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Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise
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Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise

By Kokomo Cruises
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Don't just see the Whales, EXPERIENCE THEM! Our experience is like no other! Onboard our new state-of-the-art vessel, we are able to get you to the whales a lot quicker, meaning more time watching whales and less time travelling! With 360 degree views from all positions onboard, and limited tickets onboard, you'll always have prime views and never have to battle crowds. Our professional crew onboard also offer great commentary of the whales through the surround speakers. We offer the best experience, and the best whale views, unobstructed by crowds onboard the safest and fastest whale watching vessel.
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Ages 1-100, max of 47 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Kokomo Cruises, 74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia
    Please arrive 15 minutes early to meet the crew at the marina gate entrance. Our meeting point is in the small courtyard out front of the Ray White Marine Office in the Marina Mirage. A 'Kokomo Cruises' teardrop banner and A-Frame symbolise our meeting point.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 346686P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise?
    Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise price starts from AU$76.29. Discover and book Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise on Tripadvisor
    What is the Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise cancellation policy?
    Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise on Tripadvisor

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    • Kokomo Cruises
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    • 262AlexW
      0 contributions
      Great Whale Whatching
      Fantastic experience - Richie and Nick were great. Very knowledgeable and looked after everyone well. From our experience, they were demonstrably the best whale watching boat out there as each time a whale appeared, we were always the closest boat! It was our first time but the fourth time my sister and her partner have been out with these guys. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone on the Gold Coast, both residents and tourists alike.
      Written 29 September 2023
    • Newby1022
      0 contributions
      Great experience
      I highly recommend Kokomo Whale watching cruises. The staff are very friendly. We got to see whales the whole time.
      Written 19 October 2022
    • eva51199
      0 contributions
      An amazing trip
      Went out on 8th October 2022 and highly recommend. Crew very knowledgeable and also good at looking after a few people who got sea sick. Simple booking process. Whale breached right in front of us and was amazing to see
      Written 9 October 2022
    • Y2707QSpatrickd
      0 contributions
      Brilliant
      The cruise was first class. Nic was brilliant with his customer service and on the boat gave an excellent commentary. This is a new business and deserves all the rewards it deserves. Strongly recommended.
      Written 7 October 2022
    • Suexerri
      0 contributions
      Awesome
      We had an awesome morning whale watching! Everyone was looked after by the crew once we stopped, in case of sea sickness. Once whales were sighted we sat and waited and had so many sightings!! Small vessel so heaps of room for everyone to have good viewing! Highly recommend!!
      Written 25 September 2022
    • sharonrogers2017
      0 contributions
      City lights
      This was a very relaxing cruise. Nibbles on arrival.Great talk on the area people it’s attracted including those that own some of the Million Dollar Homes.stories of what they do for a living. We were visited by the local birds such as Sea Gulls, pigeons and rather long neck birds fishing using there own talents.As the night greeted us the Gold Coast lights were incredible to see including reflections on the water and views of the boats docked with more stories told.A cruise I would definitely do again.
      Written 12 September 2022
    • Discover557078
      0 contributions
      Whale watching amazing experience
      Had amazing time even saw a large turtle. Boat was brand new very comfortable great views small groups. Crew were fantastic very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend
      Written 7 September 2022
    • filippou701
      0 contributions
      Amazing whale watching cruise
      Such a great experience. Boat was full but didn't feel overcrowded. Great viewing for everyone. The boat was new and crew are fantastic. Super informative and we got to view quite a few whales. Definitely recommended!
      Written 18 August 2022
    • MichaelA986
      0 contributions
      KOKOMO CRUISE - New company - PERFECT!
      Found this whale watching cruise on Viator. Learned that Kokomo Cruise is a new family owned operation and boy are they off to a GREAT start. Their boat is brand new and is in mint condition. Their captain was terrific and first mate Uri (? Spelling), originally from Brazil, exuded kindness & was very special. After two cloudy days in the Gold Coast, was blessed with a sunny, calm day for basically a perfect 2 1/2 hour cruise. If I could give this new company a 6 out of 5, I would!
      Written 14 August 2022
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    Kenzi8
    Honolulu, HI16 contributions
    Aug 2022
    This was such a great outing. The boat looks brand new and we had a small tour group (probably about 40 people) with seating centred in the boat, 4 to a row. Everyone was able to stand up when we stopped to watch the whales, however I chose to stay in my seat the whole time with my daughter on my lap now and then, and still got amazing views.
    The boat is also enclosed all around by clear, plastic screening so we didn't get wet, or feel any wind on the way out to sea. It was a really enjoyable ride !
    Crew were also great - kept checking to see everyone was okay as the sea was a bit choppy today. Captain knew a lot of info about whales and gave us a great running commentary throughout the trip.

