Snorkeling the Tangalooma Wrecks
The best kept secret is that you can, and must not miss snorkeling Brisbane waters while you are in town. During the Dolphin Wild Eco Marine Safari Cruise, you have the option to participate in a Guided Snorkel and Fish Feeding tour of the famous Tangalooma Wrecks at Moreton Island. This site is recognized as one of the world’s premier snorkeling destinations, with 15 fascinating shipwrecks and artificial reef to explore.
This world renowned group of wrecks were originally sunk to provide a protected mooring area for the local Brisbane families visiting the island in their recreational boats. It’s now known for its richly diverse environment of invertebrates, hard corals and over a hundred different species of fish and many other local marine life inhabitants.
Think you’ve snorkeled in some of the best places in the world already? Well wait until you get into the crystal clear aqua water with Dolphin Wild Island Cruises. This is not your average snorkel, it’s a drift snorkel. You will be dropped off at one end of the wrecks and float your way around, over and through the 15 shipwrecks to the other end where your vessel will be waiting for you. A safety boat will escort you at either end of the wrecks for additional safety.
Your guide will lead you the safest and most interesting path through the shipwrecks stopping along the way to feed the fish so you can get up close and personal with the local marine life. The best thing about snorkeling the Tangalooma Wrecks is that you can come back time and time again and every snorkel trip will be different. As the tide changes so does the amount of exposed shipwrecks; altering your path and allowing you see everything from a different perspective each time.
The Guided Snorkeling and Fish Feeding Tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks is an optional extra as you must be able to swim to participate in the tour. The cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child (up to 14 years) this includes Eco Guides, safety vessel, wetsuit, mask and fins. Payment for this activity must be made on the morning of the trip during check in. Please note that there are NO EFTPOS or Credit Card facilities onboard the vessel, so payment must be in AUD cash.
If you don’t wish to snorkel, or can’t swim don’t worry, the vessel will anchor near the wrecks, so non snorkelers can still experience and photograph these magnificent wrecks and Moreton Island. Weather conditions permitted one the crew will take you on a tour through the wrecks on our safety vessel so you can experience what it’s like amongst the shipwrecks and photo opportunities are unlimited.
Please note, for your safety, participants must be competent swimmers to join the snorkel tour.
You are welcome to bring your own mask/snorkel/wetsuit, but the snorkeling fee will still apply. We DO NOT provide participants with life jackets for the snorkeling tour as you must be able to swim to participate.
Due to Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and Risk Assessments, we are unable to allow patrons to snorkel alone at the Tangalooma Wrecks whilst on the cruise.