Whale Watching Brisbane

Tick a whale watching Brisbane experience off your bucket list. See these majestic mammals up close and experience nature at its finest. Discover spectacular whale watching cruises and tours in Redcliffe, Scarborough and beyond online at RedBalloon.
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Brisbane whale watching cruises at RedBalloon

The annual migration of humpback whales from Antarctica to the warm waters of Brisbane and Moreton Island is a sight for sore eyes. RedBalloon captures the magic of these kings and queens of the sea in a range of Queensland whale-watching tours. There’s a selection of whale-watching Brisbane deals that focus on humpback whales migrating from Brisbane to Redcliffe and beyond, offered online.

Where can I see whales in Brisbane?

If you’re Brisbane based, you can see humpback whales in all their glory in Redcliffe, Scarborough, Surfers Paradise and surroundings.

When to go whale watching in Brisbane?

Whale-watching season in Brisbane begins annually in June and concludes at the end of October. This timeframe provides ample opportunities to make the most of the whale-watching season in Queensland. RedBalloon offers a range of whale-watching Redcliffe experiences and other cruises in the surrounding region. Humpback whales are the most surface active of the species, so whale watchers are in for a visual treat.

Where is Redcliffe?

The residential beachside suburb of Redcliffe, in the Moreton Bay Region, is located 28 kilometres north-northeast of the Brisbane CBD. Its handy access to Brisbane makes it an ideal day-trip destination for the range of whale watching cruises offered online at RedBalloon.

Does rain affect whale watching?

Rain does not dampen the whale-watching experience. Day cruises and shorter whale-watching events still go ahead as planned, but it’s important to be weather ready and stay under cover where possible. Migrating whales still come out to play in rain, hail or shine, so regardless of the conditions, sightseers are in for an unforgettable animal experience. All whale-watching tours offered at RedBalloon take place on state-of-the art cruising vessels, with multiple viewing decks. These cruises are not only operated by expert and informative crew, but are also custom-designed to be enjoyed in maximum comfort – in any weather.

What to expect when whale watching in Brisbane?

Whale watchers should expect to be awe inspired by the surface displays of migrating humpback whales. RedBalloon offers Whale Watching Full-Day Cruises from Redcliffe and Brisbane, a VIP Whale Watching Cruise with Transfers from Redcliffe and also an Eco Marine Safari Cruise with Buffet Lunch (with or without transfers) from Scarborough. These latter cruises encompass an eight-day tour in the Moreton Island Marine Park, feature a gourmet buffet lunch with all the trimmings and also offer the chance to spot dolphins, dugongs and turtles in the wild.