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Port Stephens Dolphin Watch Cruise

Highlights
  • 90-minute tour leaves time for additional activities in the day
  • Travel with an experienced guide who knows where to find the wild dolphins
  • Choose to ride in shaded or open areas on the boat
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Port Stephens Dolphin Watch Cruise
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1.5 hour dolphin watch cruise
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Overview
Look for wild bottlenose dolphins in the waters of Port Stephens on a 1.5-hour dolphin-watching cruise from Nelson Bay. You can also get great photo ops of the Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands, ride in the boomnet, and snack on the provided morning tea. Learn from the guide about the region's abundant marine wildlife as you ride in comfort on an all-weather boat with indoor and outdoor seating.
What to Expect
Sail on for sightings of wild bottlenose dolphins exploring the magical world of Port Stephens, above and below the water. Cruise the harbour and meet the resident dolphins on the daily Dolphin Watch Cruise. There are approximately 160 dolphins living in the harbour! 
Enjoy fantastic views of the Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands

This cruise operate a 1.5 hour dolphin watch cruise at 10:30am and 12:15pm every single day (except Xmas Day) from Nelson Bay.
  • See the world famous resident wild bottlenose dolphins
  • Exciting boomnet rides
  • Expansive open decks or covered all weather indoor viewing
  • Complimentary morning or afternoon tea
  • Licensed bar and snack food available
  • Live, informative, fun, captains commentary
  • 99% success sighting rate, free return cruise if no dolphins sighted
Reviews (276)
1 - 5 of 276 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
The cruise LEFT us only 5 minutes late!!! And I alreary called before, frm newcastle here is no convenient buss schedule

28/12/2018 for 4pm dolphine cruise. We bought the ticket online while rainf lunch at newcastle, went straight to buss stop, but then there were not a lot of busses going to port stephen, only almost 2pm and we hop into the buss it goes very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OrieZ W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must try

An incredible trip. We saw 7 dolphins that day. My 3 years old son had a lot of fun watching dolphins for the first time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AhmedIG
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Stunning - Thanks Anthony

Superb trip. Anthony is highly knowledgeable about dolphins and the local area. Information concise and easy to digest- especially for young children. Saw plenty of pods of dolphins that went right up to the beautiful backdrop of shoal bay. They also have a 'boom net'...More

Thank Danny K
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile
Dolphins in their natural habitat

What an incredible day! Spotted a mother with its baby - such an incredible experience. Highly recommended!!!!

Thank SeanArapeta
Reviewed 3 March 2018
Dolphin cruise for granddaughter's birthday

The cruise was very enjoyable, our granddaughter had a ball on the water slide & swimming in the boom net. We saw several dolphins & the staff were really lovely with Annabelle, giving her a small token for her special day & taking her to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ann H
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi Ann H, Thank you so much for taking the time and writing a positive review for us, we sincerely appreciate it. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed the Dolphin Watch cruise with us and we hope to see you on board again...More

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