Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures. Majestic humpback whales migrate past Port Macquarie nonstop from May to the end of November, and Cruise Adventures gets you up close with great-value cruises (A$39) for up to two hours, depending on how far off-shore the whales are. The company also has both long and short cruises to see local bottlenose dolphins, which can be spotted year-round. Short St. Wharf, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444. 1300/555890; www.cruiseadventures.com.au. From A$15.