Get up-close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea with a 3 hour cruise in Gold Coast!
Enjoy fantastic views of the humpbacks in their natural environment through unrivalled water-level viewing decks
The trip includes a free rich and famous waterways cruise through the stunning Nerang waterways
Whales in Paradise maintains a 100% daily sightings record so far, giving you the best chance to spot the whales
Your cruise is topped off with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the journey
Available June 1 to October 31
What To Expect
Get the chance to see whales migrating in Australia with this amazing three hour cruise off Gold Coast! After checking in, you can enjoy some tea, coffee and biscuits before the boat leaves the dock. Here, the crew will give safety briefings and even tell you about the history of Gold Coast and why it had become so famous. Once you enter the humpback sighting grounds, you'll be guided by the whale watchers in spotting these magnificent sea creatures. They play, swim, breach and dive, sometimes at quite close distances, giving you the opportunity to learn what whales are like in their natural habitat. All the while, you'll learn about them, their environment, migratory habits, feeding, and more. You will head back afterward to the calmer waters in Surfers Paradise, where your refreshments will be served again. Here, you can get photos printed as memories of your great day, and the tour ends.
8:00am check-In opens for Whale Watching Cruise (please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure). Souvenir photos taken. Morning tea, coffee & biscuits is served. Relax and select your seating
8:15am Whale Watching cruise boarding. Crew introduction and tour briefing
8:30am Whale Watching cruise departure
8:35am-9:10am Gold Coast waterways cruise with commentary of the Gold Coast history/rich and famous. Morning tea, coffee and biscuits continues to be served
9:10am-11:10am Whale Watching cruise enters Humpback whale sighting grounds. Guests are taught how to find whales, dolphins etc. Whale Watching begins. Expert Whale Watching commentary. Tea, coffee and biscuits bar closes
11:10am-11:45am calm water cruise back to Surfers Paradise. Tea and coffee bar reopens. Photos from the cruise are printed at the onboard photo studio. Photo opportunity for passengers driving the vessel (subject to day’s conditions)
11:45am vessel returns back to Surfers Paradise
Bring a warm jacket or jumper
Strictly NON-TRANSFERABLE to another guest
No cancellations or refunds or reschedule
Please book at least 3 days prior to the date of visit
Tours or experience average processing time is 24 hours, however some cases can take up to 36 hours
Once confirmed, the voucher will be sent via email, in the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email or call our hotline.
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Operating hours are subject to change without notice and it is recommended to reconfirm with the operator according to the date of visit.
Savings based on market prices, for reference purpose only
Child ticket: Age 3-14
Please arrive 20 minutes before the tour departs for check in and boarding
Vessel: “Mahi Mahi” a 69-passenger luxury catamaran with full walk-around decks and water-level viewing
It is not recommended for infant, pregnant women or people with disabilities to participate
Whale watching in Gold Coast maintains a 100% daily sightings record so far. However if no whales are seen during your cruise, a free alternative cruise will be offered
This activity is available for Asian nationals only
How To Use
You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
Meet Up Information:
Sightseeing Cruises Terminal: 58 Cavil Avenue (the Corner of Ferny Avenue and Cavill Avenue), Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217. The boats also depart from here
4 minutes walking from Cavill Avenue station