Australia's ultimate 5-star experience.

Look on in awe as these amazing gentle giants relax in your company, breach, blow and play all within metres from the boat.

Whale Watching Cruises

Departing daily from June to November

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 Moreton Bay.

About the cruise

Brisbane Whale Watching invites you to come on board the magnificent ‘Eye Spy’ for an encounter with the whales.

Of all the great whales, the Humpback is the most surface active displaying behaviour that will not only inspire you but leave you in awe. There quite clearly is no better place to observe the mighty Humpback Whale than Brisbane’s Moreton Bay, recognised as one of the world’s best whale watching destinations.

We believe that providing people with an opportunity to witness these amazing creatures first hand, not only do we put a lot of smiles on faces, but offer an increased awareness of the beauty of nature and the need to nurture our precious wildlife

  • VIP Whale Watching Adventure
  • VIP Whale Watching Adventure – Including transfers from Brisbane CBD
  • PREMIUM Whale Watching Adventure
  • PREMIUM Whale Watching Adventure – Including transfers from Brisbane CBD
  • Whale Watching – Direct from Redcliffe
  • Whale Watching – Ex Brisbane or Sunshine Coast
  • Whale Watching – No meal option – Direct from Redcliffe
  • Whale Watching – No meal option – Ex Brisbane or Sunshine Coast

100% Sightings Guaranteed!

Transfers from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast are available. Tours commence 2nd June through to November. Departing Redcliffe 7 days per week.

Eye Spy Vessel

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

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.

Captain Kerry

Captain Kerry

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.

An unforgettable marine adventure

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Day Cruise

$135
  • Fresh buffet lunch including Tiger Prawns, Chicken and Ham with a large arrangement of salads and rolls
  • Extensive and informative commentary
  • A portion of every ticket is donated to whale charities
  • A licensed bar, snack and souvenir counter is available

VIP Cruise

$165
  • Exclusive VIP Lounge situated on the elevated middeck level located directly behind the Captain’s Wheelhouse
  • Exclusive hostess
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority lunch
  • Complimentary beverage
  • Limited seating available
  • And, everything in the day cruise

Premium Cruise

$150
  • Guaranteed premium window table seat in main deck
  • Floor to ceiling high visibility windows
  • Priority buffet lunch serving
  • Limited seats available
  • And, everything in the day cruise

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Testimonials

A great day out. We saw lots of whales. The boat is very comfortable and clean. Captain Kerry is very knowledgeable. The crew are absolutely charming and work very hard to make the trip a memorable experience for all their guests. They seem to be genuinely concerned that everyone has a great trip.

Michael O

An unforgettable day full of sights that will remain with me for a lifetime. Captain Kerry has an unending enthusiasm and a truly unique rapport with these amazing whales. Don’t miss this incredible experience with Brisbane Whale Watching – you will not be disappointed.

John B.

Truly unique rapport with these amazing whales. Don’t miss this incredible experience with Brisbane Whale Watching – you will not be disappointed.

Jocelyn H.

Truly unique rapport with these amazing whales. Don’t miss this incredible experience with Brisbane Whale Watching – you will not be disappointed. An unforgettable day full of sights that will remain with me for.

Bob H.

This was an awesome experience. The Captain and her crew were really experienced and very pleasant. The catamaran was so good and comfortable. Captain Lopez pointed out the whales to us and she handled the boat in a good way so as not to disturb them.

Julian Ding

This was a great day with the family. We left on time and returned on time AND saw lots of beautiful creatures. It was not crowded with lots of space to do the viewing the whales. The food was also good, the seats and tables were very comfortable.

Greg March

Simply amazing wonderful experience. It must have taken years of work by an accomplished crew to be able put on such a professional trip. Where we saw the stars of the show...to see the whales up close and comfortable to put on a performance that seemed just for us

Ange

Had an amazing experience! Booked the floor to ceiling premium window seats which provided incredible views of the whales. Captain Kerry provided an informative commentary and the staff were super friendly. The five star buffet lunch was to die for but the icing on the cake was undoubtedly watching the whales breach so close to the boat!

