Imagine Cruises

Daily Cruises & Tours Available Whale Watching Australia

Imagine Cruises Australia offers a full range of daily cruises including dolphin and whale watching trips, snorkelling adventures and sunset sail cruises.  You can even swim with dolphins!

Sail with Imagine Cruises out of Nelson Bay for an exciting Port Stephens eco-tourism adventure tour on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia in the Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park.


Whale and Dolphin Watch (3 to 3 ½ hours)

Whale Watching AustraliaSail with the Whales….. It’s so quiet you can hear them blow!
Season: May– Nov: Daily at 10:30am and 2:00pm
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
Prices: Adults $68, Children (2-16 years) $33
Special Rates: Family $169 (2 adult + 2 children), Concession $59 (YHA, VIP, student, pension)

The Eco-tourism Experience of a Lifetime! Imagine Cruises dolphin & whalewatching cruise gives you the chance to see these magnificent mammals as they migrate north past Port Stephens along the east coast of Australia and then south again in the spring. The Mid North Coast NSW whale watching season is from May to November. Chance to see Humpbacks, Minke whales, Southern Right whales, Sei whales, Brydes whales as well as magnificent pods of offshore Pacific Common dolphins. See some of the best whale watching Australia has to offer.

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Dolphin Watch Cruise (1.5hrs)

Season: Nov-Maydolphin watch australia
Duration: 1.5 hr
Prices: Adults $30.50, Children (2-16 years) $16
Special Rates: Family $76(2 adult + 2 children), Concession $28 (YHA, VIP, student, pension)

Feel the thrill of being up close to the wild dolphins of Port Stephens. Boom net or bow net ride as we skim across the sparkling waters of the port under sail. Learn about the history of Port Stephens its rivers and volcanic nature from the comfort of the luxury cruise yacht Imagine.

Dolphin watching cruises depart from Nelson Bay MIDWEEK DAILY from November to May. Imagine Cruises has a 99% success rate with dolphin sightings and this cruise is eco-tourism accredited. A dolphin sighting is guaranteed or a free ticket to come again is given.

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Marine Discovery (3 to 3.5 hours)

Snorkelling Nelson BaySeason: Nov 13th – March 31st (& Easter long weekend)
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
Prices: Adults $68, Children (2-16 years) $33
Special Rates: Family $169 (2 adult + 2 children), Concession $59 (YHA, VIP, student, pension)

From Mid Nov to April you have the opportunity to indulge in an awesome eco-tourism adventure aboard Imagine Cruises out of Nelson Bay. Sail with the Port Stephens dolphins, swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters and cruise the islands off the Mid North Coast of New South Wales Australia.

See an abundance of fish and birds with a chance to see pods of offshore dolphins, fur seals, sea turtles, little blue (fairy) penguins, albatross and sea eagles.

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Seafood Dinner Cruise

Sunset Dinner CruiseSeason: Nov – April Daily at 5:00pm
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Prices: Adult meal- $59, Child meal- $25
Special Rates:
Concession- $54
Sailing….with a cool drink in hand, toward the setting sun, with friends or loved ones…it’s fabulous! When enhanced by the beautiful backdrop of Port Stephens and the delicious aroma of barbequed prawns…it’s awesome!
Will it be a romantic affair? A family reunion? Or a get-together with friends? ‘Imagine’ is a unique venue, and perfect for any occasion.
As soon as we hoist our sails, the atmosphere becomes truly special. There is a sense of peace and tranquility, as you relax on the deck with a fine wine or a cold beer, and a background of easy-listening music.
We cruise toward a calm anchorage, where you will have the choice of dining in the comfort of our lounge, or on ‘Imagine’s’ large, covered foredeck, alfresco style.
At anchor, dinner is served. A seasonal fresh local Seafood BBQ, for your main course, followed by dessert as we depart the sheltered cove & sail back to the marina.
Whatever your occasion, a sunset cruise and seafood barbeque will make it a night to remember!

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Facilities On-board Imagine Cruises Tour Boat

  • Spacious flat decks for great 360 viewing
  • Two modern toilet facilities
  • Interesting and factual commentary
  • Spacious covered lounge area with licensed bar
  • Rain jackets provided free
  • Free unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits during the cruise
  • Free dolphin fact sheets – ideal for that school project
  • Visit the skipper and try your hand at the wheel of a 16m sailing catamaran
  • Two big boom nets, one on the foredeck, which is like a large hammock and one on the side of the vessel which lowers into the water … so bring your swimmers!