Best Of Moreton Bay Cruise

Experience the best of Moreton Bay on this day cruise that visits 3 incredible islands plus snorkelling the iconic Tangalooma Wrecks.
Brisbane, Australia

What's Included

  • Travel on an ocean rafting high-speed vessel
  • Use of snorkel equipment, wetsuits, life jackets, and floatation device
  • Snacks, fruit, & bottled Water
  • Lunch 

What to Expect

Set sail on your very own island adventure with this day cruise featuring 3 of Queensland’s most beautiful and iconic islands. It's the best way to experience Brisbane’s Moreton Bay region. Jam-packed with fun, adventure and excitement this tour will have you discovering the hidden underwater paradise and snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks, taking a scenic tour of the beautiful Dunwich beaches and exploring the rich history and culture curated at St Helena Island.


The tour starts at Northshore Harbour, departing at 8:30 am. The first stop is across the bay at Moreton Island. Here you'll have the opportunity to dive down and explore Tangalooma’s thriving underwater paradise as you snorkel the iconic wrecks. Home to over 200 species of fish, 130 species of coral, and a myriad of marine life, this world-class snorkelling site is guaranteed to take your breath away.


After exploring this underwater world, it's off to North Stradbroke Island. Replenish your energy, and enjoy a delicious, locally prepared lunch at Dunwich’s award-winning cafe before heading off for some free time. Take a relaxing beach walk along the crystal blue waters, walk one of the nearby bushwalking trails, or simply relax along the sand and soak up some sunshine, the choice is yours!


The next stop is St Helena Island. Step back in time and walk in the footsteps of Australia’s worst criminals as you explore the rich history and iconic landscapes of this island. Take a guided tour around the immaculately preserved ruins and learn about the eerie history of St Helena from your highly knowledgeable guide.


If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have the opportunity to witness some of Australia’s best native animals and marine life in their natural habitat. All 3 beautiful islands are home to over 20 different species of native Australian kangaroos and wallabies. As you hop between islands, witness these incredible animals in their native habitat. Don't forget to look up too, as hidden up in the tall trees and nestled among the lush greenery are incredible koala families. Finally, the world beneath the surface of the beautiful Moreton Bay waters is home to six of the seven species of sea turtles including the world’s largest – green sea turtle. Get up close and personal to these majestic creatures as you sail, swim and snorkel around their underwater home.


Where we visit:

  • Moreton Island
  • Tangalooma Wrecks
  • Dunwich
  • North Stradbroke Island
  • St Helena Island

Frequently Asked Questions

Lunch is included at the stop at Dunwich, on North Stradbroke Island. On top of this, we’ll always provide plenty of water to refill your water bottles. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on the boats – cash only please as we may not have data reception out on the bay.

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Our boats are safe and roomy, with a variety of seating options to cater for various levels of ability. If you are in doubt, please contact our staff on booking and we’ll endeavour to accommodate your particular circumstances. Please let us know in advance.

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If you are driving to meet the boat, we recommend coming parking at Northshore Harbour, which is easily accessible from north or south of the Brisbane River and just off the Gateway Motorway. There is also plenty of free parking at Northshore. 

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No, but the tours will be more fun if you can. Many itineraries involved guided or free time snorkelling and swimming. The underwater world is a key part of Moreton Bay’s attraction. Please ensure that you tell our tour leaders if you are not a strong swimmer so they can keep a close eye on you.

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On booking, you will be given the opportunity to specify dietary preferences and we will accommodate them as best we can. It is too late to do so on the day of the tour.

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Moreton Bay is quite a big expanse of water, and on some days it can get rough. Even on calm days, if you are susceptible to seasickness you may feel unwell. Our advice is that if you are in doubt, you should seek advice on medication from a pharmacist and take that medicine well before you get on the boat, so it has time to work. Also, please let the boat crew know as soon as you feel a little unwell and we can put you in a calmer seat and keep an eye on you. Most people get seasick at some time in their lives, so please don’t be embarrassed about telling us. Please be aware, once out on the bay, we cannot bring you back in at the expense of the rest of the boat.

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While this is not a thrill ride, our boats travel at speed and the water is sometimes choppy making for a bouncy ride. While the seats are safe and comfortable, the motion could aggravate an existing back condition. Similarly, some activities are strenuous and not suitable to be undertaken by people with heart conditions. If you are pregnant, you should consult your doctor before intending to ride for their advice. While we don’t have in place blanket exclusions, you must let us know if you have any condition that may affect your ability to safely participate in the tour. We reserve the right to refuse to take you in the interests of your own health and safety.

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In order to keep to our schedule, we ask that you are at the pontoon waiting for us at least 15 minutes before the scheduled pick up time. If we arrive early we’ll start boarding immediately.

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Bring a small backpack or the like as storage space is minimal. You’ll need comfortable clothes, a hat, water bottle sunglasses, swimming attire, flip flops, sunscreen, and a towel. In the winter months something warmer, as well as the wind, can be quite cold. You’ll also need some cash for onboard purchases.

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Everything you need is included in your all-inclusive fare. We provide wet weather gear, snorkel equipment, noodles, wet suits as needed for no additional cost. Additional options and souvenirs may be available at additional cost but are totally optional.

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Our boats will cruise at 25-30 knots, which will throw up a bit of spray in most weather conditions. The boats are equipped with clear roll-down blinds all around, which mostly keep it dry. However, boats are boats and there is always a chance you and your gear will get a splash. We recommend leaving things at home that just cannot get wet.

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Yes, our boats are equipped with a full private toilet. We also stop at some locations that have larger facilities. Please let the crew know if you need to go while we are underway.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary booked as deemed appropriate by our staff with reference to weather, season, winds, tides or other relevant factors
  • The tour will depart in any weather that is deemed safe for the boat and guests, but the weather will impact on the nature of the tour. No refunds will be provided due to the impact of the weather on a tour
  • This is an adventure boat tour, and as such contains inherent risks such as seasickness, exposure to elements, injury or in extreme cases drowning. As such, participation is at the guests’ own risk in terms of personal safety and safety of any possessions taken on the tour
  • All guests must complete and sign an indemnity form
  • The minimum age for the tour is 3 years. The minimum age to snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks is 6 years old. All participants under 12 years old MUST wear a life jacket
  • Not suitable for people with back or heart conditions, or pregnant women

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made less than 24 hours before departure will not be refunded

Pickup Locations

  • City Botanic Gardens River Hub
  • Northshore Harbour Cafe

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