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Whale Watching Cruises

Come and see why Port Stephens is known as one of the best Whale Watching destinations in Australia!

Quick Details

Whale Watching Nelson Bay Departures
Adult Ages 15+
Child Ages 4-14 | An Adult must be entered before Children
Senior/Student With valid ID
Infant Ages 0-3 | An Adult must be entered before Infants
Family 2 Adults + 2 Children (Ages 0-14)

Whale watching in Port Stephens

Join Moonshadow TQC onboard our 2.5hr Whale Watching cruise venturing out to the ‘Humpback highway’ during the northern Whale migration during May-November.

You will never forget seeing the awesome bulk of a humpback whale, up to 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 – spy hops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and … the breathtaking breach. Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary and the cruise includes bonus dolphin and outer island cruising – two cruises for the price of one! With great viewing decks (both inside and outside), you can be sure you are getting the best view of these friendly giants. A fully licensed bar is available on board for beverages, and snacks.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable casual clothing & footwear
  • Sunglasses, hat & sun cream are recommended
  • Camera
  • Dress warmer for winter months
  • If you or any member of your party experience or feel they may experience motion sickness, we highly recommend consulting your pharmacist regarding seasickness medication.

Stand-by vouchers will be issued at crew discretion if whales are not sighted on your cruise. Conditions apply.