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Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

#3 of 8 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Nelson Bay Features Animals
Shop 3 | 35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 9388
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Whales watch

Could not fault the crew and experience we had today. Amazing experience with multiple whales... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kate S
via mobile
plenty of whale sightings

The whole cruise was great from start to finish , the crew were excellent with the skipper being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leanne D
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Newcastle, Australia
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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 and most luxurious vessels in the port, and catering for a diverse range of clientele with many different cruising experiences on offer including: Dolphin Watching, Whale Watching, Dinner Cruises, Broughton Island Cruises, Private Charters, Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Team Building, Cruising Classrooms, Corporate Functions and much more. Our cruises run to schedule, with dolphin watch cruises departing every day, and our vessels have the capacity to suit everybody without crowding. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew are dedicated to ensuring you have a comfortable and memorable cruising experience.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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 yesterday via mobile

Could not fault the crew and experience we had today. Amazing experience with multiple whales. Staff took the time to entertain my toddler while I whale watched. Highly unexpected but much appreciated. The seals & dolphins were a huge bonus one an incredibly lovely afternoon...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole cruise was great from start to finish , the crew were excellent with the skipper being very informative . Seen plenty of whales had dolphins swimming at the bow of the ship and visited a seal colony great day and great value

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ride on the water. Saw many dolphins, up close. The boat was clean and plenty of space and areas to sit and view. Food and drink available on boat. Well priced.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out! Excellent crew and comfortable vessel. Chased the whales all over the place and had a wow of a time.

Thank Popsters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mum & I enjoyed a fantastic Dolphin cruise yesterday. We were not disappointed. Dolphins came close to the boat and they are lovely to watch. We couldnt ask for a better day and enjoyed warm sunny weather. Family Adults.

Thank Carol W
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hI Carol W, We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us on a Dolphin Watch cruise. Thank you for writing a positive review and we hope to see you on board again in the future. Regards, Dianne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the whale watching Hinchinbrook explorer cruise. We loved it. Saw some whales , dolphins and seals. Plenty of room on the boat which was a bonus. Fantastic day out.

Thank FamilyHolidays19
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi FamilyHolidays19, Thank you for the great review. We are thrilled you enjoyed the experience and I hope to see you on board again in the future. Regards, Dianne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such an amazing experience I will never forget. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely do this again next time I come to Nelsons bay!

Thank Naomi M
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Naomi M, Great the read that you enjoyed your experience on our Whale Watch, thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again. Regards, Dianne Annable

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the day we booked our Whale watching cruise it was a bit rough and windy but pop a travel calm and you will be fine. Staff super friendly and knowledgable. Saw a few whales which kept us satisfied and saw great views of port...More

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MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi alexdunn1990, Thank you so much for the positive review. I wish we had of been able to turn on better weather for you, but we are glad you enjoyed the experience on our whale watch. Thank you, Dianne Annable

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

These cruises are wonderful. Very professional and great service. Everyone had a wonderful time and the whales are just amazing to see. Definitely a must do while in the area, prices are good.More

Thank Kerry P
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kerry P, I certainly agree with you, the whales are amazing. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us in Port Stephens and thank you so much for the review. I hope we see you on board again in the future. Regards,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well organised embarkation and great crew service aboard. Spacious and stable. 3hr dinner sunset dinner cruise on New Year's Eve with great commentary and views of Pot Stephens. Excellent positioning for viewing fireworks.

Thank Klew99
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Klew99, Thank you so much for the great review and a special thanks for mentioning our crew. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. Hope to you again in the future. Regards, Dianne Annable

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TelinaWebb
15 January 2017|
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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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EHB123
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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tiffyblue
3 November 2015|
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Response from MoonshadowTQCCruises | Property representative |
Dear tiffyblue, There are a few options of traveling from Sydney to Port Stephens on a day trip from Sydney. There are some bus companies like AAT Kings 1300 228 546 which can arrange day trips or if you are looking for... More
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