3 Island Snorkel, Wildlife & Seafood Tour

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This 3.15 hour (2.5 hours cruising time) encounter takes you to the three islands top snorkelling spots in the ruggedly spectacular, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, to experience the best of the local marine life, above and below the water.

The comfortable vessel allows for safety and enjoyment, as you dive in to discover this incredible marine park beneath the surface. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood selections as you cruise. Dietary requirements can be catered to (please notify Reservations Staff).

Look out for wild bottlenose dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, meet the local marine bird life and frolic with the rarest sealions in the world. All equipment is provided and our highly trained and experienced crew will introduce you to snorkeling with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness, so you can make the most of your wild encounter in wild luxury. They will also point out the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action!

We provide wetsuits, mask and snorkels, fins, and floatation devices. We have a large, comfortable and safe vessel. Our crew are qualified professionals with a passion for the ocean and our playful sealion friends!

The cruise concludes at Mersey Point (mainland jetty).

Highlights:

  • Seeing rare Australian sea lions, birdlife and other wildlife
  • Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Island Marine park)
  • Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park
  • Immersing into the beautiful waters of this A Class Nature Reserve and exploring the best snorkeling spots in the bay
  • Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life.

Included:

  • 3.15 hour (2.5 hours cruising time) snorkeling cruise throughout the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Seal Island and Bird Island
  • Gourmet style platters including local fresh seafood
    Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment included
  • Tour Guides who get you amongst the best wildlife opportunities on the day

What to Bring:

  • Gourmet style platters including local fresh seafood are served on board, however, you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks or pick up your supplies from Pengos Cafe next door to the Visitor Centre once you are checked in (Pengos can have <15-minute wait times so please allow enough time in your schedule). We recommend bringing a warm, weather proof jacket as it can be cold on the boat and Penguin Island, even in the summer months.
  • Comfortable shoes, thongs or sandals are appropriate footwear, a water bottle and a towel. If you plan on swimming or snorkeling, bring your swimmers, hats and sunscreen. Wetsuits and snorkeling equipment are provided, and you will be fitted on the grassed area where briefing is held. You may also bring your own rash vest, wetsuit or snorkeling gear. There is a toilet on board and public toilets on the mainland at Shoalwater where you can get changed.

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Moreton Island 'Get Wrecked' Day Tour (From Surfers Paradise)

Snorkel

Duration: 14 Hours, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Priced Per: Person
Trip Style: Low Cost
Fitness Level: Relaxed
Suited To: All ages
Transport: 4WD Bus, Boat

Our fully-inclusive Moreton Island Get Wrecked 1-Day Tour takes in the very best activities and scenery the western side of this beautiful Island has to offer during the day.

Jam packed full of fun, you can experience fully-guided snorkelling and transparent kayaking over Tangalooma Wrecks, and experience sand tobogganing and 4WDing along the beach and sand tracks, and much more. This is the ULTIMATE ECO Adventure Day Tour in Queensland.

Highlights:

  • See turtles, dolphins, coral and thousands of beautiful reef fish
  • Enjoy a wonderful fresh lunch on the beach
  • Discover the hidden underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Wrecks with our fully guided
  • Transparent Kayaks (weather & wind conditions apply)
  • Experience the awesome fish frenzy in the Transparent Kayaks
  • Feel the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of up to 70km/h
    Experience a 4WD adventure in our 4WD “Tough Bus” as we travel the rugged 4WD tracks of Moreton Island to “The Desert”
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicles – go in style
  • Swim the crystal clear beaches of Tangalooma Beach
  • Great fun-loving tour guides

Included:

  • Enjoy a fully guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks -all snorkeling gear supplied by Sunset Safaris (wind, weather & tidal conditions apply)
  • Free wetsuit hire available all year round – perfect for colder months
  • Safety vests available for non-swimmers to guarantee safety

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Moreton Island 'River to Bay' Day Trip (From Brisbane)

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Cruise, snorkel and bushwalk your way across four islands in one day. Discover historic ruins, shipwrecks, deserted beaches, and spot turtles, dolphins, dugongs and more!

  • Full day adventure cruise
  • Guided walk at St Helena Island
  • Snorkel at Platypus Bay or Tangalooma Wrecks
  • Fish feeding
  • Beach picnic lunch and water bottle refills.
  • Additional snacks and drinks available for sale on boat.

What to bring:  Swimmers, sunscreen, hat (warm clothes in winter).

Not recommended for children under 8 years.


Day Cruise to Moreton Island from the Gold Coast

Snorkel

Throw your swimwear into a bag and set sail to Moreton Island, a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong and turtles.

Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane, this full-day tour features an eco-cruise, tropical buffet lunch, island beach time and guided snorkel tour at the famous Tangalooma Wrecks.

