See magnificent humpback whales at play on this half-day cruise from the Gold Coast. You'll enjoy unobstructed 360 degree views from all three decks of your purpose built vessel and the experienced crew, including a marine naturalist guide, will provide the closest whale encounters possible. With a maximum of 65 passengers per cruise, this is one of the the Gold Coast's most intimate and informative whale watching experiences.
- Family friendly
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Board your state of the art vessel in Surfers Paradise. After a brief safety introduction, your tour starts with a scenic canal cruise down the Nerang River while your knowledgeable crew point out the spectacular homes of the rich and famous.
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
Whale Watching Cruise from the Gold Coast
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Departure Point:Surfers Paradise Wharf
- Morning: 7:30am
Boarding commences 20-minutes prior to cruise departure
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Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 7:30am, returns at 10.45am
Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 11:00am, returns at 2:15pm
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
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