Whale Watching Cruise from Surfers Paradise

Fitness level low
Intensity level moderate
4.915 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Only Whale Watching Cruise from Surfers Paradise
Marvel at humpback whales up close
3.5 hour whale watch cruise
Uncrowded whale watch experience
See the homes of the Gold Coast's rich & famous
Knowledgeable crew

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Mon, Jun 17, 2024

What you can expect

See these incredibly impressive - yet truly gentle - ocean giants between the months of June and November as they frolic and play in the warm seas just off the shore of one of Australia's most popular tourist cities.

On this whale watching tour, you'll join one of the state's most experienced and knowledgeable whale watching companies for a cruise past the houses of the rich and famous before coming up close with the whales themselves. Whale Watching Cruises are 3.5 hours in duration and depart at 9am and 2pm.

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 3.5hr Whale Watching Cruise
  • Scenic waterways canal cruise
Exclusions
  • Hotel transfers - you will need to make your own transport arrangements to the departure location in Surfers Paradise, only a short walk from all major Surfers Paradise hotels and the Cavill Ave Light Rail Station
Highlights
  • Watch the Humpback Whales at play against the spectacular backdrop of Surfers Paradise
  • Knowledgeable crew
  • Personalised service
  • Smaller numbers providing an uncrowded whale watching experience
  • ONLY whale watching vessel departing from Surfers Paradise
  • Cruising past homes of the Gold Coast rich and famous
Time
  • Cruises depart at at 9am and 2pm
  • Boarding commences 20 minutes prior to the departure time
  • Whale watching season on the Gold Coast is between the months of June and November
Duration
  • Please allow approximately 3.5 hours for this experience including boarding time
Departure Location
  • Cruises depart from the river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, only a short walk from all major Surfers Paradise hotels and the Cavill Avenue Light Rail Station
What To Bring
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Warm clothes
  • Sensible shoes
  • Seasickness remedy if required
Additional Information
  • Please note Whale Watching Season on the Gold Coast is between the months of June and November
  • Infants and children are welcome with responsible adult supervision.
  • Guaranteed sightings or FREE return cruise
  • Cruises will be cancelled upon the discretion of the cruise operator taking into account the weather conditions of the day. Reschedule or full refund will be given
  • Please advise at time of booking in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the Shopping Cart if you are travelling with an infant
Terms And Conditions
  • Booking changes and cancellations are available without penalty up to 24 hours before departure. Within 24 hours, 100% of the fare is forfeited. For groups of 10 or more, 72 hours notice is required
  • All cruises are weather, minimum passenger number, and Queensland Health advisory dependent
  • In the unlikely event of a cancellation by the operator, you will be provided with a full refund (excluding gift vouchers) or a 12-month credit to use towards another cruise
  • The operator reserves the right to substitute the vessel or change the itinerary without notice
  • All return times are approximate
  • Conditions of Travel may vary if you have booked with a travel agent as your booking is subject to their terms and conditions
  • For more information, please visit the operator's website
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at the time of booking
  • Upon completion of the purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you.

Recent reviews

4.915 reviews
5

Great experience, very nice team on board and lots of whales.

Was a great experience. We saw lots of whales and the staff on board were very friendly. There was great information given about the whales from the onboard team, explaining what the whales were doing and what it meant. Also, there were sea sickness tablets on sale which was a nice touch in case they were needed.

Dillom Broderick 9 months ago
5

Whale watching that departed from Surfers Paradise.

Was able to see many whales, was definitely a worthwhile experience. The departure destination I had chosen was not sailing so they called and arranged for me to join with a different department location. The water was very rough, causing many to become sick, but the crew handled it well.

Larissa Graham-Malpas 9 months ago
4

Great experience, friendly staff. Got to see a few whales and their calves. Would of been nicer to have the option to have less ppl on the boat to be able to get good photos as ppl flocked to where the whales were so it was hard to get that special photo.

Would do it again, but would like the option to have smaller numbers. It was great they had a option to beable to purchase your photos from boarding and had the option of the whales that we seen to purchase those professional prints. was happy that the kids got a gift bag

Kylie Aay over 1 year ago

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From $119.00
$79.00AUD
or 4 payments of $19.75 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience
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