FAQs — Common Questions

The heart of the Redcliffe Peninsula and departure point for Brisbane Whale Watching's famous tours.

What are the tour times?

Tours operate daily* departing from Redcliffe Jetty with guests invited to board at 9.00am for a 10.00am departure, and returning at 2.00pm – 2.30pm. Hotel transfers from Brisbane and Sunshine Coasts available should you require. *Weather permitting

How do I book a tour?

To make an immediate on-line booking using your credit card for payment: Book Online. To make a telephone booking call: +61 (7) 3880 0477. Alternatively email for assitance: info@brisbanewhalewatching.com.au

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes. There is a high demand for Brisbane Whale Watching Tours so we strongly recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Am I guaranteed to see a whale?

Yes – we offer a complimentary cruise for you on the next available departure if you don’t sight any whales on your day of travel.

What will I see?

Each year from June through until early November, the mighty Southern humpback whales grace us with their beauty as they migrate through the crystal clear waters of South East Queensland. Each and every Brisbane Whale Watching’s tour is a unique experience and sightings vary from day to day. Whilst the Humpback Whales are the stars of the show, a typical tour may encounter pods of dolphins leaping and playing alongside our magnificent vessel as well as an array of other marine life.

What happens is sea conditions are bad?

Brisbane Whale Watching’s tours are always subject to sea conditions. Our team constantly monitors weather and respond professionally to any changes. Guest comfort and safety is always our priority. Should a cruise be cancelled due to tide and / or weather conditions, a seat on the next available cruise will be offered or a full refund will be given.

What happens if the tour is cancelled?

You will be moved to the next cruise, should a cruise be cancelled due to tide and / or weather conditions, a seat on the next available cruise will be offered or a full refund will be given.

How long is the tour?

The tour boards at 9.00am and returns to shore approximately 2.00pm – 2.30pm.

What should I wear?

Dress warmly and wear flat shoes. If you wish to spend time on the outside decks of our vessel, you may like to wear a light waterproof wind-jacket.

What if I get seasick?

MV Eye-Spy has been purpose built to specifications to ensure maximum comfort for whale watching. However, should you if you are susceptible to motion or seasickness, motion-sickness tablets are available on board.

Can I buy souvenirs?

Yes – a licensed bar and souvenir counter is available on board, selling a range of goods such as film, confectionery, beverages and Brisbane Whale Watching merchandise.

Is there parking?

Yes – there is an all day free car park located opposite the Redcliffe Police Station, just 100 metres north of the Redcliffe Jetty which is our departure point.

Wheelchair friendly?

Yes – please contact our friendly booking operators regarding tides.

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