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Whale One

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“sunset cruise”(108 reviews)
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The Wharf, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Queensland QLD4557, Australia
+61 1300 942 531
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We went whale watching one afternoon whilst staying in Mooloolaba expecting that we may see the odd one . But were really surprised that we saw so many whales including a family with a baby. The information given was really interesting and it is was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gilllennard
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We headed out of Maloolaba and it wasn't long before we had our first sightiing of a mother and calf, albeit at some distance, it was still exciting, however, we cruised around for about 2 hours with nothing but a couple of bad jokes from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nomad514633
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The day we went the whales were close in so we were close to land. The whales were visible from time to time which was great, even though they didn't come right up to the boat. Wished there had been more commentary about the whales...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Wow what a stunning family morning out. We joined the 7.30 am trip on a morning when the sea was relatively calm.The staff were very welcoming and efficient in our briefing of the mornings activities and safety. The first 10 minutes was very peaceful as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Terresa B
Reviewed 12 October 2018

I joined the regular tour along with a number of other keen photographers - it was not long before the first mother and calf were sighted but - along with others - I missed a magnificent display right at the rear of the boat. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LesW2020
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Booked this trip from a brochure received at the visitors centre in noosa. The brochure promised a HP Yamaha 1400hp boat. “Gets you to the whales faster” it promises. The kids were so excited. (Photo 1) Drive for an hour to find we are on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PerthWillow
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Dont miss it..such a fun day hope you see the whales..up close an personal..the food is good to..enjoy

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I think it’s a bit of a lottery on how many whales you get to see and how they perform in nature. The crew did the best to try and find the whales but we were unlucky on the day. We did a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AJG35
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Annoyed that it’s advertised as 1030-1230 as we arrived at 10 to be prepared only to be told it departs at 11 and they tell you it’s 1030 so you get there early. Was wondering why it took forever to board when I realised they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Andiejade
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Amazing Trip!!! The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable and provided us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch Humpback whales. It was Brilliant, great value for money, would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gemma S
28 September 2017|
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Response from Navada H | Reviewed this property |
Our little ones were a bit bored after the first half hour. 3yrs and 4yrs. Recommend for ages five and up perhaps?
John B
29 August 2017|
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Response from Lorraine S | Reviewed this property |
Twice a day depending on weather and numbers of people Always check with the company to see what is happening We were on a cruise excursion and the ship was using the Catamaran for tendering the passengers to shore so we... More
5 July 2015|
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Response from Cushio | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kaye. My husband & I did the whale watching cruise with Whale One recently. There is no lunch only biscuits tea coffee. The ocean was rough on a calm day & half the people on board including children had sea sickness. My... More