Private Port Stephens Day Trip From Sydney Including Dolphin Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from your Sydney Hotel or other central location within 5km of the city centre. We can also meet you as you arrive at Sydney International or Domest.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Dive into the world of humpback whales and bottle-nosed dolphins during this small group private day trip to Port Stephens from Sydney. Hop aboard a triple deck catamaran and come up close and personal to Port Stephens' beautiful marine life. Discover the white sand beaches, the dunes and the seaside town of Nelson bay. If you're feeling adventurous, opt for an optional 4WD tour or sand boarding experience on the sand dunes of Stockton Beach (own expense). The trip includes a visit to the Port Stephens Winery and Murrays Brewery where you can sample excellent boutique wine and beers.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Dive into the world of humpback whales and bottle-nose dolphins during a private day trip to Port Stephens from Sydney.

Enjoy the spectacular drive up to Port Stephens across the Harbour Bridge and through the leafy Northern Sydney suburbs. Cross the spectacular Hawkesbury River, famous for Sydney rock oysters, before arriving in Port Stephens.

As you arrive in Port Stephens, the "Dolphin Capital" of Australia and home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins, hop aboard the amazing Moonshadow Catamaran and search for pods of bottlenose dolphins, famous in this area. Watch as they play on the bow waves, or why not ride the Boom Net and get up close and personal to these playful creatures!

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or buffet on the ship (own expense). Discover the spectacular Stockton Beach, home to some of the largest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Why not try sand-boarding, an opportunity you won't forget (own expense). Conclude the day with a visit to Port Stephens Winery and Murray's Brewery and try some of their delicious wines and excellent beers.

Enjoy a relaxed drive back to Sydney after a beautiful day by the sea



Live commentary on board

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Wine and beer tasting


Food and drinks

Optional activities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Optional activities are subject to availability on the day of travel

N.B. Port Stephens is about a 3 hour drive from Sydney

Moonshadow Catamaran is a public cruise boat