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Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

  • 4.5 star rating: Recommended based on 19 reviews
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Product code: 5087OOLWHALES
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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.

Highlights
  • 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

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Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

Whale Watching Cruise from the Gold Coast

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Departure Point:
Surfers Paradise Wharf
Departure Time:
    Morning: 7:30am
    Midday: 11am
    Afternoon: 2:30pm

    Boarding commences 20-minutes prior to cruise departure

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Tour options:
Morning Whale Watch CruiseCode: 7.30AM

Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 7:30am, returns at 10.45am

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Midday Whale Watch CruiseCode: 11AM

Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 11:00am, returns at 2:15pm

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Afternoon Whale Watch CruiseCode: 2:30PM

Afternoon Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 2:30, returns at 5:45pm

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Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

Whale Watching Cruise

Inclusions:
  • 3.15 -hour whale watching cruise
  • Commentary by a Marine Naturalist
  • Coffee and biscuits
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • 100% guarantee whale sightings or receive a free return cruise
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