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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast provided by Australian Sunset Safaris

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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast

Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
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Tour snapshot
Get the most from Moreton Island on a tour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast
Duration:
11–14 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11–14 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Don’t just visit Moreton Island from Brisbane or the Gold Coast—pack your trip with adventure. Skip the effort of self-drive and join a tour that makes the most of Moreton’s highlights, with watersports equipment provided. Ride the ferry across the water and take a 4WD to Tangalooma Wrecks to snorkel and kayak before a picnic and sand boarding. Port transfers are included, with National Park and ferry fees extra.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Swap self-drive for a guide and 4WD to take you to the island’s best bits
  • Snorkel and kayak at Tangalooma Wrecks and surf the dunes by sand board
  • Includes picnic, equipment, and transfers; with entry fees and ferry extra
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Swap self-drive for a guide and 4WD to take you to the island’s best bits
  • Snorkel and kayak at Tangalooma Wrecks and surf the dunes by sand board
  • Includes picnic, equipment, and transfers; with entry fees and ferry extra
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6373MORETON1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fully Guided Tour
  • Transport by 4 Wheel Drive Bus on Moreton Island
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Kayaks, Sandboards & Snorkeling Equipment
  • Wetsuits FOC
  • Shuttle Bus Transfers from Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • Jetski Assist for Non-swimmers
  • Life Vests for Non-swimmers
Exclusions
  • National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
  • Additional food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Swim Wear, Beach Towel & Sunscreen
  • Entry/Admission - Moreton Island
Duration
11–14 hours
Departure details
  • Brisbane Coach Terminal, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia Departs 7:00am from Brisbane Coach Terminal, located on Parkland Crescent, adjacent to Platform 10 of Roma Street Train Station, Brisbane.
  • Mantra on View Surfers Paradise, 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia Departs 5:45am from Mantra On View Hotel (loading zone in front of main entrance), 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.
  • Moreton Island Adventures, 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178, Australia Also known as the MiCat Ferry. Limited paid carpark available on-site. Please meet the Driver Guides at the sheltered waiting area next to the carpark near the ferry by 7:45am. Do not board the ferry before checking in with the Guides.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This tour is not suitable for young infants under 4 years old
  • Please bring towel, swimwear, sunscreen & hat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Fully Guided Tour
  • Transport by 4 Wheel Drive Bus on Moreton Island
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Kayaks, Sandboards & Snorkeling Equipment
  • Wetsuits FOC
  • Shuttle Bus Transfers from Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • Jetski Assist for Non-swimmers
  • Life Vests for Non-swimmers
Exclusions
  • National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
  • Additional food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Swim Wear, Beach Towel & Sunscreen
  • Entry/Admission - Moreton Island
Departure details
  • Brisbane Coach Terminal, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia Departs 7:00am from Brisbane Coach Terminal, located on Parkland Crescent, adjacent to Platform 10 of Roma Street Train Station, Brisbane.
  • Mantra on View Surfers Paradise, 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia Departs 5:45am from Mantra On View Hotel (loading zone in front of main entrance), 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.
  • Moreton Island Adventures, 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178, Australia Also known as the MiCat Ferry. Limited paid carpark available on-site. Please meet the Driver Guides at the sheltered waiting area next to the carpark near the ferry by 7:45am. Do not board the ferry before checking in with the Guides.
Duration
11–14 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This tour is not suitable for young infants under 4 years old
  • Please bring towel, swimwear, sunscreen & hat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 10 Feb. 2021
A note from Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
Face masks could be provided to travelers if required. Please enquire from start of tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Moreton Island
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission excluded
    In the morning, your 4WD coach picks you up from the Gold Coast or Brisbane, then travels to the ferry to Moreton Island. During the 75-minute ferry ride across Moreton Bay, take in views from the deck or cabin, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. When you reach the island, your 4WD-vehicle drives along the sand to the Tangalooma Wrecks where you have several options for beachside fun. Follow your guide on a snorkeling tour of the famous shipwrecks; the 15 vessels were purposely sunk here to create a breakwall. This resulting reef is home to colorful corals, tropical fish, trevally, yellowtail, wobbegong, kingfish and more. If snorkeling doesn’t appeal to you, use the provided transparent bodyboards to paddle in search of turtles, reef fish, coral and other critters, or simply relax on the white-sand beach. After the snorkel tour, your guide serves a picnic lunch before leading a tour on transparent kayaks to explore the Tangalooma Wrecks. Stay dry as you view an amazing array of fish right below your kayak. (Please note that a 4WD tour around the island will replace the snorkeling and kayaking if conditions are unfavorable). Next, hang on tight as your driver takes your 4WD on rough inland tracks to tall sand dunes that are ideal for sandboarding, a fun, high-adrenaline activity comparable to tobogganing. It is possible to reach speeds of up to 30 mphr (50 kph) as you zip down the dunes. After sandboarding, return to the coast and enjoy a swim at Tangalooma Beach (if time allows). Then catch the ferry back to the mainland and reach Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the evening.
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Amanda M
1 contribution
The trip to Moreton island was the highlight of my trip to Brisbane. I am an experienced solo traveller, going on at least one every school holidays (I am a teacher).

