Marine Eco Tour

As we slowly cruise along the shallows off Moreton Island, sit back and hear our informative commentary by our experienced marine staff. Hear the unique history of Moreton Island including WW2 gun emplacements and sight its marine life such as Bottlenose dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles and the humpback whales.

Our families of dolphins love to come and play beside our boat and usually jump into our bow wave and say "hello". Dugongs and turtles also live in these "go slow zones" and the humpback whales will bring their calves into the bay to rest during their migratory season (July to October).

SUPERCAT'S three large animal viewing decks make it possible to get up close & personal to our iconic local marine life. This picture shows our customers on the front deck of SUPERCAT viewing "Fatty Boombah" – our favourite dugong!

Photographs and information on the Marine Life we see

Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins are well known as the intelligent and charismatic stars of many aquarium shows, as their curved mouths give the appearance of a friendly permanent smile.
Dolphins travel in social groups and their pods usually consist of about 10-12 Dolphins which are long term social units.

Turtles

Green Turtles are among the largest sea turtle in the world, with a proportionally small head which can not pull in to their shell like other turtle species.
Sea Turtles generally warm them selves by swimming close to the surface of the shallow waters, making it easier for us to locate and get some great views of them in their natural habitat.

Dugongs

Moreton Island has a great supply of sea grass beds, ideal for dugongs to graze on all year round, as Dugongs are the only Herbivorous Sea Mammal in the world, they only feed on sea grass and algae growing on the sea grass located in shallow sheltered tropical coastlines.
Dugongs can not hold their breath for very long, about every 5-6 minutes they resurface. More frequently than Whales, dolphins and porpoises.