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Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
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Experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with migrating whales on this half-day cruise from Brisbane, available only between June and November. Set sail around Moreton Bay on a luxurious high-speed catamaran and tuck into a delicious buffet lunch on-board as you soak up the scenery. Finally, keep your camera to hand as you spot humpback whales swimming and breaching beside the ship – a rare opportunity to spot the gentle giants in their natural environment.
  • Spot majestic humpback whales in their natural environment
  • Tuck into a scrumptious buffet lunch on-board
  • Optional hotel pick-up from Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

What's Included

  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Gourmet picnic lunchbox
  • Professional guide

    Departure & Return

    This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

    Departure Point

    • 160 Redcliffe Parade
      160 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe QLD 4020, Australia

      Eye Spy is moored on the Northern Finger of the Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe, Qld. Boarding commences at 9.00am for a 10.00am departure and returns approximately 2.00pm - 2.30pm.

    Pickup Details

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    Departure Time

    9:00 AM

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    Please Note

    Please contact our office +61 (7) 3880 0477 for your Brisbane transfer pickup location and time. Times do vary depending of the hotel location in the Brisbane CBD area.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please notify the local operator regarding your hotel information when booking (if pickup option is selected)
    • Infant meals not included
    • No food is allowed on board
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff

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    Whale magic.
    S_K, Jun 2022
    Obviously the whales, they were wonderful so engaged with us. A truly magical experience. The service was wonderful the staff were lovely and engaging. A very underrated experience. I would strongly recommend and plan to repeat this in the very near future.
    Must see
    Peter L, Oct 2019
    There were a lot of whales and great photo opportunities. The crew were very knowledgeable and the lunch was great.
    A once in a lifetime experience!!!!
    skyejburke, Sep 2019
    We were picked up in a lovely coach and began our drive to Redcliffe. Once there we bored the boat which was very spacious, clean and modern. We then set out on the boat, we saw some amazing sights both in the water and on the land and islands we passed. Then the skipper who was very imformative told us that they could see whales and continued to see tell us when they saw them so we could get the best views. The whales were stunning they breached the water and jumped and we even got to see some calves. Seeing these animals in their natural habitats was one of the most humbling experiences. The lunch on board was also very tasty and their was plenty of options. We then got taken back to our hotel which was very convenient. This is a must do when in Brisbane.
    Amazing day watching whales on the Moreton Bay
    CherylN374, Jul 2019
    We were promised whales and that is what we got. But over and above that we got to see them really close while playing. Service and commentary was excellent and I would fully recommend this trip to anyone.
    Was so amazing
    Tracey_G, Jul 2019
    Staff were very friendly. Whales were so beautiful. Lunch was nice weather good. Would definitely go again
    Whales aplenty
    Jannine_M, Jul 2019
    We saw many whales on our trip, great food and awesome staff Comfortable boat with plenty of toilets and great bar and souvenirs
    Gail_B, Jul 2019
    This company is really well organised. They’ve got an excellent boat which is designed for watching whales up close. The staff are friendly and a lot of information about whales is relayed. We saw many of these magnificent animals up close - it was truly awesome.
    Grumpyscottsman76, Aug 2018
    Brilliant crew with great sense of humour. They knew exactly where to Really worth every penny. The crew was full of humour while educating. They knew where to find these gracious animals. We were then subjected to breaching and flipper slaps. I’d give this 110% if I could.
    The experience of a lifetime!
    Ken_L, Jul 2018
    The tour included being picked up from the hotel and taken to the pier which was about 45 minutes from Brisbane. The purpose-built boat the Eye Spy was room and comfortable and the included lunch on board was wonderful. But the whale watching was over the top with dozens of hump backs sometimes just a few metres from the boat was the experience of a life time for us. We saw dozens of breaches at close quarters which we had not expected. A truly incredible day.
    Incredible!!! Six whales hung out...
    Carolyn_M, Sep 2017
    Incredible!!! Six whales hung out very close to our boat the entire time, with lots of other pods on the horizon. Mother and baby came close, doing fin slaps. Full breaches all over the place. I expected to see whales but this WILDLY exceeded expectations!!! I'm sure it varies all the time, but I was lucky to see a very active day.
    ok tour. Nice view of the bay. We...
    Claes J, Oct 2016
    ok tour. Nice view of the bay. We saw some whales,but the experience is of course not as spectacular as the pictures. Lunch was ok but far from gourmet the lunch service was buerocratic and confusing.
    Great experience. To see such...
    WilliamRobert_M, Oct 2016
    Great experience. To see such magnificent creatures at close quarters was awesome. The boat Eye Spy is a good craft and the crew were all very friendly and their customer care beyond reproach. I will return to the UK with great memories.
    good experience with many whales...
    H K, Oct 2016
    good experience with many whales. Good location and commentary Felt totally cheated after repurchasing lunch which was described as 'gourmet'. It was absolute rubbish and a complete con.
    Great trip. Saw some beautiful whales...
    Mark_A, Oct 2016
    Great trip. Saw some beautiful whales and the boat trip was smooth as they come
    The tour experience was very solidly...
    Ashley M, Sep 2016
    The tour experience was very solidly put together. Kerry did a great job talking about humpback whale activity and easily guided viewers to see what she was seeing. I went towards the very end of the season, so the whales may have been a bit less active than they are in June or July. Next year, I'll plan to go around that time to see more breaching, which is obviously what people want to see! The lunch that was provided was a really nice buffet of fresh salads, meats, fruits, etc. Very delicious food to fuel up the whale watchers!
    Absolutely amazing day on the bay...
    Tracey D, Sep 2016
    Absolutely amazing day on the bay. The boat and crew are great. There were plenty of whales and the commentary was really informative. 100 customer satisfaction I will definately be a return customer
    The whale watch included up close...
    Eva S, Sep 2016
    The whale watch included up close whale was phenomenal! Food was adequate, boat, viewing,staff superb! Pay attention to your sensitivity to sea sickness..a bit rocky in the open seas,but definitely worth it!
    Plenty of whales to be seen...
    Renee M, Aug 2016
    Plenty of whales to be seen, including mums and their young. Commentary was good, and the staff were friendly. Can't comment on the lunch as I was too busy being seasick. Most people were fine.
    Great day out. It is hard to...
    Sandra N, Aug 2016
    Great day out. It is hard to comprehend the magnificence of these creatures and the mighty ocean they live in. Unbelievable sightings, close to the boat. Staff friendly information about the whales and their habitat was not expected and welcome. Food very tasty. Thank you, best day ever
    Amazing tour!! The crew made it a...
    KristineRhman_L, Aug 2016
    Amazing tour!! The crew made it a very good experience, and we got to see quiet a few whales. I will highly recommend this tour.


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