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Huskisson, Australia
Whale Watching Jervis Bay

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Look for humpback whales during a 2–hour whale–watching cruise from Jervis Bay. Learn about the whale behavior and their annual migration through this part of Australia, and keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life in these pristine waters.
  • 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Jervis Bay
  • Look for whales, along with dolphins, seabirds, and turtles
  • Hear commentary about the marine life from your captain
  • Get great photo ops of the tall cliffs and white–sand beaches around Jervis Bay
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Live commentary on board
Sightseeing & nature cruise
Wildlife experience
Friendly professional team
Local advice and tips on places to visit & things to do
Bathroom facilities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
50 Owen St , 50 Owen St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to Huskisson Wharf to board the sleek and modern boat for your 2-hour whale-watching tour.

Your captain steers the boat out on the waters of Jervis Bay, providing a short safety briefing and introduction to the region's marine life. Keep an eye out for the dolphins that often approach the boat as it cruises out toward Point Perpendicular.

Take in the rugged landscape of Jervis Bay, which is ringed by the tallest sandstone cliffs on the east coast of Australia. Your captain shares informative commentary about the migrating humpback whales that pass through these waters as you look for the majestic animals. Hear facts about the whales' size and behavior, and the history of contact between whales and humans.

Choose from three departure times for your tour, making it easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Infant seats are available please advise at time of booking
  • Cruise vesssel and departure time may change subject to DWC discretion/availability at short notice
  • Free all day car parking is available @ 38 Owen Street - located 50m from our office
  • Meeting point is Huskisson Wharf (in front of Club Jervis Bay), boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure time.
  • If you require additonal information please contact our office on | 4441 6311 | www.dolphinwatchcruises.com.au |
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DOLPHIN WATCH CRUISES, JERVIS BAY
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching Jervis Bay?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Jervis Bay.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Jervis Bay?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Jervis Bay.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Jervis Bay?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Jervis Bay.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Jervis Bay?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Jervis Bay.

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Disappointed
Azza_S
, Jul 2020
We could not watch whales and they offered only a credit for next time, no money return even partially.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
We’re very sorry you were disappointed, we hate it when we can’t find the whales as much as anyone, we promise, but please understand the nature of how wild animal tours work before booking the product. We are VERY clear that, while we see them almost every trip, they are wild animals, so there is a chance we won’t. We give you a free trip back to try again any time for the next 12 months, which we think is more than fair. If you want 100% sightings of marine life please go to the Sydney Aquarium. Otherwise we look forward to seeing you soon to try again! And as a side note, please try not to give small businesses bad reviews in public for your misunderstanding of the nature of the product you booked. We work very hard to maintain good ratings through a very difficult time and we’d rather not be penalised publicly for mistakes that are out of our control. Regards.
star-5
Great outing
amie_H
, Jul 2020
Even though there was no whale sighting we seen dolphins instead and the boat ride alone is amazing.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thanks so much for your review, so kind and we can't wait to see you again soon for your free return cruise!
star-5
Definitely recommended
Hamid
, Jun 2020
Got to see Whales,Australian Seals and Dolphins in one trip,Amazing. Very experienced ship crews and will definitely do it again.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you so much for your review Hamid, we really appreciate it and are so glad you had such a good time with us! Hope to see you again soon!
star-4
It was a beautiful day out on the...
Elizabeth L
, Oct 2016
It was a beautiful day out on the boat. Not too many whales around but the captain worked hard to find some mums and calves for us to see and also saw a few dolphins. The Eco Extreme boat fairly basic so no drinks, snacks etc and a fairly limited commentary. Nevertheless everyone cheerful and boat was on time, clean, tidy etc. An enjoyable couple of hours on the water!
star-3
Would have preferred to go on the...
Dianne_B
, Oct 2016
Would have preferred to go on the larger boat. It was a bit choppy and we felt sick. Saw a couple of Whales though and the staff were very friendly.
star-4
This tour was run by Dolphin Watch...
Carolyn_P
, Sep 2016
This tour was run by Dolphin Watch Cruises and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the whales, they also offered the use of spray jackets. They tried their hardest to spot the whales but unfortunately the naughty whales did not make an appearance on this trip which is the only reason I did not give 5 stars but we did see a small pod of dolphins which was lovely to see.

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