Tiarna Herbert

Booked VIP seats and had the superior upper deck experience. Totally worth it!! The crew were very helpful and fantastic and the boat looked clean and tight! There was so many whales that I lost counted. Mal and the ladies in the saloon were awesome lunch and put on a great lunch, never seen the crew without a smile on their face. Awesome trip!

Vito Frankin

Thank you for providing the opportunity to watch this great creature – whales. Indeed it was our first experience and the display of the whales was magnificent. All in all, the meals served, boat ride and whale watching was just too perfect and made us our day complete. We’d love to come again in future.

Deidre

We had the best time!! The weather was very kind and the whales were all around us. What an amazing experience. We saw it all, even a turtle floated by. We had a great trip out to the whales and back in again to Redcliffe. The time went by very quickly and the Tour was over before we knew it. So much to see.

Judith

Thanks to your attentive staff who helped me ensure my two precious grandchildren were safe and happy.

Happy grandparent

Hi, just like to say “Thank you” for a great day, we were lucky enough to have perfect weather and saw plenty of wales, including one new-born calf. The boat was modern and very clean and tidy and the staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. All in all it was a great day and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

Sens

We had a terrific time on your tour. Thank you very much. So pleased to see so many ACTIVE whales up close and the baby one was definitely a highlight. Lunch was awesome as well.

Dave

Brilliant day… the staff are knowledgeable and friendly with a great sense of humour. There was a fun feel to the whole day, the boat is modern and clean, the food was really nice too. We saw several pods of whales; some came quite close to the boat. It really is well worth doing, highly recommended.

Jackie

My grand-daughter and I took this trip last weekend and it was really a great experience. The crew on Eye Spy looked after us and we enjoyed coffee and fruit before heading out into Moreton Bay to watch the whales frolic around our boat. The cold buffet lunch was delicious. More tea and cake on the trip back to the jetty. Thoroughly recommendable!

Bernie

The captain and crew are friendly and welcoming and the boat was spotless. Whales were seen immediately and the day just kept getting better and better with more and more whales. The buffet had an excellent selection of cold meats and salads and there was plenty of food. If you come to Queensland, this is the best whale watching boat, captain and crew!

Peter H

It was a bit windy on the day but that didn’t stop us from having a great day on the bay with plenty of whale action. the staff and crew were very friendly and helpful, food was good and the boat is more than capable of the task. as I sat down with my lunch on the side deck a whale passed no more than 10m to my right- pretty cool.

John B

A great day out. We saw lots of whales. The boat is very comfortable and clean. Captain Kerry is very knowledgeable. The crew are absolutely charming and work very hard to make the trip a memorable experience for all their guests. They seem to be genuinely concerned that everyone has a great trip.

Michael O

An unforgettable day full of sights that will remain with me for a lifetime. Captain Kerry has an unending enthusiasm and a truly unique rapport with these amazing whales. Don’t miss this incredible experience with Brisbane Whale Watching – you will not be disappointed.

John B.

Truly unique rapport with these amazing whales. Don’t miss this incredible experience with Brisbane Whale Watching – you will not be disappointed.

Jocelyn H.

Truly unique rapport with these amazing whales. Don’t miss this incredible experience with Brisbane Whale Watching – you will not be disappointed. An unforgettable day full of sights that will remain with me for.

Bob H.

This was an awesome experience. The Captain and her crew were really experienced and very pleasant. The catamaran was so good and comfortable. Captain Lopez pointed out the whales to us and she handled the boat in a good way so as not to disturb them.

Julian Ding

This was a great day with the family. We left on time and returned on time AND saw lots of beautiful creatures. It was not crowded with lots of space to do the viewing the whales. The food was also good, the seats and tables were very comfortable.

Greg March

Simply amazing wonderful experience. It must have taken years of work by an accomplished crew to be able put on such a professional trip. Where we saw the stars of the show...to see the whales up close and comfortable to put on a performance that seemed just for us

Ange

Had an amazing experience! Booked the floor to ceiling premium window seats which provided incredible views of the whales. Captain Kerry provided an informative commentary and the staff were super friendly. The five star buffet lunch was to die for but the icing on the cake was undoubtedly watching the whales breach so close to the boat!

