Dolphin Watching & Sailing Cruise - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

Dolphin Watching & Sailing Cruise - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

1.5hr dolphin watching sailing trip departing Nelson Bay, Port Stephens - the perfect place in Australia to observe dolphins in the wild and home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins.

Nelson Bay (Port Stephens)
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  • Description
    • 1.5hr dolphin watching sailing trip departing Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
    • Dolphin guarantee or free return trip (in same season)
    • Conditions permitting, we will put the sails up during our return to the marina
    • Free unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits available
    • The hydrophone will let you listen to the dolphins communicate
    • Free dolphin literature – great for school projects
    • Licensed bar and comfortable downstairs lounge
    • Bow-net and boom-net – fun to be close to the dolphins
    • Spacious foredeck for dolphin watching with 360-degree views
    • A chance to see little blue (fairy) penguins, sea eagles and if you lucky you might even spot sea turtles…
    • For that really close encounter you might like to try out the boom or bow nets – so bring your swimmers!
    • Complimentary motion sickness tablets available (however we recommend that you speak to your pharmacist about preventative measures for seasickness before you board)

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    Located just 2 1/2 hours North of Sydney, try a dolphin watching tour in Port Stephens, NSW Australia. Port Stephens on the Mid-North Coast of NSW is the perfect place in Australia to observe dolphins in the wild and is home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins. Your crew has an intimate knowledge of the different pods in the Port and 99% success rate with dolphin sighting on all our dolphin cruises.

    Meet the dolphins from the calm water of our boom-net or hold on tight for a wild jet-net ride! Relax a foot above water under sail in the dry bow-net or give yourself a “Titanic” thrill at the end of the bow spit.

    Our crew is friendly and keen to share their passion for the local marine environment. Our catamaran is stable and safe with 360 degrees view, a licensed bar and, if conditions permit, we will take you back sailing to the marina. You will be well looked after on this offshore adventure tour by Imagine Cruises’ friendly and caring staff and crew. Imagine is a 52 foot (16 metres) sailing catamaran designed for ocean voyages and is an extremely stable platform!

    Often, more dolphins join the locals in the Bay from the headlands and the offshore beaches. When a large school of spurning mullets come down the river, you might also encounter much larger oceanic bottlenose dolphins coming from far away to share the feast. Going to watch wild dolphins is not like going to the zoo! The behaviour of wild dolphins is very complex and the experience is always unique as dolphins migrate through the Bay during the day.

    The dolphins we encounter might be travelling from one feeding ground to another; they could be interacting, playing or mating or they could be chasing fish, foraging in pairs or in pods. Sometimes they form a mega-pod when chasing a large school of fish… Dolphins need to rest but unlike humans, they cannot sleep, so resting is done in a group moving very slowly in a motion we call logging.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • We recommend that you speak to your pharmacist about preventative measures for seasickness before you board
    • Dress for the weather on the day
    • Bring swimmers and a towel if you wish to go on the boom net
    • Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Please bring your confirmation email with you on the day

    What to Bring/Wear

    • We recommend that you speak to your pharmacist about preventative measures for seasickness before you board as crew cannot provide medication 
    • Comfortable clothes suitable to the weather on the day – eg. warm jumpers, beanies etc
    • Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Please bring your confirmation email with you on the day

    What is Supplied

    • 1.5hr dolphin watching sailing trip departing Nelson Bay, Port Stephens
    • Dolphin guarantee or free return trip (in same season)
    • Conditions permitting, we will put the sails up on our return to the marina
    • Free unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits available
    • The hydrophone will let you listen to the dolphins communicate
    • Free dolphin literature – great for school projects
    • Licensed bar and comfortable downstairs lounge
    • Bow-net and boom-net – fun to be close to the dolphins
    • Spacious foredeck for dolphin watching with 360-degree views
    • A chance to see little blue (fairy) penguins, sea eagles and if you lucky you might even spot sea turtles…
    • For that really close encounter you might like to try out the boom or bow nets – so bring your swimmers!
    • Complimentary motion sickness tablets available (however we recommend that you speak to your pharmacist about preventative measures for seasickness before you board)

    More Information

    • Please note that this is a seasonal experience
    • Available from November - April only
    • All cruises subject to sea conditions

  • 2 Reviews
    2 Reviews
    5 out of 5

    Went on the dolphin 1.5hour cruise from Nelson Bay & it was fantastic. The two guys leading it were brilliant, super knowledgeable and friendly! Would definitely book again just because of them!! (If we came back to australia again that is)

    Adrienne F   5 out of 5

    We had an amazing time dolphin watching, the boat and staff were great, it was an awesome experience, enjoyed by kids and adults.

    Christine   5 out of 5
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