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Historical Port Stephens with John 'Stinker' Clarke

Join 'Stinker' at Fingal Island and Broughton Island 

 

Moonshadow-TQC Cruises and John ‘Stinker’ Clarke, two synonymous names in Port Stephens have joined forces to bring to ‘real life’ the Historical Cruise Series.

We are delighted to be collaborating with local historian, author and radio personality, John ‘Stinker’ Clarke on our new Historical Cruise Series

Climb aboard with Moonshadow-TQC Cruises in Nelson Bay for the cruises to either to beautiful Fingal Island and/or Broughton Island.

John breathes life into these fascinating locations and we are looking forward to welcoming passengers on board to visit, learn, and explore our incredible backyard with one of its most renowned neighbours.

Moonshadow-TQC Cruises have recently been granted access to the lighthouse by National Parks, giving passengers a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb to the top and take in the extraordinary 360 views of the Port Stephens waterways and beyond. With John’s informative and fascinating commentary and personal experiences on the island, this is truly a unique experience for our passengers.

As you explore this unique lighthouse, lighthouse keepers quarters and nearby bays, hear fascinating stories of the area's past.

The guided tour, by John ‘Stinker’ Clarke focuses on the light keepers, their families and their experiences as well as fascinating stories surrounding the lighthouse

Enjoy a picnic box lunch (included) Be sure to bring your camera to capture amazing coastal views.

Historical Broughton Island Cruise

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Dates:

Monday 23rd November 2020

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

 

  • The Broughton Island Historical Cruise is approximately 6 hours duration
  • 10am returning between 3.30-4pm
  • Packed lunch included (Gourmet roll or wrap, 1 piece of fruit, 2 snack bars, and a cheese and biscuit pack)
  •  Numbers are limited so bookings are essential
  • Spectacular island and coastal scenery
  • Explore ashore on an island discovery walk with John 'Stinker' Clarke through wildlife breeding areas, secluded coves and beaches and past the historical huts.
  • Snorkelling (bring your own equipment), swimming and Island walks
  • Opportunity to see different species of dolphins as well as  penguins, seals, turtles and much more...
  • Water slide, boom net rides
  • Licensed bar and snacks available
  •  Numbers are limited so bookings are essential
  • Vessel / MV Spirit of Port
  • Adults: $149

Call our office for details or bookings +61(02)4984 9388

 

This cruise is not recommended for children under 5 yrs of age

Any dietary requirements must be noted at time of booking

Please wear sensible walking shoes

Please bring sunscreen, hat, camera and suitable back-pack to carry lunch pack provided and additional water

Bring water or bottled water available for purchase

The walk on Broughton will require a moderate level of fitness. There are sand tracks, and some uneven footing on the walks.

There is a transfer from main vessel to a tender vessel which lands on the beach.

It is recommended to those who suffer or may suffer from motion sickness, take necessary precautions prior to boarding.

Menu subject to change without notice (items may differ)

Historical Lighthouse Tour

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Dates:

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Tuesday 15 December 2020

  • The Fingal Island Lighthouse Tour Cruise is approximately 5hrs in duration
  • 10.30am returning between 3.00-3.30pm
  • Packed lunch included (Gourmet roll or wrap, 1 piece of fruit, 2 snack bars, and a cheese and biscuit pack)
  •  Numbers are limited so bookings are essential
  • Vessel / MV Spirit of Port
  • Adults: $149

Call our office for details or bookings +610249849388

 

This cruise is not recommended for children under 5 yrs of age

Any dietary requirements must be noted at time of booking

Please wear sensible walking shoes

Please bring sunscreen, hat, camera and suitable back-pack to carry lunch pack provided and additional water

The walk on Fingal will require a moderate level of fitness. There are steep stairs to in the lighthouse, and some uneven footing on the walks.

There is a short, steep incline at the beginning of the walk to access the island

There is a transfer from main vessel to a tender vessel which lands on the beach.

It is recommended to those who suffer or may suffer from motion sickness, take necessary precautions prior to boarding.

Menu subject to change without notice (items may differ)

 

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