Port Stephens Dolphin Cruise and Dunes Package | New South Wales

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Option Prices

  • 10:30 cruise
  • 13:30 cruise
  • Meals Optional
Adult (15+ yrs) - 10:30 cruise + 4WD Dune afternoon
Child (4-14yrs) - 10:30 cruise + 4WD Dune afternoon
Infant (0-4 yrs) - 10:30 cruise + 4WD Dune afternoon
Adult (15+ yrs) - 4WD Dune morning + 13:30 cruise
Child (4-14yrs) - 4WD Dune morning + 13:30 cruise
Infant (0-4 yrs) - 4WD Dune morning + 13:30 cruise
Morning/Afternoon Tea Option 1: Tea or Coffee (instant) & biscuits
Morning/Afternoon Tea Option 2: Tea or Coffee (instant) Piece of cake and cookie
Morning/Afternoon Tea Option 3: Tea or Coffee (instant) Devonshire Tea 1 x scone, jam & cream pp
Lunch Option 1: Fish/Chicken/Vege
Lunch Option 2: Fish/Chicken
Lunch Option 3: Kids meal Fish/Chicken/Vege

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

Dolphin Cruise

  • Duration : 1.5 Hours for Dolphin cruise 
  • Times: Departs daily at 10:30am & 1:30pm all year round (extra cruise at 3:30pm during all school holidays except Winter)

This cruise has a very high success rate in dolphin sightings, boomnet rides, entertaining and informative commentary and scenic harbour cruise including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands.

This cruise offers an exceptional opportunity for guests to witness the playful and intelligent nature of dolphins. Additionally, guests can enjoy the thrill boom netting ride. Throughout the cruise, knowledgeable and entertaining commentary is provided, enhancing the overall experience for guests.

The cruise also offers a picturesque view of the harbour, including the awe-inspiring Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands, a truly memorable and scenic journey.

  • See our world famous resident wild
  • Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Licensed Bar and snack food available to purchase
  • Boomnet rides
  • Inside and outside viewing decks
  • Informative and entertaining commentary
  • from our Captains.
  • Learn about our beautiful area, dolphins
  • and wildlife.
  • A scenic harbour cruise including
  • spectacular views to Tomaree and
  • Yacaaba headlands

Dunes and Sandboarding

  • Duration : 1 Hours for 4WD Tours and Ultimate sandboard experience
  • Times: Every half hour from 9:30am

Our 4WD buses will transport you up into the high dunes. We will teach you how to safely sandboard on the largest coastal sand dune system in the Southern hemisphere.

Our first priority is your safety and to ensure your sandboarding adventure will be a joyful memory not to be forgotten.

Not only do we offer a fun, exciting and safe family orientated sand boarding adventures (our most popular activity!) on top of the highest dunes, but we also offer beach and dune tours to Tin City, and educational tours for school students.

Port Stephens 4WD Tours are a fully accredited 4WD tour operator and our staff are passionate about showcasing the Stockton Sand Dunes to everyone!

All vehicles are accomodated by a friendly driver who is qualified and complies with Ministry of Transport requirements. The driver holds a Senior First Aid certificate, and has endless knowledge and experience with the sand dune ecosystem at Stockton Beach.

  • Join 4WD Tours R Us for the Ultimate sandboard experience
  • Board a custom-built off-road vehicle for the short ride into the largest moving sand
  • mass in the southern hemisphere Once in the dunes we will you give the rundown on sandboarding on our handmade custom designed boards for maximum speed (& safety)
  • Climb to the top of the dunes, jump on your sandboard, slide down, then repeat!
  • Our instructors are on hand to answer any questions about the Stockton Sand Dunes.
  • Our 4WD buses will then take your group back to the Birubi Beach starting point

Reference for Onboard Meals (Please indicate your choices when placing an order if necessary)


OPTION 1. $5.00 PP - Tea or Coffee (instant) & biscuits

OPTION 2. $7.50 PP - Tea or Coffee (instant) Piece of cake and cookie

OPTION 3. $10.00 PP - Tea or Coffee (instant) Devonshire Tea 1 x scone, jam & cream pp

  • Choice of one option must be requested at time of booking in addition to your selected cruise Lunch will be served while the vessel docks at the marina.


