Discover the beautiful coastal region of Port Stephens. But first, you’ll get to interact with Australian wildlife including cute koalas, cavorting kangaroos and crocodiles. In Port Stephens, board your boat and head out in search of wild dolphins. Then it’s all downhill from here, when you go sand-boarding on dunes that climb up to 40 metres high!
Port Stephens Dolphins and Dunes
Discover the beautiful North Coast region of Port Stephens, with its pristine waterways, golden sandy beaches, eco diverse marina and National Parks.
Travel across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and continue north to cross the Hawkesbury River before arriving at the Australian Reptile Park, loaded with unique exhibits and animals. Be greeted by a ranger who will escort you to the koala enclosures where you can see and touch one up close.
Explore the park on your own to see wombats, kangaroos, platypus and crocodiles and visit Spider World where you can witness the spider Venom-Milking program.
Explore Nelson Bay Marina on arrival at Port Stephens and enjoy lunch (own expense) before boarding the Dolphin Watching cruise.
Cruise out of the marina in search for pods of bottlenose dolphins – See views of the local beaches, dramatic headlands and unspoiled waterways. There is always that chance to ride the boom net at the back of the vessel so bring your swimsuit in the warmer months.
Visit the Stockton Sand Dunes – the largest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Join a guided tour in a purpose built 4WD, explore part of the 32 km long unspoiled beach and feel the sand between your toes. The 4WD will then take you to the tallest sand dune where you will have the chance to try sand-boarding, a thrill you will not forget. Upon disembarking the 4WD tour, you will board your coach for return transfer back to Sydney.
Entry to Australian Reptile Park
Dolphin watching cruise
Sand board hire
Experienced Driver Guide
Travel in a 4WD vehicle to the dunes for sand boarding
Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Mon, Wed & Sat: Departs city at 8:-00am
(earlier from pick-up points)
Returns approximately 7.15pm
Terms and Conditions
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Paradise Jet boating special conditions
- Children’s rate reduced
- Travel Dates: now – 24 Dec 2020
- Sale Dates: Until 31 October 2020, Hotel Transfers are not included
- Not applicable with any Paradise Jet Boating Combo packages.
- Subject to availability / may be withdrawn from sale
- 48 Hours required for booking
- Increased Flexibility in cancellation/reschedule policy
We understand the current uncertainty when travelling, and are happy to offer more flexible cancellation conditions.
You can cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to your confirmed ride time for any reason without any cancellation charges.
If you need to amend your ride time, just call our team, and a reschedule can be made without penalty up to 24 hours prior.
If you feel any signs of illness any time prior to arrival, please Do Not arrive for check-in…but call our staff to arrange a voucher or reschedule
If after arrival and check-in you become uncomfortable with the seating/distancing arrangements, let our staff know and we will arrange to reschedule
- Limited numbers
We have undertaken steps to comply with COVID safe requirements.
We keep the seat adjacent to the skipper seat remains vacant on all rides. Our priority is to keep our guests and team healthy and safe while enjoying your jet boat experience.
Sunlover Love The Reef Love The Deal
Cruises on Sat/Tue/Thur only subject to availability
Valid 1/1/20 – 31/3/21
Infants 0 – 3 yrs Free or $10 including pre booked lunch
All touring subject to availability at time of booking
Bookings are not available inside 24 hours
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SUNLOVER OPERATIONS PTY LTD TRADING AS SUNLOVER REEF CRUISES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Full payment is required for all bookings 72 hours prior to travel. In the event of passenger ‘no shows’ or failing to board, the full amount of the booking will be charged to the credit card provided, and will incur a merchant fee. Online bookings will be charged at the time of booking.
Any bookings cancelled by the customer within 72 hours of departure will be subject to a cancellation charge. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for FIT passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for groups* cancelling within 72 hours of departure.
No cancellation charges will apply for passengers failing to travel due to:
a) Ill health (medical certificate may be required);
b) Minor changes to group numbers;
c) Group or FIT passengers re-scheduling.
Should a cruise or package tour not operate for any reason, then an alternative date will be offered to the passenger. If an alternative date cannot be arranged then a full refund of monies paid to Sunlover Reef Cruises will be authorised. On the rare occasion where inclement weather prohibits a tour from operating the scheduled itinerary, an alternate itinerary will be offered to the passenger. If the passenger accepts this alternate itinerary then no further refunds will be authorised.
Seawalker and SCUBA Diving are subject to medical checklist. If medical is failed on-board no refund will be given for Seawalker or SCUBA dive options. Guests are advised to review medical checklists/requirements with their booking agent prior to booking. Minimum age for Seawalker and SCUBA diving is 12 years. Divers under 18 years of age must have a consenting parent or legal guardian with them in order to complete a Certified or Introductory SCUBA dive or a Seawalker Helmet dive.
