• Location: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From GBP 58.06

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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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Departure Time:
7:30am, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm
Boarding starts 20 minutes prior to cruise departure
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Pricing information

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

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9am Whale Watch Cruise
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Morning Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 9am, returns at 12.15am

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

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1pm Whale Watch Cruise
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Afternoon Whale Watching 3.15hr Cruise from the Gold Coast. Cruise departs at 1pm, returns at 4:15pm

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2:30pm Whale Watch Cruise
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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

Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast
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Inclusions:
  • Commentary by a marine naturalist
  • Coffee and biscuits
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • 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
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Teresa K, July 2016

The cruise was wonderful! The guides were experienced in looking for the whales. We had a wonderful and enjoyable trip! Highly recommend and must see!

Reviewed by: karyn_lau, November 2015

My first whale watching, is awesome, we get to see a mother and calf, Hammerhead shark and dolphins...highly recommend!