Whale watching in Brisbane: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals
Get all the details on booking the whale watching experience of a lifetime in Queensland’s capital.
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From a VIP experience to family-friendly cruises, we've brought together all the details on Brisbane whale watching in one easy guide. Keep reading to find out exactly what's on offer and how to nab a possible saving or two.
Where can I book a whale watching experience in Brisbane and surrounding areas?
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Our top picks: Whale watching experiences you can book now in Brisbane
Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise – Full-Day with Brisbane Whale Watching from RedBalloon
Best for: Value
Whale Watching Full-Day Cruise from Brisbane with Whales in Paradise from RedBalloon
Best for: Experience length
Cruise with Transfers with Brisbane Whale Watching from RedBalloon
Best for: Kids
VIP Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise with Brisbane Whale Watching from RedBalloon
Best for: Guaranteed sightings
Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Viator
Best for: Avoiding crowds
Whale watching in Brisbane: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Experiences||Location||Duration||Extras/inclusions||Where to book|
|Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise - Full Day||Departs from Redcliffe||1 day||RedBalloon|
|Whale Watching Full Day Cruise from Brisbane||Departs from Brisbane||1 day||RedBalloon|
|Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise with Transfers||Departs from Redcliffe||5 hours||RedBalloon|
|VIP Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise||Departs from Redcliffe||5 hours||RedBalloon|
|Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip||Departs from Brisbane City||1 day||Viator|
Whale watching deals
Up to 75% off Australia activities
Available on select dates and activities like spas, skydiving, hot air balloon flights, tours, whale watching, skywalks, classes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra $10 off site-wide with code
Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, high tea and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 85% off domestic activities
Available on select dates for activities including skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, scuba diving, whale watching, bridge climbing, high tea and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra 10% off Australia activities with code
Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours, high tea and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 40% off local activities
Available on select dates in 2020 for activities including whale watching, hot air balloon flights, getaways, hop-on hop-off bus tours, attraction passes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to $20 off things to do in Brisbane
Available on select dates. Activities include snorkeling, dinner cruise, tours, whale watching and more.
Up to 39% off sightseeing cruises
Available on select 2020 dates. Activities include whale watching, dolphin watching, lunch cruise, sunset cruise in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off experiences
Valid on select experiences and activities like skydiving, scenic helicopter flight, kayaking, whale watching and more. Destinations include Sydney, Byron, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth. T&Cs apply.
Frequently asked questions about whale watching in Brisbane
Where can I go whale watching in Brisbane?
Whale watching in Brisbane departs from either the city centre or via Redcliffe. The cruises then take you to Moreton Bay for a day of majestic viewing.
When is the whale watching season in Brisbane?
You'll want to get your tickets booked in between June and October as this is the Moreton Bay whale migration period.
What do I wear while whale watching?
It's recommended that you wear enclosed, flat shoes for the experience, and to dress warmly as the weather does get cooler on board. A light rain jacket is also a wise choice if you intend to get up close and personal.
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