Whale Watching Coffs Harbour

Whale Watching Coffs Harbour

Whale Watch Experience

Whether you live on the Coffs Coast, are visiting in search of sun, surf and adventure or just looking to relax, there is one activity you really deserve to experience… that’s whale watching Coffs Harbour aboard our family friendly charter boat Pacific Explorer!

Whale Watch Experience and Pacific Explorer are the second longest continuous whale watching operation in New South Wales, with an impeccable safety record and a crew that loves giving guests the experience of a lifetime.

Having a maximum of only 23 guests each cruise and with uninterrupted views, 60 sqm of open deck space to move freely around, we are the Coffs Coast favourite boat with locals, visitors and international tourists.

Specifically designed for whale watching and the open ocean Pacific Explorer provides a safe, stable, peaceful ride that also avoids annoying the whales. It is the undeniable affinity that whales have with Pacific Explorer that makes our whale watching so successful.

We promise you the real ECO experience, without the crowds!

Whale Watching

The Coffs Coast is one of the best and convenient locations in Australia to experience Humpback whales up close.

Dolphin Search

Enjoy a 2 hour cruise to “Gallows”, then south along Boambee Beach where a resident pod of dolphins resides.

Snorkelling & Charters

Group snorkelling cruises on a charter basis to Spilt Solitary Island. Wetsuits, mask, snorkel and fins are supplied.

Lighthouse Cruise

Enjoy a half day cruise through the Solitary Islands Marine Park to South Solitary Island to see the historic lighthouse and dwellings.

What others are saying about us


Absolutely awesome whale watch experience

The crew of Pacific Explorer are very experienced and clearly love what they do. Their expertise ensured all on board were able to enjoy the trip. Guests can move freely around the catamaran ensuring great views of the whales. I highly recommend Pacific Explorer.


Whale of a time

A half day trip on a catamaran, the tour caters for small groups and families. We were not disappointed, and spent the best part of an hour with three whales breaching, fin-waving, tail slapping and putting on a terrific performance just for us. Captain Andrew and Lee were wonderful hosts providing helpful commentary and a drink and snack.


Awesome experience

Fantastic! Beautiful boat. Great crew. Very accommodating and knowledgable. This was a wonderful day. We went on the morning tour and there were groups of whales everywhere. Spotted the first ones not 2 minutes out of harbour mouth. Offered morning tea and the kids got a go at being captain. Definitely recommend this for all ages.

Contact Us

Whale Watch Experience

Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Phone: 0422 210 338

Email: info@whalewatchexperience.com.au

PO Box 4505, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450