Whale Watch Experience/Pacific Explorer

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

There is no better way to see the Humpback whale migration than with the most experienced and only specialist whale watching operation in Coffs Harbour. Their boat, “Pacific Explorer” is the second longest whale watching operation in NSW.

They want guests to enjoy a life experience. They find whales react best in a non-threatening environment away from noise and jam-packed fast boats.

Join the crew from June to November each year for an up close and personal experience with the whales. Enjoy uninterrupted viewing, a safe and stable ride, no restrictive fixed seating, and plenty of room to move about.

Cruises depart daily at 8.30am for the best sea conditions and spend two hours with theses magnificent mammals.

They take the time to gain the whales trust and once they feel comfortable they often swim along close with the boat. This is an experience that should not be rushed, so take the time to get the best possible interaction with these inquisitive creatures, who want to interact with you.

When the weather warms and the whales have departed, from December to April, come join them for a sail and snorkel or dolphin watch in the Solitary Islands Marine Park.


Adventure and Outdoors Tours Caters for limited mobility Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Family Friendly Half Day or Less International Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Water - Motorised


From $45 to $55

The Solitary Islands Marine Park off Coffs Harbour is a meeting place where Humpback whales converge on their migration from Antarctica, making the Coffs Coast the best location in Australia to go whale watching. Here they appear close to the coast and are often seen breaching, spouting and tail slapping just out from the harbour.

There is no better way to see the whales than aboard Pacific Explorer, a 10 metre motor sailing catamaran specially designed for whale watching, offering a safe, stable ride, uninterrupted views of the whales.

Pacific Explorers quiet engine and professional operation sees the whales gravitate to the boat, often swimming only a few metres away, you really do get up close and personal with these majestic giants of the ocean.

Family Friendly

From $40 to $60

From December to April come and cruise the Solitary Islands Marine Park to Split Solitary Island where you can snorkel in the shallow waters surrounding the island. You will see coral and fish and may be visited by sea turtles, wobbegongs or dolphins. At all times you will be under supervision by the qualified diver who will be in the water with you. Morning tea, snorkel, mask, fins and wetsuits are included. Bookings are essential.

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