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Tangalooma Whale Watching

(Departing Daily)


Enjoy a free hotel pickup or make your way to Holt Street, Pinkenba - Before a cruise across Moreton Bay Marine Park to the whales playground.

Each year humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the sub-tropical waters of eastern Australia, where they give birth. At least 2000 humpbacks migrate approx. 6000km to the Great Barrier Reef, Hervey Bay and Moreton Bay. Groups (or pods of whales) start arriving in mid June. The humpback whale is the fifth largest of the great whales, Adult females grow up to 15m, and a mature humpback can weigh 40 tonnes.

Whilst on the board the luxury boat spot whales and observe their behaviour:
Breaching - Propelling most of its body from the water, the whale then turns to crash spectacularly into the ocean. This display's the humpback's grace and vigour.
Fin Slapping - As Humpback whales come to the surface, often they can show their pectoral fins, one or both can be seen slapping the ocean.
The Blow - Often, this is the first sign of whale activity. Adult humpbacks have two lungs. As they surface, the whale exhales forcefully through two blowholes on top of its head. A distinctive cloud is formed from the condensation and from the sea water collected around the blow hole.
Spy Hop - A favourite sight is a stationary whale on the surface with each head and eye showing. Often they can almost rise straight out of the water so its eyes are clearing the surface, before slipping back into its underwater world.
Tail Slapping - While submerged near vertically, a humpback whale can slap its flukes (tail) on the surface of the sea water. On many occasions, this can be seen for up to 20 seconds.

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Tangalooma Whale Watching

If cruise is cancelled due to tide or weather conditions,
a seat on the next available cruise will be offered or a full refund.
These arrangements are to be made direct with the operator on board/on day
Adult $165 Brisbane pick-up & $145 self-drive Pinkenba 'onsite parking'
Child (4-14 yrs) $145 Brisbane pick-up & $125 self-drive Pinkenba 'onsite parking'
Whale Watch & Dolphin Day Adventure
Adult $275 Brisbane pick-up & $245 self-drive Pinkenba 'onsite parking'
Child (4-14 yrs) $265 Brisbane pick-up & $235 self-drive Pinkenba 'onsite parking'
Book Direct Book Online | Check Tour Availability
OR call 1800 353 717 or +61 7 3203 4241
Times Depart Brisbane 9am - Roma Street Transit Centre, Street Level - Bus stop 125 (opposite police station) - Returns 6pm
Depart Pinkenba 9:30am (Brisbane River Port - Holt Street Wharf Return 5pm
Days Depart Daily