Each year the magnificent southern humpback whales migrate to and from Antarctica. As these leviathans of the deep make their way through our warm waters they feed, mate and play in the clean, clear blue sea of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast.
Whale Watching Tours Depart from these locations between 9.30am and 10am 7 days a week.
- Redcliffe Jetty – Brisbane Whale Watching
- Tangalooma Whale Watching
- Gold Coast
Land Based Whale Watching
If the idea of spending your whale-watching time on a boat makes you queasy, Aria Crusies offers land-based whale watching on North Stradbroke Island. You’ll be whisked over from Raby Bay on a purpose-built sailing catamaran to Straddie, where you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch while watching the whales frolic. Tours are running until August, so get in quick.
In just under an hour you can witness one of the greatest natural experiences on Earth, viewing the passing parade from Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland’s most easterly point for land-based whale watching. Sea turtles and a large pod of bottle-nose dolphins also call Point Lookout home and can be spotted almost all year round.
To help you find the best vantage points, our friends at Discover Stradbroke have pulled together a great map with all the best whale-watching spots.
Cape Moreton on Moreton Island is also another great spot for land-based whale watching. While whales can only be seen from June to November, dolphins, sharks and turtles can be spotted all year round.
Eye Spy Vessel
Brisbane Whale Watching’s high-speed, air conditioned luxury catamaran ‘Eye Spy’ represents the ultimate in ‘whale friendly’ design and technology. Built locally in Brisbane, she features the latest in environmentally friendly technology with low noise propellers, and low wash characteristic hull design.
Sky Spy Aircraft
Using live on board aviation radio communication, Sky Spy’s pilot will provide exact latitude and longitude of the whale’s location reducing transit time to the sighting grounds whilst also providing guests with live up to the minute whale behaviour commentary.
Your Captain, Kerry Lopez, is recongnised as the only female captain to own and operate a whale watching venture in the South Pacific rim, using her years of experience to provide an informative and engaging commentary of whale behaviour.