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Whale Watch Cruises

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

You will never forget seeing the awesome bulk of a Humpback whale, upto 18 metres long and weighing 40 tonnes!
Being the most surface active of all the whales, it is possible that you will see spectacular displays - spyhops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and ... the breathtaking breach.
Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, entertaining and informative commentary and the cruise includes bonus dolphin and outer island cruising - two cruises for the price of one!
With two vessels to choose from and great viewing decks (both inside and outside) you can be sure you are getting the best view of these friendly giants.

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

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


Vessel 1

Spirit of Port Stephens

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

This 18 metre (59’) catamaran is licensed for 136 passengers - but will only be carrying up to 10 till restrictions are lifted. With 2 walk around viewing decks - great viewing, take this opportunity to enjoy the space.

Vessel 2

MV Spirit

Departing at 10.00am and 1.30pm daily during Whale Watching Season (and additional cruises available during NSW School Holidays).

This catamaran is a smaller vessel at 18 meters, however this intimate vessel is still twin level, with walk around viewing deck with 360 degree views. Whale Watching Cruise Costs on both vessels are as follows

  • Adults: $65.00
  • Senior/Student: $55.00
  • High School Student: $44.00
  • Child (4-14 years) $29.00
  • Infant (under 4): Free of charge
  • Family Rate: (2 adults + 2 children) $159
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