Moonshadow TQC

Moonshadow – TQC Cruises specialise in Dolphin and Whale watching out of the beautiful waters of Port Stephens and we also offer private charter services for departures in the Great Lakes area.

1.5hr Dolphin Watch
Departing daily from Wharf 1 Victoria Pde Nelson Bay at 10:30am and 12:15pm (all year) with additional cruise Summer Long Weekends & School Holidays 4.15pm
1.5hr Dolphin Discovery Cruise
Departing daily from Dock C d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay 10:30am and 1:30pm (all year) with additional cruise Summer Long Weekends & School Holidays 3.30pm
2hr Splash and Slide Dolphin Watch (Nov – April):
Departing daily (mid November until mid April) from Wharf 1 Victoria Pde Nelson Bay 11.00am and 1:30pm extra cruise weekends and school holidays at 4.00pm

2.5 – 3hr Whale Watching with bonus Dolphin Watching and Outer Island Cruise departs (May –Nov):

Departing daily (mid May until early November) from Dock C d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay daily May – Nov 10.00am & 1.30pm with additional cruises on Saturday’s & Sunday’s at 11am
6.5-7hr Broughton Island Cruise departs (Oct – Apr):
Departing every Sunday (Octoboer – mid April) from Cruise Passenger Terminal Victoria Pde Nelson Bay at 10.00am with additional cruises on a Tuesday & Thursday during NSW School Holidays
Twilight Dinner Cruise:
Departing from Dock C d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay every Saturday night throughout the year 7.15pm with additional cruises on a Wednesday & Friday during warmer months.

All Cruises Depart Nelson Bay Mini Harbour. Group private charters available from Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest by appointment

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Moonshadow TQC

Moonshadow – TQC Cruises specialise in Dolphin and Whale watching out of the beautiful waters of Port Stephens and we also offer private charter services for departures in the Great Lakes area.

1.5hr Dolphin Watch
Departing daily from Wharf 1 Victoria Pde Nelson Bay at 10:30am and 12:15pm (all year) with additional cruise Summer Long Weekends & School Holidays 4.15pm
1.5hr Dolphin Discovery Cruise
Departing daily from Dock C d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay 10:30am and 1:30pm (all year) with additional cruise Summer Long Weekends & School Holidays 3.30pm
2hr Splash and Slide Dolphin Watch (Nov – April):
Departing daily (mid November until mid April) from Wharf 1 Victoria Pde Nelson Bay 11.00am and 1:30pm extra cruise weekends and school holidays at 4.00pm

2.5 – 3hr Whale Watching with bonus Dolphin Watching and Outer Island Cruise departs (May –Nov):

Departing daily (mid May until early November) from Dock C d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay daily May – Nov 10.00am & 1.30pm with additional cruises on Saturday’s & Sunday’s at 11am
6.5-7hr Broughton Island Cruise departs (Oct – Apr):
Departing every Sunday (Octoboer – mid April) from Cruise Passenger Terminal Victoria Pde Nelson Bay at 10.00am with additional cruises on a Tuesday & Thursday during NSW School Holidays
Twilight Dinner Cruise:
Departing from Dock C d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay every Saturday night throughout the year 7.15pm with additional cruises on a Wednesday & Friday during warmer months.

All Cruises Depart Nelson Bay Mini Harbour. Group private charters available from Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest by appointment

Hassan Faruck

Made a booking in the morning on a rainy day and went on a dolphin watching tour in the afternoon. They have a large vessel and are one of the tours who can operate in rainy weather. They were able to locate quite a few of the dolphins and take us very close. I absolutely loved it and will definitely consider them again in the future.

Oct 28

Shams Latif

My partner and I went twice to the 1:30 session, and met other people who have been on the cruise 3 times at the 1:30 session, and no dolphins were spotted at all. Sounds like the 1:30 session is a scam from what we have noticed.

Fair enough you provide a complimentary standby ticket, however if people keep only getting it for the 1:30 session and not spot any dolphins, then it doesn’t really make a difference.. we were extremely unhappy about the fact we went to the 10:30 session, arrived early, but were told to wait all the way until 10:30 on the dot, in case the last spots get sold. They indeed did sell out with only 1 spot left, so we were told we couldn’t get on.

All I’m asking for is
1. Please be honest if it’s true that it’s very hard to find dolphins during the 1:30 session
2. Also please be genuine with your responses to customer complaints. I see a customer has been told “on the rare occasion of not finding dolphins”
3. Still take care of the people who are on standby. Don’t make it look like they’re waiting for your mercy.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Oct 15

Georgina Maker-North

Took my family yesterday. Second trip, which was a freebie because the first one yielded no whales. Both trips were epic! Informative, casual, relaxed. Social distancing was enforced. Captain encouraged my six year old because he couldn’t find the recycling bin, but the captain showed him then rewarded him with a look from the wheel. Yumi was lovely as lovely can be on both trips. Cannot recommend this trip enough! We saw dolphins, whales and seals, and had little penguins pointed out though we didn’t go near them. Fantastic!

Sep 14

Katherine Pochroj

We were super lucky to see whales on our day out. A mum and calf. The crew were very strict on social distancing which was great given the boat proximity. Would definitely go again next time we are in town.

Aug 30

Lada Lipková

We did the tour on weekday at 10:30 am and we saw lot of dolphines. It was stunning!! They snorted and swam next to the boat. Great experience. The only annoying thing on board were the noisy children.

Nov 9
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