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As the most popular island getaway, Tangalooma Island Resort is a destination not to be missed. Book in advance to secure your room and location so you don’t miss out. Hurry up and plan your date with the dolphins!
Quick Tip: Seasonal whale-watching activities will conclude on October 8, 2023, and will resume in 2024. Stay tuned!
Ferry departure time from Brisbane Wharf, defaulting at 10:00 AM. Guests who require a departure time of 7:30 AM or any other specific time, please mention it in the remarks.
The return journey to Brisbane Wharf defaults to 7:00 PM for guests with the dolphin feeding activity and 4:00 PM for guests participating in other activities.
Tangalooma Island Resort is only a 75-minute catamaran cruise from Brisbane. The Resort is the perfect family holiday destination for guests seeking an understated yet unique adventure, educational or nature based experience - right on Brisbane’s doorstep on the incredible Moreton Island.
Protected and treasured, this is nature’s theme park where amazing natural encounters are just part of the everyday experience. With heaps of tours and activities on offer, Tangalooma is the jewel of Moreton Bay and islands. Activities on offer include Brisbane's best Whale Watching Cruise, ATV Quad Bike Tours, Marine Discovery Cruise, the Desert Safari Tour with sand tobogganing, Snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks and so much more! The star attraction at the Resort is the unique guest activity of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins!
Day 1: Upon arrival at Tangalooma Island Resort, you can start participating in the island activities.
10:00 AM: Ferry Departure - Board the ferry at Brisbane Dolphin Island Wharf for your journey to Dolphin Island (approximately 75 minutes one way).
11:15 AM: Arrival at Dolphin Island - Proceed to the front desk for check-in. Your luggage will be directly delivered to your room. Please note that the actual check-in time is after 2:00 PM.
12:00 PM: Lunch Time - You have about an hour to enjoy lunch. The resort offers four different restaurants with various styles for you to choose from (at your own expense).
After lunch, you can participate in the island's featured activities based on the scheduled time you booked when placing your order.
Visit the Activity Reservation Center at the reception area upon arrival to book sandboarding, helicopter tours, sightseeing and feeding tours, and dolphin feeding. Please ensure to arrange your activities promptly as availability may be limited if you arrive late. If you wish to book additional activities on the island, such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, banana boating, parasailing, and more, you can make arrangements in advance.
Around 7:00 PM: Evening Dolphin Feeding - After sunset, the wild dolphin family living in Moreton Bay will appear in the shallow waters in front of the resort. Under the guidance of the staff, you will have the opportunity to hand-feed the wild dolphins for a unique wildlife experience on Dolphin Island. The dolphins will swim back to the resort, and the staff will provide small fish for you to feed them. After the dolphin feeding experience, you can take a walk on the beach, enjoy the shimmering night sky, and gaze at the countless stars.
After the dolphin feeding experience, you can return to your room, reflect on your day of vacation, and plan for more activities tomorrow.
Day 2: Free Day
Wake up naturally and head to the restaurant for breakfast (at your own expense).
Enjoy over 40 complimentary activities offered by the resort.
Take advantage of the freedom to explore the island's beaches and engage in leisurely activities.
Consider the various paid options available on the island for additional activities.
Recommended dining option: "TURSIOPS Restaurant" at Tangalooma Island Resort for a delicious à la carte breakfast (at your own expense).
Day 3: Free Day
After waking up on the third day, head to the restaurant for breakfast (or receive breakfast vouchers).
10:00 AM: After breakfast, check out of your room. You can store your luggage at the front desk and continue exploring other activities on Moreton Island.
At 4:00 PM, board the ferry to return to Brisbane's Moreton Island Ferry Terminal.
Dining arrangement: It is recommended to have à la carte breakfast (at your own expense) at "TURSIOPS Restaurant" at Tangalooma Island Resort.
Day 4: Free Day
After waking up on the fourth day, head to the restaurant for breakfast (or use the breakfast voucher provided).
10:00 AM: After having breakfast, check out and you can store your luggage at the front desk while you continue to enjoy other activities on Moreton Island.