The tour guides: Rhett, Josh and Isaiah, were fantastic and very professional. They had excellent knowledge of the island it’s wildlife as well as for the activities they hosted.

The group of people the tour attracted were awesome. I met a fellow solo traveller and have since made a solid friendship that extends beyond the trip.

When looking at which group to go with to the island, definitely check the reviews. The one with Australian Sunset Safaris appears to be one of the more expensive (by $20) but you are fed an excellent healthy lunch with options for more than one portion; have time to do sand boarding, snorkelling and kayaking rather than one or the other with the latter two and no last minute cancellations which I know has happened with other trip operators. Well worth the additional dollar to do it right!

Written 16 April 2021
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Sarah M
7 contributions
Mar. 2022
This was honestly a beautiful experience. All the activities were super fun- and seemed to go for just the right amount of time! The food was delish and the tour guides were great!

The only downfall was the communication. I tried to call to confirm my booking before the day and the phone call didn't get answered/I didn't get a call back. Then on the day the bus driver was late in the morning (only by 20mins) which would've been fine if there was a text message or some way of letting people know as the booking confirmation said the bus would be leaving at a sharp time. I spoke to a security person at the bus stop who says 'he arrives when he arrives'. There were a couple of people from the tour going from terminal to terminal looking for the bus but couldn't find it. Then when we got off the boat- they'd spoken about what was going to happen but they just went missing for a couple of minutes while we waited for them. Honestly still a great experience- if they had've communicated a little better it would've been 5 stars for sure!

Also, you could tell that they were definitely taking into consideration other reviews as they had implemented nearly everything from any feedback I had read which I really appreciate in a company. So on the day, they only took out the kayaks that were in the best condition to see the fish.

