Moonshadow - TQC Cruises - Nelson Bay

Whale Watching With Moonshadow - TQC Cruises Port Stephens

With over 36 years experience and the largest vessels in Port Stephens, Moonshadow - TQC Cruises gets you close to the action quickly and safely!
Meet the resident dolphins and ride the boom net on the daily dolphin watching cruise (lunch available), with a 99 per cent success rate in dolphin sightings!
Get up close and personal with friendly giants on the whale watching cruise (May to November).
Enjoy live entertainment and a sumptuous buffet dinner on the twilight dinner cruise - Port Stephens and Newcastle floating restaurant. Or join the Broughton Island cruise for snorkelling and relaxing on the beach (late September to April).
Make your next special event a private charter aboard Moonshadow - TQC Cruises. Combine adventures with a cruise and 4WD sand dune tour at Stockton Bight.

For more information: www.moonshadow-tqc.com.au
Tours

Dolphin Watch Cruise aboard their Premium Vessel

Moonshadow - TQC Cruises 1.5 hour Dolphin Watching Cruise has a 99 per cent success rate in dolphin sightings. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea, boom net rides, entertaining and informative commentary and scenic harbour cruise including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands. Departs daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm (except Christmas Day), with an additional 3.30pm cruise during Christmas and Easter School Holidays. Plus the twist, twirl and splash water slide! (Moonshadow V only). Ask about the buffet lunch served daily on board in between the morning and afternoon cruises (so you can have lunch after the morning cruise or prior to the afternoon cruise). A hot and cold buffet cooked fresh on board by the Chefs. A feast of chicken, fish, salads, tropical fruit platter and more!
Start Location Teramby Road Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $23.00 - $28.00 Adults AUD28. Student AUD23.

Whale Watch Cruise

Port Stephens enjoys an excellent whale season and Moonshadow Explorer is the largest whale watch vessel in the bay, purpose built for ocean cruises. With two viewing decks you can rest assure you're getting the best view of these friendly giants. 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 with a hot soup on the return cruise, entertaining and informative commentary and a bonus dolphin and outer island cruise - two cruises for the price of one.
Start Location Teramby Road Nelson Bay
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $53.00 - $63.00 Adult AUD63. Senior AUD53. Student AUD53.

Nelson Bay Twilight Dinner Cruise

Moonshadow - TQC Cruises Twilight Dinner Cruise is the perfect dining experience for all occasions. Enjoy appetisers on arrival, followed by a modern Australian buffet featuring a large variety of seafood, Hunter meats and vegetarian options. Tempting desserts, tea and coffee are also included. All meals are prepared fresh onboard by their talented chefs. Dance the night away with fabulous live entertainment and purchase a drink from the fully licensed bars. Two decks of indoor restaurant style seating plus an al fresco top deck to enjoy breathtaking sunsets and moonrises. Keep an eye out for the dolphins who love to ride the bow waves. Departure dates vary, please see the web site for further information.
Start Location Teramby Road Nelson Bay
Duration Evening
Price $43.00 - $69.00 Adult: AUD69. Senior/Student: AUD63. High School Student: AUD43.

Broughton Island National Park Outer Island Cruise

If you are looking for a full day of cruising, snorkelling, swimming, exploring and eating, you can't go past the 6.5 to seven hour Broughton Island National Park Cruise. Take in the spectacular island and coastal scenery as the boat makes its way to Broughton Island. Enjoy a fabulous ploughmans style buffet lunch on board (or take it onto the island) plus morning and afternoon tea. After lunch explore ashore on an island discovery guided walk to wildlife breeding areas, secluded coves and beaches or enjoy your time relaxing on the beach or in the water. Bring your snorkelling equipment and enjoy the crystal clear waters, enjoy swimming or just relaxing on the beach. On the return journey (time permitting) enjoy boom-net rides and bonus dolphin watch.
Start Location 40 Victoria Road Nelson Bay
Duration Full Day
Price $58.00 - $89.00 Adult: AUD89. Senior/Student: AUD79. High School Student: AUD58.

Dolphin Watching Cruise plus Sandboarding Combo

Save when you combine the Twist and Twirl Dolphin Watch Cruise with a one hour Sandboarding Tour. Port Stephens' two must do activities! Cruise Port Stephens Harbour for 1.5 hours on your dolphin watch cruise (99 per cent sighting rate, plus boomnet rides, morning or afternoon tea and full commentary). And, venture onto the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes by purpose built 4WD to 40 metre high sand dunes where boards, instruction and supervision are provided - your ultimate adventure! Your 4WD tour will be operated by your choice of two great companies, Port Stephens 4WD Tours or 4WD Tours R Us. Note: Tours may be completed in one day or over two days. Please advise your preferred departure day/s and times for each activity on booking.
Start Location
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $41.50 - $47.50 Adult: AUD47.50. Senior/Student: AUD41.50.

Whale Watching and Sandboarding Adventure

Save when you combine a Moonshadow TQC Whale Watch Cruise with a one hour Sandboarding Tour. Port Stephens two must do adventures! Depart from Nelson Bay and past Port Stephens headlands in search of the awesome Humpback whales migrating right past the coastline. You won't forget the sight of a 15 metre, 40 tonne Humpback whale! Also included is a cruise of Port Stephens Outer Islands, morning or afternoon tea and full commentary. You might even see local bottlenose dolphins, oceanic dolphins, offshore seabirds, minke, pilot or Southern right whales... and they will give you a free return cruise if no whales are spotted (stand-by basis). And, venture onto the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes by purpose built 4WD to 40 metre high sand dunes where boards, instruction and supervision are provided - your ultimate soft adventure! Your 4WD tour will be operated by your choice of two great companies, Port Stephens 4WD Tours or 4WD Tours R Us. Note: Tours may be completed in one day or over two days. Please advise your preferred departure day/s and times for each activity on booking.
Start Location
Duration Full Day
Price $58.50 - $78.50 Adult: AUD78.50. Senior/Student: AUD67.50. High School Student: AUD58.50.

Dolphin Watch Cruise aboard their Standard Vessel

Moonshadow - TQC Cruises 1.5 hour Dolphin Watching Cruise has a 99 per cent success rate in dolphin sightings. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea, boom net rides, entertaining and informative commentary and scenic harbour cruise including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands. Departs daily at 10.30am and 12.15pm (except Christmas Day), with an additional 4.15pm cruise during Christmas and Easter School Holidays.
Start Location Victoria Parade Nelson Bay
Duration
Price $20.00 - $24.00 Adult: AUD24. Senior/Student: AUD20.

Splash and Slide Dolphin Watch Cruise

Splash and Slide Dolphin Watch Cruise is a two hour cruise with a 99 per cent success rate in dolphin sightings, including morning or afternoon tea, entertaining and informative commentary and scenic harbour cruise including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands. MV Spirit is a 60 foot fast Stable Catamaran, with two walk around all weather viewing decks, licensed bar with snack food available for purchase. There is a large boomnet, water slide and on board salt water spa.
Start Location Victoria Parade Nelson Bay
Duration
Price $25.00 - $30.00 Adult: AUD30. Senior/Student: AUD25.