Tangalooma Island Resort Day Cruises - Visit Brisbane

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Tangalooma Island Resort Day Cruises

Moreton Island, Queensland 4025

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At just over an hour by catamaran from Brisbane, Tangalooma Island Resort is the most unique day trip destination from Brisbane. Whether you're looking for an action-packed day out, or something a little more relaxing, Tangalooma has something to offer everyone.

Day Cruise guests have full access to resort amenities and facilities, including a heap of must-do island based tours and activities, cafes, bars, restaurants, and Eco Ranger experiences.

Enjoy non-stop fun and adventure on the Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise, where guests have the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the resort each evening at dusk. A signature Tangalooma experience! Or if you’re pressed for time, enjoy a 'Classic Day Cruise' inclusive of a signature island tour. And for those looking for a classic Australian beach escape, the 'Beach Day Cruise' offers just that. With all day cruises including return transfers and lunch, you won't need to worry about a thing!

Between June and October, jump aboard Australia's largest dedicated whale watching vessel to witness the Eastern Humpback Whale migration. Tangalooma offers an abundance of bucket-list Queensland experiences to make your day out unforgettable!

All day cruises depart daily from Brisbane.

Tours & Rates

4WD Desert Safari Day Cruise
Feel the need for speed? Take a journey to the Tangalooma Desert as part of this thrilling and bumping 4WD bus tour.

Cruise over from Brisbane to Tangalooma and take a journey to the Tangalooma Desert as part of this thrilling and bumping 4WD bus tour where getting there is half the fun! As Tangalooma Island Resort buses have exclusive drive-on access to the desert, guests will receive a unique look into the heart of Moreton Island and then participate in the exhilarating sport of Moreton Island sand tobogganing, reaching speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour!

Upgrade your Day Cruise to stay back for a longer visit that includes either Wild Dolphin Viewing or Wild Dolphin Feeding
Price: $139 - $199
Upgrade from Classic Day Tour to Wild Dolphin Viewing Package for AUD20 per person. Upgrade to Wild Dolphin Feeding Package for AUD50 per person.
ATV Quad Bike Day Cruise
Journey through Tangalooma as part of this thrilling and bumping ATV Quad Bike Tour. Experience the thrill of riding on an ATV quad bike along the beach and through the bushland at Tangalooma. The professional guides will assist you regardless of your experience, providing you with basic bush track training to handle the best dedicated ATV quad bike tracks in Australia.

Upgrade your Day Cruise to stay back for a longer visit that includes either Wild Dolphin Viewing or Wild Dolphin Feeding.
Price: $149 - $209
Upgrade from Classic Day Tour to Wild Dolphin Viewing Package for AUD20 per person. Upgrade to Wild Dolphin Feeding Package for AUD50 per person.
Beach Day Cruise
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, avoid the traffic of going up or down the coast and just enjoy the relaxed tropical island lifestyle for the day on Tangalooma's Beach Day Cruise.

With lunch included your transition into cruise mode will become more than a one-off occurrence. Plus, enjoy full guest access to Resort facilities including a heap of free land-based activities, pool tables, swimming pools, restaurants, bars and more. So close to Brisbane, yet you'll feel worlds away.

The Beach Day Cruise includes return catamaran transfers from Holt Street Wharf - Brisbane, lunch vouchers to the value of AUD20 per adult and AUD15 per child, Discover the World of Dolphins Presentation from Tangalooma Eco Rangers, up to seven hours at the Resort to partake in selected free land-based activities, and full use of resort amenities and facilities, including two swimming pools, restaurants and bars.
Price: $89
Beach Day Cruise including AUD20 lunch voucher - departing either 8am or 10am.
Classic Day Cruise
Grab the family and hop on a Classic Day Cruise, and the choice of activity is yours!

Snorkel the world-famous Tangalooma Shipwrecks, ride the ATV Quad bikes on Australia's best dedicated quad tracks, spot the unique marine life on the Marine Discovery tour, take a Desert Safari tour and speed down the dunes on a sand toboggan, Speed along on an ATV Quad Bike or visit between June and October to experience Tangalooma's famous Whale Watching Cruise!

Packed with all of the day trip essentials, a Tangalooma Day Cruise is a great way to experience this island paradise with your choice of tour and up to eight hours soaking up the ambience in nature’s playground.

Tangalooma Day Cruises include return launch transfers, a complimentary beverage onboard the launch transfer, lunch, full access to resort amenities and facilities, Eco Ranger experiences, a selection of free resort activities, your choice of Desert Safari Tour (including sand tobogganing), Snorkel the Wrecks, ATV Quad Bike Tour, Marine Discovery Cruise or Whale Watching Cruise (June to October).
Price: $139 - $149
Upgrade from Classic Day Tour to Wild Dolphin Viewing Package for AUD20 per person. Upgrade to Wild Dolphin Feeding Package for AUD50 per person.
Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise
For the full Tangalooma experience, kick things up a gear on the ‘Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise’. Spend the day exploring Moreton Island on your choice of land or water-based tour before joining the local Eco Rangers at dusk to hand feed a member of the wild dolphin family that visit the shores each evening. This experience is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to Tangalooma. And be sure to smile, as their photographers are there to capture your perfect day out!

