Tangalooma Island Resort Day Cruises

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At just over an hour by catamaran from Brisbane, Tangalooma Island Resort is the most unique day trip destination from Brisbane. Whether you're looking for an action-packed day out, or something a little more relaxing, Tangalooma has something to offer everyone.

Day Cruise guests have full access to resort amenities and facilities, including a heap of 'must-do' island based tours and activities, cafes, bars, restaurants, and Eco Ranger experiences.

Enjoy non-stop fun and adventure on the 'Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise', where guests have the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the resort each evening at dusk. A signature Tangalooma experience! Or if you’re pressed for time, enjoy a 'Classic Day Cruise' inclusive of a signature island tour. And for those looking for a classic Australian beach escape, the 'Beach Day Cruise' offers just that. With all day cruises including return transfers and lunch, you won't need to worry about a thing!

Between June and October, jump aboard Australia's largest dedicated whale watching vessel to witness the Eastern Humpback Whale migration. Tangalooma offers an abundance of bucket-list Queensland experiences to make your day out...unforgettable!

All day cruises depart daily from Brisbane.

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Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

For the full Tangalooma experience, kick things up a gear on the ‘Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise’. Spend the day exploring Moreton Island on your choice of land or water based tour before joining our 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!

This day cruise includes: return launch transfers, a complimentary beverage on board the launch transfer, lunch, full access to resort amenities and facilities, Eco Ranger experiences, a selection of free resort activities, your choice of Desert Safari Tour (including sand tobogganing), Marine Discovery Cruise or Whale Watching (Jun-Oct), access to the dolphin feeding program, a complimentary dolphin feeding photo (digital copy), and access to the resorts VIP lounge.

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$199 $199
Whale Watch Cruises

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 see these amazing creatures, with over 20,000 whales expected to pass right by Moreton Island this season. This is something you definitely don't want to miss aboard Australia’s largest dedicated whale watching vessel – The Tangalooma Jet!

Tangalooma Island Resort operates daily whale watching cruises from June through to the end of October, with departures available from Brisbane and Tangalooma. See these majestic humpback whales in their natural environment as part of an awe-inspiring day tour. Choose your whale watching tour inclusion on the ‘Classic Day Cruise’, ‘Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise’ or ‘Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise’.

All Tangalooma day cruises including whale watching offer return launch transfers, light lunch served onboard the whale watching cruise, access to resort amenities and facilities, your choice of Eco Ranger experiences, a complimentary beverage on board the launch transfer service, and a selection of free resort activities.

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$129 $129
Beach Day Cruise

Looking to escape for a day out at the beach? Then look no further than Tangalooma’s Beach Day Cruise. Forget the traffic and enjoy a leisurely catamaran cruise across Moreton Bay Marine Park. Pull up on the shores of Tangalooma to enjoy the island lifestyle at your own pace. Relax beach side or jam pack it with activities. With lunch included on every day trip at Tangalooma, your transition into cruise mode will become more than a one-off occurrence.

The Beach Day Cruise includes return catamaran transfers from Holt Street Wharf - Brisbane, lunch vouchers in the value of AUD20 per adult and AUD15 per child, 'Discover the World of Dolphins’ Presentation from Tangalooma Eco Rangers, up to seven hours at the resort to partake in selected free land-based activities, and full use of resort amenities and facilities, including two swimming pools, restaurants and bars.

The perfect Australia beach day out! You won't need to worry about a thing.

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$89 $89
Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise

You won’t want to miss the chance to see our family of wild dolphins as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed. Since 1992, the family of wild dolphins have stolen the show at Tangalooma, and from the vantage point of the purpose built jetty you can stick around a little longer to witness the arrival of wild dolphins up close and in their natural habitat. With presentations from their resident marine experts, what better way to cap off a jam packed day of island exploring than by introducing your family...to theirs!

This day cruise includes: return launch transfers, a complimentary beverage on board the launch transfer, lunch, full access to resort amenities and facilities, Eco Ranger experiences, a selection of free resort activities, your choice of Desert Safari Tour (including sand tobogganing), Marine Discovery Cruise or Whale Watching (Jun-Oct) and access to the dolphin viewing jetty for the wild dolphin viewing experience.

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$149 $149
Classic Day Cruise

Spend the day exploring Moreton Island, with your choice of land or water based touring activity included on Tangalooma’s ‘Classic Day Cruise’.

Experience the thrill of sand tobogganing down the dunes of the Tangalooma Desert, or if spotting local marine life is more your thing, all aboard the Marine Discovery Cruise in search of dolphins, dugongs, stingrays and turtles to name a few.

Or between June and October, witness the Eastern whale migration aboard Australia’s largest dedicated whale watching vessel, the Tangalooma Jet.

Packed with all of the day trip essentials, the ‘Classic Day Cruise’ is a great way to experience your choice of unique touring expedition in nature’s playground.

This day cruise includes: return launch transfers, a complimentary beverage on board the launch transfer, lunch, full access to resort amenities and facilities, Eco Ranger experiences, a selection of free resort activities, your choice of Desert Safari Tour (including sand tobogganing), Marine Discovery Cruise or Whale Watching Cruise (June to October).

Indicative rates

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$129 $129

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