Whale watching season along the Queensland coast is from June to late October. Book early so you don't miss out. The Hervey Bay annual whale watching season is from August to November. The Hervey Bay Whale Festival is held in August. Hervey Bay is 300km north of Brisbane. See Hervey Bay Whale Watch cruises.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruises Brisbane
Courses, Experiences, Tours – More things to do
2 Hour Luxury Whale Watching Charter (Up To 8 People) – Gold Coast Board our spacious, modern luxury flybridge cruising catamaran for a spectacular 2hr whale watching charter cruise departing from Main Beach. (from Adrenaline)
Eco Adventure Cruise, Full Day – Moreton Bay, Departs Brisbane Go on an unforgettable cruise into the sheltered crystal clear waters of Moreton Island and its Marine Park. This haven is home to many playful dolphins, the rare and shy dugongs, huge sea turtles and even whale watching encounters! (June-October) (from Adrenaline)
Fraser Island National Park Tour with Whale Watching Fraser Island National Park Tour with Whale Watching (from Adrenaline)
Fraser Island Whale Watching Cruise Fraser Island Whale Watching Cruise (from Adrenaline)
Swim with Humpback Whales, 3.5 Hours – Mooloolaba Feel the thrill of jumping in the water and swimming with humpback whales on this unique whale watching and swimming cruise on Australia's Sunshine Coast. (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching Cruise – Main Beach, Gold Coast Get out on the water and see the most majestic creatures in the sea on this whale watching cruise from Main Beach on the Gold Coast. For about 2.5 hours you'll be cruising around the waterways looking out for the mighty humpback whales on their migration path. (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching Cruise, 3 Hours – Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Set out on a thrilling whale watching cruise that feels like a private experience with just 23 passengers on board the 55 foot vessel. (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching Cruise, 3.5 Hours – Gold Coast Join the longest Whale Watching Cruise on the Gold Coast, departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise. Look out for Humpback Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins and Giant Loggerhead Turtles at close quarters! (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching Cruise, 4.5 Hours – Brisbane Get out on the water and see the mighty humpback whales on this 4.5 hour whale watching cruise around Brisbane's Moreton Bay – acknowledged as one of the worlds best whale watching destinations. (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching Cruise, 90 Minutes – Sunshine Coast Truly an experience you will never forget. Our Whale Watching tour gives you the opportunity to witness the spectacular humpback whale migration up the East Coast of Australia. Mooloolabas spectacular coastline is the perfect place to observe these majestic creatures as they frolic & play. (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching Tour, 3 Hours – Mooloolaba Get out on the water for this Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba where you'll enjoy close encounters with magnificent Hump Back Whales as they migrate up and down the east coast of Australia. (from Adrenaline)
Tours to Book Online
Bribie Island Boat and 4×4 Beach Tour, Brisbane City
Duration: 8 hours
Naturally beautiful, Bribie Island is the only Morton Bay Island reached by bridge. This tour includes a scenic boat tour of Pumicestone Passage and a 4×4 tour of the beach. In the passage you can see Dugong or Dolphins during or boat tour.On our 4×4 beach trip in the season we have turtles nesting on the beach and whales breaching in the sea.The ecologically important Pumicestone Passage, formed by the channel which runs between Bribie Island and the Caboolture coastline, is protected marine park and a safe haven for dugongs, turtles, dolphins and a diverse birdlife and extensive network of mangrove swamps. There is also a fantastic surf beach which we will drive up.
Moreton Island Overnight Stay at Tangalooma Resort from Brisbane, Brisbane
Duration: 2 days
Explore the best of Moreton Island as you cruise Marine Park, sand board the desert, and visit Cape Moreton Lighthouse. Spot sharks, turtles, stingray and whales (in season). Enjoy a fresh picnic lunch including cold drinks, fresh fruits and cakes. Swim and relax at Blue Lagoon fresh water lake and spend the afternoon enjoying free time at Tangalooma Resort before feeding the wild dolphins under supervision from trained professionals.
Noosa Whale Watching Tour, Tewantin
Duration: 2 hours
Prepare for an experience like no other as you witness the majestic beauty of the humpback whale in Noosa' aquatic playground during their annual migration. Beginning with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River, youll soak up the sights and views over Noosa from the water before Captain Nathan cruises out off Noosa heads in search of the friendly giants. Your nature focused cruise will take you to locations that cannot be fully appreciated from the land, including amazing natural cliff formations, emerald forests, hidden coves a‚Äãnd sweeping beaches. On finding the whales, youll enjoy an awe inspiring experience that is difficult to put into words – Breaches, tail lobs & pectoral slaps are all part of the spectacular display, and if you come in the later ‚Äãhalf of the season you may even see a mama with her calf!
Stradbroke Island 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane
Duration: 7 hours
Explore Stradbroke Island by 4WD on a day trip from Brisane. Seeing dolphins, manta rays, turtles and whales in season (from June to November) is always a treat. With pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Brisbane included, this tour has no stress attached to it. You'll enjoy morning tea at Brown Lake and a BBQ on the beach for lunch. Visiting all the hot spots and fantastic viewing points, you will take home many lasting memories of your visit with you.
Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane City
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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 (up to 2 hours) for your own exploration of Surfers Paradise before returning to Brisbane.
Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast, Redcliffe
Duration: 5 hours
Enjoy exciting, up-close encounters with humpback whales as they migrate through the crystal clear waters of Brisbane' 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.