Discover the natural wonders of Moreton Bay Marine Park with a naturalist guide during a 7-hour excursion to Moreton Island. Your day includes a dolphin cruise where you also look for resident turtles, dugong and whales (in season). Included is a guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks and a fish feeding demo provide opportunities to check out colorful fish up close. Have free time to swim, climb sand dunes or simply relax on the beach. Includes optional transport from Brisbane or Gold Coast hotels, morning and afternoon tea, and a tasty buffet lunch.
After pickup, meet your guide and board a comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran. Snack on morning tea during the ride to Moreton Island and learn from your naturalist guide about the animal life and ecosystem of the vibrant marine park. When you arrive, hop into the water with your guide for your 1-hour guided snorkeling tour of either the Tangalooma Wrecks site (depending on the day’s conditions). Considered one of the best snorkeling sites in Queensland, Tangalooma Wrecks was formed in the 1960s when 15 ships were purposely sunk to create a breakwater. Corals then colonized the wrecks and the critters moved in, forming a spectacular site for snorkeling. Return from the snorkeling tour and get great photo ops of the fish that circle your boat during a fish feeding demonstration. Afterward, tuck into a delicious fresh seafood and chicken lunch buffet, followed by free time when you can relax on the beach or walk on the sand dunes. Next, keep your eyes peeled during the wildlife discovery cruise. Your boat heads to prime spots to spot bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead turtles, and the rare and endangered dugong. From June to November humpback whales can also be seen during their annual migration. Sightings of these wild animals are very likely, but not guaranteed. At the end of an amazing 7-hour tour, your boat returns to the mainland.