Whale Watching Charters
The Sapphire Coast is one of the few places in the world you can see whales feed during their migration.
Whale watching charters sail from Eden and Merimbula and you can be among the pods within minutes of leaving port.
The number of whales to our waters have been increasing each year and the season is getting longer. The best time of the year to see them is from September to late November, when they are south bound for Antarctica with their young.
Shearwaters also undertake their migration at this time, and have the longest migration of any bird in the world. Other marine life include resident seals, dolphins and penguins.
Narooma Tours and Charter Fish Narooma offer fully catered trips ranging from 2 to 9 hours wether fishing, diving, snorkelling, whale watching, Montague Island Guided Tours, Lighthouse Tours, Evening Penguin tours or a mix of all our options.
Playstation is a 9.8 metre purpose built fishing and tour boat, with toilet and cooking facilities.
Narooma Tours and Charter Fish Narooma uses the latest top quality gear available from our fishing tackle, lures to electronics.
Cat Balou Eden
Join the multi award winning vessel CAT BALOU for a memorable cruise around historic Twofold Bay, Eden, one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. Watch majestic Humpback whales during spring with NSW’s most experienced whale watching operators who offer a whale guarantee on all cruises. Twofold Bay Discovery Cruises operate throughout the year with so much to see! View Boyd’s Tower, Seahorse Inn – Boydtown, Edrom Lodge, the naval wharf, Eden’s woodchip mill, mussel farms and our fishing fleet. Experience nature at its best with dolphins and seals seen on most cruises. Cat Balou is a modern 75 passenger catamaran providing live commentary and complimentary refreshments on all cruises. In 2013 our vessel received a prestigious ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award from Trip Advisor reflecting customer satisfaction and was the gold winner for ecotourism in the South Coast Tourism Awards. Get on board and book today.
Rathlin II Fishing Charters
Game, Deep Sea & Reef Fishing. Rathlin II is a luxuriously appointed 41ft Steber with twin diesel and the latest technology in fish finding and navigation equipment. Locally owned and operated with a skipper that has 25 years international commercial fishing experience. Charter Fare includes: Bait & Tackle, Quality overhead and spinning reels and rods, professional quality game reels, both stand-up and chair rods, tea & coffee, snacks fish are cleaned, no fishing licence required.
Headland Fishing Charters
Going fishing with Headland Charters is a real adventure for young and old, if you have never fished before or you are a pro, we will take good care of you.
You’ll be fishing on the best boat in town with personal service guaranteed. Jadele II, in full maritime survey for 12 passengers and 2 crew. Available for share charters or exclusive hire. Reef, game, shark, king fishing and whale watching (in season). Also scenic coastal cruises.
On-board toilet. BYO food and drink. No fishing licence is required. All fishing gear and bait supplied and all fish are cleaned for you. Personal service guaranteed
Merimbula Marina operates multiple cruises each day during September to November. We are a family owned and operated business and believe in responsible and respectful whale watching practices. We have a deep love of the ocean and all its amazing creatures and enjoy sharing this with our passengers.
We have been operating our vessel True Blue from Merimbula for over 10 years. She is a 16 metre Super Sea Cat with three unobstructed 360 degree viewing decks to whale watch from. She has both indoor and outdoor seating and onboard toilets. Live and informative whale commentary and morning or afternoon tea is provided. You are also likely to see other whales like Southern Rights, Minkes, Bryde’s, Blue and Orcas and marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, Australian Fur Seals, a bounty of sea birds and more from the boat.
Launched in May 2015 “Sensational” is the Sapphire Coast’s newest and fastest whale watching experience! She is a fast, economical eco-RIB. With real 360 degree water level viewing this vessel allows you to get up close and personal with the whales!
Check out our daily photos and whale reports on our facebook page www.facebook.com/Merimbulamarina. Like our page and download photos taken from your cruise for free!
Fishpen Charters Merimbula
Departing from Merimbula’s iconic Mitchie’s Jetty and offering the ultimate fishing adventure. We cater for the novice to the experienced fisher, specialising in reef and fun-filled family trips. Broadbill is a fully-surveyed stable vessel with experienced and friendly skippers. Your catch is cleaned and ready for the pan! Your enjoyment and safety is our priority, therefore, we DO NOT fish in rough weather. During Sept/Oct/Nov the annual migration of the mighty humpback whales takes place just off the coast of Merimbula, an encounter with these truly awesome creatures is an experience that will not be easily forgotten on board Broadbill. Trips depart from Mitchies Jetty on Fishpen Road.