Private Port Stephens Day Trip from Sydney including Dolphin Cruise

Sydney, Australia

From USD 444.02

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


On a private day trip to Port Stephens from Sydney, go in search of bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales aboard a wildlife cruise by triple-decker catamaran. You’ll also enjoy the region’s scenery, including the white-sand beaches at Nelson Bay, and sample local wine and beer at Port Stephens Winery and Murray’s Brewery. Plus, you have the option for a little adventure, if you wish, with a sand boarding experience or 4WD tour on the sand dunes of Stockton Beach (own expense).
  • Private day trip to Port Stephens from Sydney
  • Take a catamaran cruise to spot dolphins and other marine life
  • Enjoy photo ops of the coastal scenery
  • Try sand boarding, if you wish, or a 4WD tour on the sand dunes (own expense)
  • Sample wine and beer at Port Stephens Winery and Murray's Brewery

What's Included

  • Expert Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 am

Pickup details

You will be picked up from your Sydney Hotel or other central location within 5km of the city centre. We can also meet you as you arrive at Sydney International or Domestic Airports. For groups of 11 people or more, there is an additional fee of AUD$10 per person to accommodate your luggage for Cruise Ship and Airport pickups or drop offs. This can be paid to your guide in cash on the day, or we can send you a payment link to prepay by credit card. You will need to load and unload your own luggage. Our guides are not professional porters and under Work, Health and Safety regulations are not permitted to lift heavy bags.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Optional activities are subject to availability on the day of travel
  • N.B. Port Stephens is about a 3 hour drive from Sydney
  • Moonshadow Catamaran is a public cruise boat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Chris is wonderful
Jing_M, Dec 2022
Chris, our guide is wonderful. He is very knowledgeable and attentive. Sandboarding is the best part. Kids had so much fun. The trip is private and tailored to our needs. so we don’t have to travel with large groups. thank you
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Jing Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your private Port Stephens dolphin watching and sandboarding experience. Chris is certainly a great guide and he loved showing you a great time at Port Stephens! We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia! Cheers, Steve Arnerich Owner, Runaway Tours