Port Stephens Nelson Bay

Before booking, please read our COVID-19 protocols for all cruises and activities.

Due to ongoing restrictions on passenger numbers and the reduced capacity on all activities we strongly advise booking in advance, either

* in person at our office: Dock C, d’Albora Marinas, Teramby Road, Nelson Bay. Our office is generally open daily, between 09:00 – 15.00.

* By tel : 02 49 843 843

* Online: www.baybookingoffice.com.au/online

We look forward to welcoming new and returning customers, to this beautiful part of the world.

After the holidays – the fun continues

Fingal Island Lighthouse Cruise/Tour – Plan something different – Fingal Island is full of rich history. On the way to the island enjoy incredible views as we head out through the heads, once we arrive join a very informative guided walk up to and inside our local lighthouse.

  • Moonshadow – 5 hr tour incl lunch. This tour is fully commentated by John ‘Stinker’ Clarke, local historian and author who will share his passion for the island’s history. For availabilty & pricing, please click here.
  • Aquamarine Adv – 3.5 hr tour Fully Guided by our accredited Eco-Guide. For availabilty & pricing, please click here.

Broughton Island Cruise – Looking for fun and a great day out. Every Sunday (weather permitting). Enjoy spectacular scenery off our coastline, before landing on the island to explore. You can go for a swim or snorkel (your own snorkel gear is required), relax on the beach or simply stay on the boat and enjoy playing on the water slide. Packed lunch provided. For further info and to book, please click here

Broughton Island Swim – Enjoy the thrill of cruising to Broughton Island aboard ENVISION. Once there, we’ll drop anchor at one of the picturesque beaches where we will get the chance for a swim or snorkel in the clear and protected waters. For further info and to book, please click here .

Wild Dolphin Swim –  Have you ever dreamt of swimming with WILD dolphins?  Still available on the weekends 🙂 For further info and to book, please click here .

Splash N Slide (2hr dolphin watch) – Everyone’s favourite cruise, the infamous Moonshadow 2hr Splash N Slide. For further info and to book, please click here .

Sunset Street Food – When: Every Saturday night. Relax and enjoy a few cold drinks and some delicious food, while cruising around our beautiful Bay at sunset – 2.5hrs. For further info and to book, please click here

Sunday Sessions – When: Every 2nd Sunday. Enjoy a delicious “Street Food” inspired menu, using quality, local and seasonal produce, prepared by talented chefs. For further info and to book, please click here

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watch Cruises for Spring. Currently we have Moonshadow-TQC Cruises offering a 1.5hr Dolphin Watch Cruise with boom net and Aquamarine Adventures offering their 1 hr Dolphin Watch Express and their 1.5hr Eco Adventure Tour.

Moonshadow-TQC Cruises – 1.5hr Dolphin Watch

Moonshadow-TQC Cruises – 2hr Dolphin Watch

Imagine Cruises – 1.5hr Dolphin Watch

Aquamarine Adventures – 1 hr Dolphin Watch Express

Aquamarine Adventures – 1.5 hr Eco Adventure Tour

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

For Dolphin Watching FAQ’s

Speedboat – Family Fun Run

Escape the crowds with Bay Speedboat Adventures (water taxi) – offering private tours of the Bay and transfers to some restaurants. starting with the Family Fun Run – 30 mins for up to 6 people is $150 and for up to 8 people is $160, please note the prices are for the whole boat, not per person. Adults and children are welcome (minimum age three yrs). Any child under 12, must wear a life jacket. See  Bay Speedboat Adventures

Fingal Island Historic Lighthouse Tours

Join Moonshadow-TQC Cruises or Aquamarine Adventures departing Nelson Bay for the short crossing to beautiful Fingal Island and a guided tour of the historic Point Stephens Lighthouse. For further info and to book, please click here


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

The quad bikes are so much fun, there are three different experiences you can have, but they can book out quickly. We recommend booking at least one day in advance at the weekends and during school holidays or public holidays, at least two days or more in advance.

Don’t miss out on this experience, call us on 02 49 843 843 to secure your spot or book online here :

For more details see Quad Bike King & Sand Dune Adventures . 

Nelson bay Jet Ski HIRE – No longer available

Shop closed – see here

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

Email: enquiries@baybookingoffice.com.au

Dock C, 8 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, NSW 2315