Today on the water in 

Nelson Bay



A whale spotted at Nelson Bay

The Whales are BACK!
Over 40,000 of these magnificent creatures will pass our way between now and November.
The best way to see them safely and closely is on a Whale cruise. Although there is a distance that the cruises have to keep from the whales, no-one gave the whales that guidebook and they often come right up to the boat. Come and see them in their natural habitat and be mesmerised by these majestic and beautiful creatures.

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What cruises are happening in Nelson Bay- Tuesday 16th July 2024

Dolphin Discovery 90 min Cruise

Today at  10.30am &  1.30pm

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DOLPHIN DISCOVERY 90 MINUTE CRUISE WITH BOOM NET AND TWISTING SLIDE

Dock C 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay


10.30am - 12pm Moonshadow V 

1.30pm - 3pm Moonshadow V 

3.30pm - 5pm Moonshadow V 

3.30 - 5pm Moonshadow IV 


Great for families with younger children

No food or drink allowed to be brought onto cruiser.

Whale Watch Express

1.5hr whale watch cruise 

Fast & awesome

Cancelled due to winds

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We get you up close & personal with the very best of what Port Stephens has to offer. We move quickly, but safely & smoothly through the water, allowing you to comfortably enjoy the beautiful Marine Park. We'll also be on the lookout for pods of Oceanic Dolphins, you may have the chance to see penguins, sea birds, seals and much more.

Moonshadow 2.5hr Whale Watch

10.am only

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2.5hrs 

You will never forget seeing the awesome bulk of a Humpback whale, up to 18 metres long and weighing 40 tonnes! Being the most surface active of all the whales, it is possible that you will see spectacular displays - spy hops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and … the breathtaking breach. Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary and the cruise includes bonus dolphin and outer island cruising - two cruises for the price of one! With two vessels to choose from and great viewing decks (both inside and outside), you can be sure you are getting the best view of these friendly giants.

Get up close and personal with the whales! A fully licenced bar is available on board for beverages, and snacks. NOTE: Food and drinks are NOT permitted to be bought on board.

Imagine 3 hr Whale    Watch

10.30am & 2pm

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Starts June 1 - November 3hrs

Join us as we spend time with the

incredible Humpback Whales, watching them swim and play!

* Whale Guarantee

* Friendly & Knowledgeable Crew

* Informative Commentary

* 360° Viewing

* Complimentary Tea & Coffee

* Licensed Bar

3 Hour duration - Daily from 1st June - Early November

The Original Tea Gardens Ferry  

Cancelled due to winds

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THE ORIGINAL TEA GARDENS FERRY (TG) 


40 Victoria Parade Nelson Bay to Marine Parade Tea Gardens


From Nelson Bay

8am - 9am  

11.30am - 12.30pm  

3.30pm - 4.30pm  Ice Cream Cruise 


From Tea Garden

10.am - 11.am 

2.30pm - 3.30pm 

5.15pm - 6.15pm 


PET FRIENDLY  BYO drinks & snacks


Nelson Bay Kin Cafe Meal Deal

Monday - Friday only

10am & 3.30pm return

No public holidays or school holidays

11.30 - 3.30pm

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"Savor the perfect pairing of a delightful lunch at the pub with your return ferry ticket. Choose from four mouthwatering options, each bursting with flavor, to elevate your dining experience. Whether you crave classic comfort food or something a bit more adventurous, the menu has something for every palate. Indulge in the ultimate combination of good food and scenic views, making your journey as memorable as it is delicious."

Cruises below returning in November & December 2024

Swim with the Wild Dolphins 

4.5 hr cruise 

Resumes October 5 

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4.5 HR SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS 

(BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE 7 - 70)

Dock C 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay

 6am - 10.30am 

Every swimmer receives a customised video of their experience  & a champagne brunch

(This video is edited and sent out after your swim and includes footage of you underwater with the dolphins)


Dolphin Watch Express 

Resumes November 1

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1HR DOLPHIN WATCH EXPRESS

Dock C 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay

2pm - 3.00pm 

A lovely cruise around the Bay on our Eco friendly cruiser Envision.

Boat holds max 14

Dolphin Watch 90 min Sailing cruise

Resumes November 4

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90 min Dolphin Watch & Sailing Cruise

Dock C 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay

11.30am - 1.00pm 

1.30pm - 3pm 

5.30pm - 7pm 

Informative and fun cruise on our favourite Catamaran

max 60

Splash n Slide 2 hr slide & play dolphin cruise 

Resumes November 16

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SPLASH N SLIDE 2HR CRUISE 

Wharf 1, 40 Victoria Parade Nelson Bay

11am - 1pm Spirit 

1.30pm - 3.30pm Spirit 

4pm - 6pm Spirit 


Dolphin sightings, boom net rides & waterslide - a fun cruise for the young and young at heart.   


Snorkelling Broughton Island  - book through us

Marine Discovery 3.5hr Snorkellingcruise

Resumes December 1

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3.5HR MARINE DISCOVERY SNORKELLING CRUISE

Dock C 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay

 1.30pm - 5.00pm 

Qualified snorkel guides onboard 

A wonderful afternoon out on the water.


Full day 6.5 hr Broughton Island cruise 

Resumes December 15

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6.5 HR BROUGHTON ISLAND CRUISE 

Dock D 6 Teramby Road Nelson Bay

10am - 4.30pm 

Fabulous day out on Broughton Island. Don't miss this one.

Children 5 & over

      

Kayak & Stand-up Paddle Sports 

Resumes September 8

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KAYAK & STAND UP PADDLE SPORTS

9am - 4pm daily 

30 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the Dolphin and Whale Watch booking office


Tea Gardens Pub Meal Deal

Meal deal not running through the school holidays

Monday - Friday only

11.30am & 2.30pm return

No public holidays or school holidays

11.30 - 3.30pm

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"Savor the perfect pairing of a delightful lunch at the pub with your return ferry ticket. Choose from four mouthwatering options, each bursting with flavor, to elevate your dining experience. Whether you crave classic comfort food or something a bit more adventurous, the menu has something for every palate. Indulge in the ultimate combination of good food and scenic views, making your journey as memorable as it is delicious."

Cascade Walk in Nelson Bay is the new cool place to be seen

Hawker Inn n Out

Shop 20 Cascade Walk

Daily 8am - 2pm

Hawker Inn n Out is now open.

Voted 'The Best Coffee in Nelson Bay' by the locals. Small batch single origin beans at their very best by Beatles Coffee.

The Hawker Inn has now opened their street style version of their famous food to eat at any time of the day.

With the same cool vibe that made & continues to make the Hawker Inn famous in the Bay, The Hawker Inn & Out doesn't disappointment.

David Bones Pet Boutique

              Shop 16 Cascade Walk

            Tues - Sun 9am - 3pm

HOUSEKEEPING RULES FOR CRUISES