- Watch whales at play on a Gold Coast whale-watching cruise
- Admire luxurious homes along the canals
- Hear commentary from a marine naturalist
- Enjoy coffee and biscuits
- 100% guaranteed whale sighting or receive a free return cruise
- Cruise limited to 65 people
- Explore Surfers Paradise on your own during a little free time
What You Can Expect
Cruise past South Stradbroke Island and into the Australian Whale Sanctuary, a protected piece of the ocean surrounding Australia that’s part of the annual migration of humpback whales, who make their way to these subtropical Pacific waters to give birth every May to October. Keep your eyes peeled for the whales, who may show off with jumps and splashes, as well as other marine life such as loggerhead turtles, orcas, dolphins and seabirds.
Learn about the wildlife and their marine environment from your onboard naturalist guide, and then return to shore for 45 minutes of free time in Surfers Paradise, where you can shop in the boutiques or hang out on the beach before making the return drive to Brisbane.
Ron H Australia
Whales in Paradise was a perfect choice for whale watching. The small group tour was well managed with free time in Surfers Paradise followed by more than an hour with three frolicking whales, including several close encounters. Highly recommended
Outstanding crew extremely knowledgeable. Saw many whales, as promised.
Great day trip from Brisbane. Whale - yes just one but kept visiting- turned up. Well worth it.
Amazing experience, very friendly staff highly recommend it!
Cruise was great but organization was poor. The boat holds 320 people and there were long lines and not enough seating. Get in line early. The buffet had chicken, pasta, salad and bread. The food was above average but not very creative. The welcome drink was either a champagne punch or a Becks.
Nice trip... wish I had seen more of the whales rather than just the hump and tail.
More time at Surfer's Paradise would be great we only had 50 minutes there.
Amazing cruising from the river to ocean view. Down size was wasting time to find where the whales were.