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Free Spirit Cruises
Ranked #2 of 10 Tours in Forster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Free Spirit Cruises the aquamarine waters of Wallis Lake at Forster, NSW. Lunch is freshly prepared on board and served to your table. Wildlife is abundant, including frequent sighting of pelicans, black swans, oyster catchers and sea eagles to name but a few. Dolphins are frequently sighted in Wallis Lake and the occasional sea turtle. There have been rarer sightings of dugong and even a fur seal in the lake. Take in lunch and be part of the conversation, perhaps partaking in a beverage from the fully licensed bar. Learn a little of the areas history, both aboriginal and european, the commercial fishing and aquaculture industries and about our unique environment. The Free Spirit makes the perfect venue for a get together with family and friends. Book today...you'll love it!
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“Free Spirit Cruises”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Forster area. We did this cruise yesterday under very windy conditions but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The captain gave a light commentary and was very knowledgeable about the Wallis Lake area. A delicious light lunch, which included dessert as well as coffee and tea was served. A very relaxing afternoon. I have been on many tours and this was one of the better ones, especially when you consider the very reasonable cost of the tour and the level of service given. Keep up the good work Peter and his team. Tineke Insole

Visited October 2013
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“Lunch Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We took this cruise after arriving in Forster. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise,which went for 2 and half hours with lunch provided. The lunch was fantastic as was the Captain who led the cruise/ We would certainly consider taking this cruise again. We were able to see Dolphins which was just terrific. Peter is very well informed of the Wallis Lake area. Thank you Peter for a lovely day. Carole and Bindi

Visited September 2013
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Forster, Australia
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“Lovely scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a popular trip with tourists. Excellent way to be on the water and enjoy the magnificent scenery of this area. Light lunch on board also. You can also hire canoes and small outboard boats to do a spot of fishing. All great ways to spend a couple of hours. Forster is approx. 20 minutes off highway and well worth a look.

Visited November 2012
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Peter M, Owner at Free Spirit Cruises, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thanks so much Norma for cruising with us and your positive feedback. The Waterline Boathouse is a separate entity but they have a great range of well maintained and late model hire vessels too.
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Forster, Australia
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“Fabulous lunch or dinner lake cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We have been on the Free Spirit several times....lunch or dinner cruise, family celebration and Xmas party evening. Every time has been well worth the trip. Peter gives a wonderful informative talk about Wallis Lake, the oyster industry and general points of interest. The dolphins quite often race the boat....a sight to remember!

Visited January 2013
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Peter M, Owner at Free Spirit Cruises, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thanks so much Longies for taking the time to give feedback! It is the support of customers like yourselves that keep our small business running in Forster. We look forward to catching up with you again in the future.
Peter and Jacqui
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“lunch cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

we went on the 2.5 hour lunch cruise around the lake it was beautiful, the skipper gave an informed toour of all the points of interest, lunch was a damper roll, salad , turkey and ham, tea and coffee, then to top it off warm apple pie and cream and more tea and coffee, all for $50 per adult great value.

Visited February 2013
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Peter M, Owner at Free Spirit Cruises, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Hi Marion and Peter. I know that you were out with us some time ago, but I've just worked out where to make my response. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Free Spirit cruise and thought that it was good value for $. Recently we cruised Tasmania and the Whitsundays on small charter vessels. Whole families can travel with us for the price of indivual adults at other Aussie destinations. It would be nice to catch up again. Regards, Peter and Jacqui
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