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From Brisbane: Tangalooma Day Trip with Whale Watch Cruise

1. From Brisbane: Tangalooma Day Trip with Whale Watch Cruise

Start your day with check-in at the wharf, and travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic ferry ride. Choose to enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride over or the return journey. Arrive at beautiful Moreton Island after approximately 75 minutes and make a short stop at the resort before heading out on the whale watch cruise at approximately 12:00 PM. Board a smooth-sailing comfortable catamaran, the perfect vantage point to spot whales in the water. Enjoy full commentary about the habitats and behaviors of these amazing creatures. Sit down for a light lunch and refreshments served on board. Then, if you choose, enjoy the Discover the World of Dolphins presentation at the Eco Centre at 3:15 PM. Throughout the day, enjoy full access to the Tangalooma resort facilities including pools, restaurants and bars. Depart from the Tangalooma jetty at 4:00 PM and return back to the Brisbane wharf at 5:15 PM.

From Brisbane: Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

2. From Brisbane: Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

When you check in at the wharf, the staff will communicate all tour times of the day to guests. Then travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic ferry ride. You may choose to enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride or the return journey. Arrive at beautiful Moreton Island after approximately 75 minutes and spend some time exploring at your own leisure. Have full access to the various pools, cafes, restaurants, bars, and, of course, the beach! If you have selected the desert safari tour, travel by 4WD vehicle to the Tangalooma Desert. With this thrilling and bumpy 4WD bus tour, getting there is half the fun. When sand tobogganing, you can reach speeds of up to 40km per hour. If you have chosen the marine discovery cruise, you’ll journey along the coastline in search of dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles, rays, and more. The purpose-built discovery boat provides unobstructed views of Moreton Bay’s intriguing marine life. Enjoy full eco commentary, provided to explain the habitats and behaviors of the local marine creatures. The "Discover the World of Dolphins" presentation at the Eco Centre at 3:15 PM is optional. Watch this or simply explore the island at your leisure until sunset. Then, make your way to the jetty for the wild dolphin feeding program. Witness a majestic pod of dolphins visiting the shallow shore and see them play together until it’s time to be fed. Follow an expert into the shallow water and hand-feed fish to a wild bottlenose dolphin. You will be assisted by the Dolphin Care Team, consisting of Eco Rangers and dedicated staff who operate under strict guidelines to ensure the protection of the dolphins. At approximately 7:00 PM, leave the island and travel back to Brisbane, arriving at 8:15 PM.

Moreton Island: Wreck Snorkeling & Dolphin Feeding Day Trip

3. Moreton Island: Wreck Snorkeling & Dolphin Feeding Day Trip

Join a day trip from Brisbane and visit the Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island. Enjoy everything the resort has to offer, including a guided snorkeling experience and the opportunity to hand-feed wild dolphins. When you check in at the wharf, the staff will communicate all tour times of the day to guests. Then, travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic ferry ride. Enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride over to Moreton, or on the return journey.  Arrive at this beautiful island after an approximately 75-minute journey and spend some time exploring at your own leisure. Enjoy full access to the various pools, cafes, restaurants, bars, and, of course, the beach. Included in your day trip is a snorkeling tour. The snorkeling experience takes you to one of Australia's best snorkeling locations, The Wrecks, which is home to a large variety of reef fish, coral formations, and marine life. Learn about dolphin marine life with the optional 'Discover the World of Dolphins' presentation at the Eco Centre at 3:15 PM. Watch this informative demonstration, or simply explore the island at your leisure until sunset.  Then, make your way to the jetty for the wild dolphin feeding program. Witness a majestic pod of dolphins visiting the shallow shore, and see them play together until it’s time to be fed. Follow an expert into the shallow water and hand-feed fish to a wild bottlenose dolphin.  You will be assisted by the Dolphin Care Team, consisting of Eco Rangers and dedicated staff who operate under strict guidelines to ensure the protection of the dolphins. At approximately 7:00 PM, leave the island and travel back to Brisbane, arriving at 8:15 PM.

Tangalooma ATV Quad Bike, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

4. Tangalooma ATV Quad Bike, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

Experience the best of Moreton Island and Tangalooma Resort on this day trip from Brisbane. When you check in at the wharf, the staff will advise all tour times of the day to guests. You will then travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic boat ride. Enjoy a complimentary drink either on the boat ride to Moreton or on the return journey. Upon arrival at the island, experience the thrill of riding on an ATV quad bike along the beach and through the bushland at Tangalooma. The guides will be able to assist you and provide basic bush track training so you can tackle the dedicated ATV quad bike tracks. Throughout the day, enjoy full access to the resort facilities including pools, restaurants, and bars. Use your lunch voucher on whichever cuisine you fancy, with Chinese, Vietnamese, and other options available. Don't forget to pay a visit to the Eco-Center for a presentation on the world of dolphins at 3.15 PM. Heading to B&Bs bar to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail, best paired with a sunset. Then, make your way to the jetty to see a family of wild dolphins as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed. Afterward, at approximately 7:00 PM, leave the island and travel back to Brisbane, arriving at 8:15 PM.

