Whale watching in Brisbane: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

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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?

Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
Adrenaline
Adrenaline - Whale watching in Brisbane
5 years
No
Yes
Yes
RedBalloon
RedBalloon - Whale watching in Brisbane
5 years
$10
Yes
Yes
Klook
Klook - Whale watching in Brisbane
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Viator
Viator - Whale watching in Brisbane
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Experience Oz
Experience Oz - Whale watching in Brisbane
1 year
No
Yes
Yes
Wotif
Wotif - Whale watching in Brisbane
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
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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

Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise – Full-Day with Brisbane Whale Watching from RedBalloon

Best for: Value

    Highlights:
  • Full day duration
  • Daily tours during migration season
  • Guaranteed whale sightings and the chance to be guided by the South Pacific’s only female captain
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    Whale Watching Full-Day Cruise from Brisbane with Whales in Paradise

    Whale Watching Full-Day Cruise from Brisbane with Whales in Paradise from RedBalloon

    Best for: Experience length

      Highlights:
    • Full day of whale watching
    • Enjoy daily cruises during the migration season
    • Small group tour with viewings across decks
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      Cruise with Transfers with Brisbane Whale Watching

      Cruise with Transfers with Brisbane Whale Watching from RedBalloon

      Best for: Kids

        Highlights:
      • 5 hours of viewing on the water
      • Available daily during the migration season
      • Gourmet buffet lunch
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        VIP Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise with Brisbane Whale Watching

        VIP Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise with Brisbane Whale Watching from RedBalloon

        Best for: Guaranteed sightings

          Highlights:
        • 5 hours of whale watching
        • Available daily during migration season
        • VIP package includes a guaranteed window table and gourmet buffet lunch
        • Brisbane Whale Watching also has a 100% whale sightings guarantee
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          Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip

          Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Viator

          Best for: Avoiding crowds

            Highlights:
          • Spot the annual migration
          • Full package with Surfers Paradise exploration included
          • Whale sightings are guaranteed
          • View details

            Why you can trust our recommendations for whale watching in Brisbane

            • We compared whale watching in Brisbane options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
            • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
            • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our whale watching in Brisbane experiences.

            Whale watching in Brisbane: Compare experiences, locations and more

            ExperiencesLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
            Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise - Full DayDeparts from Redcliffe1 day
            • Gourmet picnic lunch
            • Expert commentary
            • Transfers to and from Brisbane CBD, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
            RedBalloon
            Whale Watching Full Day Cruise from BrisbaneDeparts from Brisbane1 day
            • River cruise included
            • Morning tea supplied
            • Expert commentary
            • Personalised service
            RedBalloon
            Brisbane Whale Watching Cruise with TransfersDeparts from Redcliffe5 hours
            • Transfers to and from Brisbane CBD
            • Gourmet picnic lunch
            • Family tickets available
            RedBalloon
            VIP Brisbane Whale Watching CruiseDeparts from Redcliffe5 hours
            • Exclusive mid-deck seating
            • VIP hostess
            • Priority boarding and complimentary drinks
            • Gourmet lunch
            RedBalloon
            Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day TripDeparts from Brisbane City1 day
            • Expert commentary
            • Morning tea provided
            • Light lunch pack
            • Transfers included
            Viator

            Whale watching deals

            RedBalloonRedBalloon
            Exclusive

            Get $5 off activities with code

            RedBalloonRedBalloon
            Exclusive

            Get $10 off activities with code

            KlookKlook

            Extra 10% off Sydney activities

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            AdrenalineAdrenaline

            Up to 50% off Australia experiences

            RedBalloonRedBalloon

            Up to 28% off things to do in Sydney + Extra $5 off with code

            AdrenalineAdrenaline

            Up to 42% off activities for kids

            AdrenalineAdrenaline

            Up to 42% off things to do in Sydney

            Everything AustraliaEverything Australia

            Up to 40% off things to do in Australia


            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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