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Tamboi Queen Cruises - Nelson Bay

Tamboi Queen Cruises is a family owned and operated cruise company. They are the longest operating cruise company in Port Stephens, and have carried over two million happy passengers in safety and comfort.

Tamboi Queen Cruises offer dolphin watching (all year round) whale watching (from May to November) in Port Stephens and private charters for functions. They also have a FerryLink service that connects Nelson Bay to Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest daily.

Their friendly and highly experienced crew members will ensure that you have the best possible experience, whether it is a dolphin watching, fishing, or whale watching cruise in Port Stephens and the Great Lakes.

You will receive friendly personal service from their professional crew. They offer multiple departure times to suit everyone, clean rest room, and complimentary morning and afternoon tea. Excellent prices and service.

For more information: www.tamboiqueencruises.com
Tours

Three Hour Whale Watching Cruise - MV Spirit of Port Stephens

MV Spirit of Port Stephens the flag ship of Tamboi Queen Cruises operates three hour whale watching cruises with bonus dolphin watching and outer islands cruise included.

MV Spirit of Port Stephens is a fast, stable, 18 metre power catamaran with spacious 360 degree split-level viewing decks. She is ideal for off-shore whale watching as a nine metre beam ensures she is comfortable, fast, and fun.

Their experienced skippers have a 98 per cent success rate of spotting many of the 7,000 whales that migrate each year.
Start Location Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay
Highlights Depart Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay Dolphin watch cruise, Nelson Bay Return to Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay
Travel by Catamaran, Motor Vessel
Duration Half Day or less.
Price $25.00-$145.00 Price Range Adults AUD60.00. Concession AUD50.00. Student (14 to 18 years) AUD40.00. Children (four to 14 years) AUD25.00. Family (two adults and two children) AUD145.00.

1.5 Hour Dolphin Watch Cruise MV Surprise

MV Surprise operates one and a half hour dolphin watching cruises with boom net rides.

The boats are fully licensed and morning and afternoon tea is served by the friendly crew on the spacious 360 degree viewing decks. The experienced skippers will tell you all about the dolphins and Port Stephens, in a fun and informative way.

Free information sheets on the dolphins are available. Clean rest rooms.

Be sure to bring your swimmers and towel.
Start Location MV Surprise, Nelson Bay
Highlights Dolphin watch Cruise off Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay
Travel by Motor Vessel
Duration Half Day or less.
Price $10.00-$54.00 Price Range Adults AUD23.00. Concession AUD18.00. Children (four to 14 years) AUD10.00. Family (two adults and two children) AUD54.00. Children under four years free.

Two Hour Dolphin Watch Cruise with Water Slide, Boom Net and Spa

Two hour dolphin watching cruise on board either MV Spirit or MV Spirit of Port Stephens with boom net, water slide, and spa. Why not ride the large boom net while cruising the port ?

Experience the excitement of the only water slide suitable for all ages, at anchor in the calm waters of Shoal Bay. They provide free bottomless tea and coffee, licensed bar, free fact sheets, and clean rest rooms. Be sure to bring your swimmers and towel (spa only available on MV Spirit).
Start Location Dock C, d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay
Highlights Cruise off Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay
Travel by Catamaran, Motor Vessel
Duration Half Day or less.
Price $13.50-$66.50 Price Range Adults AUD26.00. Concession AUD21.00. Children (four to 14 years) AUD13.50. Family (two adults and two children) AUD66.50.Children under four years free.

Three Hour Whale Watch Cruise - MV Spirit

Join Tamboi Queen Cruises and experience the ultimate wildlife adventure. 14,000 whales pass close to Port Stephens annually on the longest migration by any mammal. MV Spirit is a fast stable catamaran with two walk around all weather viewing decks.
Start Location Wharf 1, Nelson Bay
Highlights Whale Watching off Nelson Bay, Nelson Bay
Travel by Motor Vessel
Duration Half Day or less.
Price $25.00-$145.00 Price Range Adults AUD60.00. Concession AUD50.00. Student (14 to 18 years) AUD40.00. Children (four to 14 years) AUD25.00. Family (two adults and two children) AUD145.00.

FerryLink

Tamboi Queen Cruises and Nelson Bay Charters (Wallamba) have come together to offer locals and holiday makers connections between Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and Nelson Bay.

The Ferry service offers four cruises from Tea Gardens and Nelson Bay picking up and drop off at Hawks Nest daily (must be booked direct). All cruises have friendly staff, free morning and afternoon tea. All vessels are professionally maintained.

Dolphins are spotted on 95 per cent of cruises.
Start Location 40 Victoria Prd, Nelson Bay
Highlights Hawks Nest Tea Gardens
Travel by Ferry
Duration Half Day or less.
Price $10.00-$50.00 Price Range Adults AUD20.00, Concession AUD18.00, Children (five to 15 years) AUD10.00, Family (two adults and three children) AUD50.00. Under four years FREE.
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