Whale watching for a cure

Whale watching for a cure

Tangalooma Island Resort donates $5 for every whale spotted during the season. 

Tangalooma Island Resort are hoping for another record-breaking whale watching season on Australia’s east coast.

For the fourth year running, Tangalooma Island Resort is partnering with The Kids’ Cancer Project for whale watching season, and will be donating $5 for every one of the magnificent creatures sighted.

During the 2017 season (June – October), 1,203 whales were sighted from the Tangalooma Jet, Australia’s largest dedicated whale watching vessel, which expertly took guests on over 100 trips.

The Resort rests on beautiful Moreton Island just a 75-minute catamaran cruise from Brisbane and is home to Resort Manager, Brianna Preobrajensky and her family.

Brianna’s personal experience with childhood cancer, through her son Oscar, led the Resort to partner with the charity.

"Tangalooma Island Resort has been a proud supporter of The Kids’ Cancer Project for many years now raising over $25,000," Mrs Preobrajensky said.

Given our first-hand experience with the organisation and the incredible work they do, this is one partnership we endeavour to maintain for years to come.

"The sad reality is, cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia, so if we can contribute in any way towards raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research, then we will," Mrs Preobrajensky said.

The Kids’ Cancer Project are an independent national charity dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research. The charity's vision is for the one hundred per cent survival of children with cancer while eradicating the harmful impacts treatment can bring.

"We're lucky. Oscar's story is such a happy one because he is still with us. But there are side effects and risks from his cancer treatment. At the time, and even now, we cannot predict what they're going to be," said Mrs Preobrajensky.

Owen Finegan, Chief Executive of The Kids’ Cancer Project, is excited about the launch of this year’s whale watching season.

"This ongoing partnership between Tangalooma and The Kids’ Cancer Project is a true display of community and common goals," Mr Finegan said.

"We are so thankful to the resort for their support again this year."

Tangalooma Island Resort is Brisbane's only whale watching experience. Tours depart direct from Brisbane to Moreton Island with the option to add wild dolphin feeding or viewing, or an overnight stay. Visit Tangalooma.com for more information.