We just came back from our Easter visit to Monkey Mia, and took the 4WD tour and cruise from Wildsights.
We went on the 4WD tour with Harvey as our guide. Harvey was a fount of knowledge about the Park and kept us entertained and informed about everything. He also paid special attention to our two kids, 10 and 5 year olds, and made sure to include them when showing us the plants/foot prints/features of the park.. Lunch was fantastic as we were at this platform above the sea, and could enjoy the sight of lots of creatures in the sea as we ate our lunch. There was even coffee/tea, and biscuits after lunch. The park is a natural wonder, with lots of wild life and is absolutely beautiful. Going on Easter Friday meant that there was actually quite a lot of people there, but the park was so big, we didn't see many people at all. We did get an additional adventure when our 4WD truck was stuck in the sand on the beach, which Harvey says is the first time ever, until the park rangers pulled us out. The 4WD tour is highly recommended, and is suitable even for kids. However, it's pretty long so just make sure everyone has a good rest the previous night.
We went on the cruise with two of Harvey's very experienced staff. It was a slightly cloudy day, and the water was not very clear, but we still saw dugongs, nurse shark, green turtles, loggerhead turtles, cormorants, and of course, dolphins... The Shotover is a beautiful boat and extremely stable. It was easy to walk/climb all over the boat to which ever side had the sea creature.. A very enjoyable cruise for all.
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