Jervis Bay Dolphin Explorer Daytrip from Sydney

Departing Sundays this beach excursion takes you to a less travelled part of Australia for the worlds whitest sand beach and a dolphin watching boat trip.


The South Coast might not be on everyones immediate radar but this is arguably one of the best day trips from Sydney to see a real slice of Australia treasure.

Departing only on Sundays we drag you out of bed early after a big Sydney Saturday night and help you clear the cobwebs with a gentle meander through the rolling hills south of Sydney along the South Coast. You will quickly feel revitalised and refreshed from the stunning views of the coastline on the left, the quaint coastal villages of Berry and Kiama Heights, and the towering Great Dividing Mountain Range on the right.

We are making our way to the beautiful Jervis Bay for a leisurely picnic lunch of fresh local produce at the sparking white sand Hyams beach, perfect for some sun baking and a delightful swim in the crystal clear Pacific Ocean, before we head out for a cruise in search of the playful bottlenose dolphins. Jervis Bay is a protected marine park so you will encounter a whole raft of marine life, like blue penguins, seals, and if we are lucky migrating Humpback whales between June and October.

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 8

Fitness Requirement: low

What's included

  • Return transport from Sydney
  • Informative Guide
  • Dolphin watching cruise
  • Explore local villages
  • Beach time

What To Bring

  • Sun protection
  • Swimming suit and towel for swimming if times permits
  • Water bottle and spending money


Day 1 : Dolphin Watch Cruise
Spectacular coastline - drive through the rolling hills along the south coast See stunning views of the coastline with numerous beaches and heights of the mountainous Great Dividing Range Mt Bulli Lookout - stop at this stunning lookout that sits high above the Illawarra escarpment with amazing views over the Wollongong coastline Take photos of the famous Kiama Blowhole, a natural feature attracting thousands of visitors every year Free time in the seaside village of Huskisson for exploring the shops, cafes and pubs for a local lunch (own expense) Jump on a 1.5 hour cruise to go out into Jervis Bay to look for and get close to the bottlenose dolphins that call this national marine park home After the cruise you have free time to walk along the White Sands Trail to feel the sand between your toes and have a swim (conditions permitting) Refreshment stop in the trendy village of Berry on our return to Sydney.
Meals :None


Departs: every Sunday

7.00am – Bondi Junction - Meriton Apartments, 97 Grafton St

7.10am - Kings Cross – Holiday Inn, 203 Victoria St

7.25am - Central – St Laurence Church, 812 George St

7.45am - Circular Quay – The Obelisk, Macquarie Park Place, cnr Bridge & Loftus St

Returns: 7.00pm (approx.)


Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Marine Parks / Reserve
  • Dolphins/ Dolphin Swim
  • Scenic Tour / Sightseeing

Available Extras

Lunch own expense. 45 minutes is set aside and there plenty of eating options

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Get up and out of bed on a Sunday morning and away from the crowds and the main tourist routes of the Blue Mountains and Port Stephens and try this incredible day trip to the New South Wales South Coast. Relax and work on the tan on Hyams Beach - the beach with the whitest sand of any beach in the world.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Real Aussie Adventures says

    Jervis Bay day tour from Sydney to see the bottlenose Dolphin's Stockton Beach. This tour is family friendly and suitable for children over 8 years old.


    On Trip Advisor

    Excellent Tour.

    The driver, James, was excellent and willing to alter the tour to suit the weather.

    Kangaroo Valley was beautiful, Jervis Bay and particularly Hyams Beach was a big hit for the passengers from overseas.

    Last but not least, seeing a huge mob of wild kangaroos quite close was a huge highlight. We could almost reach out and pat them.

    Awesome day.

    On Trip Advisor

    Awesome Tour!!!!

    Our tour guide smokey was awesome!!! I could tell that he was really passionate about his job and made the entire trip really enjoyable. He even went out of his way to accommodate all of us. My dad booked the Port Stephens Day Tour and one of the highlights was dolphins watching. Some of the other tourists wanted to see the whales instead even though they have not booked it in advance.

    But Smokey made it happen somehow and all of us in the tour got to see not only the whales but dolphins as well!! I would highly recommend anyone who is coming to Sydney to book a tour with colourful trips!

    Thank you Smokey for making this family trip a memorable one! I'll be sure to tell my friends in Singapore to book a tour with colourful trips when they come to Sydney. Cheers! (Singapore Family) 

    On Facebook

    An Amazing Day at Jervis Bay

    Tour guide Mark was friendly (and he gave great commentaries on board!) We were lucky enough to have witnessed the magical Kiama Blowhole, tasted some lovely pastries for lunch sitting on the beach, hopped on the dolphin watch cruise and enjoyed the warm sunshine and breeze on the deck (guess those cute little creatures might have been too shy to say hi, we enjoyed the cruise anyway). And wish we had more time for the turquoise water and pearly white sand on Hyams Beach - who needs Maldives when you have Jervis bay? ;)

    On our way back to Sydney, Mark took us to Sanctuary Point where we spotted some 30 jumpy kangaroos right next to locals playing golf - it was definitely a lovely surprise. Though it's a long journey down south, the experience is totally worth it. Thank you for a memorable day Mark :)