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#Explore, relax, snorkel!## Duration6.5 hours## AboutA full day adventure cruising off-shore to this beautiful National Park Island. Explore, relax, snorkel. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch . A must-do Day Excursion (seasonal)Take in the spectacular island and coastal scenery as the boat makes its way to Broughton Island. After your picnic pack 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 or just relaxing on the beach.On the return journey (time permitting) enjoy boom-net rides and bonus dolphin watch.##Highlights- Spectacular island and coastal scenery- Explore ashore on an island discovery walk to wildlife breeding areas, secluded coves and beaches- Opportunity to see oceanic dolphins, penguins, seals, turtles, whales (in season) and much more...- Snorkelling, swimming and island walks- Water slide, boom net rides- Picnic lunch packs included to enjoy on board or to take to Island- Licensed bar and snacks available- Numbers are limited so bookings are essential**Vessel**: MV Spirit of Port a 62" fast Stable Catamaran, with 2 walk around all weather viewing decks. Licensed bar with snack food available for purchase and a large Boom Net and Water Slide (only used inside the harbour)**CRUISES AVAILABLE:** Season commences from December 2020 until April 2021 on Sundays and Wednesday's departing at 10.00am. Please note: This is an off-shore excursion and is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years.## What to Bring- Comfortable casual clothing & footwear- Swimmers & towel if using boomnet- Sunglasses, hat & sun cream is recommended - Camera- Dress warmer for winter monthsPlease be advised that social distancing is to be adhered to at all times while boarding and while on board
#Wednesday & Saturday Cruising Eats 'n' Beats## Schedule- 2.5 hours- Departure Time: 7pm - Every Saturday Evening- Summer Holidays - Wednesday | Saturday## AboutFor a relaxed night out or your next group outing, Cruising Eats 'n' Beats has it covered. Cruising the beautiful waterways of Port Stephens, being entertained by renowned local talent including Mick Jones, Karen Soper & 'Bernie' enjoy a three course meal. Entree served to table on boarding, a choice of Main served from our servery and dessert options. A range of cocktails, selection of Hunter Valley Wines and locally brewed beers along with all your favourites are available for purchase from the bar. Please be advised that social distancing is to be adhered to at all times while boarding and while onboard.INDICATIVE MENU ONLY, ITEMS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICEDIETARY REQUIREMENTS:Our standard menu includes Gluten Free and Vegetarian options. It cannot be altered for any further dietary requirements. Allergies cannot be catered for and we do not guarantee that certain products or ingredients will not be in our food dishes and we accept no liability in this regard. Passengers with serious allergies must take this into consideration when booking this product. Our staff’s comments are only to assist in identifying the dish and not the ingredients.Special celebrations cakes are welcome on board, however, a charge may be applicable for serving. Please inquire when booking.## What to Bring- Dress code is smart casual - Camera- Dress warmer for winter months
#Cruise on our largest most comfortable vessels## Duration1.5 hours## AboutThis cruise has a very high success rate in dolphin sightings, boomnet rides, entertaining and informative commentary and scenic harbour cruise including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands.Plus... TWIST, TWIRL & SPLASH WATERSLIDE (the slide is Moonshadow V only!).- See our world-famous resident wild Bottlenose dolphins- Exciting boom net rides- FUN Twist and Twirl Waterslide and LIVE underwater cameras (Moonshadow V only)- Expansive open decks or covered all weather indoor viewing- Licensed bar and snack food available- Live, informative, fun Captain’s commentary- Very high success sighting rate, free return cruise if no dolphins sighted (standby basis). Terms and conditions applyA fully licensed bar is aboard and snack foods are available.Please be advised that social distancing is to be adhered to at all times while boarding and while on board## What to Bring- Comfortable casual clothing & footwear- Swimmers & towel if using boomnet- Sunglasses, hat & sun cream is recommended - Camera- Dress warmer for winter monthsPlease ensure all Travel Terms and Conditions are adhered to prior to booking.
