreck and it was great to see the coral making a steady recovery.

We are “of an age” now and particularly appreciate Anthony’s attentive watch for our needs when getting in and out of the boat. We will continue to do this tour in future years as long as we are able and Anthony is conducting them! Thank you as always.
Written 6 February 2024
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Claire E
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful time. Anthony is so knowledgeable about the island and all the wildlife. We did the snorkeling and turtle tour plus optional walk up a hill at North Bay. Loved seeing all the amazing fish during the snorkeling.
Written 17 February 2023
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R S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The glass bottom boat & snorkel trip was a holiday highlight. As we headed out Anthony gave a little briefing on the lagoon (the wrecks in the lagoon, the coral types, the fish species, the threats to the ecosystem). There was plenty of time to have a swim & a couple of snorkels after the coral viewing. The wetsuits, flippers & masks are available to borrow from the shopfront if needed. It was a great afternoon... recommended!
Written 30 January 2023
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chrishayward
Wahroonga, Australia1,983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
this was a wonderful adventure, spotted many turtles just sitting on the sea grasses they blend in so well, time for a swim and a snorkel lots of fish and coral to explore. Then we dropped anchor for a North Bay nature walk.
Written 21 January 2023
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Marion H
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My husband and I recently had one of our best holidays ever.It was on an island of paradise, called Lord Howe Island. We were both under its spell the moment we landed in the very small, well handled plane. The island and the locals made us feel so welcome right away. We so enjoyed our two snorkelling tours with Marine Adventures aboard their glass bottomed boat. This family run business has just the right combination of what’s needed to bring the wonderment of the ocean and shore in such a friendly manner and with such generosity in sharing information on the sea creatures, birds and other animals along with very informative and interesting historical and geography facts and so much local knowledge.
We swam with turtles, saw beautiful coral and so many varied species of fish and other ocean species. It was very relaxing ,whilst feeling safe and comfortable the whole tour, the gear provided was of great quality .Emily and Anthony really offer a truly wonderful experience. We would have liked to have done additional tours with them if we were staying longer.
We are grateful to have met this inspiring couple and their family and we dream of returning to this breathtaking island again hopefully not too far into the future.
Our whole holiday was just what we were looking for, we had delicious food, the local gin is divine, all the island folk we met during our stay were so friendly , helpful and relaxed. island time is definitely working on this particular island. We really feel
fortunate that we got to while away the week in such a beautiful part of Australia.
Written 18 November 2022
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Dingo_6152
Fremantle, Australia2,040 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We didn't have the best luck with snorkelling tours when we visited Lord Howe Island, having had a number of tours cancelled by another tour operator due to mechanical issues with their boat and due to strong winds had another cancel at the last minute. The staff at Capella Lodge, sensing my disappointment, organised for us to be included on Marine Adventures' North Bay Turtle & Nature Tour.

Marine Adventures were well organised - providing googles, snorkels and flippers, as well as wet suits (the water was a cool 19 degrees) for everyone (kids included), as they operate within the offshore reef protected waters their 3m glass bottom boat was perfectly suited to get around. Anthony was the consummate guide, really knowledgeable local - we managed to sight a number of turtles whilst we made our way out to North Bay. We could only climb 3/4 way up Mt Eliza as they were protecting the bird nurseries higher up the hill. Old Gulch providing some great photo opportunities.

What I really wanted was the opportunity to go snorkelling - and I was not disappointed as we got to dive on the wreck of the 'Favorite' and the surrounding reef. Personally I could have spent hours swimming around and taking photos of the marine life but our tour did have a number of small kids who got bored and cold.

On the way back Anthony tired his hardest to find some more turtles but the weather and nature weren't playing their part.

If I had more time on LHI and the weather was better I would have easily taken one of the other tours operated by Marine Adventures. Worth noting that the tour doesn't include food or drinks so make sure you bring your own - you can refill water bottles at the picnic shelter in North Bay and there is a compostable toilet there if you need it.
Written 17 October 2022
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Thank you for the review and hopefully get you out earlier in your holiday next time :)
Written 2 November 2022
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sharon k
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Hefty price for a lack lustre tour. Advertised as a 3 hr tour with combined snorkelling and turtle tour. Stunning day and great snorkelling spot however Little effort in attempts to find turtles then arrived back at beach 30 min early - so tour less than 2.5 hrs . Didn’t leave the beach until 115pm instead of 1pm . Should have been offered a second 30 min snorkelling session sumwhere. No refreshment at all offered .
Written 7 May 2022
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HI Sharon, Sorry you didn't have the best experience. May is very much the end of our season, with everything (Turtles & Birds) starting to migrate North with the warmer water retracting. Our North Bay Tour always just includes the one snorkel and we have a 2nd tour which is the Turtle Tour and 2 Spot snorkel. Hopefully next time we can get you out for a better experience on us.
Written 3 November 2022
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NeedAnotherHoliday
Wollongong, Australia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Very well organised. Got to see many Turtles up close. Anthony was a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. Enjoyed hearing about how the Island’s Flora and Fauna and how they have managed to help them prosper. Highly recommend.
Written 13 January 2021
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Voukelatos Family
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We have done a number of snorkel trips with Anthony and Marine Adventures, each one has something different and never disappoints.
Written 22 December 2020
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PeterE2147
Sydney, Australia524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful morning viewing both the coral and marine life, especially the turtles through the glass bottom boat of Marine Tours. We chose the Turtle Tour because my wife doesn't snorkel while I do. We wanted something that would interest both of us. We saw plenty of turtles through the glass bottom and then had two optional snorkelling opportunities. Both snorkelling sites were excellent, safe and protected from the swell beyond the reef. Our skipper, Anthony, was very personable, gave interesting and informative commentary throughout the tour, provided good snorkelling equipment (including wetsuit) and ensured our safety from the tome we left through to our return. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone coming to Lord Howe Island.
Written 29 March 2020
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