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.
Brisbane Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises Queensland Australia
Courses, Experiences, Tours – More things to do
Fraser Island Whale Watching Cruise Fraser Island Whale Watching Cruise (from Adrenaline)
Swim with the Whales – Mooloolaba The opportunity to swim with a humpback whale is a rare and very special one something that people who have experienced it have described as life changing. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching, Without the Crowds – Mooloolaba, QLD Mooloolaba now offers the best and closest thing to a private whale watching experience you will find anywhere! With 23 passengers (maximum) on a huge 55 foot boat, you'll always get the perfect view! (from Adrenaline)
Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise (Includes Lunch) There quite clearly is no better place to observe the mighty Humpback Whales than Brisbanes Moreton Bay, acknowledged as one of the worlds best whale watching destinations in the world. (from Adrenaline)
Whale Watching Cruise (Whale Sighting Guarantee) – Mooloolaba Get on board this Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba for close encounters with magnificent Hump Back Whales as they migrate up and down the east coast of Australia. (from Adrenaline)
Tours to Book Online
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's aquatic playground during their annual migration. Beginning with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River, you¬íll 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, you¬íll 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!
Tangalooma Island Resort Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise, Pinkenba
Duration: 1 day
Departing 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, Pinkenba
Duration: 1 day
Departing 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, Pinkenba
Duration: 1 day
Departing 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!
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.
5-Day Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour, Brisbane City
Duration: 5 days
Spend your days exploring Queensland's wild treasures, and your nights at beach resorts, on a guided 5-day tour to Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef. On Fraser Island, embark on nature walks through rain forests and along rocky coastlines, and splash around the waters of Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Swim in an area known for its turtles and visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), enjoy the Mon Repos Turtle Centre conservation talk (November to March), and spot humpback whales (June to November). The second half of your trip takes you to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, with optional upgrade activities such as scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Most meals, round-trip transport, and accommodation make it easy to immerse yourself in Australia's natural beauty.
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.
Full-Day Byron Bay and Crystal Castle Day Tour from Brisbane, Brisbane
Duration: 9 hours
Small-group day trip from Brisbane City in a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle. Experience the beauty of coastal South East Queensland with this luxury day trip from Brisbane. Sandy beaches, lunch and free time in Byron Bay and perhaps whale, dolphin and turtle spotting from the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Finish the day with the relaxing tranquillity of Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens. Your driver/guide will return you to your original pickup location.
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.
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 Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane
Duration: 5 hours
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.