Port Stephens Private Tour From Sydney, with Dolphin/ Whale Cruise Options

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From $209.50

5 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience this ideal holiday location, with its wonderful beaches and beautiful sheltered bays, perfect spot to be relaxed, exhilarated, enchanted and amazed all in one day! With its idyllic golden beaches, a vast blue bay and many sublime beautiful inlets welcome to paradise.
Sandy beaches, national parklands and rugged coastlines.
Port Stephens is the perfect place to get in touch with nature.
The region is home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins, and you can choose to join a tour departing from Nelson Bay which offers dolphin watching opportunities.
Choose to view the magnificent creatures from the viewing deck, or in summer for the more adventurous you can also get even closer via the boom net attached to the back of the boat.
See majestic Whales on a cruise during their annual migration season, between June and November. .
Other outdoor activity include the option of the not to be missed fun activity of Sand boarding down the huge Sand Dunes at Anna Bay or ride a Aussie camel

What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel/port pickup

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Camel Riding Fee

Dolphin or Whale Watching Cruise


Sand Boarding Hire

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available
  • If a Cruise pickup is required please enter those details, if NOT type in "n/a"
  • Mandatory temperature checks
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Protective face masks provided
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Social distancing maintained in vehicle
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Touch points within the van are frequently cleaned

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Pickup from your City Accomodation.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Nelson Bay
Meet the resident dolphins and ride the boom net on the daily dolphin watching cruise , with a 99 per cent success rate in dolphin sightings!
(Option at own cost.)
Get up close and personal with friendly giants on a whale watching cruise (May to November).

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gan Gan Lookout
Enjoy the spectacular views of beautiful Port Stephens and beyond from iconic Gan Gan Hill, one of the highest points in the area
The top attractions you’ll see include the vast blue bay, the striking Yacabba and Tomaree headlands, the magnificent Tomaree National Park and the towering Stockton Bight sand dunes. You can gaze as far north as Hawks Nest and south along NSW’s longest beach to Newcastle.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club
We stop for a delicious lunch at the restaurant with its large views over Port Stephens Waterway.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Little Beach Reserve
We drive around the foreshore of gorgeous Port Stephens to Little Beach for some ideal photo opportunities. The Little Beach foreshore has both a grassed area and beach area ideal place for a quick dip if you bring some swimmers!
The beach is ideal for young children with its sandy expanse and gentle waters and is also popular with local pelicans.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Stockton Sand Dunes
Enjoy your unique Sand Boarding Adventure (Option at own cost)
Board custom-built off-road vehicles for the short, bouncy ride into the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere. The dunes stretch 32 kilometres, that’s the entire length of Stockton Beach and can reach over 40-50 metres high, that’s like a 10 storey building. The views alone are spectacular. Get full instructions and transport. Use hand made custom designed boards that are made for maximum speed. Then climb to the top of the dunes, jump on your sand board, slide on down, and repeat!

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Amazing experience finishes with a drop- off back to the door of your city accomodation (if you choose not to take the ferry from Homebush back to the city centre).

• Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful Port Stephens Guide
Daniel C, 21-12-2022
Our guide James is friendly and approachable. He's patient and managed to bring us to our attractions despite tight deadlines because of unforeseen delays. We had fun with the camel and watching the dolphins is truly mesmerizing. We even went to Newcastle which is impressive. Kudos to Mike and James for the great arrangements.☺️
Port stephens complete experience!
700Kuchi, 20-12-2022
We had the most beautiful experience at Port stephens. The camel ride was such an incredible experience with the sand dunes,cool breeze and the ocean. Totally a phenomenal experience of acing all three elements that make it absolutey incredible!!
The sandboarding was really amazing and we had all big smiles our face.
Mike,the owner of Gobeyondtours is an amazing person to know and to have as a tour guide. We were short of time from the camel ride to the port stephens dolphin cruise. He spot on drove quickly and carefully and we made it just on time.
The dolphin cruise is a super thumbs up and is a sure guarantee to see dolphins out of your ying yang!
A lovey day with a great great guide.
twodox, 18-09-2022
This was a wonderful day trip. Mike, the owner-driver was extremely warm and helpful. He managed to get close to out hotel to pick us up, despite the street’s being closed for the Marathon. We wee pleasantly surprised to have a private tour, even though it was not advertised as such.

We spent the day at our pace. We chose to do the Reptile Park and had a great visit, which included a chance to pet a koala.

In Port Stephens, we chose not to do the whale watch as my wife gets very seasick, so we spent the afternoon going from one gorgeous site to another.
Whale watching and dolphins cruise and beautiful view points
Tanumita D, 23-07-2022
This was a fantastic day at Port Stephens. The long hour drive was worth it. Lu was our driver cum guide who picked us up from our hotel and took us to some of the beautiful viewpoints. The first part of the day was a bit rainy and windy due to which we could not go on sand boarding but were able to savor nice views of the sand dunes and the beach. The second half of the day was pretty sunny when we boarded our cruise to see the whales. Being the migration season we were lucky to see quite a number of whales jump out of the water and swim along with our ship. It was an awesome experience. We were also able to spot some seals on the rocky islands. Many dolphins accompanied us on our way back during sunset. Overall this was such a fulfilling experience.
Dolphin Cruise and Sand Boarding
BKFrei, 16-01-2021
We had a great experience. The dolphin cruise did not disappoint, and sand boarding was even better than expected.
Mike is a very nice and knowledgeable tour guide.

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