Some package tours operate in conjunction with other tour operators and Sunlover acts as an agent for these companies. Conditions and cancellation policies for these tours are subject to operating conditions of these companies.
* A group means 10 or more passengers in one booking.
CONDITIONS OF PASSAGE
SUNLOVER OPERATIONS PTY LTD TRADING AS SUNLOVER REEF CRUISES
Accepts no responsibility or liability for any director indirect loss or damage of any kind. This disclaimer of liability applies irrespective of the cause, including whether or not such damage or loss is due to negligence on the part of Sunlover Reef Cruises or the withdrawal,cancellation or failure to provide a service, delay or any variation in services provided or the provision of substitute services.
Does not own or operate the helicopter or photo services that are offered to our reef visitors. When using these services you are contracting with the service operator and are subject to the conditions imposed by those operators.
On occasion the tropical weather conditions can cause cancellations and or changes to schedules and activities. Sunlover reserves the right to vary prices, schedules, vessels and any activities without notification. Any tickets issued are non-refundable.
Acts as a private carrier and reserves the right to refuse passage to any person and/or baggage.
a) Bringing alcohol on the vessel is prohibited at all times.
b) All bags and luggage may be subject to a search.
By accepting these “Conditions of Passage” and travelling with Sunlover Reef Cruises, the purchaser accepts and acknowledges that embarking on this cruise vessel is at his or her own risk, and that you accept these terms and conditions.
SUNLOVER BY STARLIGHT
BY PURCHASING THIS PRODUCT GUESTS AGREE TO ALL SUNLOVER REEF CRUISES TERMS OF CARRIAGE, AS OUTLINED HERE
Sunlover by Starlight is held on our floating pontoons situated at both Moore Reef and Arlington Reefs off the coast of Cairns. All overnight guests must complete a medical disclosure form prior to departure. Incomplete forms may result in the cancellation of the overnight portion of the tour.
Minimum age for Sunlover by Starlight is 12 years old. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer.
On occasion weather and sea conditions can cause cancellation or changes to the scheduled tour, overnight stay, itinerary and any activities. Cancellation of tour, or any of its components is at the complete discretion of Sunlover Reef Cruises Captain and operations department on the day.
Overnight guests will be provided with phosphate-free and biodegradable body wash.
Bringing alcohol on to the vessel is prohibited at all times. Overnight guests may purchase alcohol from the bar prior to the vessel’s departure. Purchase of alcohol will be limited to 4 standard drinks per overnight guest.
Please note that prices, departures and itineraries are subject to change without notice and may vary at any time.
All prices are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST and Environmental Management and Port Taxes. Prices are valid until 31st March 2020.
Terms & Conditions
(in addition to normal Terms of Carriage):
Sunlover by Starlight is held on our floating pontoons situated at Moore Reef and Arlington Reef off the coast of Cairns. All overnight guests must complete a medical disclosure form prior to departure. Incomplete forms will result in the cancellation of the overnight portion of the tour.
During your overnight stay the only form of rescue after the daily vessel departs is by Rescue Helicopter. Sunlover by Starlight has a First Aid Kit and will contact 000 in the case of an emergency and follow medical advice. Our qualified staff have Senior First Aid, CPR, Oxygen and Defibrillator Training. In the case that an emergency helicopter has to be called you must give authorisation and cover any costs incurred.
Please note that the response time is undetermined and the helicopter can only land in favourable weather conditions. Sunlover by Starlight may also choose to not allow guests to participate in overnight stays if a medical condition is of too high of a risk. No cancellation fee will be charged if cancellation occurs due to medical conditions notified prior to departure.
On occasion the tropical weather conditions can cause cancellation or changes to schedules and activities. Cancellation of tour is at the complete discretion of Sunlover Reef Cruises Captains and our operations department.
All overnight guests must be strong confident swimmers and have good English skills. They must be able to follow the host’s instructions for safety reasons. If you don’t meet safety requirements you maybe restricted to the Moore Reef or Arlington Reef day tour only on the day of travel (with no refund).
Sunlover by Starlight is dependent upon a minimum of 4 passengers’ pax and favourable weather conditions. Operations will notify all guests 12pm the day prior to departure if tour is continuing. If Operations cancel the overnight stay operation for any reason accommodation at Hides Hotel Cairns will be provided at a rate of $115 per night (to be paid by guest). Guests not wishing to take this option are required to find alternative arrangements at own expense. Guests will receive a refund of the difference between Sunlover by Starlight and normal Moore Reef Day product.
If a guest decides on the day of departure not to stay overnight and return with the boat to Cairns, they will not be refunded the difference between Sunlover by Starlight and the normal Moore Reef Day product.