In the afternoon, at 4:00 PM, take the ferry back to Brisbane's Moreton Island Jetty.
Optional activities available at an additional cost. It is advisable to book in advance:
Desert Safari Tour + Sand Tobogganing: 1.5 hours - Experience a thrilling adventure on the island's sand dunes by riding a 4WD vehicle and engaging in activities like sandboarding. Explore the sandy terrain and enjoy the excitement of dune sliding.
Marine Discovery Cruise: 1.5 hours - Embark on a marine exploration journey aboard a cruise ship. Head southwest of the island in search of turtles, manta rays, dolphins, sea cucumbers, and dugongs (also known as "mermaids" or "sea cows").
Snorkel Tour to the Wrecks: 1.5 hours - Dive into the underwater world of the Tangalooma Wrecks, an area where several sunken ships have become home to a variety of soft corals and subtropical fish. This is one of the most unique snorkeling spots in Australia and offers a chance to encounter turtles and dugongs. (Limited to ages 6 and above)
Whale Watch Cruise: 3 hours - A must-try activity during winter! Set off on a whale watching cruise and witness the majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat. This family-friendly experience allows you to observe these magnificent marine creatures up close. (Seasonal activity available from mid-June to October 11th) [Included in the itinerary]
Please note that these activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.
Additional activities available for an additional cost.
ATV Quad Bike Ride: 45 minutes, double occupancy (10 years old and above)
Snorkeling Gear Rental (deposit required)
Segway Tour: Two-wheeled personal transporter
Helicopter Scenic Flight (6-minute flight included in the package)
Transparent Bottom Kayak Tour: 90 minutes, single or double occupancy (8 years old and above, requires adult supervision for participants under 18, minimum group size of 6)
Sunset Kayak Tour: 90 minutes, starts at 5:00 PM (8 years old and above, requires adult supervision for participants under 18, minimum group size of 6)
Fun fact: Transparent bottom kayaks are usually made of durable plastic composite materials, making them lighter and more portable compared to conventional kayaks. For more information about additional activities available on the island, please feel free to contact us.
(subject to availability, and prices may vary on-site).
Available accommodation options.
Standard Hotel Room (For a maximum of 4 people)
Bed Type: 1 King Bed or 2 King Single Beds + 1 Single Sofa Bed + 1 Single Trundle
Bed Room Facilities: Balcony (partial ocean view or garden view), private bathroom, minibar, television, air conditioning, hairdryer, mini refrigerator.
Resort Unit (For a maximum of 4 people)
Bed Type and Room Facilities: The room may have partial ocean view or garden view, and NO balcony . The other facilities and bed type are the same as the standard room. However, the room is equipped with an electric kettle, kitchenware, and a microwave with oven function (no electric stove/gas stove). There is also a toaster available.
Bed Type: 1 Queen Bed or 1 Single Bed + 1 Single Sofa Bed (Divan)
Hotel Deluxe Room(For a maximum of 4 people)
Bed Type: 1 King Bed + 1 Single Sofa Bed (Divan) + 1 Single Trundle
Bed Bed Type and Room Facilities: Balcony , Guaranteed ocean view, the interior room type/bed type/facilities are the same as the standard room. The difference is that the Deluxe Rooms are located on higher floors, offering better ocean views. Upon check-in, bathrobes and slippers will be provided as an additional amenity.
Guests staying in Deluxe Rooms will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine!
When placing an order, please make sure to select the round-trip ferry ticket from Brisbane to Moreton Island. Ferry tickets cannot be purchased separately.
English-speaking Staff Service
Accommodation: Choose a 3-night stay at a selected hotel on Moreton Dolphin Island (standard room, deluxe room, or other room types).
In the evening, participate in a hands-on dolphin feeding activity and observe wild dolphins at the wharf (activity may be affected by tides and weather).
Enjoy a variety of over 40 free activities on the island, such as beach volleyball, badminton, table tennis, tennis, archery, rainforest walks, and more.
