Whale Watching Day Cruise in Tangalooma Island Resort

Departs on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun during the period from Jun to Oct
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  • Whale Watching
  • Upgraded Day
  • Upgraded Day Tour
  • Transfer Add-on
Whale Watching Day Cruise (Adult)
Whale Watching Day Cruise (Child 3-14yrs)
Whale Watching + Sunset Cocktails & Dolphins Viewing Day Cruise (Adult)
Whale Watching + Sunset Drinks & Dolphins Viewing Day Cruise (Child 3-14yrs)
Whale Watching + Dolphins Feeding Day Cruise (Adult)
Whale Watching + Dolphins Feeding Day Cruise (Child 3-14yrs)
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Option: Brisbane Coach Transfer - Marriott Brisbane (Per Person)

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference. Enquire through our service: LINE ID: @fit_travel or Wechat: FIT_TRAVEL_AU

Whale Watching Day Cruise
Quick Tip: Seasonal whale-watching activities will resume in June 2024

  • Brisbane to Tangalooma depart 7:30am or 10:00am (Default departure time is 10:00am, guests who need to depart at 7:30am, please write in the remarks. Please note that no pick-up service for   7:30am departure)
  • The Duration is 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Tangalooma to Brisbane depart 16:00pm for normal Whale Watching Cruise guest "without" Wild Dolphin Feeding
    Ferry back is for Dolphin Feeding/Dolphins Viewing guests only!(Please note that the return boat time for the Wild Dolphin Feeding Package is approximately 19:00pm in Winter but can be as late as 8:15pm in Summer months. )

* Due to nature of boating conditions, all times should only be taken as estimates. Please allow for sufficient time for delays, airport transfers, etc. All times are local Brisbane time.

Whale Watching Day Cruise: Classic Day Cruise

A Whale Watching Day Cruise direct from Brisbane departing from 20 June to 11 October 2023

Operating June to October only. Tangalooma Island Resort is Australia's premier whale watching operator, celebrating 30 continuous years of Brisbane Whale Watching cruises. Featuring Australia's largest dedicated whale watching vessel, expert Eco-Ranger commentary, lunch, refreshments & resort access - it's Brisbane's best day trip.

  • Whale sighting guarantee. Money back guarant
  • Australia's Largest Vessel dedicated to Whale Watchingee
  • Brisbane Whale Watching, depart directly from Brisbane


Upgrade to a Wild Dolphin Package: with Sunset Cocktails Package (includes Wild Dolphin Viewing)

  • Tangalooma to Brisbane depart 7:00pm approximately
  • 1 Sunset Cocktail/Mocktail Voucher *
  • Access to day lounge
  • Access to watch the Wild Dolphin Experience from the jetty (conditions apply)

Upgrade to a Wild Dolphin Package: Wild Dolphin Feeding Package

  • Tangalooma to Brisbane depart 7.00pm approximately
  • Wild dolphin feeding experience (conditions apply)
  • Access to day lounge


Tour Inclusions

  • Return boat transfer from Brisbane to Tangalooma, across Moreton Bay marine park
    (75 minutes journey time each way)
  • Prepacked lunch served on board Whale Watching cruise
  • Ticket on the 12:00pm Whale Watching Cruise (3 hour cruise)
  • Whale Sighting Guarantee
  • Access to Eco Ranger shows
  • 1 x tea, coffee or soft-drink per guest on boat transfer
  • Full use of resort facilities including swimming pools, restaurants and bar
  • Upgrade to the Sunset Cocktail Package to stay back longer at the Resort. Receive either a Mocktail or cocktail (18yrs+) voucher (per guest), before heading down to the jetty to view the Dolphins arriving at sunset with VIP Lounge access
  • Upgrade to the Wild Dolphin Feeding Package to stay back longer at the Resort to enter the shallows at Sunset to hand-feed a Wild Dolphin with VIP Lounge access

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personnel Consumption


Tangalooma Boat Transfers and Day Cruises all depart from the Tangalooma Wharf located at 220 Holt Street, Pinkenba QLD 4008 (Brisbane Wharf).


  • From the City and Western suburbs:
    Follow Kingsford Smith Drive outbound, and then approximately 2 kilometres past the Gateway Motorway overpass turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end until you arrive at Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba.
  • From the Gold Coast and Southern suburbs:
    Follow the Gateway Motorway (toll road) and take exit 106 to Kingsford Smith Drive. Turn right under the overpass and head along Kingsford Smith Drive for approximately 1 kilometre. Turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end where you'll arrive at the Wharf.
  • From the Sunshine Coast and Northern suburbs:
    Follow the Gateway Motorway and take exit 110 - Old Gateway Motorway, and merge on to the Southern Cross Way. Follow for approximately 5.5 kilometres and then take the third exit -Kingsford Smith Drive towards Eagle Farm. Veer left onto Links Avenue North, turning right onto Kingsford Smith Drive when you reach the end. Follow Kingsford Smith Drive for approximately 1.5 kilometres and then turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end where you'll arrive at the Wharf.

An open air car park is available for guests at the Holt Street Wharf and costs $20 per vehicle per day, or $80 per week. The car park is fully fenced and locked each evening for security.


  • Taxi
    Holt Street Wharf is located at Pinkenba, approximately 10 minutes by car from Brisbane Airport and 15 minutes from Brisbane CBD.
  • Public transport
    Unfortunately there are no public bus or train services to Holt Street Wharf. Transfers and Shuttle Buses can be booked through Reservations.
  • Book transfers and shuttle services with extra options
    Transfers to and from selected Brisbane CBD, Southbank and Gold Coast hotels. Bookings are essential for all transfer services.
  • When to Arrive for check-in
    Please arrive at least 60 minutes prior to your departure time to check-in and provide our baggage handlers with your luggage.


