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Shop 3 | 35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Great morning of dolphin watching

We did the 1.5 hour dolphin tour and loved it! Saw a couple of pods of dolphins playing and got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne13ncl
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Sydney, Australia
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Well organised

Well organised Dolphin watch cruise Great for a morning on the bay And a relaxing way to watch the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy H
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Bondi, Australia
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“dinner cruise”(16 reviews)
“boom net”(16 reviews)
“top deck”(5 reviews)
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Moonshadow - TQC Cruises your Ultimate Cruise Experience in Port Stephens. Moonshadow - TQC Cruises is a family owned and operated business operating a range of memorable cruising experiences around Port Stephens. Operating 7 vessels, the largest...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Shop 3 | 35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 1.5 hour dolphin tour and loved it! Saw a couple of pods of dolphins playing and got close enough to appreciate the beautiful animals but without feeling like we were intruding. The captain was knowledgeable about the dolphins and the bay itself....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well organised Dolphin watch cruise Great for a morning on the bay And a relaxing way to watch the dolphins playing

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a morning cruise on a rainy day. Whilst it made the trip trickier it improved conditions and meant the dolphins were "surfing the waves " and leaping out of the water. Beware if you are prone to seasickness as even though they...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money Cruise around the bay looking for a pod of dolphins in a picturesque bay area is a must do. A good selling point offered is another free trip if they don’t find dolphins on your trip. What spotting is on around...More

Thank Nick K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 90 min dolphin watching cruise. It was very enjoyable bs good value. Saw plenty of dolphins, had a quick turn on the slide / boom net. Was nice to be able to purchase alcohol at the bar. The adults and the kids...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great day trip to Broughton Island. On our sail over to the island, we saw dolphins. Once on the island, we got to snorkel and feed some sting rays. The staff were very friendly and professional. The lunch (included in the ticket...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

My family family and I had a great time Dolphin Watching on one of our last days in the Port Stephens area. The kids loved being able to climb down into the ‘boom net’ to be refreshed as the boat cruised along. There were plenty...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We did the two hour dolphin tour today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed sitting in the sunshine on this gorgeous bay. The kids on the tour loved the water slide and just jumping off the boat whilst doing acrobatics or...More

Thank Lauren T
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MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Lauren T, It's lovely to read you enjoyed our Dolphin Watch cruise and thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review. We hope you can join us again in the future. Kind regards, Dianne

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great evening out with friends. Excellent all you can eat buffet including Oysters and Prawns, live music and New Years Eve Fireworks from the water. A fantastic night out and great value. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Thank Iain H
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MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Iain H, We are delighted you enjoyed our New Years Eve cruise on Port Stephens. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review, it's much appreciated. Kind regards, Dianne

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was expecting the sunset but when we boarded was already dark and late for the sunset. Food was average and staff not very happy, singer with good voice but if you stay in the second floor be happy to watch from the screen. I...More

Thank LucianaKidd
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MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear LucianaKidd, Thank you for your feedback regarding our dinner cruise on Port Stephens. Please could I clarity one point you make, we do not market our dinner cruise as a "party boat" it is promoted as "a relaxed atmosphere and romantic evening afloat” if...More

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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
No, It is in the price. Kind regards Carol.
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Response from MoonshadowTQCCruises | Property representative |
Hi TelinaWebb, There are a few options that are available for you. Could I suggest you contact our office on 02 4984 9388 and speak with Mel our Special Events Coordinator who will be able to assist in helping plan a 62nd... More
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25 November 2015|
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Response from MoonshadowTQCCruises | Property representative |
Hi EHB123, The musicians vary on each Twilight Dinner Cruise. We usually have a solo artist which plays background music during dinner then after dinner plays some more upbeat music from the past to current hits. If you... More
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