Moonshadow-TQC Cruises

Moonshadow-TQC Cruises

3/35 Stockton St
Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Tuesday 8am – 5pm Open today, 8am – 5pm

Wednesday 8am – 5pm

Thursday 8am – 5pm

Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday 8am – 5pm

Sunday 8am – 5pm

Monday 8am – 5pm

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Dolphin Watching Cruises now departing from Tea Gardens!

Now departing from Tea Gardens, board one of our more intimate vessels MV Surprise - closer to the action, both inside and outside viewing decks.

  • Dolphin Watch Cruise is 2 hours duration
  • Departs daily at 10am and 1pm with additional cruises during summer months and holidays
  • Boom net rides

Cruising on one of our smaller vessels comes with its advantages - it means your are closer to these beauties if they choose to cruise the bow with you!

Select from three varieties of cruises below, with departures from Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens.
All our Dolphin Cruises include :

  • A variety of different departure times throughout the day
  • Inside and outside viewing decks
  • Boom net rides
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from our Captains. Learn about our beautiful area, dolphins and wildlife.
  • A scenic harbour cruise including spectacular views to Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands
  • Bar and snack foods available for purchase on board all vessels
  • All Dolphin Cruises have a high success rate of sighting dolphins

About us

Moonshadow-TQC Cruises is a family owned and operated business operating a range of memorable cruising experiences around Port Stephens. Operating 7 vessels, the largest and most spacious vessels on the bay, and catering for a diverse range of clientele with many different experiences on offer including: Dolphin Watching, Whale Watching, Sunset Street Food Cruise, Sunday Session Lunch Cruise, Broughton Island Cruises, Private Charters, Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Team Building, Cruising Classrooms, Corporate Functions and much more.

Our cruises run to schedule, with dolphin watch cruises departing every day, and our vessels have the capacity to suit everybody without crowding. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew are dedicated to ensuring you have a comfortable and memorable cruising experience.

Moonshadow TQC MV Surprise
Moonshadow TQC dolphin
Moonshadow TQC dolphin jumping

What did others have to say?

CA Gourang Shah

a month ago

The boat ride is simply awesome. With boom net kids enjoy swimming in middle of the river. Dolphins can be spotted in huge numbers. It’s a wonderful ride. We enjoy going to this amazing place again & again. It’s must visit during sunny days and enjoy scenic views.

Soumaya Mahdy

4 weeks ago

It was a wonderful experience. The pace of the ride was just perfect to get good look of the breathtaking views. We spotted many dolphins along the way. They were so close. The only issue is the speakers in the cruise wasn’t loud enough on the deck. Would have loved to hear everything the captain was saying about the bay.

Kathy B-bear

a week ago

Wow... what a Dolphin Cruise we had. Staff were so informative and friendly. Very knowledgeable of the local area. The amount of Dolphins we saw was mind blowing, all the while keeping the dolphins welfare as their main priority.

Meredith Sangster

3 weeks ago

From the moment we were met on the wharf by the friendly staff that same great friendly service continued the whole evening. Excellent entertainment with Karen Soper solo guitarist, she was very interactive with the audience and made it a fun night. There was plenty of food and just as advertised it is great street food. Highly recommend!

Amanda Seethor

2 months ago

We went on a 4pm splash and slide cruise. We spotted dolphins swimming at a distance within the first hour then they released the boom net, set up the slide and the floating mat/platform. Great fun and the staff were excellent. To our surprise as we were heading back to shore, we spotted dolphins again and this time they were swimming right next to the boat!!! A terrific experience and great value for money.