TRAVEL ALERT PRIOR TO VISITING
With a variety of cruises on offer by Moonshadow-TQC Cruises there is a cruise available to suit everybody.
With the longest history and largest boats in Port Stephens Moonshadow-TQC Cruises has operated as a family owned business for over 36 years.
Moonshadow-TQC Cruises are only accepting fully vaccinated guests on board until further notice. Full vaccination certification must be shown at time of boarding. Failure to be able to provide authentic proof of certificate will result in boarding being denied with no refund.
MOONSHADOW-TQC CRUISE TIMES:
DOLPHIN DISCOVERY CRUISE DAILY - 10.30am, 1.30pm.
WHALE WATCH CRUISE DAILY - 10am & 1.30pm with additional 11am during weekends from May to mid November.
BROUGHTON ISLAND CRUISE: with bonus dolphin watch from December - April; 10am Sundays plus Tuesdays and Thursdays in School Holidays. If you are looking for a full day of cruising, snorkeling, swimming, exploring and eating, you can't go past the Broughton Island National Park Cruise.
FINGAL ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL TOUR - This historical guided walk is a must while in Port Stephens. With an abundance of knowledge, our guides will escort you through the history of the Island, the lighthouse, the homestead and surrounding bays with fascinating stories.
CRUISING EATS N BEATS - 6.30pm Saturday nights. Twilight takes on a whole new meaning with our Sunset Street Food Cruise. Balmy nights, spectacular sunsets, authentic street food inspired menu, cruisy live beats and a cocktail from the bar, the perfect Saturday night out on the water. Board Moonshadow-TQC Cruises for a relaxed 2.5hr cruise around the bay as we head to Western Harbour and explore the inlets along the way.
SUNDAY SESSIONS – CRUISING STREET FOOD – 12.30pm – 3.30pmGather your crew and reconnect with a Sunday Session cruising beautiful Port Stephens. Enjoy a delicious "Street Food" inspired menu, using quality / local seasonal produce by our talented Chefs.
Pair your meal with local wines, fresh cocktails, a cleansing ale or our house made Sangria available for purchase. Live tunes, supporting our fabulous local musicians and the chance of a dolphin escort.Cruises DEPART from various locations from d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay OR Cruise Passenger Terminal, 40 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay.
Should a cruise not operate for any reason passengers will be offered an alternative day of travel or a refund will be authorised.
Tentative bookings are held for 7 days unless otherwise advised.
At the time of booking a cruise, you must pay for it in full.
Pre booked catered cruises
A fee of $10 may be charged to cover administration costs for any booking amendments.
Moonshadow - TQC Cruises
d'Albora Marinas, Teramby Road, Nelson Bay and Cruise Passenger Wharf Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay
Apart from being one of the oldest whale-watching cruise companies in the region – which means they have loads of expertise - they were also the first to spot a whale in 2016 and 2017.