Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise Port Stephens - 3 hours

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Highlights & inclusions

Sail with Humpback Whales out of Port Stephens
Visit Southern Fur Seals and spot dolphins
Enjoy some of the most scenic landscapes
Informative and engaging commentary
Available from mid May to early November annually
There is also a licensed bar, with snacks and drinks available
or 4 payments of $21.25 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Set sail from Port Stephens to enjoy a magical encounter with Humpback Whales and dolphins during the whale watching season. This three hour whale watching cruise takes passengers to Nelson Bay to witness the annual whale migration along Australia’s East Coast from mid May to November every year.

Enjoy 360 degree views as the whales splash and play in the ocean. Friendly and knowledgeable crew are on hand to provide informative commentary about the wildlife you’ll witness on this cruise and a licensed bar is available on board if you wish to purchase drinks or snacks while you are out on the water.

Whale watching cruises depart daily at 10.30am and 2pm throughout the whale watching season. Book your tickets online here!


What you need to know

  • 3 hour whale watching cruise
  • Informative and engaging commentary
  • tea, coffee (self service)
  • Use of wet weather jacket if required
  • This cruise is 3 hours in duration
  • Available from mid May to early November annually
  • Departs daily at 10:30am and 2pm
  • Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to cruise departure
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Dock C, d’Albora Marina Marine Nelson Bay, NSW
What To Bring
  • Please wear warm clothes as it can be quite cool on the water
  • For winter cruises (whale watch), we recommend warm layers including a jacket
  • Long pants and enclosed shoes are highly recommended
  • It is also a good idea to bring a water proof layer
Additional Information
  • It is recommended that you take sea-sickness tablets prior to boarding, however, complimentary tablets are available on the boat.
  • Adult: Ages 15+ years
  • Child: Ages 4-14 years
  • Infant: 0-3 years
  • Concession / Student
  • Even with our excellent sighting percentage occasionally we have finding whales or dolphins. In the event of a ‘miss’ we will issue you with a ‘free return voucher’ to use at a later date
  • Refunds will not be issued
  • We understand that sometimes passengers cannot take up the free return voucher for whatever reason, but we do everything we can to locate whales or dolphins during cruises. The ‘free return’ voucher is valid for 18 months from the original cruise date, thus giving guests every opportunity to ‘try again’
  • Free Return vouchers are not transferable between guests and vessels
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking 
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience 
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction 
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control 
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher 
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements 

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