Watch the flying foxes fly out!
Photo © wpsq
Take one of our popular wildlife cruises on the Brisbane River.
Batty Boat Cruises are a great way to enjoy a family trip on the river – adults and kids alike love Batty Boat Cruises.
Cruise dates and times
Dates for the 2013/2014 season will be released in August.
Cruises depart late afternoon whatever the weather and tickets are not refundable.
$32.00 each adults
$16.00 children (3-15 years)
$85 family (2 adults, 2 children)
Call us on 07 3221 0194 during office hours for more information. Gift certificates are available.
Where does the cruise go?
The boat leaves from Mowbray Park East Brisbane and travel to Indooroopilly Island (6 km from Brisbane CBD) in time to watch the flying foxes depart. Each cruise lasts 3.5 to 4 hours.
Meet on-board orphaned bats
Photo © WPSQ
What you can do on a cruise
See and do
- Learn about the Brisbane River, its history and landmarks.
- Meet on-board orphaned bats and their carers.
- Observe black, grey-headed and little red flying-foxes.
- Watch the spectacular summertime flyout of flying-foxes as they head out for their nightly foraging expedition.
- Listen to expert commentary about flying-foxes and wildlife along the Brisbane River.
Buy souvenirs of your trip and wildlife books and gifts. More about flying foxes.
Eat and drink
Hot snacks can be purchased on board. Tea and coffee, soft drinks and bar service available. (Please, no BYO alcohol or eskies.)
About Batty Boat Cruises
Batty Boat Cruises is one of Wildlife Queensland's most successful public education initiatives. For more than 20 years, Batty Boat Cruises have introduced hundreds of people every summer to the fascinating world of the flying-fox, or fruit bat.
Each cruise on the MV Neptune takes a maximum of 90 passengers up the Brisbane River for an unforgettable wildlife
On the hour-long trip upriver, passengers can listen to an expert commentary on flying fox habits and other fascinating
wildlife facts. Watch the landmarks slide past as you cruise at a leisurely pace through the ever-changing riverscape.
The boat pauses just before sunset at Indooroopilly Island, summer home to breeding black, grey-headed
and little red flying foxes. As the sun sinks, silhouetted flying foxes swirl into darkening sky, snatching sips
of river water before scattering to find food for themselves and their young in the flowering trees of Brisbane
Find out more about flying foxes
Batty Boat Cruises is a fundraising and education initiative run by WPSQ's Brisbane Branch.
(ABN 98 822 357 323 - GST is not charged on Batty Boat Tickets)
For more information on Wildlife Queensland's activities, call us on +61 7 3221 0194 or send us an email.