Complimentary use of facilities and more: Resort Swimming Pool, Children's Facilities, Feeding Turtles, Beach Play.
Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner are self-catered or at your own expense)
Guide services (This itinerary does not include a full-time guide or caregiver, but there will be English-speaking staff available on the island and on the boat)
No daily maid service
Optional activities and equipment rental Additional Saturday room rate surcharge, if applicable to your itinerary
Basic price does not include bus transfers
Additional charges for extending your stay
Brisbane Wharf parking fee of $20 per day
Wrecks Sightseeing and Fish Feeding Cruise can be booked independently on the island, priced at $39 for adults and $29 for children.
Please arrive at least 60 minutes before the departure time to check-in and hand over your luggage to baggage handlers.
There is also a morning departure at 8:00 AM from Brisbane Wharf.
Please note that advance reservations are required for the ferry. If no departure time is provided, a default departure time will be selected at 10:00 am with a return at 4:00 PM" is grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning.
For those who prefer to drive or make their own way to Brisbane, the Tangalooma Island Resort Ferry Terminal is located at Holt St Wharf. The parking fee at Brisbane Wharf is $20 per day or $80 per week. The parking area is an open-air parking lot with fencing, and the gates are locked in the evening.
The resort requires personal information for each guest. Please make sure to provide the following details when making a reservation:
Full English names of all guests (required for each traveler)
Please select your departure and return boat times: Boat Time: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 17pm; Return Time: 10am, 14pm, 16pm
Your home address, phone number, and email address (required for each traveler)
Proof of birth for children under 3 years old
All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
This itinerary is based on a minimum of 2 persons.
This is a special package, and the prices for children and adults are the same.
The package price is per person for a group of 2 to 4 people sharing one room.
The resort requires personal information for each guest. When making a reservation, please make sure to provide the following: each traveler's name/accommodation address/email/phone number (each traveler must provide this information).
During peak season/weekend holidays/school holidays, availability for group bookings and accommodations is limited. In case of hotel unavailability, alternative hotels or room upgrades may be offered. The company reserves the right to adjust accommodation prices before ticket issuance. If the price is higher than the original sale price, you may choose to accept or receive a refund. Changes cannot be made after ticket issuance.
Children under 3 years old travel free of charge (no bed or ferry seat provided), and breakfast is not included. If you need a baby cot, it can be provided at the hotel for a small additional fee.
The itinerary is for reference only. The actual itinerary may be subject to changes due to weather conditions and transportation. Please refer to the actual travel arrangements.
Sandboarding may not be available in rainy or adverse weather conditions. In such cases, the sandboarding activity may be replaced with a "4WD Island Desert Sightseeing Tour."
This is a semi-guided tour. There will be no guide accompanying you throughout the trip, but drivers and staff will be available for assistance on the island and during the ferry ride.
Gold Coast to Brisbane Transfer:
You can book a pick-up from a hotel in the Gold Coast city area and be dropped off at a Brisbane hotel after the tour. Alternatively, you can choose a pick-up from a Brisbane hotel and be dropped off at a Gold Coast hotel after the tour. Please select the corresponding transfer option for the Dolphin Island Day Tour (self-drive) + Optional Activities.
Baggage limit: Each person is allowed 1 piece of checked luggage (up to 20 kg) and 1 piece of carry-on luggage. The cost of transportation to the resort includes a 20 kg esky or food storage container per accommodation. Launch fees include luggage handling directly to and from most rooms. Please refer to the complete luggage restrictions.
The optional activity of Snorkeling at the Wreck is a 100-minute session (including safety briefing and boat ride). The departure times for the ATV tour are 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM, with a duration of 45 minutes (including safety briefing). Participants are required to wear protective shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Children aged 6 and above can participate.
Note: The presence of wild dolphins is a natural phenomenon and cannot be artificially guaranteed. Sometimes, due to unfavorable weather conditions, it may not be possible to visit Dolphin Beach. The probability of dolphin sightings is approximately 98%. Information for Dolphin Feeding:
Before the dolphin feeding, there will be a briefing by English/Chinese-speaking staff for about 10 minutes. It is essential to pay attention to the instructions.
