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Imagine Cruises

#2 of 8 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Nelson Bay Features Animals
Teramby Road | Dock C d'Alboras Marina, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2319, Australia
+61 2 4984 9000
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Sunset cruise

Went on a sunset dinner cruise in Jan 2017. Was a lovely evening. We saw more dolphins on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mke_travels
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Australia
A whale, dolphins and seals!

We had a fantastic time with Imagine on the Envision cruise. We booked directly over the phone... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gaijinpete
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Sydney, Australia
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'Imagine Cruises' is an advanced Eco-Accredited company that is dedicated to the protection of Dolphins and Whales. 'Imagine' is a 54ft Sailing Catamaran, purpose-designed as a model for Eco-tourism and capable of both offshore and inshore cruising. She offers a covered foredeck, as well as a comfortable downstairs cabin and bar. Whenever possible, we will hoist the sails and share with you our passion for sailing! 'Envision' is a 40ft power cat, designed to move through the water quickly but safely and smoothly. She provides a 360° viewing platform which is perfect for the keen photographer!She is also capable of delivering guests directly onto the beach. 'Envision' is ideal for a relaxed, personalised and crowd-free experience. We offer four seasonal tours that all carry Advanced Ecotourism certification: Dolphin Watch + Sailing, Whale and Dolphin Watching, Dolphin Watch + Snorkeling and Seafood BBQ Dinner Cruise.
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  • Average2%
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Teramby Road | Dock C d'Alboras Marina, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2319, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a sunset dinner cruise in Jan 2017. Was a lovely evening. We saw more dolphins on the dinner cruise then on the actual dolphin cruise. Luck of the draw. I would recommend dinner cruise. It had less people and more relaxing. Food was...More

Thank Mke_travels
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking time to review your trip out on Imagine on our 2.5hr Seafood BBQ Dinner Cruise, we do often get to see dolphin during this cruise, and sounds like your night was extra special. As for the lettuce comment, unfortunately sometimes it does...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fantastic time with Imagine on the Envision cruise. We booked directly over the phone which was easy and well-explained. The cruise itself was perfect. We saw a huge humpback breaching many times, a pod of dolphins swam with the boat and finally...More

Thank gaijinpete
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for joining us onboard Envision to experience the North Migration of the Humpback highway on our 90min Whale Express Cruise. Sounds like you had a memorable time on board, and we hope to see you back on board again soon

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on a whale and dolphin cruise on 18 july. This was by far one of the best things i have done here at port stephens The entire crew were awesome and very accomadating. We were lucky enough to see 3 whales put on a...More

Thank Jason P
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Despite it taking you 13years to join us.. we so glad you did, and it sounds like your cruise during the North Migration did not disappoint! We hope to see you back onboard again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three generations go on the "envisage" small red boat tour. It was 1.5hours and holds 12 people. I decided on the shorter tour to avoid the potential sea sickness than the larger catamaran cruises available that offer 3 hours with morning tea etc....More

Thank MrsF37yrs
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your recent review of our 90min whale express cruise onboard Envision... sounds like you enjoyed the experience. Envision is a great way to see the Humpback highway, as it literally just cuts down the traveling time- still giving guests the same time offshore...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 9 girls on a weekend away had the pleasure of joining the Envision 'fast' whale watching tour. This boat takes max 12 people and quickly gets you out to the whales for an up close and personal experience. The tour lasts 1.5...More

Thank Sandy R
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for joining our whale express cruise onboard Envision, sounds perfect- a girls weekend away & whales/seals especially breaching whales... we hope to see you all back on board again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the 9 am boat Envision short time 1.5 hr. 12 people plus crew who were great and very knowledgable . The weather was perfect and the water around Nelson Bay past Shoal Bay very clear and calm. A little choppy out further...More

Thank santana23493
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sounds like an awesome morning you had during your time in Port Stephens. Thanks for joining our 90min Whale Express, we would love to see you back on board when you visit next time..

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had relatives out from the UK & wanted to do something they couldn't do back home. I booked the Envision Whale Express boat & it was great, very comfortable too. Before we'd even left the dock we saw a dolphin! Our skipper Steve &...More

Thank fishingpointcottage
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing to join us on board Envision to be part of the North Migration of the Humpback Highway. Seems your whale express cruise was a highlight of the trip and so glad your relatives visiting from the UK had a fantastic time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first whale watching adventure did not disappoint. We seen whales and dolphins and seals on our travels. A lovely couple run the cruise, offer expert knowledge and are very friendly and welcoming. They are also very passionate about the environment and marine life which...More

Thank Cil M
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing Imagine Cruises to witness the Humpback Highway, sounds like you had a great day onboard. We hope to see you back on board again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Imagine Cruises based on Trip Advisor reviews of excellence and we weren't disappointed. The people at Imagine Cruises think of it all - blankets if you are cold, travel sickness tablets if you are prone, free warm tea and coffee with biccies. A...More

Thank Ainemhaire17
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your amazing review of your time on board Imagine experiencing our 3hour Whale Watch cruise. It seems like you had a perfect day on the water, when you love your job, and our beautiful backyard, we do everything we can to make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend whale watching trip with imagine cruises at Neilson bay. Frank the captain was very knowledgable, entertaining, friendly and the whole crew welcoming. We saw seven humpback whales really close up, the benefit being we were in a catamaran with sails , so the...More

Thank bettyblue1964
ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review of our 3hour Whale Watch onboard Imagine. Sounds like your whale watch was a great highlight of your trip to Nelson Bay, with great sightings of whales, dolphins & seals. We hope to see you back on board if...More

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arwon
28 June 2017|
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Response from maryjen | Reviewed this property |
No we weren't
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Kiasululu
27 September 2016|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I believe Oct is usually the end of the season. But I would ring to confirm with the boat operators, as they get reports off other boats up and down coast of whales migrating, through being tracked and reported sightings... More
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Maryam G
26 April 2016|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
We saw several pods of dolphins on our trip. There was a baby staying very close to Mum. There are several pods living in Port Stephens so you might be lucky!
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