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Port Stephens Dolphin Discovery Cruise

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    Sail on for sightings of wild bottlenose dolphins exploring the magical world of Port Stephens, above and below the water. Cruise the harbour and meet the resident dolphins on the daily Dolphin Discovery Cruise. There are approximately 160 dolphins living in the harbour! 
    1.5 hour cruise with a 99% success rate in dolphin sightings, morning tea, boomnet rides, entertaining and informative commentary and scenic harbour cruise including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands.
    Departing daily at 10:30am  (except Xmas Day) from Nelson Bay. 
    Plus.... TWIST, TWIRL & SPLASH WATERSLIDE (slide is Moonshadow V only!).
    • See our world famous resident wild Bottlenose dolphins
    • Exciting boom net rides
    • FUN Twist and Twirl Waterslide and LIVE underwater cameras (Moonshadow V only)
    • Expansive open decks or covered all weather indoor viewing
    • Complimentary morning or afternoon tea
    • Licensed bar and snack food available
    • Live, informative, fun Captain’s commentary
    • 99% success sighting rate, free return cruise if no dolphins sighted (standby basis). Terms and conditions apply
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Our family attended the 1.30 cruise, 12-year-old and 11-year-old. There was good commentary from the captain and good ability to view from all levels of the boat. Master 11 who initially wasn’t all that interested was very excited to actually see plenty of dolphins and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank munchkinsmum2017
    Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

    There were so many cruises available that we were not sure which one to pick. After a quick look online, we settled for Moonshadow and its 1.5h Discovery Cruise. We were not disappointed at all! We got pretty close to two dolphin pods, and a...More

    Thank Charles F
    Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

    Wow had such a great time on this cruise the crew were amazing and views are spectacular had an amazing time defo the thing to do

    2  Thank caroncole
    Reviewed June 7, 2018

    We did this cruise in April because we wanted the kids to have some fun on the slide and nets. Unfortunately the time allowed on the nets is just not long enough to really enjoy it. We saw a few dolphins and enjoyed the cruise...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank marialO8548YC
    MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

    Hi Maria L, We are pleased you enjoyed our cruise and we appreciate you taking the time to write this review. The boom net and the water slide are an important feature on our cruise, it’s of the utmost importance that all passengers who want...More

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