Port Stephens Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding and Australian Wildlife
Reviewed by: Karen J, April 2015
This trip was a great day out. The buffet lunch on the ship was amazing - great food and they kept it coming so you could definitely eat as much as you wanted. The dolphins were swimming all around the boat the whole time, unfortunately none of them decided to jump out of the water though. The Wildlife park was really a cute little park - and it was fun petting the koalas.
Reviewed by: patricialu123, April 2015
Great trip. Julian was great
Reviewed by: Rachel P, March 2015
The Australian Wildlife park was my favorite by far. Unfortunately, our tour was running behind so we only had an hour there. Sand boarding was a lot of fun. Feel free to eat lunch on your own, there are several restaurants and cafes right by the dock. The Dolphin Watching was great, bring your swimsuit as on the way back you can swim just off the boat.
Reviewed by: Jennifer T, March 2015
We really enjoyed our day. I wish the time at the Australian Reptile Park was a little longer though. We did get to pet a koala bear and pet and feed kangaroos. The dolphin cruise was exceptional for dolphin viewing, but the food was only mediocre. The sand boarding was just like snow sledding. It looked like fun but we chose not to do it because it was raining. The people who did sand board really enjoyed it. The bus had wifi which was a major plus!!
Reviewed by: Chi Kong Kelvin C, February 2015
The tour was amazing! Pick up point was convenient and on schedule. My kids particularly loved sand boarding down the sand dunes. We saw 8-10 dolphins on the cruise, thought the sea was a bit choppy that day. Tour guide was professional. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by: gallo.christine, Canada, February 2015
A a great option to experience a little bit of what Australia has to offer! Feeding kangaroos, petting koalas, embarking to the dolphin watching lucky to see over 30 dolphins this past November 2014! Also dont forget to bring your swim suit to go in the net at the back of the boat on the way back to shore, it was a great way to end the dolphin adventure! We took the lunch on board, there are other options to eat at marina, however, being able to eat on the ship allowed us to get good seats on the top of ship once we finished our meal. Ending the day with sand boarding with the 4x4 vehicles was really fun!
When you get picked up at hotel or other close locations, it is not your actual tour, but rather a bus to bring you to the main tour company location, once you arrive there, then you will board your tour bus!
Reviewed by: Elise P, December 2014
This tour was fab, as was our tour guide (Tom). The only recommendation for a 'do differently' is don't choose the 'include lunch' option. It's very tailored to the Asian audience. There's lots of places to get food before getting on the ferry (we were recommended the chippy next to the gift shop)