Brisbane Whale Watching

133-137 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe QLD, Australia

Brisbane Whale Watching is the only whale watching tour near Brisbane, in the Moreton Bay Region - departing from Redcliffe during the season. Moreton Bay Whale watching has grown in popularity in recent years, with many people venturing to the warmer climates of Southern Queensland looking for a unique experience during the winter months. The whales love stopping to play in the waters of Moreton Bay as they migrate at this time of year and Brisbane Whale Watching can get you up close and personal as they go by.

Purpose-Built Boat for Moreton Bay Whale Watching!

Brisbane Whale Watching's boat, the MV Eye Spy, is a purpose-built catamaran (twin-hulled) designed to provide the most comfortable experience for passengers. With 3 spacious viewing platforms and comfortable inside viewing areas, it's easy to experience frolicking whales without feeling crowded. Safety is a priority on board and weather conditions and tides are closely monitored by the crew to ensure you’re always guaranteed as smooth a ride as possible.

Everything you Need on Board

For the 2022 season, a Gourmet Picnic Lunchbox is provided during the five-hour Moreton Bay whale watching cruise. There is also a bar and souvenir store where you can pick up something special to remember your trip - or purchase selected items that you may have forgotten to bring with you. The Eye-Spy vessel also has a wheelchair friendly viewing platform.

About your Whale Watching Tour

Brisbane Whale Watching tours start boarding at 9.00am at the Redcliffe Jetty. You’re greeted by Captain Kerry, the only female captain of a whale watching venture in the Southern Hemisphere, and her crew. The cruise departs promptly at 10 am and is expertly guided to the whales by the Sky Spy, a whale watching plane in constant communication with the boat. Listen to stories about whale sightings in the Moreton Bay Region and hear about the migration experience of the whales. You’ll leave the tour with a better understanding of the impact of people on our waterways, and towards the whales, and a smile from the experience of seeing these beautiful creatures up close. A portion of every Moreton Bay whale watching ticket sold goes towards ongoing whale research projects run by conservation organisations.

Tour Season (June to November) Departures

Tours depart daily from Redcliffe Jetty, an easy thirty-minute drive from downtown Brisbane and the domestic and international airports. Coach transfers are also available from Brisbane CBD and Sunshine Coast.

2023 season starts June 11.

Out of Season

Brisbane Whale Watching provides the MV Eye Spy for out-of-season cruises, including sunset cruises on Moreton Bay, one-off cruises for RiverFire, and Brisbane River cruises to suit your celebration.

Brisbane River & Moreton Bay Whale Watching Private Group Charters

Brisbane Whale Watching also offers groups the option of tailoring their very own, privately chartered cruise! Pick where you’d like to board, and where you’d like to sightsee, what you’d like to eat, and how you’d prefer to be entertained on-board!

You can opt to hop-on from Southbank Parklands, Riverside Centre, or Redcliffe Jetty, and choose to cruise down the Brisbane River to tour the city from a different angle or get out on the bay instead for a Moreton Bay whale watching trip.

As part of your custom cruise package, you will dine in catered comfort, with different menus available to suit various styles of group events. Pick from a cocktail menu, 3-course set menu, or beverage package.

Lastly, add the finishing touches to your group booking with onboard entertainment. You can go for live entertainment, a DJ to get the tunes pumping, or a karaoke set-up for your own exclusive, cruising karaoke party.

With an indoor and outdoor dance floor and state of the art audio visual equipment, you’re Brisbane River or Moreton Bay whale watching cruise will be one for the ages!

For an unforgettable whale watching experience, a trip with Brisbane Whale Watching is a must!

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.