Scenic River Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Nelson

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Discover the tranquil waters of the Richmond River around Ballina Island. Explore the mangrove forests, the richly diverse flora and fauna and the creeks that branch off it. Sit back and bask in a glorious sunset over the river as you enjoy a cold beverage, tasty snack and some local history. This Nature Reserve will never cease to amaze you!Regular departures2 complimentary drinks per person (Beer, wine or champagne), locally made snacks, drinking water & weather jackets provided.Free return transfers from Byron Bay & Lennox Head designated pick up points. The vessel departs from Ballina at Lance Ferris WharfDue to the nature of our tours, we may have to cancel due to unpleasant weather conditions. A selection of alternative arrangements are available.
Discover the tranquil waters of the Richmond River Nature Reserve around Ballina Island. Our River Cruises are the perfect combination of leisure with a hint of fast-paced excitement. Let us show you the sights, sounds, and wildlife that you cannot see from the shore. Our tours go through the mangrove forests, down the creeks, showcasing the richly diverse flora and fauna unique to this region along the way. Learn about wildlife, local points of interest & history of the area from our Marine Biologist guide. Many rare birds and sea creatures such as dolphins can be spotted along the river, and for real nature lovers, it can be quite a thrill to see these animals in real life and up close. Sit back and bask in a glorious sunset as you enjoy complimentary beverages, locally made sweet & savoury delights, chilled tunes & the sounds of nature.Beautiful sunset views are a treat from the boat, and for photography lovers, this makes for the prime opportunity to get some rare, beautiful shots to bring back with you.Our trips cater to groups large and small and are perfect for children and adults. Whether you and a loved one are looking for an intimate evening out on the river, or you want to teach your kids more about Australian wildlife, our tours can cater to your group’s specific needs. Relaxing, exciting, and informative, our cruises will let you experience the natural landscape and the river like never before. • 4:40pm P/U from Byron Bay (Free transfers included) • Board our modern eco vessel at 5:20pm at Lance Ferris Wharf, 12 Fawcett Street, Ballina. • Depart from Ballina Jetty 5:30pm • Marine Biologist gives an interpretive talk of the environment your experiencing along the way • Make your way up the Richmond River, viewing the local flora and fauna.    • Take in the scenery as you enjoy a tasty snack and cold beverage on sunset • Listen to the sounds of nature • Learn some local history and interesting facts

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • 2 complimentary drinks per person (Beer, wine or champagne), locally made snacks, drinking water & weather jackets provided.
  • Please bring your hat, sunnies, camera & your sense of adventure!
  • We provide a free shuttle service from Byron Bay & Lennox Head. The vessel departs from Ballina at Lance Ferris Wharf, 12 Fawcett Street (directly in front of The Wharf Bar & Restaurant)
  • Beverages

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
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