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8 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket

Overview

Visit Surfers Paradise and take a whale-watching cruise on the Pacific during this day trip from Brisbane. You’ll start with the cruise on board a custom-built boat for spotting marine life. Glide along the Nerang River canals, and then look for humpback whales at play during their annual pilgrimage to the coast of Australia. Before the return drive to Brisbane, you’ll have a little free time to explore Surfers Paradise.
  • 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
  • Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position
  • Explore Surfers Paradise on your own during a little free time

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pickup and drop-off from Hotel Jen
  • 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Commentary by a marine naturalist
  • Coffee and biscuits
  • Light lunch pack

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Bus Stop 125 (161 Roma Street, Brisbane)

Departure Time

8:40am Pick Up

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm

What To Expect

Your day trip starts as you depart Brisbane for the drive south to Surfers Paradise, where you’ll hop aboard your purpose-built whale-watching boat. While you cruise along the canals of the Nerang River, listen to a few safety instructions from crewmembers, who will point out luxurious homes along the scenic Gold Coast waterway.

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 up to 2 hours 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.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children 3 years and under
  • 100% guaranteed whale sighting or receive a free return cruise
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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G
, Aug 2017

This tour was well organized and conducted in a proficient manner. We appreciated the extra time in Surfers and the actual whale watching was excellent. We recommend this activity.

M
, Oct 2016

An amazing adventure. We saw 8 whales 3 of them youngsters. The cruise was great and informative and roomy enough for everyone to have a great view.

D
, Oct 2016

Well organised trip. Staff friendly and informative. Saw lots of whales. Well worth doing.

G
, Jul 2016

It was overall good experience, except a cancellation made by your side.

P
, Jun 2016

The tour was great! Got to see multiple whales!
The snacks provided onboard the ferry was just average. Hopefully, more improvements will be made with regards to the snacks provided.

C
, Jun 2016

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.

R
, Jun 2016

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

M
, Dec 2015

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

J
, Nov 2015

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

D
, Sep 2015

Great tour!

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


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Product code: 5087BNEWHALE

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