Thanks for a great day!
Written 22 March 2022
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Ellie and james
2 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Me and my boyfriend were hesitant to book this due to the price of the tour, after reading many reviews on trip advisor and getyourguide saying it was worth the money we thought we would give it a go. Im so glad we did as i have now been in Aus nearly 3 months and this is the most fun I’ve had my whole time here. We started off kayaking, the see-through kayaks made this experience even more surreal! I have never seen so many fish, we were able to throw bread and all the fish were racing and jumping out of the water to catch it. We kayaked up, down and through the shipwrecks on the island. We then moved onto snorkelling, we were provided with full wetsuits gloves and flippers, I’m usually very scared of swimming in the sea due to fish however as we were fully covered we weren’t able to feel the fish touching us. There were so many different fish to see i would recommend opting for the life jacket as you are out in the deep water for quite a long time so its easier and leaves you being able to properly look at the fish rather than panicking for breath (although the reps are always there with floats for you to grab onto). After the water sports we had lunch on the beach, i wasn't expecting much maybe just a ham sandwich but i was very pleasantly surprised! It was a make your own sandwich type of situation, you grab a bread bun (which were ridiculously soft) and choose the salad, main fillings (tuna, ham, beef, chicken) and then pick your sauce (plenty of food to go around as you can have as many sandwiches as you like!). There was also lots of watermelon and crisps. The final activity was sandboarding- which was both mine and my boyfriends favourite- despite the rain it was still so much fun! It is a very tiring activity however well worth the trekking up the sand hills each slide, the ‘desert’ is breath taking as well. I cant thank Chris and our other tour guides enough for their knowledge and friendliness they shared with us, i would recommend this to people of all ages, it was so much fun and 100% worth the money, we had the best day!
Written 13 March 2020
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Keanna E
7 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Friends
This 1 day tour did not disappoint! It’s was very laid back, never felt rushed as the guides were so helpful and friendly. Snorkeling the ship wrecks was a highlight. So many fish to see, even turtles! The glass bottom boat was great to see the wrecks from above and we were give bread to feed the fish as well. Sand sledding was a thrill, and our guide, Chris, amazingly ran up the hill every time to make sure we all got fun footage of ourselves going down! Highly recommend to anyone! Will be going back!
Written 19 September 2020
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SunsetSafarisTeam
Glad you enjoyed the tour! Chris is truly amazing, we nickname him 'He Man'. The level of fitness he has surpasses us all!
Written 5 October 2020
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Jules
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
Sep. 2020
The two-day trip to Moreton Island with Sunset Safaris was fantastic. The moment you arrive on the Island you are welcomed by breath taking views of crystal clear water and pure white sand.

When we arrived on the Island the 4WD bus picked us up. I was in awe as we drove along the beach and through the sandy roads. Extremely grateful that infrastructure hadn’t crept in to this part of the Island. Our first stop was sand boarding in The Desert. Regardless of our age, this activity definitely awakens the inner child in all of us.

We were then taken to Blue Lagoon for a quick swim and a nice lunch. People in our tour had special dietary requirements, which Sunset Safaris welcomely catered for.

Other activities on this trip included snorkelling around the shipwreck, transparent day and night kayaking (weather permitting) and a lighthouse tour. We even spotted a few whales while we travelled around the Island.

For anyone who is like me, loves the ocean and nature, but is reluctant to go camping because the thought of not having a toilet around scares you. I get it, it’s the one luxury you don’t want to let go of. Well, you will be pleased to know they have decent toilets that a managed by National Parks Rangers not far from the campgrounds.

Most importantly, this trip would not have been as memorable if it wasn’t for our brilliant tour guides, Rhett and Bones. Not only are they filled with abundant knowledge of every detail of the Island they can cook, sing, play the guitar and teach you a thing or two about the galaxy. The food and entertainment were amazing. Additionally, they both have brilliant photography skills. Rhett set up photos for us to take and taught us a few skills along the way. I have never come back from a holiday with such great photos. Even my friends were amazed that I actually took some decent photos. Trust me, that’s saying a lot. Both Rhett and Bones really went above and beyond their requirements to deliver genuine professional customer service.

