Tangalooma Island Resort Day Cruises

Multiple Locations

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.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi
  • Paid Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
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Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise

Premium 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 or Whale Watching (June to October), access to the dolphin feeding program, a complimentary dolphin feeding photo (digital copy), and access to the Resort's day lounge.

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$209 $209

Whale Watching Cruise

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.

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$95 $209

Beach Day Cruise

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.

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$89 $89

Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise

Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise

You won’t want to miss the chance to see our 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 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, Marine Discovery Cruise or Whale Watching Cruise (June to October) and access to the dolphin viewing jetty for the wild dolphin viewing experience.

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$159 $159

Classic Day Cruise

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, spot the unique marine life on the Marine Discovery tour, take a Desert Safari tour and speed down the dunes on a sand toboggan or visit between June and October to experience Tangalooma's famous Whale Watching Cruise!

Packed with all of the day trip essentials, the Classic Day Cruise is a great way to experience Tangalooma with your choice of tour and spend up to 7 hours soaking up the ambience in nature’s playground.

The Classic 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, Marine Discovery Cruise or Whale Watching Cruise (June to October).

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$139 $139

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