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Tea Gardens Ferry | Port Stephens & Barrington Coast

Daily ferry cruises between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens 7 days a week aboard the YKNOT Catamaran. With a wide open deck, exceptional stability and panoramic views of beautiful Port Stephens, the YKNOT is perfect for cruising the blue waters of Port Stephens, and spotting dolphins along the way! Tea and coffee available on board.

Daily timetable for Ferry to Tea Gardens

Book Ferry Tickets

To book and pay by credit card over the phone call Teresa on 0411 388 380
Office hours are 7am to 7pm
Monday to Sunday

Lunch in Tea Gardens

The 11am ferry to Tea Gardens is the most popular time to travel. Arriving at around 12pm, you have 2 hours to enjoy along the waterfront. After satisfying your tastebuds, there are some lovely boutiques to browse through, a gorgeous art gallery featuring local artists, or take an easy stroll down to the Singing Bridge where you’ll find a stunning view across the bay. If you’re lucky you’ll also spot a few dolphins fishing around the base of the bridge! Below are a few popular dining options. For our FULL GUIDE to dining and activities in Tea Gardens click here.

Tea Gardens Hotel

Mumms on the Myall Tea Gardens

Mumms on the Myall

The Boatshed Cafe Restaurant Tea Gardens

The Boatshed

Tillermans Restaurant french inspired in Tea Gardens

Tillermans Restaurant,au

Seagrass Cafe Tea Gardens

Seagrass Cafe

Lazy Paddles Guided Kayak Tours, Tea Gardens NSW

Lazy Paddles launch from ANZAC Park in Tea Gardens, just a 5 minute walk down from the Public Wharf. Their 2hr Myall River Discovery tour departs at 10am and is perfect for those new to kayaking. Experience the tranquility of the mangroves and observe wildlife up close. All equipment is provided and you’ll be accompanied by one of their friendly guides. Catch the 8:15am from Nelson Bay and grab a coffee at The Boatshed before your 10am tour. Visit to book online.

Ezy Kayaks - Guided Kayak Tours in Tea Gardens NSW

Ezy Kayaks launch from the park next to Hawks Nest Public wharf. If catching the 8:15am from Nelson Bay, ask the YKNOT crew to drop you at Hawks Nest. Note, during peak seasons this may not be possible, so ensure you check before booking! Ezy Kayaks tour times vary according to tides and weather, so be sure to check when they will be hosting the next tour. BBQ available in the park, bring some food that you can throw on the barbie once the tour is finished! Visit to book online.

Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park

The one hour cruise between Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens will take you straight through the heart of Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park. The park’s diverse marine life is abundant with dolphins, green sea turtles, fish and seabirds. Bird watchers will delight in the vast array of shorebirds that live and forage along the shores of the Myall River, such as little egrets, great egrets, little black cormorants, royal spoonbills, white faced herons, bar-tailed godwits, sea eagles and osprey – to name just a few!

Daily Cruises to and from Tea Gardens
Private Charters on Catamaran in Nelson Bay

Private Sunset Cruises on the YKNOT! Available for departures out of Nelson Bay or Tea Gardens. We provide the boat and crew, you provide the party & tunes! Capacity for up to 36 pax. BYO drinks & nibbles. Reward your employees or customers with a 3 hour Sunset Cruise to Fame Cove. For pricing call Teresa on 0411 388 380.

Gift Vouchers for ferry cruise to or from Tea Gardens

Give them an experience to remember! Vouchers available for travel to or from Tea Gardens on the YKNOT Catamaran. Daily cruises available, voucher can be redeemed for any time within 12 months of purchase. We email the voucher to you, or directly to the gift recipient along with a lovely handwritten Thank you card. Call Teresa on 0411 388 380 to order.

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