Our adventure cruises and dolphin tours are available almost every day of the year, so we meet a lot of people from all over the world on a daily basis. We find that many of our guests have the same questions about the Jervis Bay area and what they can expect from one of our tours. Here are the answers to our most commonly asked questions, and if you still can’t find the information you need, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always ready to answer one more!
How long do the cruises last?
Most of our cruises in Jervis Bay last approximately 2 fun-filled hours. Our Summer Boom Netting is 1 1/2 half hours, and if you book a private cruise in Jervis Bay, you have flexibility for the length of your cruise.
Who can come on a Jervis Bay Wild Cruise?
We invite guests of all ages to come aboard our vessels and enjoy the scenic beauty and fascinating wildlife of the area. There is truly something for everyone on our tours.
What Do I Need to Bring?
Each cruise has a list of specific items to bring, but for most of our cruises we recommend
- Bottled Water
- Something warm (it is cooler on the water than on land)
We provide spray jackets, and you can buy snacks and beverages on board. Swimwear, towel, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen will be required for summer boom netting and our kayak, canoe and SUP tours. Check your individual tour page or contact us with any questions.
Will I definitely see dolphins and whales in Jervis Bay?
Part of the beauty of our tours is that our guests get the opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitats. Because we are meeting the animals in the wild, we can’t predict their behaviour with 100% certainty. While there is always a chance that the dolphins or whales won’t show themselves on a certain day, in our many years of offering whale watching cruises and dolphin tours, we’ve gotten to know the habits and patterns of our local wildlife extremely well. We’ll guide the vessel to prime viewing locations, to get you the best possible wildlife experience. Because of our knowledge and experience and the abundance of marine life in Jervis Bay, the probability that you will see large amounts of wildlife on your tour is high. As well, the bottlenose dolphins live right here in the bay, and rare is the day when they are not sighted multiple times on one of our cruises.
When is whale watching season?
Humpback whales embark on their annual migration in mid-May and can be see through to November. Officially whale watching season is June to November.
Where are the humpback whales going?
In the winter months, whales make their way from the arctic regions (where they live in the summer feeding on krill), to the warmer sub-tropical waters off the NSW and Queensland coasts where they give birth to their young. They return to the antarctic later in the season.
What is ecotourism? Is Jervis Bay Wild eco friendly?
Ecotourism is responsible travel and tourism with an emphasis on green and sustainable activities. Ecotourism ventures also support the conservation of natural habitats and an appreciation and respect for local and indigenous cultures. Jervis Bay Wild has a certification of Advanced Ecotourism and is fully is committed to sustainability in all our practices. We focus on education and understanding of wildlife, and work hard to preserve the many species in our area, choosing to interact with them in their natural, wild habitats, disturbing them as little as possible.