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Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

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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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Shop 3 | 35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great trip around the bay. We saw 2 pods of dolphins. The captains was awesome and very funny. 2 crazy people even went in the boom. Great value for money

Thank Darlene W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whale watching in Port Stephens is incredible. Moonshadow Cruises are fun and educational. You see local Dolphin's and on a good day during the whale migration season you see these magnificent creatures travelling north for feeding.

Thank 1Sweetpea1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the whale watching tour on the Hinchinbrook Explorer & it was AMAZING!!! Saw probably 20 whales across the 3hr trip along with dolphins (local & open sea), seals, eagles, albatross. Amazing scenery, sights & sunset to boot. It was truly a WOW! Staff on...More

Thank mannyhom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful day out and saw multiple whales enjoying natures playground. Staff were wonderful from time of booking right to disembarking, well worth attending.More

Thank Lyndal C
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lyndal C, Thank you for your review of our Whale Watch cruise, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience. Your comments are much appreciated and I’m sure your positive feedback will be most valued by our team members. Once again, thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic whale watching experience (Friday 15th June at 10am). There were multiple whales leaping out of the water which left me quite overwhelmed. We might not have seen any dolphins on the way back, but the whales more than made up...More

Thank sdl555
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi sdl555, We are delighted you enjoyed our Whale Watch and we do appreciate you writing this positive review. We hope to see you on board again in the future. Kind regards, Dianne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined the crew and guests of the Hinchinbrook Explorer for the morning Whale Watch on Saturday. This was our fourth trip with the Moonshadow crew and it never disappoints. Beautiful day if a little windy and lots of whale activity. Looking forward to our next...More

Thank hils2329
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi hils2329, It's lovely to read your review, we are delighted you chose to join us again for your whale watching experience in Port Stephens. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and we do look forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

We did this cruise in April because we wanted the kids to have some fun on the slide and nets. Unfortunately the time allowed on the nets is just not long enough to really enjoy it. We saw a few dolphins and enjoyed the cruise...More

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

Hi Maria L, We are pleased you enjoyed our cruise and we appreciate you taking the time to write this review. The boom net and the water slide are an important feature on our cruise, it’s of the utmost importance that all passengers who want...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Highly recommended a whale watching cruise with Moonshadow. Our guide was outstanding in the way she looked after us. She made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. She shared her extensive know with us which enhanced our experience.More

Thank langs4d
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi langs4d, It's lovely to read that you enjoyed your experience with us on our Whale Watch cruise. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review, we really appreciate it. I hope you are able to join us again in...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 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

Thank Joanne13ncl
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Joanne13ncl, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's always nice to know our passengers appreciate our beautiful dolphins, which we are so privileged to have in our local waterways. I hope we see you on board again in the future. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 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
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello Judy H, Thank you for taking the time and writing a positive review for us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Kind regards, Dianne

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31 May 2018|
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Hi, The cruises are very similar in format so it just depends on if you prefer a large vessel or a smaller vessel. Please check out the vessel descriptions on our website to assist you in making a decision. Kind... More
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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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