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Situated on tranquil waterways, the Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven areas are two of the top boating destinations on the NSW South Coast. Book a private sailing charter on a luxury catamaran, hire a boat to enjoy a day's fishing or join a whale watching tour. There are plenty of memorable experiences to enjoy on the water, from luxury sailboats to kayaks.
Jervis Bay Marine Park boasts some of the world’s whitest sands and calm, clear waters. There are many places to hire a kayak or sailboat and explore on your own, or take to the water on a yacht or a private charter.
Take in stunning views, spot bottle nosed dolphins, or enjoy lunch on a quiet beach, with Discover Jervis Bay Luxury Sailing. These boats are available for private charter and are operated by Dolphin Watch Cruises. They offer sailing, swimming, snorkelling and dolphin watch experiences, giving you the chance to completely experience the beautiful nature of the Jervis Bay waters.
Or voyage down the sheltered waters of Currambene Creek on board Jervis Bay Wild's 'Pontoon Boat' for their sunset cruise, which treats you to an evening of relaxation and indulgence.
Explore the inlets further by hiring a boat, kayak or stand up paddleboard at the Sussex Inlet Marine Centre. St Georges Basin has excellent boating facilities, including the Sussex Inlet and Basin Yacht Club, which holds races and regattas year-round.
Callala Bay hosts an October Long Weekend regatta which you can watch from the shores, or bring your own yacht, dinghy or catamaran and compete yourself. Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club runs an annual cruise from Jervis Bay to Ulladulla during Easter, while the Vincentia Sailing Club races small catamarans most Sundays from September to April.
Stop by Angler’s Rest at Greenwell Point and hire a kayak or a small boat, ideal for exploring the Yawal River, Shoalhaven and Crookhaven rivers, travelling upriver through beautiful bushlands and escarpments. More than 50km of the Shoalhaven River is navigable by boat, and with around 75% of the catchment set aside as national park, you can truly immerse yourself in nature.
Whale watching tours are another good way to explore Jervis Bay; running from May to December, cruises depart from Huskisson Wharf. Or visit Husky Hire-A-Boat, hire a small vessel and explore the pretty Currambene Creek nearby.
If you’re keen to learn to sail, the Nowra community sailing club can give you a lesson on the Shoalhaven River, every Saturday from late September until Easter. Nowra is also the home of Hansa sailing, accessible sailing with boats designed so that the able bodied and people with disabilities can sail side by side.
Jervis Bay is home to Jervis Bay Marine Park, a dedicated marine park which ensures the conservation of marine habitats and species, while allowing recreational fishers plenty to enjoy. The rock platforms on the northern side of the bay are famous for the land-based game fishing, with opportunities to catch marlin, tuna and kingfish.
Within the bay, you can catch bream, whiting and flathead from most of the beaches in the area, or let Simos Afloat take you on a deep sea fishing tour, where you could catch everything from snapper to tuna.
Harbour and deep sea fishing is abundant in Ulladulla, a commercial fishing harbour since the 1800s, famous for its annual ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ festival. Jump on a deep sea charter for a chance to catch marlin, tuna, or jewfish with Ulladulla Fishing Charters.
Freshwater enthusiasts should head to Tallowa Dam in the Kangaroo Valley and the Danjera Dam and the upper Shoalhaven River. Throw a line in at the Conjola, Tabourie and Burrill Lakes, a relaxed option for those who want to make a day of it fishing from a kayak or a tinny. St Georges Basin is a sheltered South Coast estuary which teems with bream, flathead and tailor; exploring the edges by boat is best.