Testimonials

Name: Carolyn
Cruise: Fingal Island Tour
This was one of the best things we did in Nelson Bay. Really fun speedboat trip out to Fingal Island, and then we were taken around the island by the local Eco Guide. It was stunning and the history very interesting. The kids loved the snorkelling and there was even a cup of tea on the beach! We took kids aged 6 to 14 and they all enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend this trip.

Name: Maddy Lyon
Date on Board: April 2015 Dolphin Watch
BEST tour ever. We had such an amazing experience. Our captain ‘captain crusty’ and guide Lisa were just spectacular. The wealth of knowledge they both had of the area was unbelievable, not only did we have an amazing time, we also learnt so much and got to see so many dolphins!! Honestly best afternoon ever. Highly recommend!!!!!!

Name: Christoper Gibbs (England)
We went out on a 1.5 hour Dolphin cruise on 25th April and it was spectacular.
We must have seen 50 Dolphins during the cruise with the first sighting only 15 minutes out of port. The boat is small compared to some so you get a much more personalised experience. They have an expert on Dolphins who knows the individuals all by sight,and the crew give you loads of interesting facts during the trip.
If you want to do this then go with Imagine Cruises you will not be disappointed.

Name: Christine Lindsay
Date on Board: 19th October 2014- Whale Watch

I would just like to extend my thanks to your lovely crew who helped me tick off a ‘bucket list” item during your Whale Watching cruise. I have always wanted to see whales and yes, we saw them alright. It was a fabulous experience.
In particular, I would like to thank mark? for his expert and informative conversation while we were watching for whales. He answered my endless series of questions with good humour, making the trip just that more enjoyable.
I will be recommending your tour to others and wish you all the best in the future, especially Mark

Name: Barbara Ray

There is no better way to see the whales in the Port Stephens area than on an Imagine Cruise. This catamaran is a lovely way to sail. Firstly, the knowledge of the skippers is amazing, they live and love this area. Sailing out of the heads and then seeing whales close up is an awesome experience. You are usually guaranteed a sighting, or a free return visit if you don’t happen to see them. This has only happened to me once. The whales are a joy to watch, so majestic, and when they breach, it’s breathtaking. On the way back, if there’s enough breeze, they usually return under sail. What a relaxing thing to do. Just the sound of the wind, & the water. They usually sail around Cabbage Tree Island & see some seals, you nearly always see dolphins, and we’ve even seen huge turtles. Each time we have visitors, we always do an Imagine cruise, it’s the only way to go. I would not hesitate in recomminding this tour operator.

Name: Katrina

I have used imagine cruises for the past 5 years and have never been disappointed. This weekend we had the best experience, Frank the skipper was very knowledgable and found the whales who I might add put on an excellent show for all on board, it was wonderful making memories with my nieces who are visiting from the uk.

Name: Rochelle

Went out whale watching on a smaller sail boat with an excellent and very knowledgeable crew. Got very close to the whales and as there were only 25 people on board all got an excellent view of a whale that ‘played’ for at least 45 minutes up close to our boat.
Much better than going on the bigger boats where you have to jostle for window positions.
Also great to have the tour of the area and see the seals and dolphins up close as well. They even emailed us photos they had taken which was great for those who didn’t bring a camera(and at no cost).

Name: Melody Miranda
Date on board: 26th March 2013- Marine Discovery

Thanks so much Mark and Pete! What a phenomenal day! The snorkelling and dolphin watch cruise was just amazing! You guys were fantastic, made the whole day! Loved sipping on a wine in the boom net and the snorkelling, wow! We will be back in a few months for the whale watch cruise Thank you so much for an amazing day!

Name: Christy-lee Townsend
Date on Board: 16th February 2013- Private Charter Wedding

Thank you so much for the evening – it was the best wedding reception I could have asked for and the service was brilliant! Everyone had a ball and loved it!

Name: Monique White
Date on Board: Valentine’s Day 2013- Private Charter Wedding

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at Imagine for giving myself and my husband the most beautiful Valentine’s Day wedding we could of ever thought possible. The food was great the atmosphere was excellent there is not a bad thing I could say about the day. The weather was great too and I would highly recommend anyone wishing to have an intimate beautiful wedding to go with Imagine. Thanks for the best day ever!!!!

Name: Lisa Nu
Hometime: Sydney
Date on Board: Jan 2013- Seafood BBQ Dinner

We went on the $39 BBQ fish dinner cruise and had such a relaxing and lovely time, can definitely recommend. This was good value, the meal was nice and the sailing was great. Crew were friendly and attentive, even supplying us with blankets on the way home as the air cooled. We’re so happy that we did this cruise and the small group size and the sailing part of the cruise were just what we wanted. You can go down and relax on the boomnet on the front of the boat which some people did; and we got to see some dolphins too. Very enjoyable and one of the highlights of our Nelson Bay stay (along with camel rides on Birubi beach – must do!).

Name: Christine Simpson
Hometown: Bobs Farm
Date onboard: 18th January 2013 – Private Charter Wedding

Thank you frank and cilla for a great time at the wedding can’t imagine having a better time anywhere else, any one thinking of a reception venue think Imagine aaaa thanks again

Name: Henk

The “Imagine” is our favourite whale watching vessel. The skipper really knows how to find and follow the migrating whales and you are hardly ever disappointed. We have sailed on the “Imagine” at least half a dozen times: as whale watchers, to celebrate a friends birthdays (dinner cruises) and last night to celebrate the New Year with a cruise with copious finger food, kebabs and cooked prawns of excellent quality.
Each time was great: the atmosphere on board is friendly and the crew do their utmost to give you a good time. Quality of food and drinks is good and service is friendly.
As the “Imagine” is a catamaran it is more stable than single hull vessels in rough weather, but for passengers that think they may have a problem there are free sea-sickness tablets available.
Most of the trips we made with the Imagine it went under sail as soon as we left the marina which makes it extra attractive.