Tangalooma Whale Watching

Celebrating 35 years as Australia's Premier Whale Watching Cruise!

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Whale Sighting Guarantee
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Australia's Largest Vessel
dedicated to Whale Watching



Closest to Brisbane CBD
depart directly from Brisbane



Lunch Included
Boxed Lunch Served Onboard


Tangalooma Island Resort Whale Watching Cruise

A Whale Watching Day Cruise direct from Brisbane departing from June 22 to October 9 2022

Since 1987, Tangalooma Island Resort has offered Brisbane's closest Whale Watching day cruise, plus the opportunity to enjoy 'island life' for the day, and night if you stay longer. Our vessel is a smooth sailing, comfortable catamaran and our island is alive with fun things to do, from land and water sports to just lazing around on the beach.

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Australia's Largest Vessel
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Brisbane Whale Watching
depart directly from Brisbane

All Tangalooma Whale Watch Cruises Include:

  • Return scenic catamaran cruise across Moreton Bay Marine Park, from Brisbane to Tangalooma
  • 1 x tea, coffee, or soft-drink per guest to use at any time aboard the vessel
  • 3 hour Whale Watching cruise (12pm-3pm) with a Whale Sighting Guarantee**
  • Expert commentary by an Eco Ranger
  • General non-reserved access to 'Discover the World of Dolphins' Eco Ranger presentation (approx 3:15pm**) and other shows available on the day
  • Resort access pass allowing use of resort facilities including two swimming pools, restaurants and bars (as time permits)
  • Light lunch & refreshments served on board

Guest Reviews

Great experience, seen 33 whales, some with calves, James our cruise commentator was very nice, his excitement for seeing what he may have seen a hundred times but obviously loves these giants of the sea as much as we do, such a great quality to have. Jake also was great in making sure we were all happy and pointing out where to see them. The light lunch provided was great. Overall I cannot recommend this tour enough, a must see experience. WELL DONE GUYS

HonestViewsTas (October 2017, 5 stars)

An incredible experience!! I w so many whales and they were so close to us, it was amazing!! I also saw dolphins and the Island was very beautiful!! A must do!!

amelbc (September 2017, 5 stars)

I spent an enjoyable three hours with amazing views, whales and passing marine animals while listening to knowledgeable commentary... Once in the open sea the cruise followed a pod of whales heading north which provided a number of photo opportunities. I never felt rushed during the cruise, with staff ensuring everyone had a great experience... During the trip we saw whales, dolphins, a sea turtle and various birds.

Vicki E (July 2017, 5 stars)

Our family loved every minute of this tour. We were lucky to enjoy calm waters all day and sunny conditions in the morning. The picnic lunch was fresh, tasty and satisfying. The seating areas and decks were clean and tidy. The commentary was interesting. But the highlight was seeing 3 pods of whales making their way north to the Whitsundays. We watched them for over an hour as they frolicked in calm Moreton Bay. Highly recommend this for friendly staff and a very relaxing day out.

Pollypocket246 (July 2017, 5 stars)

Truly amazing! Was the best experience I think I have every done. From start to finish...this island is beautiful so lovely how staff take so much care and educate everyone how important protecting of their wildlife is. The beach is white sand clear water... We did the whale watching and we saw 17 whales breaching and calmly swimming around the boat some were showing off with a performance. The lunch provided on board was yum too.. staff onboard was really friendly and made the experience...

stacywace (July 2017, 5 stars)

Lost count of how many whales we got to see! If you are visiting Moreton island and have the opportunity to go whale watching with the Tangalooma team I would not hesitate to recommend them. Comfortable, large and modern catamaran with a brilliant team and we were lucky enough to see 18+ whales in the time we had. Plenty of room on deck to get those all important photos too.

fluffymonkey (October 2016, 5 stars)

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Terms and Conditions

Conditions apply to whale sighting guarantee. Australia’s largest dedicated Whale Watching vessel may not operate every day, and a smaller vessel could be used as a substitute. Further conditions may apply. Cruise departs from Holt Street, Pinkenba, Brisbane. Whale Watch cruise is weather dependent. Tours depart and prices valid June 22 2022 – October 09 2022. All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST. Transfer schedules can be altered on short notice, please confirm your booking 24 hours prior to travel. Cancellation fees apply. Child rate applies to those aged 3 to 14 years inclusive. *Dolphin feeding experience is dependent on dolphin attendance, tide and weather conditions. “Sightings Guarantee and Weather Conditions”: Whale Watch sighting guarantee offers a refund if cruise is cancelled by Tangalooma due to bad weather conditions, or if no whales are seen on the Whale Watching Day Cruise. Tangalooma enjoys a 98 - 99% attendance and sighting rate. During peak season we are confident of a 100% figure. If, however, no sightings occur on your tour you will be credited with a second tour at a future date. If the guest cancels Whale Watch Cruise no refund applies. All cruises are dependent on weather conditions and cancellation may occur at short notice. Please provide current contact information so we can contact you if necessary. Please note: *Return launch time for the ‘Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise’ & ‘Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise’ is approximately 7pm in winter and 7.30pm in spring. ^Standard beverage voucher entitles guests to their choice of soft drink, tea, coffee or water on Whale Watching vessel. A full list of the free activities available to guests (time-permitting) can be found at tangalooma.com. Day Cruise information: All "Whale Watching Day Cruises" will depart Brisbane (Holt Street, Pinkenba), dock at Tangalooma Island Resort Wharf, and then depart the resort for a 3 hour Whale Watch Cruise with a light lunch served on board our licensed vessel. The cruise will then return to Tangalooma Island Resort Wharf, before returning to Brisbane on the same day. Whale Watching cruises that are purchased as add-ons to accommodation (or as accommodation packages) do not include transfers from Brisbane, which must be purchased separately. *Sunset Cocktail Voucher valid at Wheelhouse Deck or B&B’s Bar only. Cannot be exchanged for cash. Voucher valid for one (1) Cocktail from the daily Cocktail list for 18+ guests. Voucher valid for one (1) Mocktail, or soft drink or water for guests under 18 years. Not transferrable. Please refer to the What’s on guide for bar opening times.

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