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Dolphin Cruises

Select from two varieties of cruises below, with departures from Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens

All our Dolphin Cruises include :

  • A variety of different departure times throughout the day
  • Inside and outside viewing decks
  • Boom net rides
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from our Captains. Learn about our beautiful area, dolphins and wildlife.
  • A scenic harbour cruise including spectacular views to Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands
  • Bar and snack foods available for purchase on board all vessels
  • All Dolphin Cruises have a high success rate of sighting dolphins

Please contact us on +61(02)4984 9388 or should you have any questions regarding the area and/or cruise details.

Dolphin Discovery Cruise


Cruise on our largest most comfortable vessels, with both in door and outside viewing areas

  • The Dolphin Discovery Cruise is 1.5hrs in duration
  • Departs daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm with additional cruises at 3.30pm during summer months
  • Boom net Rides
  • Plus... Twist, Twirl & Splash Waterslide! (aboard Moonshadow V only)


  • Adults: $30
  • Senior/Student: $25
  • Child (3 to 14 years): $16.50
  • Infant (under 2): $16.50
  • Family Rate (2 adults plus 2 children): $76.50


Cruise From Tea Gardens


Board one of our more intimate vessels. MV Surprise  - closer to the action, both inside and outside viewing decks

  • Dolphin Watch Cruise is 2hrs in duration.
  • Call for cruise times. (Additional cruises during the Summer months and holidays)
  • Boom net rides


  • Adults: $25
  • Senior/Student: $22
  • Child (0-14 years): $15.00
  • Family Rate (2 adults + 2 children 0-14yrs): $65.00

2hr Splash and Slide Cruise


Jump aboard  MV Spirit our 60' fast Stable Catamaran, with 2 walk around all weather viewing decks (Seasonal)

  • Cruise Operates October - April (private charters available outside these dates)
  • Our Splash and Slide Dolphin Cruise is 2 hours in duration
  • Departure times are from early November until April at 11.00am & 1.30pm daily with additional cruises at 4.00pm during Summer months
  • Boom net rides and waterslide with time for a swim.
  • On board spa (Currently not available due to Covid regulations) (^MV Spirit only)


  • Adults: $35
  • Senior/Student: $30
  • Child(3-14 years): $18.50
  • Infant(0-2): $18.50
  • Family Rate(2 adults + 2 children): $88.50
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