Port Stephens Dolphin Day Trip

Paradise On Earth!

Quick Details

  • Experienced and friendly tour guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Return air-conditioned vehicle transfers from Sydney to Port Stephens
  • Dolphin watching cruise (1.5 hours)
  • Visit to Stockton Beach and Anna Bay sand dunes
  • Free time for swimming (conditions permitting)
  • Lunch (bring a packed lunch or grab lunch at one of the Nelson Bay cafes)

Departure Day(s): Wednesday & Saturday

Port Stephens Beaches, Dolphins, and Sand Dunes Trip Summary

If you book our Port Stephens day tour, we promise to show you paradise! Port Stephens is just over two hours from Sydney and worth a visit all year round. It boosts 26 stunning golden beaches, National Parks, diverse marine life and is a great little Sydney escape. See playful dolphins, explore stunning beaches, take a 4WD trip on the beach, and slide down huge dunes. If you love nature and adventure, this is the trip for you!

Trip Itinerary

One of our awesome guides picks you up early morning and you cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge on your way toward the mid north coast of New South Wales. When we arrive at Port Stephens, take a break for lunch (own expense) at Nelson Bay, the main town of Port Stephens. There are a few small boutique souvenir shops around so feel free to have a browse and take in the local atmosphere.

After lunch, it’s time for our dolphin watching cruise in Port Stephens! The region is home to over 150 playful bottlenose dolphins who are known to get close to the boat. You can grab a complimentary coffee or tea and spot these grey beauties from the spacious viewing deck or jump in the boom net attached to the boat to get up-close and personal. From June to October, you can upgrade to our whale watching cruise. The annual whale migration takes place around this time with plenty of whales playfully showing off some acrobatics as they make their way along the coast.

After our dolphin time, you can decide to either have some free time or upgrade to the activities available to you! At Stockton Beach, you can simply roll out your towel and enjoy the beauty around you, or you can go sandboarding! If you choose sandboarding, you jump in a big 4WD and cruise over the huge Anna Bay dunes to find the biggest drops possible to go down! Embrace the challenge, take a deep breath, and whizz down huge the sand dunes on a boards especially designed to fly down sand!

Our Port Stephens day tour departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Sydney, all year round! Looking forward to having you on our Port Stephens tour so we can show you to this stunning part of Oz!

  • Chevron down Pick-up Points
  • Manly Wharf @ 7:00pm

    Bondi Junction @ 7:00am

    Kings Cross Station @ 7:10am

    Central Station, St. Laurence Church @ 7:25am

    Circular Quay – Macquarie Place Park @ 7:45am


  • Chevron down Drop-off Points
  • ICMS Manly @ 7:15am from the Darley Road entrance

    Manly Wharf @ 7:20am. Manly Wharf