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 July 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

Tours commencing the 11th of June 2022

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 the 11th of June 2022 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

$140
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunchbox
  • 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

$170
  • 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

$155
  • Guaranteed premium window table seat in main deck
  • Priority Gourmet Picnic Lunchbox serving
  • Limited seats available
  • And, everything in the day cruise

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Testimonials

Went on a whale watching trip with Brisbane Whalewatching and it was excellent. You can feel that the entire team is really enthusiastic and really want to show us as many Whales as possible. Services and commentary were great. One of the best whale watching trips I've been on not cos of what I've seen but what how we well we were taken care of and by the team and also their enthusiasm in their job. Highly recommended.

Derrick C, Jun 2020

Friendly helpful & knowledgeable staff. We had encounters with some several pods of whales & marine life very close to the boat near Moreton Island. Lunch was delicious & bar available also. There was also merchandise available should you want a memento. Captain Kerry & the crew provided a commentary on some sights & about whales which was fantastic. Boat was clean & comfortable. Highly recommend

Melissa W, June 2022

Such a great experience. We got to see so many whales on the day. Weather was perfect for it. We had the premium tickets and were very thankful for these as we got to watch the whales from our allocated tables as well as upstairs on the sun deck. Would definitely do this again but will try the VIP experience.

Biddy L, June 2022

Awesome day whale watching. Thank you captain Kerry for the most informative, professional and safe trip and great customer service from Loz and crew. Plenty of whales out there as well as Dolphins and Turtles. I recommend you find time to take a trip.

Diane Sullivan, June 2022

Wow what a wonderful day spent with beautiful staff a wonderful skipper and amazing food. The boat was also amazing. We had a beautiful time. Thankyou!

Kay Nixon, June 2022

We did our fourth (annual) whale watch with Brisbane Whale Watching yesterday (our second as VIP passengers). Whether you choose VIP or standard, it's a brilliant day out. Cheerful, competent staff, ultra clean vessel, Moreton Bay turning on her glistening charm and last, This trip is too brilliant to be a once in a lifetime experience…..we'll continue to do it annually. Thanks Captain Kerry and crew and of course, “Eye Spy” 🌹

Anne Vetter, July 2021

Fabulous day... Tour guarantees that YOU WILL SEE whales or you can come another day, free of charge. Spotlessly clean boat, fabulous staff and wonderful playful whales. Weather-wise? Simply magical.

Maureene Mahoney, September 2021

Brisbane whale watching, the crew were fantastic, Captain Kerry was very impressive with her knowledge of the whales and made the whole experience just fantastic. The boat was so good. Highly recommended this day out.

Kay Koffman, September 2021

Amazing day spent out on the water! Great boat, great staff, great facilities, great lunch, great commentary and so many whales!! We also saw dolphins and a few hammerhead sharks. The boat was set up very well. Great for both adults and kids, everyone will have a blast!! Highly recommend, great value for money!

Phil Rettke, November 2020

Went on a whale watching trip with Brisbane Whalewatching and it was excellent. You can feel that the entire team is really enthusiastic and really want to show us as many Whales as possible. Services and commentary were great. One of the best whale watching trips I've been on not cos of what I've seen but what how we well we were taken care of and by the team and also their enthusiasm in their job. Highly recommended.

Derrick C, Jun 2020

Friendly helpful & knowledgeable staff. We had encounters with some several pods of whales & marine life very close to the boat near Moreton Island. Lunch was delicious & bar available also. There was also merchandise available should you want a memento. Captain Kerry & the crew provided a commentary on some sights & about whales which was fantastic. Boat was clean & comfortable. Highly recommend

Melissa W, June 2022

Such a great experience. We got to see so many whales on the day. Weather was perfect for it. We had the premium tickets and were very thankful for these as we got to watch the whales from our allocated tables as well as upstairs on the sun deck. Would definitely do this again but will try the VIP experience.

Biddy L, June 2022

Awesome day whale watching. Thank you captain Kerry for the most informative, professional and safe trip and great customer service from Loz and crew. Plenty of whales out there as well as Dolphins and Turtles. I recommend you find time to take a trip.

Diane Sullivan, June 2022

Wow what a wonderful day spent with beautiful staff a wonderful skipper and amazing food. The boat was also amazing. We had a beautiful time. Thankyou!

Kay Nixon, June 2022

We did our fourth (annual) whale watch with Brisbane Whale Watching yesterday (our second as VIP passengers). Whether you choose VIP or standard, it's a brilliant day out. Cheerful, competent staff, ultra clean vessel, Moreton Bay turning on her glistening charm and last, This trip is too brilliant to be a once in a lifetime experience…..we'll continue to do it annually. Thanks Captain Kerry and crew and of course, “Eye Spy” 🌹

Anne Vetter, July 2021

Fabulous day... Tour guarantees that YOU WILL SEE whales or you can come another day, free of charge. Spotlessly clean boat, fabulous staff and wonderful playful whales. Weather-wise? Simply magical.

Maureene Mahoney, September 2021

Brisbane whale watching, the crew were fantastic, Captain Kerry was very impressive with her knowledge of the whales and made the whole experience just fantastic. The boat was so good. Highly recommended this day out.

Kay Koffman, September 2021

Amazing day spent out on the water! Great boat, great staff, great facilities, great lunch, great commentary and so many whales!! We also saw dolphins and a few hammerhead sharks. The boat was set up very well. Great for both adults and kids, everyone will have a blast!! Highly recommend, great value for money!

Phil Rettke, November 2020

Went on a whale watching trip with Brisbane Whalewatching and it was excellent. You can feel that the entire team is really enthusiastic and really want to show us as many Whales as possible. Services and commentary were great. One of the best whale watching trips I've been on not cos of what I've seen but what how we well we were taken care of and by the team and also their enthusiasm in their job. Highly recommended.

Derrick C, Jun 2020

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.