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Broughton Island National Park Cruise

Broughton Island National Park Cruise - Nelson BayIf you are looking for a full day of cruising, snorkelling, swimming, exploring and eating, you can't go past the Broughton Island National Park Cruise.

Take in the spectacular island and coastal scenery as the boat makes its way to Broughton Island. Enjoy a fabulous ploughmans style buffet lunch* on board (or take it onto the island) plus morning and afternoon tea. After lunch explore ashore on an island discovery guided walk to wildlife breeding areas, secluded coves and beaches or enjoy your time relaxing on the beach or in the water.

Bring your snorkelling equipment and enjoy the crystal clear waters of Broughton Island or enjoy swimming, fish feeding or just relaxing on the beach.

On the return journey (time permitting) enjoy boom-net rides and bonus dolphin watch.

Vessel: Moonshadow III, 19.5 metre motor vessel, ocean going

CRUISES AVAILABLE from NSW September School Holidays until the end of the NSW Easter School Holidays on Sundays at 10.00am. Additional cruises are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during NSW Spring, Christmas and Easter School Holidays.


Please contact our office if you have children under the age of 4 years.
*Please note we can not cater for dietary requirements on this cruise

2015-2016 Season Rates

Rates valid from Wednesday 1 April 2015 to Thursday 31 March 2016:

Passenger Testimonials

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Sunday 11th October 2015

"Our cruise to Broughton Island October 11 2015 was amazing. Yes, the staff was attentive and the food was fine. The day was fabulous. We saw plenty of dolphins on the way and the way back, with some bow riding around the boat. The best part was the humpback whale who was breaching and pec slapping. It 'played' constantly as it went past us. We had a really good view of it. The short walk to the other side of the island revealed pristine deserted beach. There was a stingray travelling along the beach, lots of bird life. The scenery/geography for the whole trip was interesting. Really good value day!"
Helen Shaw

Sunday 6th October 2013

"A huge thank you for the fabulous day we had on the Broughton Island cruise yesterday. Experiencing the sight of humpback whales and watching the three dolphins race the boat and the pair holding their fins together as if in love are memories that will stay with us forever. The staff were all great, we had the best day. "
Diana (2323)

Thursday 24th January 2013

"Had a fantastic day ii with my family to broughton island yesterday. We were a party of 4 local families and we all were overwhelmed by service of your staff, the value of the trip and the variety of things to do. So much so were are thinking of making this an annual event. Can't wait to go again. Thank you moonshadow"
Oonagh Treble

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