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DOLPHINS: NOV – APRIL2020-02-16T22:30:37+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.

IMAGINE:

1.5hr Dolphin Watch + Sail

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Whales

NOVEMBER –MAY
Daily cruises depart from D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay

Departs 10:30am daily

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:

1.5 – 2hr Eco Adventure Tour

Whales

NOVEMBER – MAY
Daily cruises depart from D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay

Multiple Departure Times Available

Prices: Adults $55, Children $25 (2-16 years)
Special Rates: Family $145 (2 adult + 2 children)
Concession $45 (student, pension)

Come exploring with us!

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

On our Offshore Island Tour we will spend time with some of our fabulous Wildlife – we’ll see the Dolphins and we often encounter Seabirds, Turtles and Penguins along the way!

The volcanic rock formations (330 million years old!) that make up our iconic Headlands, the awe-inspiring view from the bottom of Murphy’s Gap, historical World War 2 relics, the only rain-forested coastal Island in NSW and the unique Point Stephens Lighthouse are all a part of this interactive and informative experience.

Lots of Fun, Personalized and Crowd-Free – Don’t forget your camera!

  • Dolphin Guarantee – Free return if no Dolphins seen during the cruise
  • You’ll have the opportunity for a swim
  • Chat with our friendly & knowledgeable crew
  • Hear some interesting and informative commentary

*all cruises subject to sea conditions
*minimum numbers apply

ENVISION:

60 – 75 min Dolphin Watch Express

NOVEMBER – MAY
Cruises depart from D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay

Multiple Departure Times Available

Prices: Adults $40, Children $20 (2-16 years)
Special Rates: Family $110 (2 adult + 2 children)
Concession $35 (student, pension)

Fast & Fun…

Port Stephens has over 100 resident Dolphins that live in the Bay….on our crowd-free ‘Dolphin Watch Express’ we’ll spend time getting to know these friendly ‘locals’.

‘Envision’ moves through the water quickly, but safely and smoothly – you’ll want your camera handy as we cruise along beautiful Shoal Bay, past our iconic Headlands and across to ‘Dolphin hot-spot” Jimmy’s Beach.

Bring your swimwear – during the summer months, after we’ve seen the Dolphins, there’ll be the opportunity to jump in for a swim!

  • Dolphin Guarantee – Free return if we don’t see Dolphins
  • You’ll have the opportunity for a swim
  • Chat with our friendly & knowledgeable crew
  • Enjoy 360° viewing
  • Interesting and informative commentary

*all cruises subject to sea conditions
*minimum numbers apply

1.5 – 2hr Eco-Adventure & 60 – 75min Dolphin Watch Express operated by  

DID YOU KNOW


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!

AN ECO-FRIENDLY DOLPHIN CRUISE


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.

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