2.5Hr Whale Watching Cruise - Nelson Bay

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There’s zero chance of you ever forgetting a close encounter with a Humpback Whale – feel the thrill of seeing these majestic swimmers face-to-fin on this 2.5-hour whale watching tour from Nelson Bay. Exclusively operating from May till November, this is your chance to watch the Humpback Whales in action as they make their annual migration along the Australian east coast.

You’ll start your whale watching adventure from Nelson Bay, on a purpose-built vessel with expansive viewing decks. From these decks, you can easily watch the whales doing their spectacular acrobatic moves including spy hops, breaches, body rolls, pectoral slaps etc. You’ll be well looked after by the crew on board. Plus, you can enjoy an insightful commentary about the whales and their unique migrating patterns!

As a bonus, your tour also includes outer island cruising – there’ll be plenty of opportunities to spot pods of dolphins, or seabirds soaring above the ocean waters. Get your cameras ready at all times! A fully licensed bar is available on board for snacks and beverages.

If no whales are sighted on your tour, stand-by vouchers will be issued at the crew’s discretion. 

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Departure Details

Departure Location d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

  • Boards 09:45

  • Departs 10:00

  • Returns 12:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 2.5hr (approx) whale watching cruise from Nelson Bay (May-Nov)
  • Cruise on purpose-built vessel with impressive viewing decks for the best views
  • See the Humpback Whales up close as they pass by Port Stephens on their annual migration
  • Informative and engaging commentary about the whales
  • Includes dolphin and outer island cruising
  • Licensed bar for beverages and snacks

Additional Information

What to Bring

Comfortable casual clothing & footwear
Sunglasses, hat & sun cream are recommended
Dress warmer for winter months
Seasickness medications (if any)

Additional Information
If no whales are sighted on your cruise, stand-by vouchers will be issued at crew discretion. Conditions apply.

Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;


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  • Adult Price

    from $75


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