Water-based Tours for Families at Tangalooma Island Resort
With an abundance of native wildlife and stunning natural surroundings, Tangalooma Island Resort is perfectly suited as a base for a range of ocean tours and activities. The resort conducts a number of tours departing from the resort daily, including –
Snorkel the Wrecks
The Snorkel the Wrecks Tour includes all snorkelling equipment and wetsuits and consists of a full 1 ½ hour experience out in Moreton Bay, with around 45 minutes exploring the wrecks themselves. Alternate options for snorkelling the wrecks include a 2 hour kayak and snorkel tour (for ages 12+), or you can simply hire the snorkelling equipment and do your own thing (prices vary). Cost: $59* per person.
You can read all about our experience as a family snorkelling the wrecks at Tangalooma here. Alternatively, please visit https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/snorkel-shipwrecks for more info.
Fish Feeding Cruise
Cruise the Tangalooma Wrecks on this flat bottom boat tour and feed the hundreds of fish who call these gorgeous waters home. Life vests are provided for children on this 45 minute tour. Cost: $25* for children (aged 3-12 years), $39* for adults, and $109 for a family (2 adults + 2 children).
Kayaking at Tangalooma Island Resort
Join a 1 hour 30 minute kayak tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks from Tangalooma Island Resort and check out the marine wildlife around the wrecks as you paddle above in a transparent-bottom kayak. Alternatively, you can choose to hire a single or double kayak for as little as $25* for 1 hour and take yourselves on an adventure. Cost: $69* per person solo, or $54.50 per person tandem.
Find out more at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/clear-kayak-tour.
Marine Discovery Cruise
On this 2 hour tour you have a great chance of spotting wild dolphins, green turtles, dugongs, stingrays and more! You will also enjoy a full commentary from one of Tangalooma’s qualified eco rangers. Cost: $69* for adults & $49* for children. Please note that this tour does not operate every day of the week.
Find out more at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/marine-discovery-cruise.
Tangalooma Scuba Diving
There are several scuba diving options available at Tangalooma, and the Tangalooma Wrecks are ideal for exploring, regardless of your scuba diving skill level. You are guaranteed to spot hundreds of colourful fish and may even glimpse a green turtle or Wobbegong shark when scuba diving in this area.
Daily scuba activities include –
- Bubblemaker Introductory Session for children. Cost: $99* per person.
- Discover Scuba Diving (12 years+). Cost: $159* per person.
- Qualified Divers (12+ years). Cost: $139* per person.
Scuba equipment is also available for hire. Find out more at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/scuba-diving.
The sunsets viewed from Tangalooma are simply stunning! Enjoying one of the best spots on the eastern side of Australia to watch the sun set in the west, this cruise allows you to relax after a long day of adventures on the island. Cool drinks, snacks and a running commentary add to the bliss factor on this 1 hour tour. Cost: $59* per adult, $45 per child.
To find out more, please visit https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/sunset-cruise.
Whale Watching Cruises at Tangalooma
Between June and October every year, migrating whales populate the waters of Moreton Bay. Keep your eyes out for these majestic creatures frolicking in the ocean on your trip over to the island, or indulge in a Whale Watching Day Cruise from Tangalooma for the opportunity to see whales in the wild. Brisbane’s closest whale watching tour, the Tangalooma Whale Watching Day Cruise aboard Australia’s largest dedicated whale watching vessel GUARANTEES that you will see a whale on your trip, or you will receive your money back (subject to terms and conditions). Cost varies, with advance bookings attracting further discounts.
Find out more at www.tangalooma.com/info/day_cruises/whale_watching/
*Please note that prices quoted are current as at April 2019, and are subject to change without notice.
Brisbane Kids thanks Tangalooma Island Resort for sponsoring our writer and her family on their holidays to the lovely Tangalooma Island Resort and Moreton Island. Costs were covered. All the opinions stated in this article are true, honest and genuine with the sole aim of providing enough information for families to make an informed decision about future holidays to this wonderful local leisure destination.