Historic Lighthouse and Solitary Island Cruise

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Whale Watch Experience on Coffs Harbour offers one of the best sightseeing cruises around the Solitary Island Marine Park. 

This half-day cruise circumnavigates Solitary Island treating you to the stunning views of the lighthouse, amazing arches and rock formations. The cruise also offers historical commentary, videos and photos about the lighthouse and the keepers who have lived there. Enjoy your morning tea provided on board as you cruise around the scenic marine park. 

During the cruise, you will be able to get a closer look at the weathered shoreline around Solitary Island. If you’re lucky, you can listen to stories about the lighthouse and the keepers from a former resident of the island. A truly eye-opening experience, the cruise offers a sneak-peek into a different reality than the conveniences of modern life. 

Cruise onboard a purpose-built sea-going vessel with a wide hull and low centre of gravity that reduces the rocking and rolling motion, allowing you to take good photos. 

Solitary Islands Marine Park is a laid-back marine park in New South Wales that is known for its diverse range of habitats. The lighthouse located on the South Solitary Island is one of the oldest and historical attractions on the island which was built in 1880. 

Whale Watch Experience is a cruise operator on Coffs Harbour with many years of experience, offering the passengers a good introduction of the landscape and its diverse flora and fauna. With utmost priority given to safety and enjoyment, Whale Watch Experience is one of the most trustworthy experiences in New South Wales.

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  • Cruise Inclusions
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Departure Details

Departure Location Coffs Harbour International Marina

  • Boards 08:00

  • Departs 08:30

  • Returns 12:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 4-hr historic lighthouse island cruise
  • Morning tea provided
  • Visit to the keeper’s residence
  • Informative commentary
  • Numerous photo opportunities

Dress Code

Casual clothing, soft sole shoes

Additional Information

  •   Please note this cruise requires a minimum total of 4 passengers to operate
  •   Fares discounted for seniors and children
  •   Cruise is subject to weather and sea conditions

Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;


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  • Adult Price

    from $120

  • Child Age 5 - 14

    from $80


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