Find the Dock for your Cruise

Cruises that go from Wharf 1

Walking down the wharf from this Booking Agency

The Dolphin and Whale Watch Booking Agency

40a Victoria Parade Nelson Bay 

We are open daily from 9am until the last cruise leaves

We have a range of essentials for being on the water including bait, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats.



The Original Tea Gardens Ferry

leaves and arrives at the Public Wharf which is the first wharf past our Booking Agency, just outside the newly branded  Dolphin Watch Cafe

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Splash n Slide Cruise from Wharf 1.

                 Starts Sat 18/11/2023

Walk past our office at 40a Victoria Parade and down to the first boat for Whale & Dolphin Cruise with the two large Australian flags on top. Moonshadow - TQC Spirit



Cruises that go from Dock C & D & E at D'albora Marina 

(the main marina) as you walk along dock


                  Dock C

Aquamarine Adventures


The 'Envision' leaves from Dock C daily (at the bottom of the ramp on the left) at 10am for the Broughton Island 3 hr Snorkel Cruise. 

It is also being used for the Highlights of Port Stephens Eco Adventure Cruise which runs on most days for 2 hrs

Bookings are essential for both as Envision currently only does 12 people max cruises out to the Island.



Dock C

Y Knot' Ferry to Tea Gardens

The 'Y Knot' Ferry runs three times a day from Dock C,  just down the wharf from 'Envision'.

Enjoy a beverage on the way, made by the on-board Barista.

With a maximum number of 36, 'Y Knot' is also available for private charters all year round.




Dock D

Moonshadow TQC - MV Osprey

Dolphin Watch Eco Adventure

This cruiser can often be used for the Splash n Slide cruise as well, so please always check your ticket before you go to board.

Situated on Dock D which is along Dock C and then off to the right.



Dock C


Sailing Cruiser

Imagine is permanently moored on Dock C at D'albora Marina on the right hand side of the Dock about 1/2 way down.

Imagine is currently used for the following cruises:




Dock C

Moonshadow V

Dolphin Discovery Cruise

This cruiser is our largest with the capacity to take about 220 people.

It sits permanently on Dock C towards the end and has a large red Australian maritime flag flying from the back with the name of Moonshadow V on the back of the vessel.

This vessel has a large twisting slide attached to it which enters a boom net and gets lowered into the water for about 20 mins of the cruise.

This is a favourite with kids and young families (parental guidence only.)




Dock E

Hinchinbrook Explorer

 Whale Watching

The Hinchinbrook Explorer sits permanently at the end of Dock C which  is called Dock E, next to Moonshadow V.  It is used occasionally for dolphin watching during summer when it's busy but is our main cruiser for the whales during the months of May - October