Brisbane Day Cruise and Eco Marine Safari
Brisbane Day Cruise
Spend a day off the beaten track at one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets, Moreton Island. Snorkel the crystal clear aqua water of the Tangalooma Wrecks and experience pristine white sandy beaches with an abundance of marine life. Dolphins, turtles, dugongs and whales all call this paradise home.
Live like a local for the day, Bisbaneites spend their holidays and weekends over at Moreton Island, let us, a small family business show you our backyard and all the hidden gems the Moreton Bay Marine Park has to offer.
Departing from Newport Marina on the northern side of Brisbane, you will enjoy a short 50 minute cruise over to Moreton Island, keeping an eye out for dolphins and even majestic humpback whales during the winter time as they migrate past heading home. Transfers from Brisbane are also available.
Enjoy a full day on our large, comfortable air conditioned vessel with a fully licensed bar, experienced and friendly crew that will make you all feel like family by the end of the day.
Our Moreton Bay Cruise offers you the flexibility to do as little, or much as you choose. Spend the day relaxing in the air conditioned saloon with a cold drink or two. Or you can choose to sunbathe on the top deck with a swim and walk on the beach of Moreton Island after lunch. Or you can choose to do the lot, Boom-netting, Guided Snorkeling and Fish Feeding tour, Swim, and even climb the huge Sand Hills if you dare. It’s up to you how many activities you participate in. This makes our trip perfect for everyone of all ages; singles, couples, families, small groups and family gatherings.
You will then spend the afternoon and final leg of your trip relaxing on the boat with a fully licensed bar while you cruise the shallow waters for the Eco Marine Safari spotting Dolphins, Dugongs, Turtles, Sting Rays, and Sea Birds. All accompanied by interesting and informative commentary from your Captain.
Our Moreton Bay Cruise operates all year round as the animals don’t go on holidays, so the Dolphin Wild Crew will help you find them anytime of the year.
Eco Marine Safari
The afternoon is dedicated to the Eco Marine Safari, spotting wildlife in their natural habitat, however the entire day is a Marine Safari as the Captain and Crew are always on the lookout for marine life. If spotted the Captain will pause all activities and take you over to view the animals wild and free in their natural habitat.
As the animals are wild and untamed, there is no guarantee of which species you will see on your cruise, but Dolphin Wild Island Cruises have been operating within the region for over 30 years and have a 95% success rate of spotting dugongs, dolphins and turtles.
The Captain will deliver informative and interesting commentary throughout the day and all afternoon educating you on the fun facts, habitats, biology and evolution of the local animals and Moreton Island’s colourful history.
Moreton Bay Marine Park is home to the shy elusive Dugong. Number one on everyone’s list to spot on a Moreton Bay Cruise. With an abundance of seagrass beds, it is ideal for dugongs to graze on all year round. As Dugongs are the only Herbivorous Sea Mammal in the world, they only feed on seagrass and algae growing on the seagrass limiting their homes to specific areas of coastline.
A very healthy population of turtles can also be found foraging in the seagrass beds. Moreton Bay Marine Park houses six different species of turtles warming themselves by swimming close to the surface of the shallow water, making them easy to spot in their natural habitat.
Moreton Bay is also fortunate enough to witness the migration of the Humpback Whales from June to October annually. These magnificent mammals visit Moreton Bay with their young babies on their return journey south to Antarctica. The babies and are very playful and inquisitive making it an unforgettable experience when you encounter them.
Common birds spotted each trip include Sea Eagles gliding in the sky over head, Whistling Kites and Cormorants. Don’t be surprised if a Cormorant swims beside you during the Guided Snorkeling and Fish Feeding tour as they like to take advantage of the fish feeding session while they are in abundance and catch a meal for themselves.