3-Hour Broughton Island Snorkel Cruise

Visit Broughton Island to swim or snorkel in the pristine waters on this 3 hour snorkelling cruise.
3-Hour Broughton Island Snorkel Cruise


  • Snorkel or swim at Broughton Island

  • Opportunity to see the offshore dolphins

  • Relaxing coastal cruise with 360 views

  • Cruise towards beautiful Broughton Island onboard a 40ft power cat

  • Keep a lookout for the playful dolphins in the area

  • Three hour cruise

Explore the sparkling waters of Broughton Island on this three hour snorkelling cruise from Nelson Bay. Broughton Island is found within the Myall Lakes National Park in the Barrington Coast and remains one of New South Wales’ best kept secrets. As you take off, on your adventure, be on the lookout for dolphins and Sea Eagles during a scenic cruise along the coastline.

Upon arrival to Broughton Island, you’ll anchor up at the stunning Providence Beach or Coalshaft Bay for a snorkel in the protected waters alongside rays, fish and docile webbegong sharks. If you prefer not to snorkel, there is plenty of time to take a relaxing stroll on the pristine beach or have a relaxing swim in the shallow waters. This intimate Nelson Bay cruise is limited to a maximum of 15 guests guaranteeing a special day out without the crowds.

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About 14km north-east of Port Stephens, Broughton Island is a part of Myall Lakes National Park. The tranquillity of the island is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Nelson Bay town. Enjoy a scenic cruise out to the island before anchoring at picturesque Providence Beach or Esmeralda Cove for a snorkel in the clear and protected waters, ideal for families and kids. Broughton Island is home to abundant marine species, making the snorkelling pretty exceptional. If the underwater world isn't your thing, sit back, relax and enjoy some 'me time'. The dolphins surrounding the island are playful, curious and interactive so keep your eyes peeled. The region of Port Stephens is a premium destination for dolphin watching with up to 200 of them thought to be living permanently in the various bays. Snorkel equipment will be provided and helpful and friendly crew will be on hand at all times to assist. This experience is part of the Responsible range because they are ECO certified by Ecotouri.


  • Three hour cruise
  • Qualified snorkel guide assistance
  • Use of masks/snorkels & fins included
  • Informative commentary
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Friendly and knowledgeable crew
  • 360 degree viewing


  • Available from November to April annually.


  • This experience is three hours in duration
  • Departs daily at 10:00am
  • Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to cruise departure

Departure Location

  • Cruises depart from: Dock C D'Albora Marinas – Nelson Bay Teramby Road Nelson Bay NSW 2315.

What To Bring

  • Please bring swimwear and towel
  • It is recommended that you take sea-sickness tablets prior to boarding if you are prone to motion sickness

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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