- Watch the whales at play on this half-day whale watching cruise from the Gold Coast
- 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
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What You Can Expect
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. With three departures per day 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.
Seasonal: June to October
We both loved it. Excellent value for money and would not hesitate to do it again.
** You need to update your directions. The tour no longer leaves from the wharf you directed us to but it is now easier to pick up your tickets from the main booth.
The experience we had was amazing. We saw a whale breaching and a pod of about 30 - 40 dolphins which followed the boat. The crew were just as excited to see the large number of dolphins. They were also very informative regarding the habits of the whales and dolphins.
This was an amazing trip. We were lucky enough to see 3 pods of whales including mother and performing baby. Out of this world.. Maybe not for the feint hearted re sailing. It was quite a journey, but we expected that so weren't bothered. Wouldn't have missed it for anything. tried to see the whales off South island new Zealand on my last trip "Down Under" but boats weren't going out as it was too rough! Heaven only knows what that might have been like had we gone! this trip was well worth the money.
Extremely friendly well informed a happy staff, great morning out, saw lots of whales and had a wonderful morning on the high seas !!!
It started with a slow leisurely cruise down the river and then into the adventurous choppy waters of the pacific ocean. We were lucky to see 2 breaches. At one point of time the whales came very close to our boat. Simply breathtaking and an adventure not to be missed.
A great 3 1/2 hour tour in the sea. Simply Amazing! So many whales were dancing around us.
Extremely informative. Although the whales weren't doing particularly photogenic stuff, we did get some good sights and it was rather impressive. The guide was knowledgeable and the free tea was nice.
The departure point was easy to find and we enjoyed learning about the owners of the expensive houses on the waterfront as we passed them.
The tour offered good value for money; after all, I booked it because it was the cheapest one I could find, and upon booking, the US-based call centre operator (we did a next-day booking) was really friendly, great to deal with. The option to pay in either AUD and GBP was a nice touch too.
Literally, the only negative thing I can think of is that the skipper opined that global warming was a myth. Overall, an extremely good experience and I would recommend to friends and family and readers here.
super relaxing looking at the deep blue seas and blue bodies of the humpbacks. on the previous day, the orator-on-board mentioned 7 sightings. we had endless sightings you would never believe whales are facing extinction, plus, 2 breach (whale jumped COMPLETELY) out of the water.
Absolutely fantasic trip. The skipper had everything very well organized. The skipper and co gave fantastic commentary and even a tour guide of the local waterfront houses on the way out of the river. My family enjoyed the experienc and would do it again.