A chance to get up close and watch for Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and abundant wildlife and to see our natural heritage and local historic sites.
Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours
Discover the secrets of Pambula Lake, learn about oyster farming, the river estuary and taste oysters straight from the lake. All aboard for Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tour!
Pambula produces around 215,000 dozen Sydney Rock Oysters a year and have a subtle earthy taste, rounded by the daily meeting of river waters from Yowaka and Pambula and the incoming tide from the beautiful river mouth.
Board ‘The Kangaroo’, a glorified oyster punt, and set sail downstream past towering eucalypts, ancient Aboriginal middens and resident white bellied sea eagles. See how the catching of oysters is done, how they are grown and sample some for yourself before heading back to the jetty.
Tours take approximately 1.5 hours. Minimum 6 persons, max 23. Private group charters by appointment.
Cat Balou Cruises
When you sail onboard the 15 metre Cat Balou you can enjoy comfort, peace of mind and the chance to hear live whale song. Sightings are guaranteed on whale watching cruises from September to November, with a free return trip or half your fare back in the rare event that no whales are sighted.
Tours range from 2.5 hours to 3.5 hours, exploring the coastal wildnerness of Eden and Ben Boyd National Park all the way to Green Cape Light House. Ros’ is famous for sharing tales about Eden, from failed empires to shore based whaling and over 30 years of whale research that she and Gordon have contributed to.
Cat Balou departs from Snug Cove which has no bar crossings and direct ocean access, putting you on the Humpback Highway within minutes of leaving port. Enjoy optimum viewing from 3 outdoor platforms and inside seating. Cat Balou Cruises are licensed, and offers morning or afternoon tea and hot soup.
Cat Balou Cruises has been awarded the South Coast Tourism Hall of Fame and Ecotourism Gold Medal and is consistently recognised for excellence by Trip Advisor.
Bookings are essential. Cat Balou offers limited wheelchair access.
3.5 hours: Adults $85, families $250.
2.5 hours: Adults $65, families $185.
Fishpen Charters – Merimbula
Departures daily from Merimbula’s iconic Mitchie’s Jetty, get onboard 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!
During September, October and November 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.
Your enjoyment and safety is our priority, therefore, we DO NOT fish in rough weather.
Merimbula Marina – Merimbula
Merimbula Marina offers a range of ocean adventure tours – from reef fishing trips to whale watching.
Plan your next maritime adventure here, from whale watching, fishing, extreme adventure, discovery tours, and even boat hire.
Find the jetty in the heart of Merimbula and get ready for a unique adventure!
Reel Affair – Merimbula
Reel Affair Fishing Charters Merimbula, operates Reef Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Kingfish Charters and Game Fishing on a private or share charter basis. The Reel Affair is a 38 foot fly-bridge Mariner Cruiser with twin engines.
Ask about Fisherman’s Lodge, which sleeps 12 and is centrally located in the heart of Merimbula, a short walk to shops, clubs, restaurants and Merimbula’s Public Jetty.
Whale Watch cruises are also available during the months of September to November for the southern migration of Humpback Whales.