OPTION 1. $20.00 PP - Tempura fish fillet, chips & salad with lemon aioli OR Crispy chicken strips, chips & salad with dipping sauce OR Vegetable spring rolls & dipping sauce with chips & salad

OPTION 2. $24.50 PP - Aussie Snapper panko crumbed fish fillet, chips & salad with lemon aioli OR BBQ spiced chicken fillet, chips & salad with pineapple, mango & chilli relish

KIDS MENU (0-14 YEARS) $12.00 PP - Fish cocktails, chips & tomato sauce OR Chicken strips, chips & tomato sauce OR Vegetable spring rolls, chips & dipping sauce

  • Lunch will be served while the vessel docks at the marina 10:30am Dolphin Discovery Cruise & 12pm lunch | 12:30pm lunch & 1:30pm Dolphin Discovery Cruise
  • Lunch options only available when booking for the Dolphin Discovery Cruise

Tour Inclusive

Dolphin Cruise

  • See our world-famous resident wild Bottlenose dolphins
  • Exciting boom net rides
  • FUN Twist and Twirl Waterslide (Moonshadow V only)
  • Expansive open decks or covered all weather indoor viewing
  • Licensed bar and snack food available
  • Live, informative, fun Captain’s commentary
  • Very high success sighting rate, free return cruise if no dolphins sighted (standby basis). Terms and conditions apply
  • A fully licensed bar is aboard and snack foods are available.

Dunes and Sandboarding

  • Complimentary water for all guests
  • Tour Guide ready to meet and greet all passengers
  • Sandboards provided (Only for Sandboarding combo*)
  • Supervision and instruction for the duration of your sandboarding tour
  • Enjoy your drive up into the high dunes in our fully air-conditioned buses

Tour Exclusive

  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Other expenses not mentioned
  • Excluding meals, please refer to the menu and specify your choices when placing an order if needed.


Dolphin Cruise

  • Boarding commences 15-30 minutes prior to cruise departure
  • Location: d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay NSW 2315 - please check your booking confirmation for Vessel departure point

Dunes and Sandboarding


Port Stephens 4WD Tours depart from the lower car park at the end of James Paterson Street, Anna Bay 2316, you can enter “Port Stephens 4WD Tours” into Google Maps. Our booking office is located at Shop 3/35 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay 2315. For more information, please visit Departure Info below,

  • Depart Newcastle via Tourle St, Mayfield West and follow the Signs to Nelson Bay
  • Drive over Tourle St bridge and continue along Cormorant Rd, Kooragang
  • At the roundabout – take the first exit left into Teal Street Kooragang – Signs to Nelson Bay
  • Drive over the bridge at the Hunter River and continue along Nelson Bay Road for approximately 37kms.
  • At the roundabout take the second exit Gan Gan Road Anna Bay for approx 1km.
  • Turn right into James Patterson Street Anna Bay (James Patterson Street has speed hump all the way to the end)
  • Continue to travel to the end of James Patterson Street down to the lower Car Park (The lower Car Park is at the beginning of the dunes where the concrete Pyramids are)


  • All per person prices quoted are in Australian dollars and valid from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024.
  • 4 -14 years are classed as children, and under 4 free, i.e. 3 or below.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount.
  • NOTE - These combo rates reflect an additional NSW National Parks And Wildlife Services fee set to be introduced to all Sand Dune operators from the 1st July 2023. Please understand these additional fees are set by the NSW Government and not the operators.

What to Bring

Dolphing cruise
  • Comfortable casual clothing & footwear
  • Swimmers & towel if using boom net
  • Sunglasses, hat & sun cream are recommended
  • Camera
  • Dress warmer for winter months
Dunes and Sandboarding
  • Casual clothing (no skirts!)
  • Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Shoes (however, sandboarding is better barefoot)
  • Water


Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the selected date, a cancellation fee of 50% will apply.
  • For cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the selected date, a cancellation fee of 100% will apply.

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
If the prodduct can be cancelled within a period of time, please email us at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation date to cancel the product, based on the tour local time zone.
If cancellation is successful, refund would be conducted within 7-28 days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.
Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 business days. With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.


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