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Brisbane Watersports Adventures

Make a splash with a water sports adventure while in Brisbane. Dive deep below the surface with oxygen tanks strapped to your back, paddle just below the surface and take in the sights while snorkeling, or stay on top of the water and engage in some more exciting water-based activities. Sailing and boating in Brisbane can be a thrilling experience, in the sheltered waters of beautiful Moreton Bay, or out in the open Pacific Ocean.

There's also the stunning Brisbane River which winds it's way through the city, crossed by bridges and hemmed by parkland and residential homes. Surf breaks are just a short drive away at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, with surf safaris departing daily. Whatever your preference, dive in and get wet with some awesome Brisbane water adventures!

Book the following Brisbane Water Adventures online

Kayaking in the Brisbane River

Surf Camp - Two Day Weekend Escape

Book TourSee the best of Brisbane from an entirely different angle while getting a dose of exercise and fresh air with a great value kayaking tour! Choose from a guided tour, or night kayaking with optional dinner and enjoy a fun and friendly environment as you make your way down the lovely Brisbane River.

 

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboard

Book TourThis fun activity allows you to grab a paddle and board and cruise along the scenic waters of the Brisbane River while getting a dose of fresh air and exercise to boot. With full training provided by the friendly and experienced instructors, beginners are not only welcome but encouraged to join in.

 

Overnight Camping Tweed Coast

Overnight Camping Tweed Coast Surfing Getaway

Book TourThis Tweed Coast overnight surfing getaway departs from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Byron Bay. Your 2-day getaway surf camp is the ideal surf experience as you discover the beautiful Tweed Coast. Surf all day, make new friends and enjoy everything this amazing part of the world has to offer.

 

Moreton Island Day Trip Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Moreton Island Day Trip Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Book TourTravel to Moreton Island from Brisbane or the Gold Coast for a full day of fun in the sun. Your guide takes you by 4WD vehicle along the sands to Tangalooma Wrecks, where you'll see incredible coral reefs on snorkel and kayak outings. You'll also go inland for an exhilarating sandboarding experience on massive sand dunes.

 


Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast

Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast

Book TourEnjoy 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.

 

4WD Beach Safari - Brisbane Pick Up

4WD Beach Safari - Brisbane Pick Up

Book Tour0700-0730 Hotel pick ups

0730-0900 Travel to Cleveland, stopping for Kangaroo & Koala viewing.

0900-0940 Vehicular ferry across Moreton Bay. Morning tea & cakes. Marine life watching.

0940-1130 4WD on bush tracks stopping at lakes, lookouts & fauna.

1130-1200 Short walk to North Gorge. Observe dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays & Humpback whales in season.

1200-1430 BBQ lunch on the beach, Fishing, swimming, playing in the sand. Aboriginal artefact presentation, play didgeridoo, throw boomerang.

1430-1500 Beach driving.

1500-1545 Ferry back to Cleveland. Afternoon tea & biscuits.

1545-1715 Return journey to hotels.

 

Stray Australia: Brisbane to Cairns Freestyle Tour

Stray Australia: Brisbane to Cairns Freestyle Tour

Book TourExperience the best of Queensland, as well as some off the beaten track locations that we're sure will become your faves. From island hopping to exploring rainforests, you'll see more and do more on this adventure from Brisbane to Queensland.

This not a regular tour. It’s flexible adventure travel! You can complete your trip in the minimum amount of time, or you can hop off and extend your stay in any destination on the route. Use the Stray Mate App to book extra nights’ accommodation and activities along the way.

 

Stray Australia: Brisbane to Cairns - Freestyle Travel Pass

Stray Australia: Brisbane to Cairns - Freestyle Travel Pass

Book TourExplore Australia's east coast at your own pace with a Brisbane to Cairns travel pass. Along the way, you'll visit the top spots like Airlie Beach (the gateway to the Whitsundays), as well as some of our favourite off-the-beaten-track locations, like Emu Park. You'll have the opportunity to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, find koalas in treetops, and explore with an awesome group of likeminded travellers.

The best part? You can hop on and off as you please for up to 12 months, so go at your own pace. You'll be guided by a local expert, who will help you to book in activities and accommodation, tell you fun facts and break the ice on the first day. They are there to help you get the most out of your trip – point you in the right direction, find wildlife, and learn about all the hidden local gems.