SCUBA diving and Seawalker Helmet Dive must be booked prior to the day of departure. All diving is subject to a medical checklist and minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years. Divers under 18 years of age must have a consenting parent or legal guardian with them in order to complete a Certified or Introductory SCUBA dive or a Seawalker Helmet dive.
A special dietary request form is to be completed prior to the day of departure. Given the remote location Sunlover by Starlight operates in, dietary requirements will only be catered for if notified prior to departure, and confirmed in writing by Sunlover Reef Cruises.
Sunlover by Starlight operates within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and adhere to strict environmental guidelines. The use by guests of personal soaps and shampoos is prohibited. Overnight guests will be provided with phosphate-free and biodegradable soaps and shampoos.
Bringing alcohol on to the vessel is prohibited at all times. All bags and luggage may be subject to a search. Alcohol may be purchased from the bar by overnight guests prior to the vessel’s departure. Purchase of alcohol will be limited to 4 standard drinks per overnight guest.
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice and may vary at any time. All prices are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST and Environmental Management and Port Taxes. Prices are valid until 13 Dec 2019 or until sold out.
Due to the isolated location of our pontoons in the outer Barrier Reef, mobile phone reception and/or Wi-Fi is not available to Sunlover .
A 100% cancellation fee applies for tours cancelled within 24 hours of departure when no notice is given. However, if notice of cancellation is given and the tour is re-booked there is no charge.
For tours to Kangaroo Island a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 30 – 7 days of travel. A fee of 80% applies within 7 days – 24 hours of travel. A fee of 100% applies within 24 hours.
For all Sydney & Darwin tours; a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 72-24 hours of travel or when no notice is given. Within 24 hours of departure 100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation fees imposed on Gray Line by our supplier will be passed on.
For all Broome tours; a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 5-3 days of travel or when no notice is given. Within 48-24 hours proir to departure 100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation fees imposed on Gray Line by our supplier will be passed on.
|PERIOD OF NOTICE||CANCELLATION FEE|
|Less than 6 days||50% of tour price|
|Within 24 hours or no show||100% of tour price|
The following cancellation policies apply to bookings with Sydney HeliTours.
Cancellation within 48hrs of flight departure time – incurs 100% of flight cost
Reschedule of flight time or date within 48 hours of departure will incur a $50 fee per passenger
Changes of flight time or date within 24 hours is not available
Cancellation or re-schedule of discounted weekend flights is not permitted for any reason, and full flight cost will be charged
If passengers elect not to travel due to weather but flights are still operational, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Group bookings of over 10 seats will incur a cancellation fee if notice is only given within 5 days or less of the date of travel.
For Group bookings of over 10 seats further cancellation conditions may apply.
If booking through a third party agent additional cancellation restrictions may apply. Please refer to your travel documentation.
Any flight cancelled by Sydney HeliTours will not incur a cancellation charge and all endeavors will be made to re-schedule the flight to another time to suit the guests availability.
Sydney HeliTours will not be held liable for costs associated with airfares, accommodation or anything else due to helicopter flights which do not proceed as booked.
In the event of a guest’s non-appearance for a pick up or flight, a 100% cancellation fee will be applied.
For legal and safety reasons, all passengers are weighed prior to boarding the aircraft.
Individual weights in excess of 110kg (or 240lb / 17st) will incur a surcharge.
Couples with a combined weight of over 200kg (440lbs / 31st) will incur a surcharge.
Accurate individual passenger weights MUST be provided at the time of booking. Failure to provide accurate weights may result in the passenger(s) being unable to fly or further costs to the passenger(s) to proceed with the planned flight or aircraft upgrade. This is all based on safety and will never be compromised. Sydney HeliTours will take no responsibility for any costs associated with the passenger(s) being unable to take their flight if inaccurate weights are provided. If passenger(s) are unable to fly due to inaccurate weights no refund will be given.
Transferring to another date is treated as a cancellation and therefore cancellation fees will apply. Cancellations must be advised in writing.
Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour booking, such as pre/post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All tours are quoted in Australian dollars including Australian GST (Goods and Services Tax). All tours and excursions are operated by third parties and not Australia and Beyond Holidays. These Suppliers include. AAT Kings, Captain Cook Cruises, Majestic Cruises and other operators.
All tours are subject to change without notice as are vehicles due to operational reasons. Where a tour or departure is cancelled by the operator with no suitable replacement a full refund will be offered.
All Tours in Australia are non smoking.
Third party excursions such as Scenic Flights, Boat Cruises, Helicopter Flights, Cable Car Rides, some 4WD Tours, White Water Rafting, Camel Rides, Hot Air Ballooning, Rail, Rural Homestay Options are not operated by AABH, nor by persons or companies associated with AABH. These activities may involve inherent risk of injury, death, accident, delay and loss, and clients assume all such risk with regard to any misadventure, death, injury, delay or loss which occurs during, or as a result of, any such activity.