The dolphins being fed are wild animals, and touching them is strictly prohibited. Any consequences resulting from touching the dolphins will be the responsibility of the guest.
Guests who do not participate in the dolphin feeding can watch the feeding from the jetty.
The presence of wild dolphins is a natural phenomenon and cannot be artificially guaranteed.
It is recommended for guests participating in the dolphin feeding to bring their own towels or a change of clothes.
Helicopter Terms: Each designated guest with a reservation will receive a "Tour 1" helicopter flight voucher. Guests must personally visit the Heli Hut at the resort to book their activity departure time on the same day, as availability is not guaranteed for latecomers. The activity duration is 6 minutes, and a minimum of 2 passengers is required for each flight. Visitors are required to provide their weight, and some passengers may need to travel separately from others during the booking process. If the pilot deems it safe, children under 3 years old may sit on their parents' laps. Children aged 3 and above must occupy a separate seat. Please note that due to operational reasons, flight times and routes may vary.
Sand Dune Adventure Terms: Each nominated guest with a reservation will receive a ticket as part of their check-in process. Guests must visit the resort's tour services desk to confirm their itinerary time, as they may miss available time slots if they fail to do so during their visit. This excursion is weather-dependent, as the sand toboggans cannot operate in wet conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the excursion will be conducted as a sightseeing tour, visiting the Tengoku Luma Shipwreck.
Terms and Conditions for Sightseeing and Fish Feeding Tour: Each nominated guest with a reservation will receive a ticket for the "Sightseeing and Fish Feeding Tour" as part of their check-in process. Guests must visit the resort's tour services desk to confirm their itinerary time, as they may miss available time slots if they fail to do so during their visit.
Tour Safety Terms: Some activities and tours require a high level of physical exertion and may pose health or safety risks. For your safety, if you have any of the following conditions, you must disclose any injuries, medical conditions (such as pregnancy, epilepsy, asthma, or cardiovascular diseases), disabilities, illnesses that may be exacerbated by or may interfere with your ability to safely participate in our products, before making a reservation. If you are unsure or have any other concerns, you should seek advice from your family physician before participating.
Things to know about items to bring:
Casual shoes and slippers (Casual attire is required for Tengoku Luma. After 6 PM, guests are required to wear shoes and not wear tank tops. If you plan to participate in the quad bike or motorcycle tour, make sure to bring closed-toe sports shoes.)
Things to know about items not allowed to bring:
Beach carts and strollers: Please note that all beach/garden carts (such as Spinifex) and strollers must be folded before boarding the ferry. Burleigh Wagons are allowed for overnight guests but will be considered as checked-in items. Day-trip guests are not allowed to use Burleigh Wagons.
Skateboards, ripsticks, and bicycles are not allowed. Scooters, rollerblades/skates are only allowed on the footpath and not indoors. If misused, these items will be confiscated by the management.
Guests are not allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Tengoku Luma Resort holds a liquor license, and bringing your own alcohol to the premises and/or on the boat is considered illegal.
Flammable and explosive items are not allowed on board, such as flammable materials/fuels, explosives, combustibles, spears/harpoons for fishing, corrosive agents, toxic liquids, weapons/firearms, sharp objects, gas canisters for cooking.
Smoking, drinking alcohol, and carrying illegal substances are not allowed on board.
The use of recreational drones is not permitted for safety reasons, and our designated Tengoku Luma helipad is in close proximity to our resort. The use of recreational drones within a 5.5-kilometer radius of Tengoku Luma Island Resort is not allowed during helicopter operating hours (8 AM to 5 PM). For specific terms, please refer here.
More than 7 days prior to arrival: 10% Cancellation service fee, 7 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee, No show: 100% cancellation fee
NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
If the prodduct can be cancelled within a period of time, please email us at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation date to cancel the product, based on the tour local time zone.
If cancellation is successful, refund would be conducted within 7-28 days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.
Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 business days. With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.