 

Moreton Island & Tangalooma Wrecks Adventure Cruise Including Lunch

Moreton Island & Tangalooma Wrecks Adventure Cruise Including Lunch

Book TourThrow your swimwear into a bag and set sail to Moreton Island, a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong, and turtles. Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane, this full-day tour features an eco-cruise, tropical buffet lunch, island beach time and guided snorkel tour at the famous Tangalooma Wrecks. Board the brand new AUD 4mill vessel, the Spirit of Migaloo II, and you’ll soon discover that there’s more to Moreton Island than meets the eye.

 

From Gold Coast Moreton Island & Tangalooma Wrecks Adventure Cruise

From Gold Coast Moreton Island & Tangalooma Wrecks Adventure Cruise

Book TourThrow your swimwear into a bag and set sail to Moreton Island, a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong, and turtles. Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane, this full-day tour features an eco-cruise, tropical buffet lunch, island beach time and guided snorkel tour at the famous Tangalooma Wrecks. Board the brand new AUD 4mill vessel, the Spirit of Migaloo II, and you’ll soon discover that there’s more to Moreton Island than meets the eye.

 

Meet locals - walk, drink, eat with us

Meet locals - walk, drink, eat with us

Book TourThis is a 3 hour walking tour of the New Farm peninsula including suburbs Teneriffe and Newstead. This tour starts at The Moray Café.

This inner city suburb is just on the edge of the CBD. Get out of the city and let us show you the places you may not find on your own.

This tour is designed to show off the peninsula's absolute favourite delectable locations and get to meet some of the passionate locals.

New Farm is tree lined streets and gourmet treats and we can't wait to show you.

You'll walk a little, eat a little and drink a little...

Our tour finishes at the Howard Smith Wharf entertainment precinct for spectacular views of the Story Bridge, the CBD and iconic Brisbane photo opportunities. Whilst this is the end of the tour it is a great spot for you to sit back and take in the atmosphere.

This tour is great as a group but we are happy to host you if you're on your own too. We want you to feel welcome and at ease.

 

Gold Coast City Sights Tour with Crab Catching Cruise

Gold Coast City Sights Tour with Crab Catching Cruise

Book TourExplore the diversity of the Gold Coast on a day trip that includes the city sights of Surfers Paradise, visiting the famous surf beach of Burleigh Heads, the coastal highlights along the beautiful Southport Broadwater and experience catching a crab.You'll see it all on this full-day trip departing either from Brisbane or the Gold Coast and be amazed by the numerous contrasting experiences you can squeeze into just one day.

 

Full day adventure cruise direct from Brisbane city

Full day adventure cruise direct from Brisbane city

Book TourAdventure cruise, swim, snorkel and bushwalk your way across four islands in one day. Discover stories of the diverse people of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. Land on an uninhabited sand bar for a picnic lunch and beach games. Explore historic ruins, aboriginal sites, rusty shipwrecks, deserted beaches, and try spot kangaroos, koalas, turtles, dolphins, dugongs and more!

River to Bay is a locally owned business operating four purpose designed and newly built fast tour boats. These boats are used to connect visitors to Brisbane directly with the amazing wildlife and natural sights of Moreton Bay. No need for transfers, tours are action packed unforgettable Aussie experiences.

 

Adventure Cruise and Island tour direct from Brisbane city

Adventure Cruise and Island tour direct from Brisbane city

Book TourRiver to Bay is your passport to explore, linking the city of Brisbane to the natural wonders of Moreton Bay and Islands. A fleet of fast tour boats is designed to whisk you away to the bay in safety and comfort.
Engaging cultural guides will share the stories of the Brisbane and Moreton Bay region from the dreamtime to the present.
The River to Bay focus is on exploring – with guided walks, swimming and snorkelling, free beach time, cultural and heritage experiences, and of course wildlife encounters. No need for transfers, tours are action packed unforgettable Aussie experiences.

 

Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

Brisbane River Sightseeing Cruise

Book TourHave a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise along Brisbane River. Take advantage of several photo opportunities as you glide through the water and see iconic sights such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center and Story Bridge. Learn about the colorful history and local legends through informative and entertaining live commentary as you enjoy morning tea (morning departure only). You have a choice of a morning or afternoon departure and the morning cruise includes an option to hop-off at Newstead to visit the oldest homestead or perhaps have lunch (own expense) at the famous Breakfast Creek Hotel.

 

CRUISE TO LUNCH PACKAGE

CRUISE TO LUNCH PACKAGE

Book TourThe Cruise to Lunch will let you spend the day with two popular Brisbane identities; River City Cruises and the Breakfast Creek Hotel. Aboard the boat, the sights will be accompanied by informative commentary about the region as well as a morning tea to satisfy your on board cravings. The morning cruise will last for 45 minutes until you reach your next point of call; the Breakfast Creek Hotel.

