Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruises Nelson Bay

Bau Booking Office Nelson Bay

Covid 19 – update:

11/08 Aquamarine Adventures are accepting bookings on their 1.5hr Whale Watch- book now

31 July 2020 : Due to the increasing COVID-19 outbreaks, most operators have advised that they will be declining all bookings from Victoria and Sydney LGA’s until further notice. Please note however due to the open nature of their boat and small passenger numbers (8) Aquamarine Adventures are accepting bookings – book now

We will update this website to keep you informed of the current status or you can use the Book Online button to make an advanced booking.

We would like to thank all our customers for their understanding. It is recommended, that you book ahead, to ensure you are not disappointed due to the ever changing rules governing tourism businesses in Port Stephens.

In person at our office: Dock C, d’Albora Marinas, Teramby Road, Nelson Bay. Our office will open daily between 09:00 – 14:30.

By tel : 02 49 843 843


Please read our Covid-19 Protocols for Cruises & Activities here

We are all looking forward to welcoming new and returning customers, back to this beautiful part of the world.

New Lunch Cruise –Sunday Sessions

When : Fortnightly Sundays
July – October starting Sunday 9th August 2020 . Enjoy a delicious  “Street Food” inspired menu, using quality / local seasonal produce by our talented Chef’s. For further info see here Just want to book your spot ? then click here

Whale Watching – Please book ahead

The Whale Watching Season generally runs from mid May to late October. At the moment online bookings can be made at:

Numbers are stictly limited, in accordance with the current Covid 19 social distancing rules.

In the meantime, see our Whale FAQs for info about these magnificent creatures.

Dolphin Watching – Available

In accordance with the current Covid 19 social distancing rules, numbers are strictly limited.

Dolphin watch cruises generally 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

JET SKIS – Currently unavailable

Yes it is chilly, however Jet Skis may still be available. Please call and check with us on the day. Beg, borrow or steal a wetsuit. 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 


In accordance with the current Covid 19 social distancing rules, numbers are strictly limited.

Sandboarding is a great physical work out. Spend some time on our magnificent dunes and you won’t have to go to the gym that day. However, if you are not physically inclined, you can choose to take some fantastic photos instead, so bring your camera. You can book online here:

QUAD BIKES – Available

The quad bikes are so much fun, but they can book out quickly. We recommend 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 details see Quad Bike King .  

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

BOAT HIRE – No longer available

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