Nelson Bay is the perfect place in Australia to observe dolphins in the wild. There are a full range of daily dolphin cruises, available from Nelson Bay at Port Stephens, including dolphin watching trips.

Experience a dolphin watching tour just two and a half hours drive north of Sydney, and discover the diverse and unspoiled marine life at Port Stephens.

Nelson Bay dolphin watching cruises

Port Stephens is home to around 165 bottlenose dolphins, which live in the Port itself. If you are lucky you can view them from the shore or hire a boat. Alternatively, join a tour which takes you around the Port dolphin watching.

Best Dolphin Watching in Port Stephens

Port Stephens has grown to be a great dolphin watching destination, these are some of the best dolphin watching tours in Nelson Bay:

  • Moonshadow – TQC Cruises
  • AquaMarine Port Stephens
  • Imagine Cruises
  • Port Stephens Ferry Service
  • Dolphin Swim Australia

All operate from d’Albora Marina, Teramby Road, Nelson Bay, 2315.

Dolphin Watching in Nelson Bay

The ecological balance in the bay is perfect for dolphins so you are almost guaranteed to see, and even swim with them if you take a cruise on one of the Nelson Bay based boats. Unsurprisingly, this area is known as the Dolphin capital of Australia and between 150 and 200 bottlenose dolphins live in the water off Nelson Bay and Port Stephens.

Feel the thrill of being up close to the wild dolphins of Port Stephens, home to over 150 bottlenose dolphins.

Dolphins have the most complex behaviour in the animal world and are extremely intelligent animals. These factors make dolphins a marvel to watch.

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