The Breakfast Creek Hotel is a popular hotspot for locals and tourists alike and after a short walk from the landing dock, it is where you can enjoy a delicious meal. Plating up a range of dishes such as Rump steak, Panko Calamari and Caesar Salad, it will be hard to leave the Hotel with a rumbling stomach. From here you will once again board the M V Neptune to cruise back to the dock at South Bank within the luscious Parklands. 

 

Brisbane River Sightseeing Mid Afternoon 2.30pm Cruise

Brisbane River Sightseeing Mid Afternoon 2.30pm Cruise

Book TourHave a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise along Brisbane River. Take advantage of several photo opportunities as you glide through the water and see iconic sights such as Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center and Story Bridge. Learn about the colorful history and local legends through informative and entertaining live commentary. This mid-afternoon cruise is the perfect time of the day in Summer.  Why not sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or an ice cold beverage!~

 

SOUTH BANK COMBO PASS

SOUTH BANK COMBO PASS

Book TourThree of Brisbane's most notable operator have joined forces to create the SOUTH BANK COMBO PASS. 
• River City Cruises
• The Wheel of Brisbane
• The Plough Inn Tavern

 

Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Brisbane River Dinner Cruise

Book TourSee the highlights of Brisbane from the water on a dinner cruise aboard a majestic wooden paddlewheeler. Enjoy live entertainment and a contemporary buffet menu that features fresh produce, then stroll along the deck for unobstructed views of the waterfront as it twinkles at night. It's the perfect way to spend a night out with a romantic partner, loved ones, or friends visiting from afar.

 

Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

Book TourTreat yourself to a decadent afternoon of high tea aboard our iconic vessels. This scenic 2.5-hour cruise on the Brisbane River includes a fabulous 3 tier high tea stand comprised of sweet and savoury hot and cold delicacies including scones with cream and jam, Baked NY cheesecake, chocolate fondant, truffled egg & free range chicken sandwiches, roasted beef wrap, crispy pork belly, Angus beef wellington, brie & grilled vegetable salsa verde tartlet and more (vegetarian, vegan, lactose free & gluten-free options all available).

Beverages are of course included. We offer blooming tea, coffee, sparkling wine (bubbles), selected local and international beers, soft drink & juices.

 

Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

Brisbane River Lunchtime Cruise

Book TourExperience Australia’s most beautiful river city from the iconic Kookaburra River Queens or Grand Voyager. Built specifically for Queensland, these custom-made paddle wheelers are famous on the Brisbane River and have welcomed millions of happy guests for over 30 years.

Departing from the city, once onboard, you will be taken to your allocated table where you will be surrounded by the most stunning sights of Brisbane.

Stroll the outdoor decks, enjoy a cold drink on the rooftop and experience Brisbane's best lunch, high tea or dinner cruise.

All our cruises showcase the best of Brisbane, sailing both upstream and downstream from our city departure point.

Our cruises are all-inclusive, with a sensational contemporary buffet and beverages are included. With onboard entertainment, this will be a day in Brisbane you will cherish forever.

 

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourExplore all there is to offer on Moreton Island with this choose-your-own-adventure tour of paradise. Travel to Moreton Island by a luxury ferry. Enjoy a day on Tangalooma Island Resort spending the day with the tour option of your choice! All tours includes round-trip ferry transfers. Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

 

The Jolly Roger

The Jolly Roger

Book TourA swashbuckling 60 minute rollick in Pumicestone Passage, where we adjust the adrenalin rush and the route to suit the crew. The perfect all weather alternative for everyone from an eight year old cabin boy to an experienced adventurer. Plenty of action, and plenty to see!

 

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Book TourExperience 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 (up to 2 hours) for your own exploration of Surfers Paradise before returning to Brisbane.

 

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Admission with Brisbane River Cruise

Book TourSee Australia’s amazing animals on a day trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from Brisbane. Your river cruise takes you from the bustling waterfront of Southbank to the lush parklands of Lone Pine, with the chance to see iconic sights as you glide along the water. At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can get up close to koalas, kangaroos and watch platypus, sheepdogs and birds of prey in action. Animal lovers will not want to miss this experience!

