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Tour ID: 10059646

Board a purpose built whale watching vessel and head out on the waters of the Gold Coast to see majestic whales in their natural environment. This memorable 3+ hour cruise offers plenty, and will leave you with a smile!

• Hop aboard the purpose built whale watching vessel for 360 degree views of these majestic mammals
• Also spot dolphins, orcas, turtles, sea birds and other marine creatures
• See some coastal architecture with a bonus canal cruise
• Full cometary from staff, including a marine naturalist
• Morning and/or afternoon tea included and optional licensed bar and snacks available

Departing up to 4 times daily in whale season from the Sightseeing Cruises Terminal, which is located on the corner of Cavil Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway (Ferny Avenue), you’ll begin your morning whale watching cruise by relaxing aboard the cruise vessel, which offers 360 degree views from all decks, as well as water level viewing platforms.

You’ll meet the guides on board as they begin their full commentary, pointing out the homes of the rich and famous as you cruise out towards the whale spotting areas. In fact, you’ll see (and hear stories about) some of the area’s most lucrative waterside real estate with the bonus canal cruise! You’ll also likely get to know a few of your fellow cruise passengers, as small group sizes give the experience an intimate feel and allow for open communication on this exciting shared experience.

With more than ten years whale spotting experience, the crew will have no trouble finding the whales and dolphins along the ‘humpback whale highway’, so before you know it, you’ll be seeing some majestic whales, possibly alongside bottle-nosed dolphins, orcas, giant loggerhead turtles, sea birds and more! Have your camera at the ready because you’ll want to capture the wonder as the whales swim gracefully, breach the water, slap their tail on the water surface and come up close for a better look. The on board marine naturalist will explain what these actions mean as they are performed too.

You are guaranteed to see a whale on this cruise, or you receive a voucher for a return cruise, but as one of the longest whale watching cruises within the Gold coast area and has a 100% spotting record, the tour is great value for money anyway, even without the guarantee and extra perks! There’s truly something magical about seeing the mighty whale in its natural environment and this is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

After your adventure, you’ll head back to shore, returning to the Sightseeing Cruises Terminal to end your experience.


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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Whale Watching and Canal Cruise, Afternoon or Morning Tea.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    You can choose to add a Gold Coast Hotel pick-up (45mins prior to cruise departure) for an additional cost in the booking form.

  • Duration:

    3 hours and 15 minutes per cruise.

  • Departure:

    10:30 AM Daily
    8:30 AM Daily
    12:30 PM Daily
    2:30 PM Daily

  • Return:

    Various - 3hr 15mins after cruise departure.

  • Departure points:

    Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Cruise Times are as follows: 8.30am to 11.45pm, 10.30am to 1.45pm, 12.30pm to 3.45pm, 2.30pm to 5.45pm. Please select your preferred time in the booking form.
    Check-in at the Sightseeing Cruises Terminal on the corner of Cavil Avenue & Gold Coast Highway (Ferny Avenue).
    You will be required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise departure time.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunnies, camera, comfortable shoes, warm clothes.

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    All children between the ages of 0-14yrs (inclusive) pay the child price. Whale Watching is an offshore activity and not recommended for children under the age of 3 years. If children under 3 years do travel, they are required to pay the child fare.

  • Additional Information:

    Cruise departures are dependant on passenger numbers and weather conditions. We will endeavour to confirm your preferred time, or the closest available time if your preferred time is not possible. Bookings require a contact phone number or hotel name so we can contact you if required.

  • Destinations:

    Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise

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