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Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

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About Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast
Private whale watching sailing charters as well as packages such as our private Day Spa and sailing day or lunch on South Stradbroke Island or maybe a private sailing discovery tour of South Stradbroke Island and don't forget Private whale watching charters under sail. Cruise along side of theses massive mammals. Watch them breaching spy hopping and tail slapping and with a 100% success rate in whale sightings you are sure to witness the annual migration. We also conduct other sailing charters from South Stradebroke Island discovery tours to twilight champagne sailing cruises. All of our cruise bookings are exclusive and private for you and your guests only!
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MB59 wrote a review Oct 2018
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions27 helpful votes
We booked our trip at the end of the season so weren't guaranteed to see any whales, but Darryl spotted a mother and calf fairly quickly and we were able to watch them slowly cruising south for hours. Darryl was very informative and a great host. The boat is lovely - clean, well kept, and comfortable (there were 6 of us). We thoroughly enjoyed our day and we'll definitely be booking with Darryl earlier in the season next year.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Julie K wrote a review Aug 2018
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
What a day. We were a group of 4 and had the whole boat to ourselves. Darryl was so informative and had our attention right from the start. We had a relaxing time sailing on the coral sea lounging on the bean bag at the front of the boat. Darryl guaranteed us whales and wow did we see whales. Many whales. What beautiful creatures they are. I would like to thank Darryl for one of the best days I have had. I would not hesitate recommending this tour to anyone.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast
Responded 25 Aug 2018
The humpbacks are the diamonds in the sea. They are a wonder to us humans, with their size and grace. It is always a pleasure to give guests the spectacular view of the whales in their natural habitat. My job is easy when you have a staring cast of humpback whales. Hope to see you again sometime Julie. Fair winds Darryl
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MJ R wrote a review Jul 2018
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
We had the boat to ourselves and sailed alongside whale pods travelling north. Darryl was a fantastic host seeing to everyone’s needs and is so informative about whale behaviour & history. We took a picnic lunch onboard & celebrated my partner’s birthday surprise. Maximum of 6 on boat so very personal & a perfect mix of sailing & whale watching.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast
Responded 31 Jul 2018
Another wonderful whale watch ..... Glad you all enjoyed the day and hope to see you again. Fair winds Darryl
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martincr72 wrote a review Jul 2018
Gold Coast, Australia10 contributions3 helpful votes
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Darryl was amazing, nothing was too much trouble, easy to book and delivered on his promise of seeing the whales. The drone photos are great. Look forward to going again.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast
Responded 24 Jul 2018
Thank you for the kind review. We are close to the middle of the annual humpback migration here on the Gold Coast. here are many whales passing the Gold Coast beaches every day, I have now scene a couple of pods heading south towards their feeding grounds for summer. Next we have the mating season here. Hope to see you again on another whale watching memory fair winds Darryl
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ChrisPerth999 wrote a review Jul 2018
11 contributions15 helpful votes
What a great time we had with Darrel from Getaway. His knowledge of the local area and whales was autstanding. Highly recommended. We did this trip and year when we visited the Gold Coast and have added it again for our holiday next year
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Date of experience: July 2018
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