Whale watching tours are now available from Townsville and Magnetic Island on our comfortable 20 metre boat during the months of June to October.
During the cooler months (June-October), Townsville North Queensland marks a pit stop on the annual migration route of the Humpback Highway. Around 7000 humpback whales choose to rest and play with their new calves in the crystal blue waters off the coast of Queensland.
Cruise past Magnetic Island’s beautiful coastline scattered with large granite boulders and towering native hoop pines.
Keep an eye out for the abundance of marine life such as turtles, dolphins, and the secretive dugongs. Don’t forget to stretch that neck and discover the world above us with the resident Brahminy and whistling kites, and the ever-majestic white breasted sea eagles!
All while you watch enough whales to leave your whale-loving heart a flutter! Grab your binoculars or zoom lens and discover the naturally curious humpback whales. With a water level viewing deck, you can truly feel like you’re up close and personal with these ultimate ocean creatures – all on the whale’s terms of course! Tail slapping, pectoral fin waves and sometimes – full breaching is all just an added bonus during whale season.
You can board the vessel from either Townsville or Magnetic Island!
In the unlikely event we do not come across any whales we do not offer any refund as you still would have received a scenic cruise. We do not guarantee whale sightings.
Departs from Townsville and Magnetic Island
July - September
Only operates during the months of humpback whale migration
8:00am to 12:00noon OR 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Parking: Parking is NOT available within the Breakwater Marina. Parking is permitted along the Strand or side streets or you can choose for a full day paid parking at the Sealink Ferry Terminal starting at $8AUD for standard vehicles (approx. 15 min walk to meeting point)
All cancellations must be in writing.
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 879