Imagine Cruises Nelson Bay - Nelson Bay

Imagine Cruises Nelson Bay

Imagine Cruises is an advanced Eco-Accredited company that is dedicated to the protection of Dolphins and Whales. All of their tours are designed to combine environment and tourism in a successful partnership. They showcase the best that Post Stephens and Great Lakes Marine Park has to offer, while simultaneously doing their best to educate guests and take care of the spectacular environment as well as the creatures, both land and sea, that inhabit it.

They offer Dolphin and Whale watching tours, Marine Discovery/Snorkel tours, Bay and Beach Swim tours, a Fingal Island and Lighthouse tour as well as a Sunset Dinner Cruise.

One dollar from every Dolphin Watch or Marine Discovery ticket sold will be donated to the Marine Parks Association, furthering research on the resident Bottlenose Dolphins.

Minimum numbers apply to all cruises and all cruises are subject to sea conditions.

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Dolphin Watch and Sailing

There are almost 100 resident Bottlenose Dolphins that live in the Bay at Port Stephens. Join them on board IMAGINE as they spend time with some of these fabulous 'locals'. Relax in the dry bow-net, hang on tight for a ride in the jet-net, or give yourself a 'Titanic' thrill at the end of the bow sprit. They'll hoist the sails if conditions permit, while you relax and experience the best that the Bay has to offer. • Dolphin Guarantee • Friendly and knowledgeable crew • Complimentary tea/coffee • Informative commentary • 1.5 hour tour - Operates daily from November - May
Start Location Teramby Road Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $15.00 - $29.00 Adult AUD29, Concession AUD26, Child AUD15, Family AUD72 (two adults and two children).

Whale Watch

On their annual migration, the magnificent Humpbacks travel 10,000 kilometres and pass within three kilometres of the coastline. Head offshore to witness the Whales as they move amongst the islands of the Marine Park. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, flocks of oceanic sea birds, and get your cameras ready to snap a photo of the Southern Fur Seals lazing on the rocks at Cabbage Tree Island. Sail with 'IMAGINE' - so quiet that you can hear the whales breathe! Three hour duration. Daily from May to November. or Cruise with 'ENVISION' - head straight out to the whales, less travelling time, more time with these awesome creatures. 1.5 Hour duration. Daily from May -to November. • Whale Guarantee • Informative Commentary • Complimentary Tea/Coffee
Start Location Teramby Road Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $30.00 - $63.00 Adult AUD63, Concession AUD53, Child AUD30, Family AUD156 (two adults and two children). *subject to sea conditions * minimum numbers apply

Marine Discovery + Snorkelling

Let them introduce you to a rich and ever-changing underwater world. Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the Bay onboard 'IMAGINE', stop and visit the Bottlenose Dolphins, then head out to an offshore island. In the sheltered lea of Cabbage Tree or Fingal Island you'll find an amazing and diverse range of marine life and vegetation - fish, sea urchins, soft corals and rays all waiting to be discovered. On the return they'll hoist their sails, while you relax and take in some of the most scenic landscape along the coast. • Qualified dive-master/snorkel guide • Use of snorkel equipment • Complimentary tea/coffee • Informative commentary • Sailing when conditions permit • Dolphin Guarantee • Licensed Bar • Operates Daily from November to May
Start Location D'Albora Marina Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $30.00 - $63.00 Adults AUD63.00, Concession AUD53.00, Children AUD30.00, Family AUD156.00 (two adults and two children) *subject to sea conditions *minimum numbers apply

Sunset Barbecue Dinner Cruise

Seafood with the best view in town! While dinner is being prepared, relax on the deck with a fine wine or a cold beer, get wet in the boom net or take a ride in the dry bow-net! At anchor in a sheltered cove, you will have the choice of dining in the comfort of our downstairs cabin, or on the large covered foredeck, alfresco style. They use fresh, local seafood to cook you a seasonal two course barbecue meal, with dessert being served as we sail back to the marina. • Sunset Sail • Set 2 course menu with child and vegetarian options available • Fully licensed Bar • Complimentary tea/coffee • Opportunity to see the Bottlenose Dolphins • Operates Daily November - May
Start Location D'Albora Marina Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less and Evening
Price $20.00 - $54.00 Adult AUD54.00, Concession AUD49.00, Child (2-16 years) AUD20.00

Private Charters

Imagine Cruises specialise in Private Charters for every budget. No matter what the occasion - Christmas parties, corporate dinners, family get-togethers, hens/bucks nights, weddings, team-building events - they will make it an experience to remember. With options for self-catering, fully catered or individually tailored packages, they can help you to create the type of event that you would like. 'IMAGINE' can cater for up to 60 guests and is available for both daytime and evening charters. • Fully stocked licensed bar • Onboard sound system • Downstairs cabin • Covered foredeck 'ENVISION' is available for smaller private groups • Onboard sound system • Eskies/ice available for BYO food/alcohol • Open foredeck • Sheltered seating at rear Ask them about Broughton Island group transfers for camping.
Start Location D'Albora Marina Nelson Bay
Duration Extended, Full Day, Half Day or Less, Evening and Customised
Price -

Broughton Island Swim/Snorkel

The Common Dolphins are fun, curious and interactive. They'll be keeping their eyes out for them as they head towards Broughton Island onboard 'ENVISION'. They'll enjoy a scenic cruise before anchoring at picturesque Providence Beach or Esmeralda Cove for a swim or snorkel in the clear and protected waters. With a maximum of 12 guests, your experience will be relaxed, personalised and crowd-free! • Qualified Snorkel Guides • Use of all snorkelling gear included • Informative commentary • Friendly and knowledgeable crew • Complimentary bottled water • 3 hour duration - Operates November - May
Start Location Dock C d'Albora Marina Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $50.00 - $75.00 Adult AUD75, Child (2-16 years) AUD50. *Subject to sea conditions *minimum numbers apply

Bay and Beach Tour

Port Stephens is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and diverse wildlife. On their 'Bay and Beach' tour they will show you the Bays best! You'll have the opportunity to spot some of the local Dolphins and other wildlife before they anchor at a quiet and pristine beach on the northern side of the bay. There, you can jump in for a swim, or simply sit back and relax and the boat or the beach. At anchor, you'll be served some delicious and seasonal fresh fruit. With a maximum of 18 guests, your experience will be relaxed, personalised and crowd-free. • Complimentary fruit platter and bottled water • Informative commentary • Snorkel gear available 2 hour tour - Operates daily November - April.
Start Location Dock C Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $23.00 - $43.00 Adult AUD43, Child (2-16) AUD23, Concession AUD35, Family (Two Adults and two children) AUD110

Fingal Island and Lighthouse Tour

Fingal Island is full of rich history and incredible views. 'ENVISION' is purpose-designed to take you to the Island quickly and smoothly and you will be delivered directly onto the beautiful, unspoiled beach. Enjoy a fully guided tour, discover some bush foods, learn about the different plants and wildlife that live there, and hear some stories about Fingal's incredible history. The lagoon is a beautiful place to swim during the warmer months, and during the cooler season, Fingal is the perfect place to try and spot a whale! • Delivery to Island • Fully Eco-Guided Tour • Nature walk • Lighthouse visit • 'Ranger Checklist' for kids • Swim in the secluded lagoon (during warmer months) • Complimentary tea/coffee
Start Location Dock C Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $59.00 - $79.00 Adults AUD79.00, Child (5-16) AUD59, Concession AUD69, Family (two adults and two children) AUD217 *Subject to sea Conditions *Minimum numbers apply