17 Sep 2019
WATCH: Out to sea with Jervis Bay Wild
Known as a whale migration area, the South Coast region of New South Wales is a popular place to try and spot one of the gentle giants of the sea. Jervis Bay is particularly popular with visitors and locals to get out on the water to catch a glimpse. Local company Jervis Bay Wild offers a range of tours that take you around this beautiful bay and on the ocean, where you can bask in the natural beauty of the seascapes and hopefully see some marine life, too.
“We offer a number of different cruises, from private charters to a range of tours,” says Wayne Hunt, master of the vessel. “In summer time, we do a dolphin and boom netting cruise where the boom net drops off the vessel, you put your swimmers on and go through the water behind the boat. It’s lovely.”
“In the cooler months, we are very lucky that Jervis Bay is very well situated to see the passing whale migration so you can sometimes spy Humpback whales, Minkes or even some Southern Right whales,” he says.
While the crew can’t guarantee you’ll spy a whale, you might be able to see a dolphin or two along the way. “We have lots of resident Bottlenose dolphins that live in the bay. There’s nothing better than when they want to interact with the boat and you get an excellent view of them,” he says. “But we can also do an eco-adventure tour [called the Jervis Bay Passage tour] if we’re not having any luck spotting wildlife. On this tour, we go around the bay and explore all the nooks and crannies and different beaches.”
With a number of different vessels to suit the sea conditions and a great deal of experience and expertise, the Jervis Bay Wild crew are well equipped to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable day. “We can always get out of the wind and out of the swell if we need to, and explore this pristine waterway and beautiful part of the world.”
Aside from the popular dolphin tour and whale cruises, they also offer South Coast Passage tours going through the national park, as well as private tours, kayak and SUP tours. Relax in the café before or after your adventure on the water, rest your sea legs and take in the beautiful views of the bay.
G’DAY team tip: Chat to the friendly team here before your visit to check the weather conditions for your tour, as the sea conditions can change drastically. Notify them of who’s coming along, too – kids, grandad, wheelchair accessibility– the crew will advise what’s best for you and your fellow passengers.
Jervis Bay Wild offers tours 7 days a week, starting at $22 for children. Bookings available online and via Experience Oz where G’DAY Rewards members can receive up to 15% discount on tours.
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