Whale Watching Cruises Near Brisbane
From around mid July to November the majestic Humpback Whales make their way from the cold, Antarctic waters to the warm waters of the Queensland tropics for calving. You can sit on many east coast beaches and watch the whales pass but once they hit Moreton and Hervey Bay the whales stop to rest, play and to bond with their newborn calves. The young whales, calves, also begin to learn the essentials skills of survival.
Whale watching cruises operate everyday during these months and are a great way to watch these whales frolicking in their natural habitat.
You may also spot other marine animals such as pods of playful dolphins, green turtles, logger head turtles and the rare Dugong.
Brisbane Whale Watching Tours
Brisbane's Moreton Bay is arguably one of the best places to observe the annual migration of the Humpback Whale. Your expert guide and captain Kerry Lopez gives a comprehensive commentary throughout the trip, ensuring your experience is educational as well as fun.
Your whale watching vessel is the magnificent and aptly named 'Eye Spy' which allows you excellent visibility of these amazing creatures. For an experience that's guaranteed to leave you awe, whale watching in Brisbane can't be missed.
From June through to October, visitors to Tangalooma can partake in a daily Whale Watching Cruise. Board the largest whale watching vessel departing from Brisbane and see these majestic humpback whales in their natural environment as part of the awe-inspiring day tour.
The cruise includes a light lunch on board as well as educational commentary throughout the cruise by a Qualified marine biologist from Tangalooma's Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).
Enjoy exciting, up-close encounters with humpback whales as they migrate through the crystal clear waters of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay between the months of June and November. Be amazed as you watch these gentle giants of the sea breech and play within meters of the luxury high-speed catamaran. Your whale watching cruise includes a gourmet buffet lunch including fresh tiger prawns, cold meats and salads. Choose to join the whale watching cruise at Redcliffe Jetty or include roundtrip coach transport from Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast.
Experience the best that Surfers Paradise has to offer on this day trip from Brisbane. Cruise the canals and see the homes of the Gold Coast's rich and famous. Watch humpback whales at play from your purpose built, whale watching vessel. After your cruise, there is some time (45 mins) for your own exploration of Surfers Paradise before returning to Brisbane.