Brisbane Whale Watching has been at the forefront of tourism in the Moreton Bay Region for over 25years. Since then, it has grown into one of Brisbane’s must do activities! This popular tourism activity gives visitors the opportunity to see Southern Humpback Whales up close, from the comfort of Australia’s ultimate 5-star whale watching vessel, MV Eye-Spy.
The tour kicks off with a safety briefing and an introduction to the humpback whale migration. From there visitors are taken on a scenic cruise, where they can take in the breathtaking vistas of the beautiful Moreton Bay. The knowledgeable staff at Brisbane Whale Watching employ their skills and knowledge to find dolphins, humpback whales, and other marine species.
When wildlife is spotted the boat will make a calm, respectful approach to any spotted humpback whales. From the luxury of the ship's roomy decks or the air-conditioned interior, guests can sit back and watch the whales. Modern equipment on board the boats, such as underwater cameras and hydrophones, allows passengers to observe and hear the whales up close.
Captain Kerry Lopez first brought Brisbane Whale Watching to the Moreton Bay region in 1996. It all started with an idea to promote public awareness and advocate for the need to protect the whales and their environment. Kerry is committed to the preservation of humpback whales and currently possesses one of only two commercial licenses in Moreton Bay. In 2000, the team at Moreton Bay Whale watching (now Brisbane Whale Watching) had the pleasure of hosting the International Humpback Whale Conference, showcasing the Moreton Bay Regions spectacular whale watching environment.
Private charters, reservations and transfers from Brisbane hotels are just a few of the extra services provided by the team at Brisbane Whale Watching. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase snacks and souvenirs onboard, with a huge range of merchandise that includes hats, clothes and whale themed gifts. Tours run from June through to November and depart daily from the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula.
Over the years Brisbane Whale Watching has contributed hugely to the Queensland Tourism Industry. The company attracts over 12,000 visitors to the region annually and generates millions of dollars in revenue to the local economy. The company prides itself on promoting and contributing to the Moreton Bar Regions tourism industry, through this they have also created more jobs in the area, providing employment opportunities to locals. and is an unforgettable experience for visitors to the region.