Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises

Moonshadow - TQC offer a number of morning and afternoon dolphin watching cruises throughout the year, with a 99% success rate in dolphin sightings. Select from one of our Cruises below:


Dolphin Discovery Cruise - 1.5 Hours

Cruise past spectacular Yacabba and Tomaree headlands and the Eastern Harbour

• See our world famour resident wild Bottlenose dolphins
• Exciting boom net rides
• FUN twist and Twirl Waterslide and LIVE underwater cameras (Moonshadow V only)
• Expansive open decks or covered all weather indoor viewing
• Complimentary morning or afternoon tea
• Licensed bar and snack food available
• Live, informative, fun Captain's commentary
• 99% success sighting rate, free return cruise if no dolphines sighted (standby basis). Terms and conditions apply

VESSELS: Moonshadow V | Moonshadow IV | Hinchinbrook Explorer | MV Spirit | MV Spirit of Port

BRING: Swimmers and towel | Hat and sunscreen | Camera

WHEN: Daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Additional Cruise at 3:30pm from Christmas to Easter and all other weekends and holidays throughout the year excluding winter.
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Dolphin Discovery Cruise - 1.5 Hours
Adult - $28
Concession - $23
Child - $14.50
Family (2A+2C) - $70.50

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Dolphin Watch - 1.5 Hours
Adult - $24
Child - $12
Concession - $20
Family (2A+2C) - $60

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Dolphin Watch - 1.5 Hours

Cruise spectacular headlands and Eastern Harbour

• See our world famous resident wild Bottlenose dolphins
• Boom net rides
• Complimentary morning or afternoon tea
• Licensed bar
• Live, informative, fun Captain’s commentary
• 99% success sighting rate

VESSELS: Moonshadow III | MV Suprise

BRING: Swimmers and towel | Hat and sunscreen | Camera

WHEN: Daily at 10:30am and 12:15pm. Additional cruises during summer, long weekends and NSW School Holidays


Twilight Dinner Cruise - 2.5 Hours

ABSOLUTE Waterfront Cruising Restaurant

• A relaxed atmosphere and romantic evening afloat with our famous buffet prepared fresh on board by our Chefs
• 3 decks – 2 all-weather inside dining areas and a large alfresco deck to stroll with “5 million star views”
• Fully licensed bars, dance floor, restaurant style seating
• You might even be accompanied by phosphorescent dolphins
• Delicious buffet menu includes a selection of beef, chicken and fish dishes, seafood including platters of oysters and prawns, pasta, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, tropical fruit and tempting desserts, tea and coffee. Children’s meal available on request
• Special dinner cruises for Valentine’s Day and New Years Eve

VESSELS: Moonshadow V | Moonshadow IV | Hinchinbrook Explorer

WHEN: 7pm for 7:15pm departure Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday only in winter, extra cruises in the holidays.

DURATION: 2.5 Hours. 3 hour cruise Friday and Saturday during November/December with additional charge.
Twilight Dinner Cruise - 2.5 Hours
Adult - $69
Child - $25.50
Concession - $63
High School - $43
Family (2A+2C) - $163.50.00

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Splash & Slide Dolphin Watch -
2 Hours
Adult - $30
Child - $15.50
Concession - $25
Family (2A+2C) - $75.50

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Splash & Slide Dolphin Watch - 2 Hours

Huge fun Boom Net, Waterslide and Spa

• See our world famous resident wild Bottlenose dolphins
• Ride, slide, splash on our awesome waterslide
• Relax in our on board spa (^MV Spirit only)
• Huge boom net
• Twin level with walk around decks
• Complimentary morning or afternoon tea
• Licensed bar and snack food available
• Live, informative, fun Captain’s commentary
• 99% success sighting rate, free return cruise if no dolphins sighted

VESSEL: MV Spirit | MV Spirit of Port

BRING: Swimmers and Towel | Hat and sunscreen | Camera

WHEN: November to April. 11am, 1:30pm and additional 4pm on weekends and NSW School Holidays.

Broughton Island Cruise - 7 Hours

Action or Relacation! Includes bonus dolphin watch & outer island cruise.

• Spectacular island and coastal scenery
• Explore ashore on an island discovery walk to wildlife breeding areas, secluded coves and beaches
• Opportunity to see huge pods of oceanic dolphins, penguins, seals, orcas, turtles, whales and much, much more...
• Snorkelling, swimming and Island walks
• Water slide, boom net rides
• Fabulous buffet lunch, choice of dining on board or picnic packs available to take to Island
• Licensed bar and snacks available
• Numbers are limited so bookings are essential

VESSEL: MV Spirit of Port | MV Spirit

BRING: Warm Jacket | Swimmers and towel | Sun shelter | Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen | Walking shoes | Camera | Snorkelling equipment | Motion sickness preventative

WHEN: October to April. Please check schedule as it varied throughout the year. Also available for charter.
Broughton Island Cruise - 7 Hours
Adult - $95
Child - $55
Concession - $85
High School - $65
Family (2A+2C) - $250.00

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Whale Watch Cruise - 3 Hours
Adult - $63
Child - $27
Concession - $53
High School - $42
Family (2A+2C) - $153

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Whale Watch Cruise - 3 Hours

Includes bonus dolphin watch & outer island cruise

Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure. 20,000 whales pass close to Port Stephens annually on the longest migration by any mammal.

• Two levels of outside viewing from the regions LARGEST whale watch vessels
• Comfortable all weather inside areas
• Live, informative, fun Captain’s commentary
• Chance to see huge pods of oceanic dolphins, penguins, sea birds, seals, orcas and more...
• Visit spectacular Murphy’s Gap
• Complimentary morning or afternoon tea
• Licensed bar and snack food available

VESSEL: Hinchinbrook Explorer | MV Spirit | MV Spirit of Port

BRING: Warm Jacket | Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen | Camera | Motion sickness preventative

WHEN: May to November. Departs daily at 10am and 1:30pm. Additional cruises are scheduled during peak whale periods.