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Merimbula Marina

Market Street, Public Jetty, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 1686
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Stunning Whale Watching

What a great company! super friendly and when it comes to Whale watching Simon and the team... read more

Reviewed yesterday
johnpetergoodridge
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Sydney, Australia
Great cruise

We went on a cruise Thursday 21 September, the water was so clear you could see the whales under... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MarionPeterNyoraVic
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Nyora Vic
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Merimbula Marina is a small family owned business. Our passion is whale watching and for 8 months of the year this is what we do. May to August during the Norther Migration of the wonderful humpback whales we operate cruises out of Darling Harbour Sydney. And then for the Southern Migration from September to December we run daily cruises from Merimbula on the NSW South Coast. The Southern Migration from Merimbula is our favourite time of the year as so many whales pass close to the shore and the whale watching is sensational!Outside of the whale season we operate Scenic Dolphin Cruises December to August. These cruises are a wonderful way to see the spectacular Sapphire Coast from the water and regularly sight a variety of marine life.We also operate fishing charters year round from Merimbula. We have daily 5hr Reef Fishing Charters, 3hr Family Fishing during school holidays and during the Game Fishing Season we operate 8hr Game Fishing Charters. Private Charters can also be organised by contacting our office.
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Market Street, Public Jetty, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great company! super friendly and when it comes to Whale watching Simon and the team certainly know their Whales. With local spotters and local knowledge of the area they spotted the Whales almost as soon as we crossed the sandbar through Merimbula bay...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a cruise Thursday 21 September, the water was so clear you could see the whales under the water, had many close encounters, crew were fantastic especially Rosie the whale spotter , would recommend if your in the area and want to see...More

Thank MarionPeterNyoraVic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great crew and a great experience not just for me but my six year old and my teenager. We saw loads of whales and dolphins. Highly recommend! 🐳😄

Thank Justine S
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou for taking the time to post your review. We really do appreciate it! We are pleased that both you and your children enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Holidaying in Merimbula from Melbourne we took the Whale watching trip with Merimbula Marina Wow! Wow! Wow! It exceeded our expectations seeing 15 very active whales around our boat. Their performance was all we had hoped for and more. We enjoyed this trip so much...More

Thank Leonie F
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou for coming whale watching with us - twice this week! We also thankyou for taking the time to post your review. The whales at the moment have been very inquisitive and we have certainly been having some incredible encounters with them! So pleased that...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went out on a picture perfect day from Merimbula and it was an amazing couple of hours. 10 minutes into the trip we found whales and then for over an hour we had two whales putting on a show (apparently the term is 'whale...More

Thank Schuurminator
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou for taking the time to post this review. We were so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with the whales! It is always special when the whales come to the boat and take an interest it us! Sometimes it...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We recently had our second whale watching experience with Merimbula Marina. It was just as memorable as the first. The crew on board True Blue are all very knowledgeable, professional and personable. I can definitely say I will be going again next year!! 10 out...More

Thank Karen A
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou for taking the time to post your review. It is very encouraging to us to have people returning year after year. We appreciate that when you are on holidays your time and is precious, so thankyou for choosing to spend some of that time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled up from Melbourne after reports of a bumper whale watching season and went whale watching on 16th September. We enjoyed it so much we followed it up with a second trip on 17September. On both occasions we saw many whales and had quite...More

Thank Darby_and_Jone
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thankyou for taking the time to post your review, we really do appreciate it! This season has been a bumper season! There is so much life in the water off Merimbula at the moment that it is just wonderful! Our crew all love the whales...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was well worth the drive from Melbourne! We were just wishing we could have stayed another night and gone again the next day! The staff are super friendly and informative and want nothing more than to give you a great experience with the whales!...More

Thank bhods
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thankyou for coming whale watching with us and for posting your review. Your comments are encouraging as we really do want all our guests to have a meaningful experience with the whales. We believe that they are incredible animals and that as more people gain...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was the most amazing trip, so good, we went a second time, which was just as amazing, yet different. We experienced close up a feeding frenzy of birds, whales and dolphins enjoying a bait ball of krill & fish. Never seen anything like it. The...More

Thank dhbellette
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou Heather and David for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to post it. We have been very lucky this year with lots of whales (and dolphins, seals and seabirds) feeding off Merimbula. It is quite remarkable to see the whales feeding! It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip to see the whales, and we certainly saw quite a few. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Eileen M
Jessica M, Owner at Merimbula Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for taking the time to post your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your cruise and appreciate your recommendation!

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Gavin S
hi We were down at Merimbula last week and booked a fishing charter. we had 7 adults at $90.00 each which came to $630.00. We expected to be on a deep sea fishing trip but when we arrived notice we were on a catamaran witch had about 25 people on it. the lady on the phone did not say it was a family fishing trip and we expected deep sea fishing. the photos you have up at that games places in Merimbula showed deep sea fishing charters holding big fish not small flat head and dodgy fishing rods, no offence but I have better fishing gear then that and we caught bigger fish off the beach then on the boat. We were really disappointed. The captain said he could only go out in about 30 meters of water if we went out any deeper all the lines would get tangled up as there were a lot of people on the boat. I believe you are being misleading.
8 January 2017|
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Response from Jessica M | Property representative |
Hi Gavin, thankyou for booking a fishing charter with us. We are sorry that you were disappointed in your experience. Our customers experience is important to us. However when it comes to fishing there are many external... More
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