There are about 100 bottlenose dolphins that live in Port Stephens and they are regular visitors to Shoal Bay.
They dont seem to be disturbed too much by paddle-boarders and we regularly encounter them when paddling around shoal bay. They will often pass directly under our boards and when this happens it is always a thrill.
The best times to see dolphins in Shoal Bay are early in the mornings and late afternoons , though they also regularly frequent during other times.
We love our dolphins so much that our ocean and harmony boards have the dolphin as part of its design.
For more infomation on the Port Stephens dolphins here is a very infomative guide