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Yalingbila (Whale) Cruises

In the deep, clear waters off Point Lookout (Mooloomba) of North Stradbroke Island, up to 200 yalingbila (whales) can be seen passing in a day between sunrise and sunset. From June to October each year the humpback whale migration happens on the Queensland Coast and now, with Yalingbila Tours, you can see the mighty whales as they pass by Point Lookout on Straddie for the first time ever.

This unique tour is proudly owned by the Quandamooka people and offers guests a day cruise with local Aboriginal guides sharing cultural knowledge about yalingbila (whales) and the spiritual connection they share with the Quandamooka People, part of one of the oldest living cultures in the world. The informative guides also share incredible facts marine scientists are discovering about whales and their migration.

The boat tour departs 4 days a week from the 11th of July from Southbank in Brisbane City on Saturday and Sundays, from Raby Bay in Cleveland or Dunwich (Goompi) on Thursday and Fridays, and takes from 6 - 7.5 hours depending on your departure point. Enjoy the journey as it cruises along the iconic Brisbane River out to the pristine waters of Moreton Bay, part of Quandamooka land and sea, or Quandamooka Coast as it is commonly referred too. 

The comfortable boat travels the coastline of the pristine sub-tropical island of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and it's dramatic eastern rocky headlands of Mooloomba (Point Lookout). The tour promises a day full of photograph opportunities, insights and fun for the whole family!

For more information click here for the Q-Coast website or call Q-Coast on 0418 973 695.