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Tangalooma Island Resort Whale Watching Cruise

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Open Now: 7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
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Most amazing experience!

We saw lots of whales and it was the most magical trip ever! The staff were great, really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
via mobile
Whales a plenty

Plenty of whales on this cruise, you also get a light lunch, helpful staff. Just remember to take a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason V
Sydney, Australia
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“saw dolphins”(3 reviews)
Since 1987, Tangalooma Island Resort has offered Brisbane's closest whale watching cruise, plus the opportunity to enjoy 'island life' for the day, and night if you stay over. Our vessel is a smooth sailing, comfortable catamaran. And our island is...more
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220 Holt St | Holt St Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4008, Australia
+61 7 3637 2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw lots of whales and it was the most magical trip ever! The staff were great, really knowledgeable. They also catered for a vegetarian and a vegan at short notice. Worth every penny!

Thank BebMerely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of whales on this cruise, you also get a light lunch, helpful staff. Just remember to take a jacket as it can get windy and encounter rough conditions. Travel sickness tablets are a good idea. The whales come up very close to the boat...More

Thank Jason V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Saturday tour boat was comfy included was a snack which was half a wrap muffin apple cheese and crackers plus a drink was a nice snack good commentary from James very passionate about whales and the environment had a lot of knowledge and...More

Thank 43chill
Reviewed 11 August 2018

A memorable trip. An 'eco-ranger' from the resort provides a commentary and helps spot the whales. We had James - infectious enthusiasm. He gets as excited as the tourists at what he sees. We saw about 10 different whales in the three hours. This might...More

Thank IainM_Notts
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Did a day trip with the kids, great to see the whales up close, lost count on how many we saw. Also saw turtles, dolphins and a hammerhead shark! Time well spent. Suggest spending a night at the resort as there a plenty of things...More

Thank Jebster17
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Great cruise lasted 3.50 hours meant to be 3 hours skipper of boat (I think his name Chris) was great went to wherever he say any movement and followed along. None breached but seen probably 10 different ones there backs and then there tail coming...More

Thank OzzieJ255100
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We had a perfect weather day for our tour in late June. Light winds accompanied sunny skies. Smooth trip past the beautiful Tangalooma resort and out into open water. Whales were spotted within 30 minutes of the trip starting. We were handed our lunch box...More

1  Thank 605craigeb
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Spend a few hours only in the island. Also we picked 10am Ferry, so technically it wasn’t enough time to explore. Reaching island around 11.30 am, grab lunch and do some marine tour, then it’s time to head back 4 pm ferry. It’s better explored...More

Thank Desi A
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Looking for a great day on the water then get your ticket jump on board the Tangalooma and Whale watching boat. You can relax in airline-style seating, go next deck up and it is more of a lounge atmosphere or head outside grab a seat...More

1  Thank Colin V
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great experience, seen 33 whales, some with calves, James our cruise commentator was very nice, his excitement for seeing what he may have seen a hundred times but obviously loves these giants of the sea as much as we do, such a great quality to...More

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9 May 2018|
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Response from Tangalooma | Property representative |
Hi hbyim, Unfortunately our Whale Watch Cruise Season doesn't start until 1 June and generally at this time of year you won't see any in Moreton Bay on the passenger boat transfer over to the resort, or in the waters around... More
18 September 2017|
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Response from Tangalooma | Property representative |
Hi babelub0, Definitely worth staying overnight if you can, you will get more time on the island to enjoy our great range of tours and activities including ATV Quad Bikes Tours, Desert Safari (Sand Tobogganing), Snorkeling... More
Bernadette A
8 June 2017|
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Response from Tangalooma | Property representative |
We go offshore off Cape Moreton, so there is exposure to swells, but we would cancel the tour if we thought the swells would make guests uncomfortable. We do have Australia's largest dedicated whale watching vessel in our... More