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Moonshadow Cruises

Join Moonshadow Cruises for a range of cruises on the waters of Port Stephens or Newcastle. Cruises include Dolphin Watch; Whale Watch (in season); Twilight Cruise; Bay Adventure; and Broughton Island to name a few.

Port Sephens Harbour is home to approximately 150 Bottlenose Dolphins, giving you a 99% chance of sighting a dolphin. Moonshadow IV and V Supercats are luxury tri-storey catamarans with 360 degree viewing decks, huge boomnets and all facilities. Moonshadow V is also equipped with underwater video cameras to enhance your cruise.

Moonshadow Cruises operate scheduled and private charter cruises on board three luxury vessels. Cruising these waters since 1981 we offer the best in cruises, food and service, with very competitive prices. Our experience assures you comfortable and memorable cruise!

Touring Options

Twilight Dinner Cruise

3 hour twilight cruise of Port Stephens or Newcastle Harbour with buffet dinner and live entertainment.

Whale Watch

3 hour ocean cruise to see the Humpback whales on their annual migration. Includes bonus dolphin watch.

Bay Adventure With Lunch

4 hour harbour cruise including buffet lunch, dolphins, swimming, snorkelling etc.

Broughton Island National Park

Full day all inclusive ocean cruise with stopover on Broughton Island National Park (16 kilometres North East of Port Stephens entrance).

Dolphin Watch

This 1.5 hour Dolphin Watch Cruise of the waters of Port Stephens Harbour offers a 99% dolphin sighting rate, and is an enjoyable way to experience Port Stephens.

Vessel: Moonshadow IV or V Supercats offer triple 360º viewing decks, open sundeck, huge boom nets, hydrophones, licensed bars… and on the Moonshadow V there are underwater cameras to view the marine life at close range.

Activites and Experiences at Moonshadow Cruises

  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park
  • Public toilet
  • Beach
  • Cruise
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Island
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Romance
  • Soft Adventure
  • Water based
  • Wildlife
  • Charter Vessel Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa

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