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 snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks is that each time you return, the snorkel will be different. As the tide changes so does the amount of exposed shipwrecks; altering your path and allowing you to see everything from a different perspective.
To participate in the Guided Snorkelling and Fish Feeding Tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks, you must be able to swim. Dolphin Wild provide all required gear including Eco Guides, safety vessel, wetsuit, mask and fins. If you don’t wish to snorkel, or are not a confident swimmer, the vessel will anchor near the wrecks, so non snorkelers can still experience and photograph these magnificent wrecks and Moreton Island. During the snorkel, you will remain onboard the vessel, relaxing in the sunshine or in our comfortable air conditioned saloon, until all snorkellers are back on board.
Please note, for your safety, participants must be competent swimmers to join the snorkel tour. There can be strong currents through the wrecks, so it is important you feel comfortable and confident in the water.
You are welcome to bring your own mask/snorkel/wetsuit if you have your own. Otherwise we will provide all necessary equipment. We DO NOT provide participants with life jackets for the snorkelling 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.