Whale Watch Cruises

Port Stephens enjoys an excellent whale season and Moonshadow - TQC Cruises offer two great Whale Watching Cruise options.
Departing from mid May to early November from Nelson Bay, Port Stephens we offer a choice of two 2.5 to 3 hour cruises.

You will never forget seeing the awesome bulk of a Humpback whale, 15 metres long and weighing 40 tonnes!
Being the most surface active of all the whales, it is highly likely that you will see spectacular displays - spyhops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and ... the breathtaking breach.
Enjoy morning or afternoon tea, entertaining and informative commentary and a bonus dolphin and outer island cruise - Two Cruises for the price of one! 
With two vessels to choose from with great viewing decks you can rest assure you're getting the best view of these friendly giants.

And, we will even give you a free return cruise if you don't see a whale (stand-by basis).
Get up close and personal with the Whales!

Please contact us on +61(02)4984 9388 or info@moonshadow-tqc.com.au should you have any questions regarding the area and/or cruise details.


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Moonshadow-TQC Whale and Dolphin Watch Cruise

Vessel 1

Hinchinbrook Explorer

Departing at 10.00am and 1.30pm daily during Whale Watching Season.

This catamaran was originally designed to operate in the Southern Ocean waters of the Great Australian Bight. At 30 meters (100 feet) in length she is well at home in the local coastal waters of Port Stephens. She provides you with a very comfortable and safe journey. She has full walk around decks for viewing and large air conditioned indoor areas.

Vessel 2

MV Spirit

Departing at 11.00am daily during Whale Watching Season (and additional cruises available during NSW School Holidays).

This catamaran is smaller than Hinchinbrook Explorer at 18 meters, however this intimate vessel is still twin level, with walk around viewing deck with 360 degree views. Being the smaller of vessels you can expect to be still amazed by these magnificent creatures

Whale Watching Cruise Costs on both vessels are as follows
  • Adults: $63.00
  • Senior/Student: $53.00
  • High School Student: $42.00Child (4-14yrs) $27.00
  • Infant (under 4): Free of charge
  • Family Rate: (2 adults + 2 children) $153.00