Cruise on Port Stephens aboard beautiful historic vessels.

Crossing over the Port Stephens bay is a must for locals and visitors to the Barrington Coast.

Port Stephens Ferry Service runs daily return charters to Tea Gardens from Nelson Bay, featuring informative commentary and open panoramic viewing of Port Stephens and the Myall River coastline.

Sit back and relax and get eye to eye with the local bottlenose dolphins, which are seen 90% of the time!

On the northern side of Port Stephens you can enjoy a meal at one of the many eateries and explore the tranquil village of Tea Gardens. Walk over the Singing Bridge to Hawks Nest shops, golf course and beaches or climb Yacaaba Headland and enjoy spectacular views and wildlife including birds, dingoes, eagles and kangaroos.

On the southern side at Nelson Bay enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants, cafes or takeaway shops. Catch a movie, go shopping or take your bike and experience the beauty of the coastline to Tomaree National Park and climb Tomaree Mountain. You can take the track to the left to forgotten Fingal Bay or right to beautiful Bagnalls Beach or simply just relax by the water. Fun for the entire family and a great way to see Port Stephens.

Soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy your adventure onboard our iconic vessels!

  • Departing Nelson Bay from the public wharf Nelson Bay near the game fish weigh station:

8:00 am
11:30 am
3:30 pm

  • Departing Tea Gardens from Tea Gardens Wharf opposite the hotel:

10:00 am
2:30 pm
5:15 pm