Thanks Sunset Safaris, thanks Rhett and Bones you truly made our weekend away one we will remember forever. I would definitely do another Sunset Safari tour without any hesitation.
Written 15 September 2020
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Lucas C
1 contribution
Jan. 2020
The island is beautiful and it's really worth to visit, however the company Sunset Safari, they are expensive, they rush everyone in every activity. The Snorkelling was really fast, I bought a 7:45 start, they sent an email later the night before saying we would be leaving at 9:15 and we left the port at 10:45, arriving on the island almost 12:00 to do 3 activities. The "sandboard" is a joke, they literally give you a piece of timber board so you can eat sand while you ride down the dune. The Staff was friendly and nice however it's way too expensive for the experience you have.
Written 5 January 2020
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Pulkita
4 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Solo
I recently went on the 2 day Moreton island tour with Sunset Safaris which was a mix of the scenic and get wrecked day tour - and it was amazing!! Wein and Josh our tour guides were warm and welcoming and made sure we enjoyed the trip. The food was delicious and all you need after the activities planned- we did snorkeling, sand boarding, cruising around the island in 4WD, kayaking and saw whales, dolphins, sea turtles, different kind of birds and vegetations and lots of fishes. The highlight of the trip was the night kayaking, a unique experience that I highly recommend - it has a thrill of its own. We had sea turtles And fishes swimming just below the kayaks and the coral at night was too good!!!
Written 4 October 2020
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SunsetSafarisTeam
The night kayaking is definitely the highlight of the tour! It seemed like you had seen all types of marine life on tour, how lucky! Come back to visit us again someday!
Written 2 November 2020
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Global798567
8 contributions
We hade a nice ”get wrecked” daytour. Our guide Chris and his colleagues were great as well as funny, helpful and very knowledgeable. The snorkeling was amazing, kayaking was easy and not so special but the sandboarding really fun. The tour had unfortunately too tight schedule Moreton Island is a beautiful Island worth seeing.
Written 4 April 2020
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Escape549827
1 contribution
The trip to Moreton Island was so much fun! Thanks to the team at Sunset safaris for organising such a great experience. We enjoyed the ferry trip on board the MICAT, the water activities (snorkeling, kayaking), the wobbly bus ride to the desert, and the sandboard slides. My 8 year old was fully engaged throughout the trip as well. All the activities were conducted on schedule and we returned back to Brisbane by 6 pm. Overall, it was a very memorable trip and a lot of fun.
Written 24 April 2022
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Sandy A
3 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Solo
Wonderful day trip - very well organised and the perfect amount of time for each activity. The snorkelling is amazing - so much to see. During my day I saw a turtle, dolphins and so many beautiful fish.
I opted out of Sandboarding (I had done it before, and knew how hot it would be) so spent those 2hrs on the beach, walking and swimming.

Chris was a super friendly, professional tour guide - 5 star rating to him and his team, as well as the Island and activities.

Highly recommend this day trip!
Written 15 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Geoffrey G
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A great tour for someone who love water activities and adventure
This tour was full of thrilling activities starting with snorkeling, then sand boarding, overnight camping, swimmin
Diane D
Diane D
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A great day on Moreton
I am glad to have chosen this company.  +  It was a little more expensive than others but I wanted to have both sno
Lachlan C
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Best way to do Moreton
Crazy not to go!!! Most amazing 2 days on Moreton with our guide Chris. Could not believe the inclusions with the d
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Great Way to See Morton Isle
1 Day Get Wrecked : From bus pick up — return it was a well planned day out. Friendly knowledgeable staff Great a
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This was my first time visiting Australia and the Great Barrier Reef with my family. Our tour guide, Harry was fun
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Get Wrecked! Morten Island Day Tour
From the moment Chris greeted us at the ferry dock for our trip out to Morten Island, we knew this tour group was g
huntforgoodtimes
huntforgoodtimes
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Amazing guide on a beautiful island
Lee was a great informative guide allowing us to learn a lot of history and taking us to some beautiful viewpoints
sweden21562
sweden21562
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Spectacular journey
The island cannot be better explored than a 4WD. Driving on the beach up to the lighthouse, then thru the middle r
ymandy2019
ymandy2019
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if u love nature and exciting activities, moreton island is the choice
my friend and i joined the 2 day tour, and it was amazing. it was the first time we ever came to a sand island. the
yansuen7677
yansuen7677
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Stunning scenery, lovely guides & fun packed tour
Went to my first Moreton Island trip with a bunch of friends and left with so much love and memories. The sand Isla
gladyshoh
gladyshoh
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Our trip and tour guides are super duper awesome!
Had a two day one night trip to Moreton Bay with my group of friends from Singapore. The trip was amazing and wonde
Samuel B
Samuel B
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Snokerling and kayaking
Amazing two days in moreton Island, especially thank to Dave, a great lover of nature ! He shared some amazing sto
apple621255
apple621255
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Wonderful island, excellent tour guide!
We indulged in a wonderful Google daytime at Moreton Island with an excellent tour guide, Chris! The scenic view o
Giuseppesyd
Giuseppesyd
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Amazing tour whit amazing staff Highly recommended
The best way to experience Moreton island....the two days tour give you a chance to visit all the best please on th
javork
javork
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Had two awesome days
Did the two day tour with my sister and had a 5 star experience. We were shown around the island on the first day a
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