Tiarna Herbert

Booked VIP seats and had the superior upper deck experience. Totally worth it!! The crew were very helpful and fantastic and the boat looked clean and tight! There was so many whales that I lost counted. Mal and the ladies in the saloon were awesome lunch and put on a great lunch, never seen the crew without a smile on their face. Awesome trip!

Vito Frankin

Thank you for providing the opportunity to watch this great creature – whales. Indeed it was our first experience and the display of the whales was magnificent. All in all, the meals served, boat ride and whale watching was just too perfect and made us our day complete. We’d love to come again in future.

Deidre

We had the best time!! The weather was very kind and the whales were all around us. What an amazing experience. We saw it all, even a turtle floated by. We had a great trip out to the whales and back in again to Redcliffe. The time went by very quickly and the Tour was over before we knew it. So much to see.

Judith

Thanks to your attentive staff who helped me ensure my two precious grandchildren were safe and happy.

Happy grandparent

Hi, just like to say “Thank you” for a great day, we were lucky enough to have perfect weather and saw plenty of wales, including one new-born calf. The boat was modern and very clean and tidy and the staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. All in all it was a great day and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

Sens

We had a terrific time on your tour. Thank you very much. So pleased to see so many ACTIVE whales up close and the baby one was definitely a highlight. Lunch was awesome as well.

Dave

Brilliant day… the staff are knowledgeable and friendly with a great sense of humour. There was a fun feel to the whole day, the boat is modern and clean, the food was really nice too. We saw several pods of whales; some came quite close to the boat. It really is well worth doing, highly recommended.

Jackie

My grand-daughter and I took this trip last weekend and it was really a great experience. The crew on Eye Spy looked after us and we enjoyed coffee and fruit before heading out into Moreton Bay to watch the whales frolic around our boat. The cold buffet lunch was delicious. More tea and cake on the trip back to the jetty. Thoroughly recommendable!

Bernie

The captain and crew are friendly and welcoming and the boat was spotless. Whales were seen immediately and the day just kept getting better and better with more and more whales. The buffet had an excellent selection of cold meats and salads and there was plenty of food. If you come to Queensland, this is the best whale watching boat, captain and crew!

Peter H

It was a bit windy on the day but that didn’t stop us from having a great day on the bay with plenty of whale action. the staff and crew were very friendly and helpful, food was good and the boat is more than capable of the task. as I sat down with my lunch on the side deck a whale passed no more than 10m to my right- pretty cool.

John B

A great day out. We saw lots of whales. The boat is very comfortable and clean. Captain Kerry is very knowledgeable. The crew are absolutely charming and work very hard to make the trip a memorable experience for all their guests. They seem to be genuinely concerned that everyone has a great trip.

Michael O

About the whales

  • Little or no sense of smell or taste
  • A very sensitive skin that is easily sunburned
  • Remarkable eyes with strong muscles that change the shape of the lens so they can see in the air or underwater
  • Incredible hearing ranging over many kilometres for navigation, communication and finding food
  • Calls or songs that travel hundreds of kilometres
  • Pectoral fins that are ten times longer than your arm
  • Flukes that often feature black and white markings on the underside which can be used to identify individual whales
  • The longest and most varied sign in the animal kingdom
  • An average weight of 45 tonnes which is about 1000 children together
  • An average length of 15 to 17 metres which is about 10 adults lying head to foot
  • An eye the size of a grapefruit
  • A belly button
  • Calves that are fed daily over 400 litres of rich milk which is the consistency of condensed cream
  • An expelled breath or ‘blow’ that reaches a speed of between 300 – 500 kilometres per hour as it exist through the blowhole

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Brisbane Whale Watching

100% Whale Sightings Guaranteed

Brisbane Whale Watching invites you to come on board the magnificent Eye-Spy for an encounter with the whales. There’s no better place to observe the mighty Humpback than Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.