 

Brisbane River Koala Express Cruise To Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Brisbane River Koala Express Cruise To Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Book TourThe Koala Express is an express boat to the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world and is a “must do” experience while in Brisbane.  Great for those who are short on time, join this fun ride on the Brisbane River, through the city’s most historic landscapes, iconic attractions, historical home sites and interesting wildlife habitats. 
• Zoom along Brisbane’s waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions
• Convenient departure place – right in the heart of Brisbane city
• The captain will point out iconic places along the river and slow down for photo opportunities
• Plenty of time to explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary -  see over 130 koalas up close, hand feed kangaroos and see many other Australian Native Animals

 

3-Day Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour Including Lady Musgrave Island

3-Day Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour Including Lady Musgrave Island

Book TourEnjoy this 3-day guided tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights at a beach resort, and take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island for a slice of paradise on the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), experience Mon Repos Turtle Centre's conservation experience (November to March), or try to spot humpback whales (June to November). Take part in optional activities such as scuba diving and surfing on this trip to one of the world’s natural wonders! Round-trip transport from Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast is included.

 

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Book TourTravel to Moreton Island from Brisbane or the Gold Coast for a full day of fun in the sun. Your guide takes you by 4WD vehicle along the sands to Tangalooma Wrecks, where you'll see incredible coral reefs on snorkel and kayak outings. You'll also go inland for an exhilarating sandboarding experience on massive sand dunes. This action-packed tour includes a picnic lunch on the beach and time to soak up the scenery of lovely Moreton Island, the third largest sand island in the world.

Please note: An additional cost of AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in cash to the driver on departure to cover the cost of national park and ferry fees for the duration of the tour.

 

Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island

Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island

Book TourDeparting from Brisbane, the Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can spend the day exploring Tangalooma Island Resort, with your choice of land or water based touring activity. Experience the thrill of sand tobogganing down the dunes, spot local marine life on the Marine Discovery Cruise, snorkel the famous Wrecks or experience the adrenaline fueled action on a jet boat ride.

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 jetty you can stick around a little longer to witness the arrival of our wild dolphins up close and in their natural habitat. With presentations from our resident marine experts, what better way to cap off a jam packed day of island exploring than by introducing your family...to ours!

 

Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island

Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island

Book TourDeparting from Brisbane, the Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can spend the day exploring Tangalooma Island Resort, with your choice of land or water based touring activity. Experience the thrill of sand tobogganing down the dunes, spot local marine life on the Marine Discovery Cruise, snorkel the famous Wrecks or experience the adrenaline fueled action on a jet boat ride.

At dusk is the highlight of any visit to Tangalooma - your chance to hand feed one of the wild dolphins under the supervision of the Dolphin Care team! Watch them as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed, then join one of the local Eco Rangers to hand feed them some fish. And be sure to smile, as our photographers are there to capture your perfect day out!

 

Tangalooma Island Resort Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise

Tangalooma Island Resort Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise

Book TourDeparting from Brisbane, the Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can enjoy a short stop at Tangalooma Island Resort before venturing out into Moreton Bay to search for humpback whales. From the comfort of Australia’s largest, purpose built whale watching vessel, encounter these gentle giants up close and in their natural environment. Lunch is served on board. Enjoy another short stop at the resort - perfect for relaxing on the beach or grabbing an ice cream, before heading back to Brisbane.

 

Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching

Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching

Book TourDeparting from Brisbane, the Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can enjoy a short stop at Tangalooma Island Resort before venturing out into Moreton Bay to search for humpback whales. From the comfort of Australia’s largest, purpose built whale watching vessel, get the chance to see these gentle giants in their natural environment. Lunch is served on board the 3 hour cruise. Then, enjoy the afternoon at Tangalooma Island Resort followed by the Dolphin Viewing Experience at dusk. From the vantage point of the jetty you can witness the arrival of the wild dolphins in their natural habitat. With presentations from the resident marine experts, what better way to cap off a jam-packed day!

 

Tangalooma Island Resort Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching

Tangalooma Island Resort Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching

Book TourDeparting from Brisbane, the Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can enjoy a short stop at Tangalooma Island Resort before venturing out into Moreton Bay to search for humpback whales. From the comfort of Australia’s largest, purpose built whale watching vessel, encounter these gentle giants up close and in their natural environment. Lunch is served on board the 3-hour cruise. Then, enjoy the afternoon at Tangalooma Island Resort followed by the Dolphin Feeding Experience supervised by the Dolphin Care team at dusk - the highlight of any visit to Tangalooma! Watch them as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed, then join one of the local Eco Rangers to hand feed them some fish. And be sure to smile, the photographers are there to capture your perfect day out!

 

Brisbane Guided Kayaking Tour on Manly Harbour

Brisbane Guided Kayaking Tour on Manly Harbour

Book TourManly Harbour is an early morning paddler's delight..  This is a 1.5 hour (on water time ) guided kayak tour in Brisbane's main harbour. This is a small group tour conducted by our expert owner operator. Fun, safe and memorable. No experience necessary.
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