Tangalooma Snorkel Tour, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

5. Tangalooma Snorkel Tour, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

Experience the best of Moreton Island and Tangalooma Resort on this day trip from Brisbane. When you check in at the wharf, the staff will advise all tour times of the day to guests. You will then travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic boat ride. Enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride to Moreton, or on the return journey. Arrive at this beautiful island after an approximately 75 minute journey and spend some time exploring at your own leisure. Enjoy full access to the various pools, cafes, restaurants, bars and, of course, the beach! Included in your day trip is a snorkelling tour. The snorkelling experience takes you to one of Australia's best snorkelling locations, The Wrecks, which is home to a large variety of reef fish, coral formations and marine life. Don't forget to pay a visit to the Eco-Center for a presentation on the world of dolphins at 3.15 PM. Heading to B&Bs bar to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail, best paired with a sunset. Then, make your way to the jetty to see a family of wild dolphins as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed. Then, head back to the wharf to depart for Brisbane at approximately 7:00pm. After the 75 minute return journey, you will arrive back in Brisbane at approximately 8:15pm.

Moreton Island: Tangalooma ATV Quad Bike & Dolphin Feeding

6. Moreton Island: Tangalooma ATV Quad Bike & Dolphin Feeding

Escape to the crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches of Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, just over an hour from Brisbane by ferry, with a day pass. Ease into the relaxed Queensland atmosphere as you soak up the sun, redeem lunch vouchers, ride an ATV quad bike, and feed dolphins. Check in at the wharf and learn about the tour times of the day from the staff. Then, travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic ferry ride. Enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride over to Moreton or on the return journey. After a 75-minute boat ride, step into the natural wonder of Moreton Island and spend some time exploring it at your own pace. Enjoy full access to the various pools, cafes, restaurants, bars, and, of course, the sandy beach of Tangalooma Island Resort. Next, experience the thrill of riding an ATV quad bike along the beach and through the bushland at Tangalooma. With professional guides by your side, get the basic bush track training to handle the best dedicated ATV quad bike tracks in Australia. Then, learn about dolphin marine life with the optional 'Discover the World of Dolphins' presentation at the Eco Centre at 3:15 PM. Watch this informative demonstration, or simply explore the island till sunset. Finally, make your way to the jetty for the wild dolphin feeding program. Witness a majestic pod of dolphins visiting the shore, and see them play together until it’s time to be fed. Follow an expert into the shallow water and hand-feed fish to a wild bottlenose dolphin with the Dolphin Care Team, consisting of eco rangers who ensure the protection of these creatures. After interacting with wild dolphins, at approximately 7:00 PM, you'll leave the island and travel back to Brisbane, arriving at 8:15 PM.

Tangalooma Day Cruise, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

7. Tangalooma Day Cruise, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

Experience the best of Moreton Island and Tangalooma Resort on this day trip from Brisbane. When you check in at the wharf, the staff will advise all tour times of the day to guests. You'll then travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic boat ride. You may choose to enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride over or the return journey. Arrive at beautiful Moreton Island after a 75-minute boat journey. If you have selected the desert safari tour, you’ll travel by 4WD vehicle to the Tangalooma Desert. With this thrilling and bumpy 4WD bus tour - getting there is half the fun. Get a look at the real Moreton Island, the world's third largest sand island. You can choose to participate in the exhilarating sport of Moreton Island sand tobogganing, reaching speeds of up to 40km per hour. Perfect for everyone from beginners to thrill-seekers as you can choose your own pace. If you have chosen the marine discovery cruise, you’ll journey along the coastline in search of dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles, sea cucumbers, rays and more. The purpose-built discovery boat provides unobstructed views of Moreton Bay’s intriguing marine life. Enjoy full eco commentary, provided to explain the habitats and behaviours of the local marine creatures. Throughout the day, enjoy full access to the resort facilities including pools, restaurants, and bars. Don't forget to pay a visit to the Eco-Center for a presentation on the world of dolphins at 3.15 PM. Heading to B&Bs bar to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail, best paired with a sunset. Then, make your way to the jetty to see a family of wild dolphins as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed. Then, head back to the wharf to depart for Brisbane at approximately 7:00 PM. After the 75-minute return journey, you will arrive back in Brisbane at approximately 8:15 PM.

Tangalooma Whale Watching, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

8. Tangalooma Whale Watching, Sunset Cocktail & Dolphin Viewing

After checking in at the wharf, you'll travel from Brisbane to Moreton Island on a scenic ferry ride. Enjoy a complimentary beverage either on the boat ride over, or during the return journey. Arrive at beautiful Moreton Island after approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and spend some time exploring the island at your leisure. Benefit from full access to the pools, cafes, restaurants, bars, and the beach. At approximately 12:00 PM, depart for your 3-hour whale watching cruise. The vessel is a smooth-sailing comfortable catamaran — the perfect vantage point to spot whales in the water. Enjoy a full commentary that will explain the habitats and behaviors of these amazing creatures. A light lunch will be served on board. Then, if you choose, you can enjoy the "Discover the World of Dolphins" presentation at 3:15 PM. If not, explore the island before heading to B&Bs bar or Wheelhouse Deck to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail, best paired with a sunset. Then, make your way to the jetty to see the family of wild dolphins as they grace the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort for their nightly feed. At approximately 7:00 PM, leave the island and travel back to Brisbane, arriving at 8:15 PM.

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4.3 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Literally one of the best experiences I‘ve made so far ! The dolphins are beautiful and everyone ist beyond nice and helpful. Also definitely recommend the presentation about dolphins, I learned a lot and Josh the one who gave the presentation

Plenty of opportunities to see whales and dolphins . Very exciting when they were spotted and at times quite close to the boat.

Best day ever. Will definitely be back and would recommend for anyone to go.

The experience was amazing definitely recommend the tour and activities.

super nice day, well organized, it's really worth the price!