Onboard Your Whale Watching Cruise

Before you book any old whale watching cruise, read this: make sure it is suitable for the whole family!

After months of deciding how to spend the holidays, that romantic weekend or celebrate a momentous occasion, you don’t want it to be ruined by one detail. Knowing what to expect takes out the guesswork so you can enjoy a great afternoon with loved ones, with no nasty surprises.

What to expect on your cruise

The beautiful large vessel is built specifically for whale watching, which means you can expect security and indulgence. Features and specialties of the cruise include:


With three levels onboard this magnificent catamaran, you will not miss a second of the action. Choose from two enclosed levels; the main viewing area features floor to ceiling windows and is where you will enjoy your gourmet buffet lunch. The top level offers guests an amazing 360-degree view of the ocean.

While the boat may have a maximum of capacity of 325 people, for the purpose of whale watching cruises Brisbane Whale Watching only takes a maximum of 250 individuals aboard at one time. This ensures the most comfort for each passenger. The vessel offers five bathrooms and is wheelchair/stroller friendly, making it suitable for the whole family.


Safety on the water is always important, regardless of how confident you are at swimming. There are life jackets onboard for passengers as well as safety rails around the perimeter of the viewing levels. Always display common sense when out on the water—for your safety and your fellow whale watchers.

Sun protection is just as significant. This is why you should wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses at minimum to protect you from the glare reflecting off the water.

Food and drinks

Onboard the MV Eye Spy you will be supplied with morning tea, a fresh gourmet buffet lunch that includes tiger prawns, chicken, ham and silverside in addition to a large assortment of salads and rolls. Afternoon tea will be served prior to returning to the Redcliffe Jetty. Should you require snacks or a trip to the licensed bar during the cruise, these are also available for your convenience.


As a result of its sheer size and being purpose-built for whale watching, the MV Eye Spy is comfortable on the water. This reduces choppy movements that cause seasickness making it calmer for whale watchers. Should you require assistance with your seasickness, there are tablets available onboard to help.

Session length

Boarding commences at 9.30 am for 10 am departure, and returns at approximately 2.30 pm. It is the perfect way to spend a day. Well, five hours of it, anyway!

With great inclusions, whale watching cruises onboard the MV Eye Spy are the longest cruises available in the Brisbane area.

Enjoy watching the majestic humpback whales breach from within a marine park where there are no other whale watching cruises. With no competition for whale sightings, you will have a front row seat to the action.

For guaranteed whale sightings, book a whale watching cruise with Brisbane Whale Watching today!

Kerry Lopez

Captain of the Eye Spy
26 August 2015