Welcome to beautiful Port Stephens NSW

The Dolphin Capital of Australia!

The Original Port Stephens Ferry Link Service

Nelson Bay, Hawks Nest & Tea Gardens

Ferries depart daily from Nelson Bay Public Jetty

Check our timetable for daily departure times!

Enjoy a Dolphin Watch Cruise aboard Simba II

1.5hr cruises depart daily at 12:15pm and 2:15pm - only $23 per adult | $18 concession | $10 children

Meet our beautiful dolphins - the largest population in Australia!

Dolphins spotted 95% of the time!

Bring your swimmers and ride the boom net!

A wonderful way to experience the dolphins eye to eye!

Enjoy a lunch cruise to Tea Gardens Hotel Motel

Exclusive gourmet lunch only available to Port Stephens Ferry patrons - please check availability on booking!

Explore the upper Myall River and Tea Gardens

Enjoy the beautiful waterways on our classic wooden ferry, and keep an eye out for dolphins!

Try our Port Stephens Fast Ferry Service

Only half hour each way from Nelson Bay to Hawks Nest or Tea Gardens. For booking enquiries call 0412 682 117

PORT STEPHENS FERRY SERVICE is the original FERRY LINK for Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens. Daily Departures, Fast Ferry + Daily Dolphin Watch Cruises AVAILABLE! For Bookings Call 0412 682 117

Click here for Daily Ferry Departures – Nelson Bay | Tea Gardens.
Pre-book by calling 0412 682 117. Pay Your Fare at the Boat on Boarding


Crossing over to stunning Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest is a must for visitors to the Port Stephens blue water wonderland. Our Port Stephens Ferry Link Service runs daily return charters to Tea Gardens  featuring informative commentary and open panoramic viewing of the Port Stephens spectacular dolphin and wildlife population.