    Kids review: good. it was fun.
    Written 10 August 2022
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    Thanks for the 5 star review and kind words (from your kids too!) We're glad you had a great time onboard your whale watching cruise with us.
    Written 15 June 2023
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    Paul and Heathe... R
    Mt Martha, Australia8 contributions
    June 2023 • Couples
    Absolutely brilliant. The best whale watching cruise we have done. A brand new open rib boat with a maximum of 47 passengers which gave everyone on board an amazing view of the humpback whales we saw and we saw plenty. They were very active today so we saw them breaching, tail flapping and rolling over and presenting their pectoral fins to us. The crew were fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and very respectful of these amazing animals. At one stage two of these gentle giants swam under the boat and surfaced only thirty metres away. And then to top off a brilliant day we had dolphins swim with the boat on our way back. I would highly recommend this cruise as the boat is so comfortable and manoeuvrable.
    A magic experience.
    Written 26 June 2023
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    Thank you so much for the 5 star review and kind words. We're so glad you had a brilliant time onboard with us!!
    Written 27 June 2023
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    Catherine M
    Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    It was awesome how they spotted the whales so far away And then took us closer to them to ensure we had the best possible experience. The water was a bit rough at times but seeing the whales made it worth it. Lovely clean boat and excellent staff
    Written 22 August 2022
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    The water can get rough out there! But you're always in safe hands. Thanks so much for the 5 star review and kind words. We're glad you had an awesome time onboard our whale watching cruise.
    Written 15 June 2023
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    Carol M
    2 contributions
    Ritchie was a fantastic whale watching guide and skipper, with fun and interesting commentary. It’s always magical to see the whales and they certainly put on a good show for us that day.
    We would highly recommend Kokomo cruises especially over the larger, more crowded tours.
    Written 3 September 2023
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    We're so glad you had a magical trip with us and that you liked Captain Richies commentary. Thank you so much for the 5 star review and kind words
    Written 4 September 2023
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    Maldives777
    5 contributions
    This was a very special birthday gift for my 87 year old mother whom had never been whale watching & now it’s a big ✅ & unforgettable experience.
    We loved every bit of this unique experience. We loved the new boat, more personalised without the crowds to block any viewing options. Nic was so informative & went over & beyond to get to the rare & best sight possible to see 2 pods of whales including the mothers & their calves. Unbelievable!!!
    Thank you Nic
    Well done. Mum & I absolutely loved it.
    Written 9 October 2022
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    We're glad you and your mother loved your time onboard with us! Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words.
    Written 15 June 2023
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    j0ev0
    Adelaide, Australia109 contributions
    July 2023 • Couples
    My favourite parts of the trip were seeing the whales, the friendly staff & the commentary. We learnt all about the whales whilst travelling out to sea. We were lucky enough to follow a pod up the coast. We saw a whale jump out of the water, a tail slap & one came and swam close up to the boat. The sea was very choppy, on the day of our trip, so going out to sea was very bouncy. If you are anxious or suffer from seasickness, this trip is probably not for you. I recommend Kwell’s travel sickness tablets before going on this boat trip, it’s a must. I suffer terribly, and they definitely helped me enjoy the trip. Throughly recommend this trip if you want to see whales.
    Written 27 July 2023
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    Thanks for joining us onboard and battling the chop with us! Glad the Kwells did their job, so you could enjoy the whale action! Thank you so much for your 5 star review and kind words!
    Written 29 July 2023
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    Becc16
    3 contributions
    Aug 2022 • Family
    My family and I (including 11 month old Bub) went on the 10am Whale watching cruise with Kokomo. Amazing! Amazing crew. Super knowledgeable of the area and what to look for when spotting whales and of whale behaviour. The cruise I was on was lucky enough to watch two whales two whales breaching after the crew spotted them. We were the only boat out there with them. Small groups! Would definitely recommend booking a cruise with these guys 👌🏻
    Written 14 August 2022
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    We're glad you had an amazing time onboard our whale watching cruise. Thanks so much for the 5 star review and kind words
    Written 15 June 2023
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    Joh P
    1 contribution
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    The whales put on quite the show but the ability to experience it was thanks to the crew of Kokomo Cruises.
    The vessel was impeccable and well powered to not spend excessive time traveling, instead spending the time watching the whales.
    The crew were knowledgeable, welcoming and honestly seemed to enjoy themselves as much as those of us watching the whales.
    Written 31 August 2022
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    We're so glad you had a great time onboard with us! Thanks for the 5 star review and kind words
    Written 15 June 2023
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    twobytwo2010
    melbourne17 contributions
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Thank you Kokomo, we had a great time on your tour.
    We went out on a 8.30 am whale tour and the seas and wind were a little rough. By no means big or unsafe. With the swell and motion of the vessel, there were a couple of passengers feeling a little seasick.
    We did see a breaching whale off to the port side of the boat and made our way over to get a closer look. Unfortunately not to be seen again.
    After about an hour Captain Nic decided to head back in as conditions were a little rough and was thinking of the welfare of his passengers. He announced that he would give a full refund and was very sorry. This was a great act of kindness knowing that they would lose a boatload of fares!
    We decided to go out the next morning as we really wanted Kokomo to keep the money and we wanted to see whales.
    Day 2. We had an awesome time, the seas were kind to us and we saw so many whales. Spy holing and tail slaps. We could hear them breathe we were that close. The Captain (sorry forgot his name) was fantastic and very knowledgeable about whales and marine life. Thank you Kokomo you were really great. We appreciate the second chance and will recommend you to all. BTW the boat was new and very well kept. A great family business.
    Written 30 August 2023
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    Thank you so much for the 5 star review and kind words! That rough morning was a tough one, as the conditions were uncomfortable but the whales didn't want to play either!! We made the choice to return in and refund as it wasn't providing the guests with the a great experience, and conditions seemed to be worsening. We're so glad you decided to join us back onboard and that you enjoyed the cruise (Captain Richie is our other captain - he's brilliant!).
    Written 31 August 2023
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    Lottie W
    Birmingham, UK5 contributions
    This cruise was excellent. We saw 10+ humpback whales and a large pod of dolphins. We even saw a whale calf breaching multiple times. Nick, who led the tour, was great and knew when to provide insightful commentary. I'd definitely do this tour again. Careful if you get seasick easily though, and make sure to bring a jumper or jacket!
    Written 19 September 2023
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    We're so glad you had an excellent time, enjoyed the insightful commentary and got to see so many whales (including a breaching calf!!). Thank you so much for the 5 star review.
    Written 19 September 2023
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