  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
    * Infants 0-2 years travel free.
    * Child rate applies to children aged 3-14 years inclusive.
  • Only official authorised visitors to Tangalooma Island Resort are allowed to access the food & beverage outlets, Retail or general guest facilities of Tangalooma. Unauthorised casual visitors to Moreton Island are not permitted to use these facilities. See  Casual Visitor Policy for further information.
    Over many decades the Resort has enjoyed a high attendance-rate of wild dolphins visiting the Resort at sunset on most evenings. However, the dolphin feeding program does involves wild animals, and as such Tangalooma cannot guarantee the attendance of dolphins at the scheduled evening feeding event due to possible environmental and animal-behavioral issues beyond the Resort’s control. As such any inclusion of Dolphin Feeding or Dolphin Viewing is classified as a guest reservation (only) to attend the dolphin feeding area and participate in feeding or viewing subject to the event proceeding as scheduled. If the evening dolphin feeding event cannot go ahead for any reason, guests will unfortunately forfeit their opportunity to redeem this inclusion. The Dolphin Feeding Program operates to strict guidelines, therefore restrictions on feeding apply. The number of guests able to feed the dolphins is dependent on the number of wild dolphins in attendance; coupled with additional safety, weather, tidal, animal welfare and regulatory restrictions. All guests on overnight accommodation packages with a dolphin feeding inclusion have a reservation to feed a dolphin on one night of their stay only. Wherever possible Tangalooma encourages guests to participate in dolphin feeding on the first night of their stay, so that they can be rebooked (subject to availability) onto a subsequent night of their stay should the dolphin feeding be unable to proceed on that first night. Guests without Dolphin feeding inclusions may watch the nightly event from general unreserved public areas of the Tangalooma Jetty subject to capacity, and staff-directed restrictions.
  • ^Standard beverage voucher entitles guests to their choice of soft drink, tea, coffee or water.
  • * Sunset Cocktail/Mocktail beverage voucher valid at Wheelhouse Deck and 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, soft drink or water for guests under 18 years. Not transferrable.
  • Return launch time for the ‘Sunset Cocktail Package’, ‘Wild Dolphin Feeding Package’ and ‘Sea to Sky Package’ is approximately 7pm in Winter, 7.30pm in Spring and Autumn and 8pm in Summer.
  • Eco Ranger experiences are subject to change, availability and animal attendance.
  • Drone Usage:
    Guest use of Drones or Remotely Piloted Aircraft on the resort property, Holt St Wharf, on Resort transportation vehicles & vessels, or on tours operated by the resort is restricted by the conditions of the resort Drone Policy; as well as other statutory laws governing use of such aircraft in the vicinity of the resort, adjacent national/marine parks, and generally on Moreton Island.
  • Commercial Photography:
    Any commercial, corporate, or media filming/photography within the Tangalooma Island Resort precinct, upon one of the tours operated by the resort (or its concessionaires) into adjoin national/marine parks is governed by the resort's Commercial, Corporate & Media Film Policy in which a permit must be issued by resort management prior to filming.
    Guests on board Tangalooma Island Resort launches must comply with the following luggage restrictions:
    Carry on Luggage:Guests are permitted one (1) carry on bag not exceeding the following dimensions: 56cm (height) x 36cm (width) x 23cm (depth).
    Checked-in Luggage:Guests staying in accommodation and travelling on the launch transfers are also permitted one (1) checked-in suitcase or bag (max 20kg) per person plus one (1) esky (max 20kg) per accommodation booking. (Example: A family of four is entitled to bring 4 suitcases, 1 esky and 4 carry on bags.)
    Beach Trolleys and Prams: Please note that all beach/garden trolleys (such as spinifex) and prams must be collapsed before boarding the ferry boats. Non collapsible trolleys, such as Burleigh Wagons, are not permitted. Any trolleys brought will be counted under your checked-in luggage items, trolleys are not permitted as an additional item.Skateboards, ripsticks, motorised scooters and bicycles are not permitted at Tangalooma Island Resort. Scooters, rollerblades/skates and shoe skates (heelys) are only permitted on footpaths, and not indoors. Management will confiscate these items from guests if used incorrectly or dangerously.Additional or large luggage or items such as surfboards can be brought over to the island at additional costs. Please contact Tangalooma Island Resort before your departure for more information.Tangalooma Island Resort is a licensed premises, it is an offence for a patron to bring alcohol onto the premises and or the boats.

Please note that Tangalooma Island Resort takes no responsibility for damaged luggage. Please arrange your own Travel Insurance before you begin your holiday.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are not permitted onboard Tangalooma ferries or vessels. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Flammables/Fuels
  • Explosives and/or Fireworks
  • Combustibles
  • Spears/Spearfishing Equipment
  • Corrosives
  • Toxic Liquids
  • Weapons/Firearms
  • Sharp Objects/Knives

If you are in any doubt about whether your item may be hazardous, you should bring it to the attention of the launch crew or Tangalooma ferries management. Any such items may be permitted to travel on the barge. Please also remember:

  • No alcohol permitted onboard
  • No smoking permitted onboard
  • No illegal substances permitted onboard

Cancellation Policy

Please refer to: Terms and Conditions

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 ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.
If your order only pays the deposit of a product: a, if the product has available seats on the departure date and price and contents are the same as the order you placed, the booking would be confirmed by us without additional notification to you, and the deposit is not refundable. b, if the product has no available seats or price or contents are not the same, we might provide alternative options. If you do not agree with the options, the deposit is refundable.



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