Water activity

Port Stephens: Dolphin Watching Cruise & Boom Net Experience

Activity provider: Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

Port Stephens: Dolphin Watching Cruise & Boom Net Experience

Activity provider: Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

From US$ 23.41 per person

A delightful cruise of the magnificent Port Stephens Harbour to see the resident Bottlenose Dolphins. Relax on deck with commentary from the captain or feel the thrill as you slide into the boom net.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Experience the fun of a cruise of Port Stephens and see the world famous Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Enjoy live commentary from the captain along the way
  • Cruise through the spectacular Tomaree and Yaccaaba Headlands
  • Jump into a boom net and feel the ocean as you cruise along
Full description

Take a cruise around magnificent Port Stephens Harbour on the biggest boat in the bay. Keep an eye out for the resident Bottlenose Dolphins as you head out on the water. Take in the sights of Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands, Shoal Bay, Nelson Bay, and the Northern Harbour. Sit back and relax on the deck area, or if you feel like getting a bit wet, join in the boom net action. Slide down the Twist, Twirl, and Splash Waterslide attached to the boat, which whirls you into the boom net. Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary on board. If you feel like indulging in something a little different, there is a licensed bar on board that you can choose to purchase from. 

  • 1.5-hour cruise
  • Boom net experience
  • Swim suit and towels for the boom net
  • Lunch or snack items, these are available for sale at the bar
  • Souvenirs
  • Transfers to and from the activity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Boarding for your cruise commences 15 minutes prior to departure. The cruise departs from Dock C, Teramby Road, d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Remember to bring towel, swimmers, sunscreen, hat for summer months, warmer clothes such as jumper, beanie for winter months
  • Please note dolphins and whales are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Was perfect, boom net was fun, saw dolphins up close next to the boat, wasn’t busy or packed on the boat - light snacks is buiscuts and coffee/tea for first 45 min of boat ride - should provide something a little better - maybe a slice of slab cake & fruit. value for money - would recommend

March 10, 2019

Excellent trip recommend to anyone whilst in the area

Beautiful day for dolphin trip People were friendly and staff were very helpful Very knowledgeable about the dolphins activities and the knowledge made for a very enjoyable day Schedule was on time and a smooth voyage Well worth the fee paid would do it again

May 7, 2019

November 24, 2022

Product ID: 172053