Whale Watching at Nelson Bay

Over the weekend we had the opportunity to take a cruise from Nelson Bay Marina in Port Stephens on the Moonshadow Cruise boat.

We were taken out of the harbour, through the heads, and out to sea heading south along the coast (see map right).

The seas were rough, and for a while we didn't see any whales. But then, at the point where we had to turn around we saw the spout of water above the ocean!

We were fortunate enough to have a mother and her calf come within 50m of the boat, right up alongside us! The photos you see here are just a few shots I was able to get, but with the constant high swells, it was certainly tricky!

Journey by boat

Journey by boat