Welcome to whale watching aboard Pacific Explorer
“NOTE: COVID-19 social distancing requirements have reduced our passenger capacity on each cruise. Consequently, it has been necessary to charge a standard $65 for all passengers for the 2020 season, including children and seniors. We appreciate your understanding.”
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!
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.
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.