Port Stephens Whale Watching Cruises

The township of Port Stephens is often hailed as one of the best whale watching destinations in New South Wales. Every year, the waters near the bay become a thoroughfare for the Humpback whales as they embark on their great migration up north. The whale watching season is from May to November, and you can join a whale watching cruise from Nelson Bay to spot these cerulean swimmers.

We have curated a selection of the very best in business – these Port Stephens whale watching experiences operate on safe, purpose-built vessels and follow impeccable safety measures to offer a comfortable cruise. Most cruises offer onboard commentary, a bar for drinks, and ample outer viewing areas. You can choose a cruise depending on the size and style of your group.

From the comfort of these eco-friendly cruises, it is easy to spot a Humpback breaching or a Southern Right spy-hopping. All tours have accompanying experts and a captain who will  be more than happy to answer all your burning questions about the whales and their peculiar behaviour.

Book a whale cruise in Nelson Bay now and get ready for a whale watching expedition of a lifetime!

2.5Hr Whale Watching Cruise - Nelson Bay

Cruise to the ‘Humpback Highway’, and along the outer island to see Humpback Whales, dolphins & other marine life up close. Operates May-Nov.

Duration 2hr

From $75

1.5Hr Whale Watch Express

Join the Whale Watch Express cruise to the ‘Humpback Highway’ and encounter the mighty whales of Nelson Bay - exclusive experience for 12 guests only.

Duration 1hr

From $95

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