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Dolphin Discovery Cruise from Gold Coast

Dolphin spot, snorkel and relax as you are taken on a journey of discovery to Moreton Island and it's magical marine park.

Your Dolphin Discovery Tour takes you to a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong and turtles. Moreton Island is famous for its friendly and interactive dolphins, attracting marine biologists from around the world. The water clarity around parts of the Island are so exceptional that the sparsely populated and endangered dugong can be found gently grazing on sea grass beds close to shore. Moreton Island is also known to be a nesting ground for endangered Loggerhead Turtles. The purpose built boat and experienced crew, facilitate rare encounters with these shy and elusive creatures. As you cruise, a marine naturalist will enthral you with educational and entertaining commentary, blending aspects of marine mammal behaviour with the interesting history of Moreton Island. Vessels feature 3 large viewing decks guaranteeing all guests with a rail side position on this ultimate Marine Discovery Cruise.

The beaches at Moreton Island are sensational, get some sand between your toes before we serve an amazing all you can eat buffet lunch which feature locally caught, fresh trawler prawns. There is enough for everyone and caters for all dietary requirements.

Experience the adventure of snorkelling the Tangalooma shipwrecks. In 1963, 15 sand dredges were sunk to form the Tangalooma Wreck, now some 50 years later there are a myriad of colourful subtropical fish and coral that call this amazing reef home. Be amazed as a member of the friendly crew leads you on guided snorkel tour through a realm of vibrant tropical fish and coral. The experienced crew safely guides you and points out highlights, keeping an eye out for rare and fascinating creatures such as wobbegong, rays and octopi.

Experience Includes

  • Marine Eco Cruise - spot playful Dolphins, giant Turtles and the shy dugong whilst listening to the entertaining commentary from the marine naturalist
  • Guided snorkel tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks - rated Number 1 in 10 best snorkelling sites in Queensland as voted by Tourism Queensland.
  • Plenty of free time to enjoy the pristine island beaches, climb the famous sand dunes or just relax on the cruise vessel's sundeck.
  • Fish Feeding around the Tangalooma Wrecks
  • A delicious buffet lunch is served on board featuring fresh local caught trawler prawns, cold chicken and a delightful selection of salads and fresh bakery rolls. Drinks can be purchased from the licensed on board bar.
  • Expert commentary and guides
  • Onboard change rooms, fresh water showers and restrooms
  • Return transfers from the Gold Coast

Experience Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional refreshments - these can be purchased from the snack bar on board


Daily, November to May.

Departure location

Gold Coast

Start times



Around 10 hours; Once departed from the Gold Coast transfers take approximate 1hr 15mins.

Additional information

-If passengers are concerned about motion sickness, please speak to a pharmacist about preventatives.

Terms & Conditions

  • Due to Queensland regulation, snorkelling around the Tangalooma Wrecks must be conducted as guided tour.
  • Child Policy: 0-2 years inclusive - free of charge