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Nova Cruises

5 Honeysuckle Dr | Lee Wharf Pontoon, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 400 381 787
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Whale watching in Newcastle

Great morning out whale watching. Saw about 15 whales. Three hours is good- ideal for kids as it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stacy L
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Newcastle, Australia
via mobile
Total shamble

Got into the boat and was asked about payment, no warm greeting from the crew. Then the startd the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tatianna S
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Sydney, Australia
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“lunch cruise” (13 reviews)
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5 Honeysuckle Dr | Lee Wharf Pontoon, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 400 381 787
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great morning out whale watching. Saw about 15 whales. Three hours is good- ideal for kids as it is not too long. There is a sighting guarantee. Check the website. It was fun. Cup of tea and biscuits available on arrival on the boat.

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NovaCruises, Front Office Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stacy thanks for taking the time to review. We've had some great sightings this season glad you had fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got into the boat and was asked about payment, no warm greeting from the crew. Then the startd the cruise and a litteraly stopped the boat un the middle of the bay and told us they brokedown so cancelked the tour. Very upsetting. Just told...More

Thank Tatianna S
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NovaCruises, General Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Tatianna, Thanks you for taking the time to leave a review. We welcome all feedback good, bad or indifferent to help us improve our product. I understand you would have felt disappointed and frustrated when we had to cancel our cruise Sunday Afternoon...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon cruise off Newcastle whale watching. We saw about 10 whales and the staff manouvred the boat for some great viewing. Terrific photographic opportunities. Comfortable boat and pleasant crew. Can’t wait to go again.

Thank AEC60
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NovaCruises, Front Office Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you delighted you had such a great cruise with us. The sightings this season have been wonderful. Looking forward to seeing you onboard again. Thanks Nuala

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Took a Sunday lunchtime harbour cruise with a group of 8. Great weather to enjoy the trip. Commentary was interesting, learning about things along the way. Food was delicious with fresh prawns, ham and chicken with great salads and bread roll. A lovely couple of...More

Thank evking
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NovaCruises, Front Office Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Delighted you had a great cruise with us looking forward to seeing you onboard again in the future. Thanks Nuala

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch cruise with my family and friends for my 60th Birthday.Lunch was amazing all fresh and plenty for everyone.We enjoy the views and commentary.Staff polite and helpful .Plenty of room to move around the top deck.

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NovaCruises, Front Office Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bev thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Delighted all your group had a great cruise with us. Hopefully we will see you on board again in the future. Thanks Nuala

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We boarded the NV Princess today 6/5/18 for a cruise around NewCastle harbour. It was a great day for cruising on the water, the sun was shining and the temperature was perfect. The cruise was inclusive of a very tasty buffet style lunch inclusive of...More

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NovaCruises, Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and travelling from Sydney to see us. Hopefully we will see you back in Newcastle again.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Did a cruise to Raymond Terracw, staff were friendly,courteous, and professional. Assistance from staff was grateful appreciated with managing a pram on and off the boat. Commentary on board was informative, without dominating the cruise. Morning /afternoon tea offered on board was good. Overall good...More

Thank 17lynda17
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NovaCruises, Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your review. Delighted you had a good day out with us. Hopefully we will see you onboard again in the future.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Our Son & Daughter-in-law gave us a Scenic Lunch Cruise on Newcastle Harbour for Christmas, with Nova Cruises. We had an enjoyable 2 hours being shown the Newcastle foreshore, and workings of this large shipping port. Grain, coal and general cargo are loaded onto enormous...More

Thank June F
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NovaCruises, Front Office Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review look forward to seeing you back in Newcastle again.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Chose to go on a dinner cruise for my hens party in Feb. I loved it. The food was great - we had a few fussy eaters with us and they all ate and were very satisfied. The desserts were lovely - cheesecake and chocolate...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The best way to see the Newcastle Harbour foreshore and it’s highlights. The cruise provided a commentary on the harbour’s landmarks and history. Lunch was a smorgasbord comprising of Prawns, Chicken & Ham along with a number of different salads. All you had to pay...More

Thank Mark P
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NovaCruises, Front Office Manager at Nova Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review delighted you had a lovely cruise with us. Look forward to seeing you onboard again in the future.

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Alejandra C
6 November 2016|
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Good Afternoon, Thanks for your enquiry. We view the 9pm fireworks from the eastern side of the bridge and the midnight fireworks from the western side. The harbour is very busy on NYE. Our vessel is permitted to carry over... More
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Alejandra C
6 November 2016|
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Response from Peter H |
Hi, Very big upper deck. We are permitted to have 80 guests upstairs. Kind Regards, Peter
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