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Address: Shop 3 | 35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Phone Number:
+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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Moonshadow V dinner cruise

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..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Lake Munmorah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This has a great night out, with great food We didn't feel crowded, plenty of room to move around Plenty of food to choose from as well

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

Dear Boags W, We are so pleased you enjoyed the Twilight Dinner Cruise with us in Port Stephens and thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. Hopefully, we will see you on board again in the future. Regards, Dianne More 

Birmingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We didn't pre-book, we booked at the harbour side booking office at 10am, and were setting sail at 10.30am for a 2 hour cruise around the estuary. We were lucky to have dolphins swimming right in front of the boat, great videos. Well worth $28 each.

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Thank Nob$ter
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Nob$ter, Thank you so much for taking the time and writing a positive review on our Dolphin Watch cruise. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Regards, Dianne More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A late addition to our visit but one worth the money and the experience. Tour guides with a knowledge and love of what they do in one of Australia's beautiful sites. The dolphin did their bit and impressed all. Only went on the shortest cruise but was enough to enjoy it all.

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

Dear RobRoyMacBoy, We are pleased you decided to come on board with us and delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience. We hope we see you on board again in the future. Regards, Dianne More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed our dolphin cruise on a beautiful day and did manage to see dolphins. Cruising the bay and being in the breeze was fun. The refreshments onboard were also nice and some passengers enjoyed dipping in the boom net when lowered. The big downside of the cruise was that some passengers from a large, ethnic tour group were very... More 

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Thank VW49
MoonshadowTQCCruises, Owner at Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, responded to this review

Dear VW49, Thank you for your review and feedback, we very much appreciate you taking the time to write. Regards, Dianne More 

Davenport, Iowa
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

For much of our cruise we did not see any dolphins except at a distance...and then...all of a sudden...there were 6 right next to our boat!

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

Dear RToto, Thank you for your positive review of our Dolphin Watch cruise in Port Stephens. I hope you will be able to join us again in the future. Regards, Dianne More 

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