Moonshadow Cruises is a family owned and operated business that specialises in dolphin watching cruises and whale watching cruises.

Based in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Moonshadow Cruises have been operating since 1981 and offer a range of memorable cruising experiences on Port Stephens and Newcastle harbour.

We operate 3 vessels, the largest and most luxurious vessels in the port, and cater for a diverse range of clientele with many different cruising experiences on offer including dolphin spotting and whale watching cruises.

Our largest vessel, Moonshadow V, is equipped with a huge boomnet, twist and twirl slide, underwater video cameras, spacious decks for 360 degree viewing, undercover seating, licensed bars and a dance floor.

Our cruises run to schedule, with dolphin watch cruises departing every day, and our vessels have the capacity to carry large numbers without crowding.

Our friendly and knowledgeable crew are dedicated to ensuring you have a comfortable and memorable cruising experience.

Moonshadow Cruises are 'Ecotourism Accredited' and have a primary focus on ecological sustainability.


Shop 3/35 Stockton Street
Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Janene Rees
+61 2 4984 9788
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