Whale Watching and Wildlife Cruise Townsville

Experience a 4-hour Scenic Whale Watching and Wildlife Tour on board our custom vessels, MV Adrenalin (14m) and MV Endorphin (20m), with early bird or sunset tour options.

During the cooler months (July-September), Townsville North Queensland marks a pit stop on the Humpback Highway migration route. About 7000 humpback whales rest and play with their calves in the crystal blue waters off Queensland’s coast.

Cruise past Magnetic Island’s beautiful coastline adorned with large granite boulders, native hoop pines, and Orchad Rock.

Spot marine life like turtles, dolphins, and dugongs. Look up to see Brahminy and whistling kites, and white-breasted sea eagles!

Watch humpback whales up close with a water-level viewing deck. Witness tail slapping, pectoral fin waves, and breaching during whale season.

Board the vessel from either Townsville or Magnetic Island!

Please note: No refunds for not encountering whales; the tour remains a scenic cruise. Whale sightings are not guaranteed.

Your Day Includes:

  • A four-hour scenic tour around the beautiful waters of Cape Cleveland and Magnetic Island.
  • Cruise past the large granite boulders and towering native hoop pines for your opportunity to glimpse some of the abundance of marine life that reside there and the majestic humpback whale on their northern migration.
  • Morning Tea on our early bird and Afternoon Tea on our sunset cruise
  • A complimentary glass of juice or wine
  • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee
  • Experienced, Professional, Fun and Safe crew with a passion for the marine environment
  • Our team specialised in marine and wildlife will educate you in the behaviour of the Whales and other wildlife with our live onboard commentary
  • Experience the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef
  • BYO Alcohol welcome

Terms and conditions apply. You can find our T&Cs here.


Half Day Trips both Morning and Afternoon for Whale Watching and Wildlife weekdays and weekend days during migration season. Please check our calendar for availability!

You can board from Townsville at the Breakwater Marina or from Magnetic Island at the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal.

Due to our small numbers of passengers it is advised to book early.

(Please note that all our trips are subject to weather conditions and passenger numbers. Trip Status Updates will be send out the afternoon prior to departure).




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