Board the brand new AUD 4mill vessel, the Spirit of Migaloo II, and you’ll soon discover that there’s more to Moreton Island than meets the eye.

  • Marine Eco Tour
  • Shipwreck Snorkel – Snorkelling and Safety Equipment
  • Free time on Moreton Island
  • Fish Feeding
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Morning Tea
  • Return Transfer from/to Vibe Hotel Surfers Paradise and also other Gold Coast selected locations

Please wait at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Snorkel with Turtles at Mudjimba Island

Snorkel

Our trip to the Mudjimba Island reefs is a two hour trip, where you first meet at our dive shop at The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Snorkelers will have an in-water snorkel guide to both assist you with your snorkeling skills, and to show you some of the reef’s residents. The locals of the reef includes turtles, wobbegongs, rays, nudibranchs, and many types of reef fish.

Mask, snorkel, fins, and a wet suit is included in the pricing of the trip for snorkelers.

Children under 8 are not permitted on board.

This is also in open water and we suggest that you look into seasickness medication to minimize the chance of it impacting your experience.

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Snorkel at Julian Rocks Marine Sanctuary

Snorkel

Snorkel with Turtles , manta rays, leopard sharks and more at Julian Rocks Marine sanctuary! Jump on board Apollo 2 our purpose built dive boat for a fast and exciting trip to the rock! Guides and all gear provided.

Julian Rocks Marine Sanctuary is rated as one of the best dive sites in Australia. “Nguthungulli” the local Arakwal name for this incredible place, offers protected safe and shallow waters perfect for snorkelling and freediving. Sitting off the most easterly point of Australia, Julian rocks is a convergence point of warm tropical and cooler temperate waters, making it a marine wildlife hotspot!

Whales, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks, Grey Nurse Sharks and Turtles are all common visitors. Its a perfect environment for snorkelling and freediving with prolific fish life and multiple areas to explore.

Enjoy the sights of the Byron coastline onboard our comfortable purpose built vessel, we often encounter local dolphins and other marine life on the way to Julian Rocks. Humpback whales are a daily sight from June-November.

Tours operate from the Brunswick heads Marina just 15 mins from Byron Bay.


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Thundercat Whitsundays

Thundercat Whitsundays Day Tour

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Red Cat Adventures operates Thundercat Whitsundays and offers an exhilarating sightseeing catamaran boat ride from Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands all in one day.

Travel on a Queensland vacation tourism adventure like no other, where the azure waters meet coral reefs, and nature’s wonders are just a boat ride away. Thundercat Whitsundays day tour invites travellers of all ages to discover and explore the hidden gems of the Whitsunday Islands, promising an exhilarating day filled with exploration, relaxation, epic tourism destinations and unforgettable memories.

  • EXHILARATING ADVENTURE: Thundercat tour offers an 8-hour journey suitable for all ages. Explore the Whitsunday Islands with confidence and comfort.
  • ICONIC WHITEHAVEN BEACH: This itinerary includes visits to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, which offer breathtaking views. It is perfect for nature lovers and photo enthusiasts.
  • DISCOVER SNORKELLING: Features two snorkelling locations along the reef on the Whitsunday Islands. It is ideal for underwater exploration and witnessing vibrant marine life.
  • STABLE AND FAST BOAT: Made with a cutting-edge design, Thundercat Whitsundays provides a smooth ride. It is suitable for those concerned about seasickness and perfect for families.
  • ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: The tour includes safety gear, meals, and snorkeling equipment. Designed to provide a hassle-free adventure for travellers.
  • AWARD-WINNING TOUR: Recognized with three Australian Gold Tourism Awards for exceptional experience. Trusted and celebrated by adventurers.
  • GUEST CAPACITY: the boat can accommodate up to 38 passengers, fostering a sense of community. It is ideal for making memories with new friends or family.

Discover the Whitsundays Islands

The Whitsunday Islands are a jewel in the crown of Australia’s natural attractions. They are located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and offer pristine white sandy beaches, vibrant marine life on coral reefs, and turquoise waters. Thundercat Whitsundays provides an exclusive gateway cruise to this paradise with a fast, stable boat that’s perfect for adventurers of all ages. Designed for both thrill-seekers and those who wish for a gentler introduction to the sea, our tours offer the perfect balance of excitement and comfort.

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet

Our tour’s first day cruise highlight is the visit to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. With its 7 kilometres of unspoiled white silica sand and crystal-clear waters, it’s no wonder that Whitehaven Beach is often listed among the most beautiful beaches in the world. The adventure continues with a trek to the Hill Inlet lookout, offering breathtaking views of the swirling sands below, creating a mesmerizing natural art piece perfect for capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

Underwater Wonders Await

But the beauty of the Whitsundays isn’t just found on its shores. Thundercat Whitsundays day tour offers two snorkelling stops at secluded locations along the Great Barrier Reef’s fringing coral reefs. These spots, carefully chosen for their vibrant coral gardens and abundant marine life, provide an intimate view of the underwater world. Even beginners on this trip can feel at ease diving into this Coral Sea aquatic wonderland, with all necessary gear and guidance provided.

