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Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience

  • Led by a marine biologist: Gain deeper insight into whale behavior
  • Guaranteed whale sighting or receive a complimentary second cruise
  • Includes a photo booklet to keep as a souvenir
Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience
From USD 73.70
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Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience
USD 73.70
Spotting whales in their natural habitat can be tricky if you don't know where to look. Skip the guesswork on this whale-watching cruise, which guarantees you will see humpback whales as they migrate past the Gold Coast from May to October or you receive a complimentary second cruise. The tour is led by a marine biologist guide who is passionate about conservation and offers insights into whale behavior that enrich the experience. Includes morning tea and a photo booklet souvenir.
What to Expect

Daily departures between May and October from Mariner’s Cove Marina, in the heart of Main Beach. The safe and fully equipped 24 meter super catamaran is custom designed for Whale Watching, and features sensational 360º viewing from both lower and upper decks for kids and adults alike. On board, you’ll enjoy all the creature comforts that you would expect, such as complementary morning tea, a fully licensed bar, and toilets.

Within minutes of departure you'll see these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40-ton Humpback Whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails.

Your guides and crew are passionate about the conservation of the ocean giants, promoting awareness and education of Humpback Whales and their natural environment. Your 3 hour adventure will be guided by full commentary from your Marine Biologist, with your friendly and knowledgeable staff on board to answer any questions that you may have. With a 100% Whale Guarantee, you can cruise in comfort knowing that you will see the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment, or you will receive a free return cruise.

Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'll give it to the staff, friendly and tried hard to find whales, really friendly and always on the look out. I understand seeing the whales is totally random and the staff can't magically make them appear...given that we saw a few tails and a...More

Thank Red_October_88
Reviewed 2 days ago
One of the best experience ever

an amazing day with spirit of gold coast we spend around 3h chasing whales and we get so close to them. seeing the whales and being so close to this spectacular animal is an unique experience. staff member were so nice and caring. I definitely...More

Thank tida-BWT1
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Experience

Such an awesome day, spotted whales fairly quickly. The staff really made the trip especially helping the little man when he felt sea sick they were very caring. Cannot praise the staff better, informative during the entire trip, made our day special. Seeing the whales...More

2  Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing day!

Most impressed with the operators on this catamaran and also the cleanliness of the boat. The staff were fabulous and very informative. We were so lucky to see several whales on or morning trip yesterday.More

Thank Karen G
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Karen G, Thank you for your review, we are glad to know you had several sightings on your cruise, nature is just AMAZING isn't? We are very lucky to be able to witness this on the Gold Coast. Hope to see you on board...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
an excellent day on the sea

We went on a whale watching cruise today with this company. I have to commend the crew for their friendly and informative professionalism Obviously the actual whale watching experience has a lot to do with the cooperation of the whales and today we were exceptionally...More

Thank Gregg W
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi "Gregg W", Thank you for your awesome review and also for recommend Spirit cruise with 5 stars. We are so glad to know you had a fantastic day on board Spirit, specially to be presented by Mother Nature with many whales. Just memorable! And...More

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Toy Sei S
6 August 2018|
Response from Suzie P | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you email Spirit directly or contact them through their Facebook page to check. I think the youngest child I saw was about 5 or 6 years old (maybe).