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Tour ID: 10007099

The Gold Coast is a great location to choose to go whale watching. It is not called the “humpback whale highway” for nothing! At times you will be seeing the whales playing with the Gold Coast in the background, an amazing sight. This will be an experience that will linger with you for a lifetime.

  • 100% whale spotting record!
  • 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 tea included, light packed lunch prvided and optional licensed bar and snacks available 

Join us in Brisbane for a transfer to the Gold Coast where you'll board a purpose built whale watching vessel and head out through the Gold Coast canals to the open water to see majestic whales in their natural environment.

• 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 tea included, light packed lunch provided and optional licensed bar and snacks available

Departing Brisbane at approximately 9am, head south to the Gold Coast and the Sightseeing Cruises Terminal, where 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, and again board your transfer to head back to Brisbane where you'll end your day's whale watching experience.


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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Transfers to/from Brisbane to our Gold Coast cruise terminal, 3+hr Whale Watching and Canal Cruise, Light Packed Lunch, Morning Tea.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    7 hrs

  • Departure:

    9:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    4pm

  • Departure points:

    Brisbane

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Tour departs at 9.00am from our central pick up point of the Hotel Jen (159 Roma Street) next to the Brisbane Transit Centre.
    YOU MUST WAITING AT SPECIFIED TIME time for our Bus. (if the bus is a little late, don't worry it may have been caught in traffic but it will not wait for you if you are late)

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunnies, camera, comfortable shoes, warm jacket/jumper

  • 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 ages of 3 years. If you choose to have your under 3 child travel with you, they are required to pay the child price.

  • Additional Information:

    Cruise departures are dependant on passenger numbers and weather conditions. 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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