- 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 starts 20 minutes prior to cruise departure
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7am Whale Watch Cruise
Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 7am, returns at 10.15am
8:30am Whale Watch Cruise
Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 8:30am, returns at 11.45am
10:30am Whale Watch Cruise
Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 10:30am, returns at 1.45pm
12:30pm Whale Watch Cruise
Afternoon Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 12:30pm, returns at 3.45pm
2:30pm Whale Watch Cruise
Afternoon Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 2:30, returns at 5:45pm
Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast
- Commentary by a marine naturalist
- Coffee and biscuits
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for children 3 years and under
- 100% guarantee of whale sightings or receive a free return cruise
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Jo P, November 2016
Saw a whale and her calf immediately and stayed with them for the duration of the trip. The driver was excellent- really informative. Top tip: sit on the top deck on the right- best views and least choppy feels.
Reviewed by: Sabyasachi D, October 2016
It was a rainy day, however, I saw several whales and dolphins. Its amazing.