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Port Stephens Dolphin Watch Cruise

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    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
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    Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

    Dolphin cruise on the Moonshadow V. Highly recommended, great service including audio from captain. Saw a heap of dolphins and our daughter had a great time on the onboard slide & boom net!

    Thank murphypayne
    MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

    Hi murphypayne, Thank you so much for your review and recommendation, we very much appreciate it. We hope to see you on board again in the future. Regards, Dianne

    Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

    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
    2  Thank OrieZ W
    Reviewed 27 December 2018

    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
    1  Thank AhmedIG
    MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

    Hi AhnmedIG, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise and the dolphins. Regards, Dianne

    Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

    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
    MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

    Hi Danny K, Thank you so much for the lovely review, and mentioning our Capt Anthony. We hope we get to see you on board again in the future. Regards, Dianne

    Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

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

    Thank SeanArapeta
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