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.

Our Price: $75
$37 child (2 - 16)

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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 3-3.5 hours, observing the whales as they make their annual migration north along the Australian east coast.

    Over 12,000 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 52 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
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Adrenaline confirmation email
    • It is recommended that you speak to a pharmacist about preventative measures for seasickness before you board as crew cannot provide medication 

    What is Supplied

    • 3 to 3.5 hour whale watching cruise
    • A great chance to see huge pods of common dolphins offshore
    • Tea, coffee and biscuits
    • 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
    • Dolphin and whale literature available – great for school projects
    • Complimentary motion sickness tablets available 

    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
    • There is no credit refund in the unlikely case that whales are not sited

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 48 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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