An Award-Winning Adventure for Everyone

Red Cat Adventures, which operates this Whitsunday day tour, has been recognized with the Tourism Australian Gold Award for its exceptional experience. It ensures that every tourist for the 8-hour tour journey is filled with joy, discovery, and adventure. Whether you’re a family looking for a fun day, a couple seeking a romantic escape, or a solo traveller eager to explore, our all-inclusive voyage offers something for everyone. With a capacity of up to 38 passengers, these tours foster a sense of community and shared wonder, making for a truly unique experience.

  • Depart Coral Sea Marina 9am
  • Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Mantaray Bay – Snorkelling
  • Stone Haven Bay – Snorkel the stunning Coral Gardens
  • Return Coarl Sea Marina 5pm

  • Lunch and Snacks
  • Stinger Suit
  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Onboard Bathroom
  • Fast Catamaran

  • Children aged between 2 and 14 years old.
  • Children under two years old must be approved before departure and supply their own lifejacket.
  • Children one or under must have a baby carrier with a parent.

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and a hat
  • Practical clothing and footwear (warmer items during winter)
  • Underwater camera
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine) for the boat only
  • Refillable water bottle

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Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Snorkel

Spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed. Wander off the Queensland coast.

The journey here through the lush Whitsunday Islands will have you reaching for your camera – watch for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September – but underwater is really where the magic happens. Incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral await.

Beyond the Whitsundays, your destination is Reefworld, our multilevel reef facility permanently moored 39 nautical miles from shore at spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel, swim, dive and explore – an undersea encounter with this amazing ecosystem is unforgettable. Or if you’d rather stay dry, experience the reef from our underwater observatory or take a ride in a semi-submarine. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, you’ll have more time to explore before you head back to shore with lifelong memories of this epic Australian icon.

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris and scuba diving


Wrecks Adventure Tour

Snorkel

Getaway to Tangalooma Island Resort for the Day! This tour includes return ferry transfers, plus your choice of up to 3 activities.

You’re the boss when it comes to our Wrecks Adventure Tour! Choose up to 3 adventures for your Moreton Island Day Trip. Whether you want to be segwaying along white sandy beaches, snorkeling around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks or Stand Up Paddle Boarding along the crystal blue waters; Moreton Island is yours for the taking!

Itinerary

  • 7:00am Check in at Tangalooma Wharf (220 Holt St, Pinkenba)
  • 8:00am Ferry departure
  • 9:15am Arrive at the resort and meet AMI Team at the end of
    the jetty
  • 9:30am Go on tours/activities and enjoy your day
  • 3:30pm Check in at ferry departure zone
  • 4:00pm Return ferry departure
  • 5:15pm Arrive back at Tangalooma Wharf

Inclusions:

  • Round-trip ferry transfers
  • 3 activities of your own choosing
  • Land activities (Quad bikes NOT included)
  • Use of resort facilities

Exclusions:

  • Meals and drinks
  • Road transfers

Choose 3 activities from options below:

1. Beach Segway Tour
2. Stand-Up Paddle Board Hire (1hr)
3. Guided Snorkeling at the Tangalooma Wrecks
4. Fish Feeding Tour + Sightseeing Cruise (Glass bottom boat)
5. 3 Hours Fishing Rod Hire
6. 3 Hours Kayak Hire
7. 3 Hours Snorkel Gear + Wetsuit Hire

Activities are to be chosen on arrival.

Optional Add Ons:

Add these to your tour for only

$45 each:

  • 90-minute Marine Discovery Cruise (Glass Bottom
  • Boat)
  • Snorkel tour
  • Segway tour

OR $65 each:

  • Sea Scooter Safari
  • Clear Bottom Kayak Tour
  • Parasailing


Whitsunday Great Barrier Reef Adventure (Snorkel)

Snorkel

Spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed wonder off the Queensland coast. The journey here through the lush Whitsunday Islands will have you reaching for your camera – watch for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September – but underwater is really where the magic happens. Incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral await.

Beyond the Whitsundays, your destination is Reefworld, our multilevel reef facility permanently moored 39 nautical miles from shore at spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel, swim, dive and explore – an undersea encounter with this amazing ecosystem is unforgettable. Or if you’d rather stay dry, experience the reef from our underwater observatory or take a ride in a semi-submarine. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, you’ll have more time to explore before you head back to shore with lifelong memories of this epic Australian icon.

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris and scuba diving