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  • Location:Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration:8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Experience the best that Surfers Paradise has to offer on this day trip from Brisbane. Cruise the canals and see the homes of the Gold Coast's rich and famous. Watch humpback whales at play from your purpose built, whale watching vessel. After your cruise, there is some time (45 mins) for your own exploration of Surfers Paradise before returning to Brisbane.


  • Watch the whales at play on this half-day whale watching cruise from the Gold Coast
  • Free time to explore Surfers Paradise
  • Commentary from a Marine Naturalist
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea of coffee and biscuits
  • See how the rich and famous live as you cruise through the canals
  • Small group cruising of maximum 65 people to ensure an intimate experience
  • 100% guarantee whale sighting or receive a free return cruise

What You Can Expect

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

On arrival to Surfers Paradise, board your state of the art vessel. After a brief safety introduction, your tour starts with a scenic canal cruise down the Nerang River while your knowledgeable crew point out the spectacular homes of the rich and famous.

Your cruise continues past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Each year between the months of May and October, humpbacks whales migrate to these subtropical waters to mate and give birth. You'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various sea birds also call these waters home. Your marine naturalist guide will also provide informative and unique commentary and the experienced crew are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate whale watching experience.

Following your cruise, you'll have 45 mins of free time to explore Surfers Paradise at your own leisure Stroll through the designer boutiques and explore the stunning beaches before your return transfer to Brisbane.


Customer Reviews

Jill H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Outstanding crew extremely knowledgeable. Saw many whales, as promised.

Esther j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

wonderful, fantastic......awesome

Valerie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great day trip from Brisbane. Whale - yes just one but kept visiting- turned up. Well worth it.

RoelZ Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

very good

sally p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Amazing experience, very friendly staff highly recommend it!

Mariana E

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Nice trip... wish I had seen more of the whales rather than just the hump and tail.

Deborah W

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Great tour!

More time at Surfer's Paradise would be great we only had 50 minutes there.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Amazing cruising from the river to ocean view. Down size was wasting time to find where the whales were.

Nevin P

4 star rating: Recommended September 2011

Whale watching was really good but after that we got only 2 hrs, not sufficient to have a look around in Gold coast. Would recommend it..

Vanessa O

4 star rating: Recommended October 2010

Fantastic trip. Loved seeing the whales!!
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