"Moonshadow Cruises offer the largest and most luxurious vessels in Port Stephens and Newcastle"



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Specialising in Dolphin Watching and Whale Watching in Port Stephens

Moonshadow Cruises is a family owned and operated business that specialises in dolphin watching cruises whale watching cruises. Based in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Moonshadow Cruises have been operating since 1981 and offer a range of memorable cruising experiences around Port Stephens and Newcastle harbour.

Moonshadow V cruising the waters of Port StephensWe operate 5 vessels, the largest and most luxurious vessels in the port, and cater for a diverse range of clientele with many different cruising experiences on offer including Dolphin Watching and Whale Watching, Dinner Cruises, Newcastle Harbour Cruises and Broughton Island Cruises.

Our largest vessel, Moonshadow V, is equipped with a huge boomnet, twist and twirl slide, underwater video cameras, spacious decks for 360 degree viewing, undercover seating, licensed bars and a dance floor.

Our cruises run to schedule, with dolphin watch cruises departing every day, and our vessels have the capacity to suit everybody without crowding. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew are dedicated to ensuring you have a comfortable and memorable cruising experience. Moonshadow Cruises are 'Ecotourism Accredited' and have a primary focus on ecological sustainability.


GOLD WINNER 2013 - NSW Best Major Tour Operator

NSW Hall of Fame 2013Moonshadow Cruises are the recipient of over 28 state and regional tourism awards. Moonshadow Cruises had great success at the 2013 NSW Tourism Awards bringing home the Gold in Major Tour &/or Transport Operator and also entered into the hall of fame.

On a regional level we were unstoppable winning Gold for Major Tour &/or Transport Operator at both the 2013 North Coast Tourism Awards and the 2013 Hunter Regional Tourism Awards.

Cruise Experience

Our 33 years of experience means that we know what is important to you. Relax on a harbour cruise and be entertained by our playful local dolphins, venture out into the ocean and be amazed by the awesome humpback whales, swim, snorkel and explore on Broughton Island National Park or wine, dine and dance on a twilight dinner cruise.

Join us in exploring the magical world of Port Stephens, above and below the water.