Brisbane Whale Watching offers humpback whale watching tours on the luxury whale vessel ‘Eye-Spy’ from Redcliffe on Moreton Bay just thirty minutes north of Brisbane. Brisbane Whale Watching has been operating tours from Redcliffe for over eight years. The Eye Spy was built by South Pacific Marine at Burpengary and launched in Brisbane in 2002. The catamaran is owned an operated by Captain Kerry Lopez from Brisbane.
The MV Eye-Spy is a luxury catamaran with six decks for viewing the whales, and air-conditioned cabins with glass from ceiling to floor.. There is full 360 degree walk around access on the lower and upper decks. The vessel caters for disabled with wheelchair facilities. The catamaran takes up to 320 passengers.
The humpback whales migrate through the waters of South East Queensland each year from June through until early November. The tour takes you out into Moreton Bay and surrounding waters where pods of whales may be seen resting, playing and looking after their young. Each Whale Watching Tour is a unique experience and sightings vary from day to day. As well as Humpback Whales, you may also see dolphins, green turtles, logger head turtles and other marine life. Brisbane Whale Watching guarantees you will see a whale. They offer a complementary cruise on the next departure if you don’t see any whales on your trip. Tours are always subject to sea conditions, and should a cruise be cancelled due to unfavorable weather or tide conditions, you will be offered a seat on the next available cruise or a full refund will be given.
Tours include morning and afternoon teas, buffet lunch and on-board commentary providing educational information on the whales. The boat also has a licensed bar serving drinks and snacks. Souvenirs are also sold.
Tours depart at 10am (boarding at 9.30am) from the jetty at Redcliffe, returning at approximately 2.30pm to 3pm. Tours depart seven days a week. Redcliffe is located on the Radcliffe Peninsula about thirty minutes north of Brisbane. Shuttle Bus transfers from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are available.