CLARENCE RIVER FERRIESOperate a daily ferry service between the beautiful coastal towns of Yamba and Iluka, at the mouth of the mighty Clarence River.During your journey keep an eye out for a variety of seabirds circling above looking for a meal. Dolphins are a common sight as they swim alongside the boat and if you keep your eyes peeled you may even spot a turtle.Clarence River Ferries have two boats in their fleet - the MV ‘Clarence Head’ (built in 1945) and MV Mirigini (built in 1973) which are also available for private charter and functions.Why not hop on board one of their Scenic River Cruises which run every Wednesday and Friday, or their Sunday ‘live music’ cruise to Harwood Island – a 30 kilometre round trip.You are sure to enjoy a fun day on the water aboard Clarence River Ferries.For more information go to: www.clarenceriverferries.com.au or call 0408 664 556.
SUP YAMBA – STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS
For affordable fun on the water get down to Yamba’s beautiful Whiting Beach and hire a stand up paddleboard from SUP Yamba.The operators offer excellent personal service for fun lovers, thrill seekers and saltwater enthusiasts or to anyone just wanting to have a go at something new.SUP Yamba operates 7 days a week at Whiting Beach during the holiday season (weather permitting).Share the fun with family and friends or just enjoy a relaxing paddle by yourself.
For more information see our website www.supyamba.com
For a perfect blend of relaxation, activity and sightseeing you really need to join in on one of Yamba’s Kayak Tours.Using double or single ‘sit in’ Sea Kayaks, we will guide you on a variety of tours taking in the vast array of islands and waterways of the Clarence River Estuary.Whether young or older, fit or not so fit, Yamba Kayak can tailor make a tour for you.Experience first hand the beauty of the Clarence River and its rich diversity of flora, fauna and marine life. Stop along the way for a morning tea of freshly cut fruit, locally roasted plunger coffee and homemade cake. This is no ordinary kayak paddle but an experience that will remain with you long after the tour has ended.Yamba Kayak supply life jackets, maps, dry bags for personal items and a first aid kit.You need to bring water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, suitable clothing and in summer, swimmers and towel.Yamba Kayak also offer kayaks for you to hire for your own self-guided tour of the Clarence River.For more information go to: www.yambakayak.com or call Phil on 0466 035 444.
CLARENCE RIVER FISHING CHARTERS
One of the main drawcards of the Clarence River is its great fishing and who better to take you to the ‘right spot’ than Clarence River Fishing Charters.Skipper Mark Verstappen is born and bred on the Lower Clarence and the grandson of local fishing identity Dick Richards. Mark has returned to the Clarence Valley after spending 15 years in the Navy, so you can be assured that you are in good hands.Mark and his wife Laura provide their chartered fishing trips along the Clarence in their purpose built flat bottom estuary fishing vessel, fitted out with Shimano rods and reels and a range of lures and tackle.Full day and half day packages are available which include morning tea, soft drinks and snacks. Specialist packages are also available.Book now to have a fun day with mates or family.For more information contact: www.clarenceriverfishingcharters.com.au or call Mark on 0477 499 886.
Pilot Hill, Yamba
Whale watching is an exhilarating experience and Pilot Hill is a great location to spot migrating whales.
Mathew Flinders discovered Yamba in 1799 and the view over the ocean, beaches and river system is stunning. There has been a continuous pilot station in situ here since 1877 and is the site of the first lighthouse built in 1880 until its current replacement was erected in 1955. Whilst looking for whales and dolphins read the dreamtime stories of how the Clarence was created on the interpretive panels at this historic site.
Phone: (02) 6642 4677 Address: Pilot Hill (off Clarence St) Yamba, NSW
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