It was advertised as a Christmas in July lunch cruise.
We set out from the dock and firstly headed out towards Nobby's or the heads.
This was a three hour cruise(all I could think of when the captain said that was "Gilligans Island",I just had a quite chuckle to myself)
We met some lovely people on board, the crew told us it was an unusually quiet day, the boat normally full to its 60/70 capacity, but on our day they only had about 20 passengers.
We had a lovely fellow who sang wonderful "older" songs and kept us entertained with trivia and music the whole time.
We were then able to help ourselves to a sumptous Christmas style buffet and sweets which were delicious.(and I forgot to take a photo...too busy eating my lovely lunch.)
We had bar facilities to purchase drinks, and unlimited tea,cofee ect for free.
These days, cruise liners have started to make a stop here in Newcastle, and passengers make their way on tours up to the Hunter valley for wine tasting excursions and eateries and many other activities.
I had a wonderful 3 hours on my cruise and unlike the ill fated "Minnow" we did return to port(not that we really ever left it).
We have looked into other small cruises that the company advertises and there are a couple that go up the river to inland towns and return. They are between 6-8 hours in duration with lunches at lovely old pubs up the river. I think Brian and I may do these trips before we leave the area permanently. We enjoy that slow winding river cruise Idea( ocean cruising does not call me what so ever)
We had a wonderful day, and would highly recommend the trip to any one.
so, until we meet again,