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Whale Watching Tours – Tangalooma

Whale Watching Tours at Tangalooma Resort

Time: June – November

Watch the magnificent humpback whales of Moreton Bay, and observe them as they play in the crystal clear turquoise waters off Moreton Island.

Humpback Whales are generally curious about objects in their environment. They will often approach and circle boats which makes for great viewing.

The Humpback Whale is a very large whale: an adult can usually range between 12–16 m (40–50 ft) long and weighs approximately 36,000 kg (79,000 pounds), or 36 tonnes; females, on average, are larger than males. It is well known for its breaching (leaping out of the water), its unusually long front fins, and its complex whale song.

Whale watching tours are seasonal and there are tours available from the Island between June and November.

 

Dolphins

Tangalooma is one of very few sites in the world where people can actually mingle with dolphins in their natural habitat when they come to feed at the beach at night. They usually come to the beach every evening around 7pm in summer.

Bottlenose Dolphins normally live in groups called pods, usually containing up to 12 animals. These are long-term social units. Typically, a group of adult females and their young live together in a pod, and juveniles in a mixed pod. Several of these pods can join together to form larger groups of one hundred dolphins or more. Males live mostly alone or in groups of 2-3 and join the pods for short periods of time.

You can encounter these wonderful creatures first hand at Tangalooma.