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Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

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Shop 3 | 35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 9388
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“dinner cruise” (15 reviews)
“boom net” (17 reviews)
“top deck” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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+61 2 4984 9388
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"staff were friendly"
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"broughton island"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time and saw many dolphins. The staff were great and very knowledgeable. And they knew the dolphins personally which was wonderful. My grandchildren were absolutely thrilled with getting so close to the dolphins

1  Thank kaylene f
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing that can prepare you for the feeling you get when a playful humpback decides to put on a show for you! What an amazing experience!

Thank Martin G
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Martin G, it is our pleasure to share the experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Moonshadow Whale watching Cruise on the Hinchinbrook Explorer with our Family of ‘8’ & it was fantastic, very friendly informative staff, Ben was the driver & Mat was part of the crew, all the crew went out of their way to make...More

Thank Anniewhatto
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Annie - we are so glad you and your family enjoyed the trip, sounds like you had a great day out there. We look forward to welcoming you back again in future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cruise saw dolphins as we headed out through the headlands and then even though there was a decent swell the captain commanded the boat well and we had 4 southern whales coming up and checking our boat out it was amazing to see them...More

1  Thank TeamMilo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the Explorer and the staff and captain were so sweet and amazing. I really loved the experience and they tried their best to make the trip out to the sea an awesome one.

Thank Jeshnii P
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Jeshnii, we are always happy to get such lovely feedback about our crew, see you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect first whalewatching tour. Friendly, helpful and humorous staff. Saw a few whale's, dolphins and seals. Very unusual smooth ocean. Would definately recommend Moonshadow cruises. We went on the Hinchinbrook Explorer

Thank Chris G
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love those glassy days too, so beautiful out on the water and helps with great viewing. Thank you for your kind review, Chris. See you next​ time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly, helpful and inviting. 4 adults with 4 children... 4yo 2yo 4mth & 4week old. Staff helped bring the prams aboard. Found us a seat. Offered free tea and coffee with biscuits. We saw heaps of Humpback whales and a southern whale 🐳...More

Thank Allison R
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you had a great cruise, our crew do their best to look after everyone. Thanks for the review. See you next time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter an twins aged 3 1/2 on the whale watch cruise. We saw a cpl of whales,dolphins and seals. Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend.

Thank EveT530
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review EveT530. See you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have had some beautiful winter days lately with clear water for great viewing and friendly dolphins. Thank you for the review Darlene, see you next time.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

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.

2  Thank 1Sweetpea1
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bonbon081, Social Media at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, so glad you enjoyed our beautiful area.

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travel_z0mbie
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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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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