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The Wagonga Princess cruises by with 26 passengers onboard.

A dozen Rock Oysters, a piccolo of Moet and an intimate cruise you won’t forget.

Set sail on a remarkable journey from the festival fringe to the heart of Wagonga Inlet’s oyster growing bays – with local oysters and and a glass of Moet!

While you will have to be quick to nab one of the 130 tickets (on sale at 10am on February 6), it’s an exclusive and fabulous way to revel in the beauty of the inlet and gain a glimpse of the daily life of an oyster farmer.

Two women and a man are excitedly walking along a narrow wooden jetty towards a little wooden ferry

The beauty of Wagonga Inlet becomes obvious the moment you step onto the jetty to board the Wagonga Princess. A quaint vessel made of rare Tasmanian Huon Pine over 119 years ago, the Princess was built to carry guests of the Kalimna Guest House across Victoria’s Gippsland Lakes. She has had an engine upgrade since then and now quietly runs on electricity generated by the sun.

The inlet is home to over 4 million Rock Oysters and lies under the protective gaze of sacred Gulaga Mountain. Once a grassy valley, it became a waterway when sea levels rose after the last ice age over 6000 years ago and is now surrounded by sandy beaches, mangroves, salt marsh and Bodalla State Forest.

A woman and a man 'cheers' their glasses. They have a cardboard tray of 12 oysters in their laps and behind them is a forest lined waterway.

When you board the ferry, you’ll be welcomed by a local oyster farmer. This experience includes a dozen of the finest oysters from Rock Oyster Country and a piccolo of Moet or a beer. While treating your eyes and your taste buds, the farmer and captain will share tales of oyster farming and life on the Inlet.

Champagne Oyster Cruises run for 50-minutes, with only 26 tickets available for each of the five scheduled trips. Once tickets are sold out, a waiting list will be available via the ticketing page.

A woman looks out over the bulwarks of the ferry. She has her phone ready to take a picture.

Tickets are on sale from 10am, Tuesday February 6. The Narooma Oyster Festival is held on May 3 & 4, 2024.