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Sea World Whale Watch

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gold Coast Theme Park Pass: Movie World, Sea World, Wet n Wild
from USD 88.09*
Gold Coast Theme Park Pass: Movie World, Sea World, Wet n Wild
from USD 88.09*
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“mother and calf”(13 reviews)
Sea World Whale Watch on the Gold Coast have taken the excitement and adventure of whale watching to a new level in Australia with their amazing on-board Whale Theatre Experience and purpose-built whale-friendly vessel-of-the-future “Spirit of...more
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130 Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5591 6061
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I’ve been whale watching before. My previous experience had consisted of seeing the odd flume or flick of a tale away off in the distance. I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Now I know. On this trip we were surrounded by about...More

Thank deborah727
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant day . Great boat which allows viewing the whales from nearly all areas on it. Staff were friendly and non intrusive (as opposed to the occasional negative review here) and were polite when asking guests to keep a point of contact. Guide gave an...More

Thank Gearailt O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent staff a great trip, we saw 7 whales including mother and baby. Worth checking weather before booking to ensure a reasonable calm day. Difficult to take phot's and enjoy viewing the whales at the same time. I suggest don't bother taking pics. A well...More

Thank HighAirMileage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my Dad and sister whale watching, ity was great we went ot the top of the boat so we had fantastic visibility. Saw three whales and two were playing, they stopped the engines and dropped in an aquaphone - we heard them singing and...More

Thank FlockyJocks
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The whole experience was excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. From the moment we arrived waiting to board to see staff cleaning the boat. Friendly commentary welcoming us and introducing guests to crew. A Class Act. Saturday afternoon cruise where we experienced a number of whales...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I live on the coast and have been on many whale watching boats ... most years !!! This was a lovely boat and very comfortable ... the crew were friendly however did keep commentating on how they were going to report boats getting too close...More

Thank Janandrus
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

WOW! This was an awesome experience. The facilities were incredible and the staff outstanding. They were all friendly helpful and extremely informative. We will definitely be returning. I Thank you

Thank kazwalt
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Fantastic time with Sea World Whale Watch … we were out on a calm day (they can let you know the day before if they think there will be issues), on a purpose-built whale watching vessel with crew who definitely know their way around the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing experience - an up close and personal encounter with humpback whales and dolphins. A fabulous tour from start to finish - easy booking process and check in, cafe available while waiting on comfortable deck to board, clean, comfortable vessel with state of...More

Thank MichellePMelbourne
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We live on the Gold Coast and do many whale watching tours each season. This was our first on the Sea World boat, the boat was really lovely but the constant harrassment by one staff member Patrick, completely ruined the trip. Safety is absolutely a...More

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17 May 2017|
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Response from Sunkum007 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yup it's a good time for that....weather is good these days
Shamika S
26 April 2017|
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Response from Teresa N | Reviewed this property |
As I recall we were able to visit SeaWorld the day before, the same day as the tour or up to 2 days after the tour. You can find this information on their website under FAQs. Enjoy your tour.
2 September 2016|
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Response from Sallymjs | Reviewed this property |
Approx 2 to 3 hours