Whale Watching Sailing Cruise - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

  • Whale Watching Sailing Cruise - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

Set out on an exciting whale watching cruise in Port Stephens where over 12,000 humpback whales swim past on their annual migration north along the Australian east coast to the warmer waters of the South Pacific Ocean.

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$40 child (4 - 14)

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  • Description
    • Get out on the water for an exhilarating whale watching sailing adventure
    • See humpback whales up close on their migration past Port Stephens
    • Look out for other marine life like dolphin pods and more

    Feel the thrill of seeing majestic whales up close in their natural environment on this epic whale watching cruise in Port Stephens. You'll explore the waterways for 3 hours, observing the whales as they make their annual migration north along the Australian east coast.

    Over 40,000 - 50,000 humpback whales swim past Port Stephens towards to warmer waters of the South Pacific Ocean between May and November each year, and after breeding they migrate with their calves back down south. Seeing these gigantic creatures close up is an exhilarating experience you can't beat.

    Jump on board and sail the Port Stephens coastal waters on an amazing 54 foot catamaran that is designed for ocean voyages and has a stable platform. You'll be well looked after by the expert staff and crew who will also provide insightful commentary about the whales as you go.

    While you're out on the water you also have a great opportunity to spot dolphin pods and maybe even fairy penguins, seals, albatross and more. This whale watching tour will have you buzzing the whole time and long after returning to shore.

    This experience is part of our Low-Footprint Adventures range because it is ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia.

    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Comfortable clothes suitable to the weather on the day
    • For winter cruises (whale watch), we recommend warm layers including a jacket
    • Long pants and enclosed shoes are highly recommended
    • It is also a good idea to bring a water proof layer
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses
    • No High Heels or Wedges allowed
    • Adrenaline confirmation email

    What is Supplied

    • 3 hour whale watching cruise
    • A great chance to see huge pods of common dolphins offshore
    • Tea, coffee (self service)
    • A real offshore sailing experience with professionals
    • Hydrophone - an underwater microphone so you can hear the whales sing
    • Fun and insightful commentary
    • Licensed bar and comfortable downstairs lounge
    • Warm sailing jackets available for wet weather
    • Maximum stability and a 9 metre wide spacious foredeck
    • Sea turtles, Little Blue (Fairy) Penguins, Albatross, Sea Eagles and Australian Fur Seals may also be seen

    More Information

    • Available from mid May to early November annually
    • Departs daily at 10:30am and 2pm
    • Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to cruise departure
    • Even with our excellent sighting percentage occasionally we have finding whales or dolphins. In the event of a ‘miss’ we will issue you with a ‘free return voucher’ to use at a later date
    • Refunds will not be issued
    • We understand that sometimes passengers cannot take up the free return voucher for whatever reason, but we do everything we can to locate whales or dolphins during cruises. The ‘free return’ voucher is valid for 18 months from the original cruise date, thus giving guests every opportunity to ‘try again’
    • Free Return vouchers are not transferable between guests and vessels

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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Nelson Bay (Port Stephens)

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