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Address: Teramby Road | Dock C d'Alboras Marina, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2319, Australia
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+61 2 4984 9000
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'Imagine Cruises' is an advanced Eco-Accredited company that is dedicated...

'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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The New Zealand Contingent

Dolphin swim, absolutely amazing sunrise cruising out and then spent 3 long sessions in the water with dolphins. Seasick tablets and ginger offered, breakfast, snacks and drinks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michaela Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dolphin swim, absolutely amazing sunrise cruising out and then spent 3 long sessions in the water with dolphins. Seasick tablets and ginger offered, breakfast, snacks and drinks included. My 5th cruise and this crew were extremely safety conscious and ensured everyone could see the dolphins and had a positive experience. Well done imagine crew team!

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West Yorkshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been on several dolphin cruises and this one was just the best. Lovely clean well kept boat. Exactly the right amount of information. Complementary tea and coffee. Saw loads of dolphins. Friendly crew. No hesitation in recommending Imagine Criuses

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Envision was a unique vessel that allowed us to enjoy an amazing tour of Nelson Bay, Broughton Island and the outer islands. The scenery was breathe taking and we enjoyed every moment of our excursion. The crew were able to give us an informal talk about the geography and biodiversity of the area. We were able to pull up... More 

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Woywoy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely morning cruising around looking for dolphins. The staff on this fabulous vessel were fantastic. The skipper informed us all about the bottlenosed dolphins and we spotted quite a lot of them frolicking around feeding and playing. We were so happy we chose this tour with IMAGINE as all the other boats were overcrowded... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Marine Discovery Cruise (3.5 hours) with my partner and my father, who has difficulty to walk. The boat has a great layout and is not too big (so not too many people were on the cruise with us). My father stayed comfortably on the deck while my partner and I did the one-hour snorkelling tour. Our guide... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, my kids saw Imagine boat that was small and only one floor. They would like to get on the big boat like Moonshadow. Oppositely, the boat layout and size are the best. It was not too crowded, around 20 people unlike 50+ like big boat. They layout gave us the chance to get closed to the sea and dolphin... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids and I had a ball. The staff are wonderful. The dolphin sail cruise is very basic but well priced. The kids enjoyed being able to sit on the booms. The knowledge of the bay and interaction with the Dolphins was great. Well worth doing.

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of our 1.5hr Dolphin Watch Cruise, the vessel does hold a maximum of 60passangers during this cruise, very rarely we will reach this number (however with your date of review I presume you visited us over Easter, and we do often meet capacity during school holidays). The dolphin watch is designed for guests to meet... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what I was expecting. But for a dinner Seaford cruise I thought we would be dinning in style. Not the case. Staff were great, friendly and nice. But plastic tables and chairs. Self service. Food ok. Nothing special

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thank you for your feedback on our 2.5hr Seafood BBQ Dinner Cruise, the meal is a 2course (main & dessert- with main consisting of local fresh fish & prawns). As we are a sailing Catamaran, spacing is limited, so meals are served on the counter and then it is self collection for plate/condiments - due to we do... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time the crew was very professional and our host Steven was very informative through the whole 3 hour trip . We did the trip to Brighton island the boat was comfortable and the ride was beautiful . On the way we saw lots of dolphins that came very close to the boat then snorkelling in Brighton... More 

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our 3hour Broughton Island Snorkeling Cruise on board Envision, sounds like you had a great trip exploring our much loved secret Island. We hope to see you back on board again soon... More 

Auburn, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great skipper, crew, and boat configuration for Dolphin Swim Australia. A safe, clean, and professionally run and managed vessel. Swimming with, or just going along as an observer of, the wild dolphins is a 'must do' compared to time in a pool with a captive dolphin. Family swam with ~200 - 300 common dolphins, and saw ~ 60 bottle... More 

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ImagineCruises, Manager at Imagine Cruises, responded to this review

We are so glad you & your family experienced the Wild Dolphin Swim run by Dolphin Swim Australia, its a once in a lifetime experience. We hope to see you back on board again soon to experience some of our other great cruises. More 

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