This day cruise includes: return launch transfers, a complimentary beverage onboard the launch transfer, lunch, full access to resort amenities and facilities, Eco Ranger experiences, a selection of free resort activities including the daily Pelican and Seabird talk and the daily Kookaburra feed, your choice of Desert Safari Tour (including sand tobogganing), Snorkel the Wrecks tour, Marine Discovery Cruise, ATV Quad Bike Tour or Whale Watching (June to October), access to the dolphin feeding program, and access to the Resort's day lounge.
Price: $199 - $209
Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise for one adult. Please note that prices may vary.
Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise
You won’t want to miss the chance to see the family of wild dolphins as they come into shore for their nightly feed. From the vantage point of the jetty, you can see them close up and at their most charming, with presentations from their marine experts so you’ll learn about them too.

Tailor the day to suit you, choose between sand tobogganing on the Desert Safari Tour, sea exploration on the Marine Discovery cruise, amazing underwater experiences by snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks, Speed across Dunes on an ATV quad Bike tour, or meet the humpbacks on a Whale Watching Cruise. Watching the dolphins at sunset, from Tangalooma, is one of the best things to do in Brisbane all year round.

This day cruise includes return launch transfers, a complimentary beverage onboard the launch transfer, lunch, full access to resort amenities and facilities, Eco Ranger experiences, a selection of free resort activities, your choice of Desert Safari Tour (including sand tobogganing), Snorkel the Wrecks Tour, ATV Quad Bike Tour Marine Discovery Cruise or Whale Watching Cruise (June to October) and access to the dolphin viewing jetty for the wild dolphin viewing experience.
Price: $159 - $169
Marine Discovery Day Cruise
Cruise out past the wrecks in search of dolphins, dugongs, turtles and more!

Go further than land can take you and enjoy a cruise along the Moreton Bay Regions protected marine park. As you motor along the bay in the Glass Bottom Boat you are able to see the marine life beneath the surface. The knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the island and its surrounds. This day cruise caters for all ages, making it the perfect family day out.

Upgrade your Day Cruise to stay back for a longer visit that includes either Wild Dolphin Viewing or Wild Dolphin Feeding.
Price: $139 - $199
Upgrade from Classic Day Tour to Wild Dolphin Viewing Package for AUD20 per person. Upgrade to Wild Dolphin Feeding Package for AUD50 per person.
Snorkel The Wrecks Day Cruise
Enjoy one of Australia's best snorkelling locations set amongst shipwrecks for just the day.

Tangalooma Island Resort latest day trip offering includes a guided snorkel tour through the magical Tangalooma Shipwrecks of Moreton Island. The crystal clear waters that surround the wrecks are filled with over 200 species of fish and 130 species of coral, not to mention three different species of marine sea turtle, dolphins and even Wobbegong sharks and stingrays. This guided tour begins at the Tangalooma beach front, with a short boat ride to the wrecks, with all snorkel gear provided.

Upgrade your Day Cruise to stay back for a longer visit that includes either Wild Dolphin Viewing or Wild Dolphin Feeding.
Price: $149 - $209
Upgrade from Classic Day Tour to Wild Dolphin Viewing Package for AUD20 per person. Upgrade to Wild Dolphin Feeding Package for AUD50 per person.
Whale Watching Cruise
Since 1987, Tangalooma Island Resort has offered Brisbane's closest Whale Watching day cruise, plus the opportunity to enjoy island life for the day, and night if you stay longer.

Tangalooma's Whale Watching Cruises operate from June through to the end of October, with departures available from Brisbane and Tangalooma. See these majestic humpback whales in their natural environment as part of an awe-inspiring day tour. Choose your whale watching tour inclusion on the Classic Day Cruise, Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise or Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise.

All Tangalooma day cruises including whale watching offer return launch transfers, light lunch served on-board the whale watching cruise, access to resort amenities and facilities, your choice of Eco Ranger experiences, a complimentary beverage onboard the launch transfer service, and a selection of free resort activities including the daily Pelican and Seabird talk and the Kookaburra feed.

Humpback whales migrate each winter, putting on a magnificent display of breaching, tail slapping, and spy-hopping as they make their way to warmer waters. South-East Queensland is one of the best places to see these amazing creatures, with over 30,000 whales expected to pass right by Moreton Island this season.
Price: $95 - $199
Book in advance and save over 30 per cent. Whale Watching Cruises are available on the Classic Day Cruise, Dolphin Viewing Upgrade and the Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise Upgrade.

FACILITIES

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
  • Free Wifi
  • Paid Wifi

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Experiences you can enjoy:
  • Family
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Experience is charged
Activities you can engage in:
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walks

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