TANGALOOMA WHALE WATCHING TOURS

•Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise

•Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching

•Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching

TANGALOOMA WHALE WATCHING TOURS

Marvel at the annual migration each June to October of humpback whales as they journey some 16,000 kilometres from Antarctica along the east coast of Australia. These acrobats of the ocean pass by Moreton Island, often with their newborn calves, creating one of the greatest spectacles of the sea. Your Whale Watch crew will explain the habits and characteristics of migrating whales and serve a light, delicious lunch on board.

BRISBANE DEPARTURE

GOLD COAST DEPARTURE

TOUR SCHEDULE

07:30

08:45

DEPART GOLD COAST HOTEL

DEPART BRISBANE HOTEL/TRANSIT CENTRE

10:00 ISLAND LAUNCH DEPARTS
12:00

WHALE WATCHING

On arrival at the island resort, guests will have a short time to find their land-lovers legs before departing on the whale watching vessel where they will enjoy an educational commentary and Q&A about whales, a light lunch and refreshments and whale viewing.

*We offer the Desert Safari Tour, if the Whale Watching Tour must be cancelled due to severe weather conditions or for safety reasons.

15:00

FREE TIME AT TANGALOOMA RESORT

Free time to enjoy the pristine beaches, visit a resort cafe for afternoon tea, enjoy a swim at one of the resort pools, hire a quad bike or Segway or try one of the 40 free activities on the island from tennis to archery to boule, badminton, squash or minigolf excluding watersports …just to name a few!

16:00 DEPART TANGALOOMA ISLAND RESORT (Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise)

17:45

18:30

RETURN TO BRISBANE HOTEL (Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise)

RETURN TO HOTEL GOLD COAST (Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise)

   
18:00

WILD DOLPHIN VIEWING (Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching) OR FEEDING (Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching)

please note

After a safety briefing island guests are invited to wade into the ocean beside the resort jetty to handfeed the wild dolphins at sunset. This is a magical and unforgettable experience before returning to the mainland. *Launch departs Tangalooma Resort after the last dolphin feeding activity.

20:30

21:30

RETURN BRISBANE HOTEL (Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching and Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching)

RETURN GOLD COAST HOTEL (Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching and Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching)

TOUR DETAILS

TOUR CODE

• Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise (Gold Coast: HG51 / Brisbane: HB51)

• Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching (Gold Coast: HG71 / Brisbane: HB71)

• Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching (Gold Coast: HG91 / Brisbane: HB91)

TIME

• Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise (Gold Coast: 7.30am - 6.30pm / Brisbane: 8.45am - 5.45pm)

• Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching (Gold Coast: 7.30am - 9.30pm / Brisbane: 8.45am - 8.30pm)

• Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching (Gold Coast: 7.30am - 9.30pm / Brisbane: 8.45am - 8.30pm)

OPERATES Sunday to Friday (does not operate Saturdays)
TOUR INCLUDES
  • Return coach transfers
  • Return 75-minute cruise
  • Whale Watch Cruise with light lunch
  • Dolphin Behaviour and Data Collection Presentation(except Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise)
  • VIP Day Lounge access with tea & coffee making facilities
  • Return 75-minute cruise
  • Access to the the wild dolphin viewing jetty (Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching only)
  • Admission to the nightly dolphin feeding program (Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching only)
  • Dolphin feeding photo/digital copy (Premium Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching only)
  • Whale watching photo (printed copy)
  • Over 40 free land-based activities
  • Optional extras including watersports incur a fee
CENTRAL MEETING POINT Gold Coast: Novotel Surfers Paradise (Ex Hotel Grand Chancellor)
Brisbane: Brisbane Transit Centre Roma Street
NOTE
  • Low level of fitness needed
  • Pick-up times may vary by 10 minutes depending on traffic
  • English Japanese speaking guides available
  • Return times vary in season due to dolphin feeding at sunset
  • Dolphin feeding and Whale Watching is dependant on tides, weather conditions and dolphin/whale appearance (these are wild animals however the resort experiences a 98% attendance rate)
  • This tour is only 1 JUN - 15 OCT ONLY
  • Selected hotel pick ups points from Gold Coast and Brisbane available

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Hotel Pick up - Please wait outside hotel or designated pick-up point at least 5 minutes prior to pick-up time
  • Pick-up times may vary by 10 minutes depending on traffic
  • Changing road conditions may result in alternate pick up points
  • Fares - Shown in Australian dollars inclusive of GST. This brochure supercedes all prices previously advertised.
  • Child Fares - These apply to children 3 to 14 years inclusive. Infants aged under 3 are free, unless otherwise stated.
  • Cancellation Fees - Any tour cancelled within 24 hours of departure will incur 100% fee.
  • Concession Fares - $5 off Full Day Tours valid for Pension, Seniors Card Holders and Backpackers.Students and Backpackers - $5 off Full Day Tours except theme parks and Tangalooma Island Tours.
  • Credit Card Surcharges - 2%-4% card fee applicable.
  • We reserve the right to substitute coaches and operators where necessary.
  • Itineraries - Subject to change without notice. Limited tours operate Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. The JPT Tour Group retains the right to cancel tours, amend fares, itineraries and days of operation. At times it may be necessary to provide alternative transport.
  • Additional departure days available on most tours, subject to numbers.
  • Money Back Guarantee - for claims related directly to JPT and subject to your travel agent’s policy.
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