Port Stephens is home to over 120 Bottlenose dolphins. Bottlenose dolphins can grow up to 2.5 meters long, weigh up to 200kg and will consume up to 10kg of fish per day. Dolphins can dive down to a depth of 300 metres and hold their breath for 10 to 15 minutes, they can live up to forty years.
Watching wild dolphins is not like going to the zoo! The behaviour of wild dolphins is very complex and the experience is always unique as the dolphins migrate through the Bay each day. Charter boats operate regular dolphin watching cruises. Port Stephens’ dolphins are not fed or induced in any way to come to the boats. They do it out of curiosity. If they are not in the mood, they just swim away.