Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast
- Family friendly
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Your cruise continues past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Each year between the months of May and October, humpbacks whales migrate to these subtropical waters to mate and give birth. With three departures per day you'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various sea birds also call these waters home. Your marine naturalist guide will also provide informative and unique commentary and the experienced crew are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate whale watching experience.
Seasonal: June to October
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Boarding commences 20-minutes prior to cruise departure
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Morning Whale Watch Cruise
Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 7:30am, returns at 10.45am
Midday Whale Watch Cruise
Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 11:00am, returns at 2:15pm
Afternoon Whale Watch Cruise
Afternoon Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 2:30, returns at 5:45pm
Whale Watching Cruise
- 3.15 -hour whale watching cruise
- Commentary by a Marine Naturalist
- Coffee and biscuits
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
- 100% guarantee whale sightings or receive a free return cruise
Reviewed by: Michelle N, July 2014
The experience we had was amazing. We saw a whale breaching and a pod of about 30 - 40 dolphins which followed the boat. The crew were just as excited to see the large number of dolphins. They were also very informative regarding the habits of the whales and dolphins.
Reviewed by: Phyllis H, October 2013
This was an amazing trip. We were lucky enough to see 3 pods of whales including mother and performing baby. Out of this world.. Maybe not for the feint hearted re sailing. It was quite a journey, but we expected that so weren't bothered. Wouldn't have missed it for anything. tried to see the whales off South island new Zealand on my last trip "Down Under" but boats weren't going out as it was too rough! Heaven only knows what that might have been like had we gone! this trip was well worth the money.