Mooloolaba 2 hour Whale Watching Experience

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Intensity level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

Everyone gets a front row seat
HD cameras live stream all of the underwater action
Experience whale watching above and below the water
Up close and personal experience without the crowds
Knowledgable skipper provides informative commentary
Hear the whales sing as they play with a new hydrophone

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Thu, May 30, 2024

What you can expect

Set sail from the Sunshine Coast and experience a whale watching excursion like no other. With an intimate group of 20 passengers, you’ll have front row seats to the spectacular migration of humpbacks this region is famous for. Complete with a live stream of underwater footage thanks to their state-of-the-art HD technology, this is no ordinary whale watching trip.

This tour not only offers viewing of the breaching and breathtaking performances above the sea but the magnificent interactions that take place below the surface.

With a brand new hydrophone on board, you’ll be able to hear the whales sing and play in an immersive experience that will stay in your memories for a lifetime. Be educated and entertained by our knowledgeable skipper and experience whale watching as you’ve never imagined.


What you need to know

  • 2 hour whale watching cruise
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • State of the art underwater camera and underwater hydrophone to witness whales underwater and to listen to the whales sing
  • Hotel transfers
  • Food
  • Whale watching like you've never experienced
  • Witness breath-taking breaches, loud tail slaps, spy hops and penduncle throws
  • State-of-the-art underwater HD cameras live stream all of the underwater action right to your seat
  • Brand new hydrophone allows you to hear the whales sing as they play, making it a fully immersive experience
  • The best of the action above and below the water
  • Up close and personal without the crowds
  • Less travel time, more whale time
  • Family owned and operated company with over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry
  • Tours depart at 8:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • 2 hours
Departure Location
  • The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
What To Bring
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Water
  • Binoculars
  • Warm jacket in winter
  • To ensure your valuables are kept dry, you can leave any valuable items in secure storage at the office
Additional Information
  • All tours are subject to tide, weather conditions & minimum numbers
  • Should a tour be cancelled by the Operator due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a ticket on the next available tour will be offered or a full refund rewarded
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

52 reviews

2 hour whale watching cruise on the Coastal Express from Mooloolaba wharf.

Our whale watching cruise was unbelievable. We saw whales in every direction and they came so close. We got very lucky but we also had great operators who knew where to go and were very informative. Was perfect for the kids and felt very safe. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

Tanya Braine over 1 year ago

This was a great experience and would highly recommend using Adventure Rafting Whale Watching. It’s out of Mooloolaba harbour. A small local family business, great fun, and value for money.

We loved the 2hr Whale Watching tour. We have used other larger companies before but thought we’d try a small local family business instead. It didn’t disappoint, our Pilot was Brendan and he was very knowledgeable and open to all sorts of quizzing! He was quite amusing too. The whole experience felt a lot more personal and the bonus is we saw a few whales in the distance but we also had one all to ourselves for most of our time, and he wasn’t too shy and happy to show off his tail and fin slaps. There’s also an underwater microphone and it was amazing to hear these beautiful creatures' song. Will definitely book these guys again.

Kathy Jeffery almost 3 years ago

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