Tamboi Queen Cruises - Nelson Bay

Tamboi Queen Cruises

For adventure and fun, join Tamboi Queen Cruises for dolphin and whale watching, as well as rides on a boom net and even a waterslide. An accredited ecotourism operator, Tamboi Queen Cruises has three vessels for watching the majestic marine mammals.

In the beautiful waters of Port Stephens, MV Surprise and MV Tamboi Queen operate 90-minute dolphin-watching cruises featuring rides on boom nets. MV Spirit operates two-hour dolphin-watching cruises featuring a waterslide and spa as well as boom net.

Whale watching is seasonal, from May to November. Family owned and operated, Tamboi Queen is the only wheelchair friendly dolphin-watch vessel in Port Stephens. All cruises can be combined with sandboarding on the towering Stockton sand dunes.

Fishing charters are also available all year round. Tamboi Queen Cruises is in Nelson Bay on the North Coast. From Sydney the drive is 2 h 30 min. You can travel by train to Newcastle, where you take a bus to Nelson Bay.


For more information:


Tel: +61 2 4981 1959

For more information: www.tamboiqueencruises.com

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 New South Wales
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $27.00 - $153.00 Adults AUD63.00. Concession AUD53.00. Student (14 to 18 years) AUD42.00. Children (four to 14 years) AUD27.00. Family AUD153.00

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 New South Wales
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $15.50 - $75.50 Adults AUD30.00. Concession AUD25.00. Children (four to 14 years) AUD15.50. Family (two adults and two children) AUD75.50.

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 New South Wales
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $12.00 - $60.00 Adults AUD24.00. Concession AUD20.00. Children (four to 14 years) AUD12.00. Family (two adults and two children) AUD60.00.


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 New South Wales
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $10.00 - $50.00 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.