Water Sports for Families at Tangalooma Island Resort

A holiday at Tangalooma Island Resort can be as slow-paced or as fast-paced as your family desires. Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure, or a relaxing holiday exploring the island’s natural beauty, Tangalooma has a full range of activities to suit every type of family.

Boat Hire

Tangalooma Catamarans

Catamarans and 4HP motor boats are available to hire from Tangalooma Water Sports. Hire by the hour and cruise the waters off the resort, do a spot of fishing, or simply enjoy discovering the abundant wildlife of Moreton Bay. Cost: Catamaran hire from $49* for 30 mins. Motor Boat hire from $79* for 1 hour.

Find out more about catamaran hire at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/sailing-catamaran-hire.

Find out more about motor boat hire at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/boat-hire.


Tangalooma Kayak tours

Join a 1 hour 15 minute transparent-bottom kayak tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks from Tangalooma Island Resort and check out the marine wildlife around the wrecks as you paddle above!  Cost: $69* per person for the tour, or $54.50 per person in a tandem kayak.

Find out more about transparent kayak tours at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/clear-kayak-tour.

Alternatively, you can choose to hire a single or double kayak for 1 hour (or longer!), and take yourselves on an adventure.  Cost: Kayak hire from $25* per person (single kayak), or $17.50 per person (tandem kayak) for 1 hour.

Find out more about kayak hire at www.tangalooma.com/info/tours_and_activities/water_based_activities/kayaks/.


Tangalooma Parasailing

Get a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous shoreline of Tangalooma Island Resort, and possibly spot some ocean wildlife along the way! Solo, tandem or triple parasailing adventures are available daily. Weight restrictions do apply – 60kg minimum for solo flights, and 30kg minimum for tandem (per person) (maximum 160kg total). 100 metres maximum height for standard flights and 150 metres maximum height for mega flights. Cost: Standard flight (6-8 mins) $95*/ person solo, $85*/person tandem, $80*/person triple. Mega flight (8-10 mins) $105*/person solo, $95*/person tandem, $90*/person triple. Spectators on boat $15*/person.

Find out more about parasailing at Tangalooma at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/parasailing.

Banana Boat Rides

Tangalooma Banana Boats

Experience the thrills of Moreton Bay and hang on tight whilst you are towed by a speedy jet ski on your inflatable banana boat. Banana boats carry up to 3 people. This adventure runs for approximately 15 minutes, and life jackets are supplied. Cost: $29/person solo, or $25 per person for 3 people.

Find out more https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/banana-boat-rides.

Scuba Diving

snorkelling at Tangalooma

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. PADI Open Water Diver courses also available. Cost: Full Equipment Hire from $119*/person.

Find out more at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/scuba-diving.

Stand Up Paddle Boards

Tangalooma Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding promotes core strength and balance. Why not enjoy these health benefits whilst cruising over the stunning waters of Moreton Bay?! Casual hire or tours available daily (subject to weather conditions). Cost: Paddle Board hire from $35*/hour (plus $20 refundable deposit). Sunset Tour (60 mins) $69*/person.

Find out more at https://www.tangalooma.com/activities-tours/stand-up-paddleboards.

*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. 

About the Author
Brooke Powell
Brooke has been writing for Brisbane Kids since 2012, when she submitted a park review for us and was ‘discovered’. Prior to stumbling upon her talent for stringing words together in spectacular fashion, Brooke worked in roles for high profile global brands including Allianz Insurance, Marks & Spencer and Westpac. A strong regard for superior customer service, coupled with a passion for discovering awesome things to do and places to visit with her daughters and husband makes her perfect for both reviewing and advocating experiences for Brisbane Kids.

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