DOLPHINS: NOV – APRIL2019-08-12T04:37:35+00:00

Project Description

Approximately 100 Bottlenose Dolphins live in the waters of Port Stephens.

The dolphins are a much loved resident of this beautiful area with visitors coming from all over the world eager to catch a glimpse of them going about their daily lives.

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IMAGINE: 1.5hr Dolphin Watch + Sail

Daily cruises depart from D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay

Departs 10:30am daily (+12:30pm, 2:30pm April – Early May)

Prices: Adults $33, Children $16 (2-16 years)
Special Rates: Family $85 (2 adult + 2 children)
Concession $29 (student, pension)

Join us on board Imagine as we spend time with some of our resident dolphins.

Relax in the dry bow-net, hang on tight for a ride in the boom-net, or give yourself a ‘Titanic’ thrill at the end of the bow sprit. We’ll hoist the sails if conditions permit, while you relax and experience the best that the Bay has to offer.

  • Dolphin Guarantee or free return trip
  • 360’ viewing
  • Complimentary tea/coffee
  • Friendly & knowledgeable crew
  • Bring swimmers for a ride in the boom net

*all cruises subject to sea conditions
*minimum numbers apply

ENVISION: 2hr Eco Adventure Tour

Daily cruises depart from D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay

Departs 2pm daily

Prices: Adults $40, Children $23 (2-16 years)
Special Rates: Family $105 (2 adult + 2 children)
Concession $35 (student, pension)

Come exploring with us!

Dolphins, seabirds, penguins, mangroves, islands or rivers – every day is different!

Our nature-based adventure onboard Fastcat ‘Envision’ gets you up-close to the very best that our pristine Marine Park has to offer.

Amazing wildlife, fascinating history, stunning landscape… and lots of fun!

  • Informative commentary
  • 360’ viewing
  • Opportunity for a swim
  • Friendly & knowledgeable crew

*all cruises subject to sea conditions
*minimum numbers apply


Bottlenose Dolphins grow to a maximum of 2.5 metres long, weigh up to 200kg, and can eat up to 10kg of fish per day…that’s a LOT of fish!

A male dolphin lives for around 40 years, while females can live up to 50 years in the wild. The girls live together with their offspring, while the boys form alliances and move between the female pods.

These super-intelligent mammals are ‘conscious’ breathers…unlike us, they have to think about every breath they take! They sleep by shutting down only one half of their brain at a time, so that they are still able to surface and take a breath!


Eco tourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.
Imagine Cruises is proud to be an Eco certified Advanced Tourism operator, as well as 1 of approximately 150 Green Travel Leaders within the country. We have sponsored research into the Port Stephens dolphins and regularly update our tour commentary with the latest information learned. $1 from every Dolphin Watch ticket sold is donated to the Marine Parks Association, furthering research on our resident Bottlenose Dolphins.