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Moonshadow - TQC Cruises

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Address: Shop 3 | 35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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+61 2 4984 9388
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Moonshadow - TQC Cruises your Ultimate Cruise Experience in Port Stephens....

Moonshadow - TQC Cruises your Ultimate Cruise Experience in Port Stephens. Moonshadow - TQC Cruises is a family owned and operated business operating a range of memorable cruising experiences around Port Stephens. Operating 7 vessels, the largest and most luxurious vessels in the port, and catering for a diverse range of clientele with many different cruising experiences on offer including: Dolphin Watching, Whale Watching, Dinner Cruises, Broughton Island Cruises, Private Charters, Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Team Building, Cruising Classrooms, Corporate Functions and much more.

Our cruises run to schedule, with dolphin watch cruises departing every day, and our vessels have the capacity to suit everybody without crowding. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew are dedicated to ensuring you have a comfortable and memorable cruising experience.

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We were at the top deck and as soon as the boat started moving out of the port, the seagulls soared alongside with us. While searching for the dolphins, the captain entertained us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jamie C
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13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at the top deck and as soon as the boat started moving out of the port, the seagulls soared alongside with us. While searching for the dolphins, the captain entertained us with his funny speech. Eventually we saw not one, but a few families of dolphins swimming gracefully near the water surface before disappearing again. The highlight for... More 

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Central Coast NSW
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our extended family of 4 adults and 4 kids aged 9 to 8 months enjoyed the 1.5 hour dolphin cruise. It was beautiful to see the Nelson Bay area from the water. It is just stunning. About half way through the cruise we spotted a pod and they stayed around our boat for about 15 minutes. They were a joy... More 

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Lisarow, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The captain & crew obviously know their job cause we found dolphins & a whale straight away, the boat is large & comfortable & has snacks, beverages including a bar :-)

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took combo packs of sandboarding and dolphin watch. Great experience on both, staffs were kind and helpful. Felt bit overpriced though.

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Thank Sudhakar R
Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We missed the chance to join the dolphin watch in Jervis Bay and luckily we have another opportunity here to join the similar activity with young kids here. The booking process with Moonshadow was smooth and easy. We were arranged on a large cruise with several viewing decks to comfortably hosting a large groups visitor on the day. The skipper... More 

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Thank Chrislcc
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and the food was very good and plenty to go around. Unfortunately bad weather prevented any enjoyment of the upper deck. Would do it again on a fine evening..

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Thank Michael B
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Michael B, I'm sorry we couldn't turn on better weather for you, but so pleased you enjoyed your evening regardless. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review of our cruise. We hope you will join us again in the future. Regards, Dianne More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The dinner cruise was a birthday gift from my son and his girlfriend. What a beautiful gift it was! We were greeted by the friendly captain and sent upstairs where another friendly face greeted us and showed us to our table. Bruschetta was ready to be eaten before we even set sail and it was delicious. Hubby and I then... More 

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Thank Marlene O
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Marlene O, It's always nice to read a positive review and it's particularly nice when the cruise has been given as a gift. Thank you so much for your time in writing this review. Regards, Dianne More 

Adelaide South Australia
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The booking girl was really nice on the phone and explained everything. We boarded the cruise and were greeted by smiling, friendly staff while the female vocalist was singing some lovely Tunes. Our departure was smooth as the sun set over the water. As we stood on the top deck cruising out into the bay, my hubby ordered a champagne... More 

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Thank brock01
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this review

Hi brock01, It’s so nice to read your complimentary comments towards our crew, thank you so much for this acknowledgment. We are delighted you enjoyed your time on board and we hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Dianne More 

Gosford, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went for a dinner cruise on the Moonshadow 2. The cruise went for 2.5 hours. The buffet style catered for all food types and the bare was reasonably priced. The on board staff were excellent. They had a live singer performing who was first class. You could dance or have a private romantic time out on deck. This was... More 

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Thank Graham C
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Graham C, We are thrilled you enjoyed our Twilight Dinner Cruise and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you join us again in the future. Regards, Dianne More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We did a dinner cruise starting ar 7.15pm. We booked online and had a bit of difficulty finding the correct boat. It was an exceptionally hot day and the air conditioning wasn't very good. We ended spending a lot of time out the front of the boat and the sea breeze was lovely. The food was ok and there was... More 

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Thank Debra G
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Debra G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our local resident dolphins have a way of stealing the show, glad they made the night for you. We hope to see on board again in the future. Regards, Dianne More 

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