Tangalooma Whale Watch Cruises

Multiple Locations

The humpback whale is known for their long migration journeys each winter, putting on a magnificent display of breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping as they make their way to warmer waters. South-East Queensland is one of the best places to view these amazing creatures, with up to 28,000 whales expected to journey past Moreton Island this winter. This is definitely something you don't want to miss!!

Tangalooma operates daily whale watching cruises from June through until the end of October with departures available from Brisbane and Tangalooma. Board the largest dedicated whale watching vessel in Australia and see these majestic humpback whales in their natural environment as part of an awe-inspiring day tour. The cruise includes a light lunch onboard as well an extensive educational commentary by an Eco Ranger from Tangalooma's Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi
  • Paid Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Public Telephone

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise (June to October)

Departing from Brisbane at either 7am or 10am, you will enjoy a leisurely cruise across Moreton Bay. After a brief stopover at Tangalooma Island Resort, you will journey out to the northern tip of the island in search of whales. You also might be lucky enough to see dolphins, turtles and a number of sea birds as part of the cruise. Educational commentary is provided throughout by Tangalooma's Eco Rangers from the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).

Prior to returning to Brisbane, day guests will have the opportunity to visit the resort and TMECC where additional information on Moreton Bay marine life, including whales and dolphins, is available.

A light lunch is served onboard as part of this cruise.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$89 $129
Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching (June to October)

Departing from Brisbane at either 7am or 10am, you will enjoy a leisurely cruise across Moreton Bay. After a brief stopover at Tangalooma Island Resort, you will journey out to the northern tip of the island in search of whales. You also might be lucky enough to see dolphins, turtles and a number of sea birds as part of the cruise. Educational commentary is provided throughout by Tangalooma's Eco Rangers from the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).

A light lunch is served on-board as part of this cruise.

Prior to returning to Brisbane, day guests will have the opportunity to visit the resort and TMECC where additional information on Moreton Bay marine life, including whales and dolphins, is available.

Join their local Eco Rangers at dusk to hand feed a member of the wild dolphin family. This experience is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Tangalooma. And be sure to smile, as our photographers are there to capture your perfect day out!

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$199 $199

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Admiralty Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Located at the southern entrance of the Osprey Reef lagoon, Admiralty is named after a large anchor wedged into a gutter at this wonderful dive site. Admiralty is a maze of gutters, ridges and bommies in depths from 10 metres to 30 metres.

The Oasis Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Divers exploring The Oasis at Milln Reef, off Cairns, have a choice of exploring coral gardens in the shallows or a series of bommies in deeper water. The bommies are quite spectacular, rising from 20 to 30 metres and coloured by beautiful whip corals, soft corals and gorgonians.

Wreck Bay Dive Site

Port Douglas,
Wreck Bay is located on the eastern side of Agincourt Reef No.3, off Port Douglas, and is a site that can only be dived when conditions are calm. The remains of an old fishing boat gave this site its name, but with little of the wreck to see divers will have more fun exploring the caves, gutters, ledges and bommies at this fascinating dive site.

Fitzroy Island Dive Site

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Fitzroy Island is a popular day trip from Cairns and has a surprising amount of marine life. This charming continental island is close to the mainland, so doesn’t have great visibility. Around the island are rocky reefs with varying amounts of coral cover.

Agincourt Reef

Port Douglas,
Free Entry
Agincourt Reef, off Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef, is a series of many smaller reefs with at least 16 different dive sites. The Channels offer interesting swim-throughs and caves, while The Gardens are renowned for their exceptional abundance of brightly coloured reef fish.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy Island is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort.

The Point Dive Site

Port Douglas,
The Point is a dive site on Agincourt Reef No.4, off Port Douglas, that both divers and snorkelers will love. For the snorkeler or the inexperienced diver there are fabulous coral gardens in the shallow lagoon, in depths from 1 metre to 8 metres.

Castle Rock Dive Site

Port Douglas,
Free Entry
Castle Rock is a tower of coral at the Agincourt Reefs, accessible from Port Douglas on a day trip. Rising from 25 metres to almost break the surface, Castle Rock is home to trevally, snappers, sweetlips, goatfish, fusiliers, surgeonfish and a very friendly Malabar groper called Colin.

Jorgey's Patch Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Accessible on a day trip from Cairns, Jorgey’s Patch features a variety of terrains for divers to explore, including bommies, ridges, gutters and ledges. In depths between 10 and 25 metres divers will find an abundance of reef fish on this reef, including fusiliers, angelfish, wrasses, anemonefish and rock cods.

Barracuda Bommie Dive Site

Port Douglas,
Free Entry
With a name like Barracuda Bommie you would expect to see barracuda at this dive site, and fortunately it rarely disappoints. Located on the Agincourt Reefs, off Port Douglas, Barracuda Bommie is a giant pinnacle of coral that rises from the sandy sea floor at 26 metres.
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