Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruises Nelson Bay

Bay Booking Office

Coronavirus Update:

We received good news from some of the operators yesterday with regard to opening up cruises and sandboarding in early June.

As our office is not open at the moment, please look at our on-line booking options, if you would like to book now. We envisage having more news soon regarding other operators and activities, so please touch base with our website each week.

We are all looking forward to welcoming customers again, to this beautiful part of the world.

Whale Watching

The Whale Watching Season runs from mid May to late October. At the moment online bookings can be made here : . Numbers are stictly limited as the operators conform to social distancing rules that are currently in place. See our Whale FAQs for info about these magnificent creatures.

Dolphin Watching – Currently N/A

Dolphin watch cruises operate all year round.  You can enjoy an informative commentary from the skipper, as you cruise around the Bay for 1.5 hours, while keeping an eye out for our resident wild dolphins.  In addition, all cruises offer free tea and coffee and a free return cruise, if no dolphins are sighted.  

Dolphin Watching FAQ’s


Yes it is chilly, however Jet Skis are still available, beg, borrow or steal a wetsuit and give us a call. Alternatively just rug up and make sure you don’t fall off. You will get your thrills  when you speed around the large designated jet ski area for thirty minutes, on one of our Yamaha VX1100’s.   Read more 


The quad bikes are so much fun, but they can book out quickly. We recomend booking at least one day in advance at the weekends and during the holidays, at least two days in advance.  Don’t miss out on this experience, call us on 0249 843 843 to secure your spot or book online here :   For more detsils see Quad Bike King for more info  

SPEEDBOAT – Summer Months only

Escape the crowds with Bay Speedboat Adventures – this is a private trip $150 for 20 mins, max of 6 Adults. See  Bay Speedboat Adventures


Enjoy a Sunset Dinner Cruise, departing at 7:15pm on Saturday evenings only, offering the same lovely food and great service that you have come to expect from Moonshadow’s on-board chefs and other staff.  For further information see here.  Dinner Cruises.


Please Note: We are no longer running Boat Hire.  The nearest boat hire is Nelson Bay Boat Hire on the Public Wharf – Jetty 7.

Bay Booking Office – Tel 02 49 843 843