Meet the Marine Wildlife
Your Dolphin Discovery Tour takes you to a world-renowned destination for encountering dolphins, dugong and turtles. Moreton Island is famous for its friendly and interactive dolphins, attracting marine biologists from around the world.
The water clarity around parts of the Island are so exceptional that the sparsely populated and endangered dugong can be found gently grazing on sea grass beds close to shore. Our purposely built marine mammal friendly boat and experienced crew, facilitate rare encounters with these shy and elusive creatures.
Moreton Island (Mulgumpin) is also known to be a nesting ground for endangered Loggerhead Turtles. The marine park surrounding the island, hosts humpback whales on their annual migration up and down the east coast of Australia.
Encounter fascinating and diverse marine creatures on your guided snorkel tour through the coral reef and shipwreck, lead by experts. Feed, swim and snorkel amongst a galaxy of gentle angel and butterfly fish. Watch colourful clownfish bashfully emerge from the swaying anemone. Be sure to keep a keen eye out for wobbegong, rays and octopi.
Into the world of Dolphins
What makes them unique
Did you know that dugongs are thought to be the basis for the legendary myth of mermaids? Nursing mothers feature large mammary glands that are said to have enticed lonely sailors on long sea voyages.
Like dolphins, Dugongs are marine mammals who must surface to breathe air. Unlike, dolphins, they did not evolve blowholes or echolocation but that doesn’t make them any less fascinating. For instance, they exhibit a trait extremely rare in marine mammals – they’re vegetarian.
Turtles & Rays
The calm, crystal clear waters surrounding Moreton Island (Mulgumpin) boast superior clarity. Combined with the gentle slope of the beach, this creates the perfect environment to catch glimpses of endangered turtles and a variety of ray species as they feast in the shallow sea grass beds.
Did you know that sea turtles spend their adolescence in the deep waters of the open oceans but return to lay and hatch eggs on the same beaches they were born? Scientists are puzzled as to how they manage this amazing navigational feat.