Quick Facts about Brisbane Whale Watching On MV Eye Spy
Brisbane Whale Watching is a big operation!
Captain Kerry Lopez is the only female owner operator of a whale watching operation the South Pacific Rim.
MV Eye Spy is a 30m catamaran that can take a whopping 320 passengers!
It is a custom built whale watching boat with 6 viewing platforms.
It is designed with viewing in mind, so even with a full complement of passengers there should be good viewing.
Brisbane Whale Watching is located at Redcliffe a northern bayside suburb of Brisbane. The boat departs from Redcliffe Jetty which is found on Redcliffe Parade (see map below). Free parking is just 100m north of the jetty opposite Redcliffe Police Station.
Cruises depart at 10am daily during whale watching season and return between 2.30 and 3.00pm. This whale watching cruise is a longer cruise than the Gold Coast cruises which tend to be only for 2 to 3 hours.
The cruise includes morning and afternoon tea plus a buffet lunch, so expect to pay more for this cruise than the shorter versions on the Gold Coast.
If you are staying in Brisbane for a couple of days, there is a transfer service to the main hotels.
From the Gold Coast self drive is the best option, but leave plenty of time as you will have to negotiate the Gateway Bridge which gets quite busy during peak hour. I would personally leave at least 2 hours to drive from the Gold Coast to Redcliffe at this time of the day, as Redcliffe is north of Brisbane Airport.
Cruises are subject to weather conditions and it is recommended that you book a cruise early in your holiday to allow for changes. Should the cruise be cancelled due to bad weather they will try to accommodate you on the next available cruise or refund.
Booking is essential for these tours.
Get in early to avoid disappointment,
especially during school holidays as whale watching tours fill
Brisbane Whale Watching Tour Operator
Brisbane Whale Watching Cruises are one of only two operators allowed to view whales within the Moreton Bay Marine Park.
The boat MV Eye Spy was commissioned in 2002 and custom built for whale watching incorporating many whale and eco-friendly features.
Owned and operated by skipper Captain Kerry this is a very popular day trip from Brisbane.
This cruise is suited to those who prefer the bigger tours, are looking for a whole day outing or who are staying for a few days in Brisbane. The boat can cater for some visitors with disabilities and has wheel chair access.
Book your Whale Watching Tour With Captain Kerry.