Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer


Looking for a Christmas party or gift idea?

Why not get out on the water for your Christmas party or give someone special a Noosa Oceanrider gift voucher. Call us on 0438 386 255 and we can take care of the rest.

Holiday Here.


Goodbye whales for 2020

The whales are waving goodbye for 2020. It has been a spectacular season with many close interactions; we look forward to welcoming them back next year in 2021. In the meantime, we will be running our popular, slow and scenic, nature-focused Dolphin Safari.

New seats

Our seats have had an overhaul. We have new cushioning that moulds to the individual for increased comfort and support and new coverings for a more luxurious look. Covers were prepared by Maroochy Marine Covers.

Noosa Oceanrider on Totally Wild

This week Nathan filmed with Ranger Stacey and the Totally Wild crew from Channel 10. They enjoyed a nature-focused tour taking in the Noosa headlands and searching for the humpback whales and our local resident bottlenose dolphins.  

Whale Watching September

This epic photo was recently taken on board a Noosa Oceanrider tour by local photographer Marissa Knight. September is generally the best whale watching in Noosa as the whales return south with their calves, they stay closer to shore and are generally more playful and active.

Bob the Turtle’s rescue

Captain Nathan noticed Bob the Turtle trying to dive with no success on a Noosa Oceanrider tour. This is known as ‘Floaters Syndrome’ and occurs when turtles ingest plastic, causing a build-up of gas in their digestion system, causing them to float. If they cannot dive, they cannot eat and become vulnerable prey. Bob was taken…

Travellers Choice 2020 award from Tripadvisor!

We are thrilled to receive the Travellers Choice 2020 award from Tripadvisor. Thank you to all our amazing guests, Tourism Noosa and the Noosa community for all the support that has helped us achieve this.

Humpback whale behaviour

Whale Watching season has begun so we thought it was time for a refresher on whale behaviour. Experts believe that some behaviours assist with navigation and allow them to communicate with other whales. The following is some theories on common whale behaviours. BREACHING There are many theories why humpback whales breach including to attract other…

Today Show on Noosa Oceanrider

Noosa Oceanrider was thrilled to host the Today Show on Noosa Oceanrider.

Noosa Oceanrider’s boat the Gemini Waverunner 850

The Waverider 850 is Gemini Marine’s benchmark product and what we use at Noosa Oceanrider. Its popularity is demonstrated by the fact that is exported to 40+ countries as it offers exceptional comfort and excellent handling at top speeds, especially in heavy seas. Our Waverider 850 has a maximum capacity of 12 passengers in six…

Dolphin & Whale Watching Guidelines

The Queensland Government Department of Environment & Science has rules about how we view marine animals in their natural habitat to protect our wildlife and penalties apply to those who disregard these rules. The above table demonstrates the guidelines which are applicable for all boats, jet skis, hovercraft, aircraft, helicopters, and people who are in…

Skip to toolbar