#The perfect New Year's Eve night out, cruising beautiful Port Stephens## Schedule- 3hrs- Boarding at 6:30pm - Departing - 7:00pm## AboutSend off 2022 with our NYE Eats n' Beats Dinner CruiseEnjoy a beautiful night on the water as you dine on a three course meal, cruisy live beats and a cocktail available for purchase from the bar. The perfect New Year's Eve night out on the Water. Board Moonshadow-TQC Cruises for a relaxed 3hr cruise around the harbour as we cruise the bay and explore the inlets along the way. **Fireworks are subject to announcement*Please note: All Menus are subject to change at our discretion in accordance with seasonal produce.DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:Our standard menu includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options, however must be advised upon booking. It cannot be altered for any further dietary requirements. Allergies cannot be catered for and we do not guarantee that certain products or ingredients will not be in our food dishes and we accept no liability in this regard. Passengers with serious allergies must take this into consideration when booking this product. Our staff’s comments are only to assist in identifying the dish and not the ingredients.## What to Bring- Dress code is smart casual - Camera
#High Success rate in dolphin sightings!## Duration2 hours## AboutPort Stephens is home to over 160 resident bottlenose dolphins that is why we call ourselves the Dolphin Capital of Australia. With a high success rate in dolphin sightings, boom net rides & waterslide you can’t go past a Moonshadow – TQC 2hr Splash & Slide Dolphin Watch Cruise!- Time to swim- Cruise spectacular headlands and eastern harbour- See our resident wild Bottlenose dolphins- Ride, slide, splash on our awesome waterslide - Fun boom net- Twin level with walk-around decks- Licensed bar and snack food available- Live, informative, fun Captain’s commentary- High success sighting rate, free return cruise if no dolphins sighted (standby basis). Terms and conditions applyVessel: MV Spirit is a 60" fast Stable Catamaran, with 2 walk around all weather viewing decks. Licensed bar with snack food available for purchase. A large boom net, water slide. ## What to Bring- Comfortable casual clothing & footwear- Swimmers & towel if using boomnet- Sunglasses, hat & sun cream is recommended - CameraPlease be advised that social distancing is to be adhered to at all times while boarding and while onboard
#A fascinating insight to the Western Harbour of Port Stephens## Duration6.5 hours## AboutJoin Moonshadow-TQC and John ‘Stinker’ Clarke on board MV Spirit of Port as we delve into the remarkable history of the Western Harbour of Port Stephens enroute to the Karuah Oyster & Timber Festival at Longworth Park. Enjoy approximately 2 hours at the festival which will have an array of activities including woodchopping, oyster eating competition and vintage car display. Wander through the market stalls and enjoy a bite to eat for lunch* from a selection of food vendors or Karuah RSL. Enjoy complimentary morning tea of tea, coffee and biscuits as John ‘Stinker’ Clarke gives passengers an insight to the challenges facing the Oyster growing industry over the years, hear the stories behind Tahlee House, the Bible College, Pindimar, Fame Cove and North Arm Cove. A truly unique and fascinating exploration of the Western Harbour of Port Stephens.*Lunch at own expenseDeparture Date: Saturday 15 October 2022Departure Time: 9.30am## What to Bring- Comfortable casual clothing & footwear- Sunglasses, hat & sun cream is recommended - Camera- Dress warmer for winter months- Optional – bring a picnic lunch to have in the park
#Get up close and personal with the Whales!## Duration2.5 hours## AboutYou will never forget seeing the awesome bulk of a Humpback whale, up to 18 metres long and weighing 40 tonnes! Being the most surface active of all the whales, it is possible that you will see spectacular displays - spy hops, pectoral slaps, body rolls and ... the breathtaking breach. Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary and the cruise includes bonus dolphin and outer island cruising - two cruises for the price of one! With two vessels to choose from and great viewing decks (both inside and outside), you can be sure you are getting the best view of these friendly giants. Get up close and personal with the whales! A fully licenced bar is available on board for beverages, and snacks. NOTE: Food and drinks are NOT permitted to be bought on board.## What to Bring- Comfortable casual clothing & footwear- Sunglasses, hat & sun cream is recommended • Camera- Dress warmer for winter months- If you or any member of your party experience or feel they may experience motion sickness, we highly recommend consulting your pharmacist regarding sea sickness medicationPlease be advised that social distancing is to be adhered to at all times while boarding and while onboardStand-by vouchers will be issued at Crew discretion of Whales are not sighted on your cruise. Conditions Apply
Terms and Conditions of Travel
The passenger acknowledges that during the cruise the vessel will be and will remain under the absolute control of the company and that the direction and control of the vessel and its crew is at all times the sole responsibility of the Master of the vessel.
Moonshadow TQC reserves the right to refuse entry of a passenger on the vessel. It is also at the Master’s sole discretion to require a passenger to disembark the vessel.
Moonshadow TQC reserve the right to cancel or abandon the cruise either prior to or during the cruise if the Company or Master of the vessel considers that the cancellation is necessary for reasons of weather or in the interest of the safety and well-being of the vessel its passengers and crew. The Company will not be held liable for any loss or expense incurred by the passengers caused by such substitution or cancellation.
Moonshadow TQC does not accept any liability in contract or in tort for any injury damage loss delay additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control or are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including but not limited to; war civil disturbance fire flood unusually severe weather acts of God acts of Government or of any authorities or failure of machinery (including vessel engines) or equipment or industrial action.
Please note smoking is not permitted on any of our cruises.
Please be aware minimum passenger numbers can apply for cruises.
Care is taken to ensure your safety whilst on board this vessel. However be warned that there are inherent risks by being aboard any vessel including but not limited to movement of the vessel unpredictable sea conditions unfamiliar design features such as stairs coamings and water on decks slides boom nets ancillary equipment used and/or from the vessel etc.
Entry onto this vessel is at your own risk. Neither the owner Master nor any members of the crew will be liable for any injury to passengers or damage to passenger's property however occurs.
Fares and itinerary are always subject to variation without notice.
Moonshadow TQC Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel or vary the cruise specified and reserves the right to refuse to carry any passenger without stating any specific reason.
A Moonshadow TQC Cruises family ticket is valid for 2 Adults and 2 Children. The child is between the ages of 4-14 years old. Children under 4 years old are free of charge. Concession rate includes full-time students and Australian seniors/old age pensioners upon presentation of student or seniors card.
Once onboard a Moonshadow TQC Pty Ltd vessel all persons are under the authority of the vessel’s Captain and Company Management and are expected to conduct themselves in a socially acceptable manner. The law is clear about the “Responsible Service of Alcohol” and licensed venues are entitled to refuse service to people who are intoxicated quarrelsome or disorderly. Moonshadow TQC Pty Ltd reserves the right to return to the dock and disembark any disorderly passengers without a refund.
Passengers must not bring any alcoholic beverages or illegal substances onto the vessel. ID may be required to purchase alcoholic beverages.
These terms are an integral part of the contract between passengers and Moonshadow TQC Pty Ltd. When your booking/ticket is confirmed it will be deemed at all times that you have read understood and accepted the conditions hereof and agreed to the terms herein contained.