The Gardens Explorer is our most popular tour, covering the southern half of the Bay of Fires, offering a great opportunity to view and learn about the stunning coastline.
2022/2023 Season Resumes 1st October
The Gardens Explorer is our most popular tour, covering the southern half of the Bay of Fires, offering a great opportunity to learn about this stunning area. Heading out from Binalong Bay, the history and natural beauty will be highlighted as we traverse our way north along the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.
Our return journey is an offshore experience giving you a panoramic view of the coastline, just as the early explorers would have encountered when they first set eyes on our white sandy shores. Different times of year bring a range of sea life, including Whales, Dolphins, Fur Seals, Pelicans, Albatross, Pacific Gulls, Shearwaters and Sea Eagles, but of course sea and bird life encounters can not be guaranteed.
IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION
Our tour schedules can vary due to tidal and weather conditions, please read tour times carefully when making your booking. Passengers must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure, this allows sufficient time to conduct all pre boarding procedures.
Our vessel is powered by 3 x 250hp engines, we are not a jet boat style of tour, however, we do operate at speed, usually around 35km/h and our tours are in the open ocean. Our tours are completely vessel based, we do not disembark at any time.
Sometimes sea conditions dictate the tours we can undertake, on occasion our Gardens Explorer tour must be shortened to the Sloop Rock Express, we understand this can be disappointing for some passengers, however your safety and comfort is our number one priority.
We require minimum 6 adults to conduct our tours, we will contact you if minimum numbers have not been reached the evening before your scheduled departure.
Children must be accompanied by an adult – Please be mindful when booking for children, the open ocean can be daunting for some and the vessel is exposed to the elements. If your child is under the age of 5 or you have any concerns please feel free to contact us to discuss.
Cancellations - We understand that sometimes you need to change your schedule, we kindly ask that you give us 48 hours notice for changes and cancellations, this allows passengers on our waiting list the opportunity to enjoy a tour with us. Please contact us via email if you need to cancel your booking. Cancellations made within 24 hours of tour and passenger no-shows will incur the full tour cost.