Water activity

Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

4.5 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Noosa Oceanrider
Water activity

Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Noosa Oceanrider

From US$ 52.55 per person

Embark on a cruise to see magnificent humpback whales on their annual migration through Noosa’s aquatic backyard.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Watch humpback whales play in their natural habitat
  • Take a relaxed, nature-focused cruise down Noosa River and off the headland
  • Enjoy views of Noosa and iconic landmarks from the water
Full description
Witness the majestic beauty of the humpback whale in the ocean off the coast of Noosa during their annual migration. Begin with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River where you’ll soak up the sights and fantastic views of Noosa from the water. Then, your captain cruises out into the ocean in search of the friendly giants. Your nature-focused cruise will take you to locations that cannot be fully appreciated from the land, including amazing natural cliff formations, emerald forests, hidden coves, and sweeping beaches. Upon locating the whales, enjoy an awe-inspiring experience as you watch these playful giants frolic in their natural habitat. See breaches, tail lobs, and pectoral slaps as part of a spectacular display.
  • Binoculars
  • Rain jackets
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Your whale watching tour departs from the Noosa Marina located at 2 Parkyn Ct, Tewantin QLD 4565, Australia. Meet your captain in front of the Wine Bar at Noosa Marina.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof bag

Know before you go

  • There is a small locker under each seat for a few belongings but it is recommended to bring a waterproof bag to protect them
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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Wonderful opportunity to see Noosa coast line, playful dolphins and a number of humpback whales. Skipper Nathan was organised, provided spray jackets, life jackets, dry humour and addressed us by name on board. He deftly negotiated the Noosa bar crossing, was informative of local knowledge of land and sea. In the two hour time frame he went the extra mile determined to give us a sighting which took us further south and we were happily rewarded with a number of whales within metres of the boat. A great and memorable experience.

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March 25, 2023

An exciting few hours heading out into the ocean, turning all on board into Spotters. On a perfectly calm and sunny day, this was a great adventure. Luckily, big mumma and little bubba whales showed up to entertain us at the end of our trip. Thank you.

March 25, 2023

Sehr einfacher Check-in und Start. Einige Wale, Delphine und eine Schildkröte gesehen. Die Wale leider nicht so nah wie erhofft, aber das ist Natur. Der Guide hat sich 30min mehr Zeit genommen, um noch einen Walspot anzufahren. Die Tour mit dem Speed-Schlauchboot an sich ist schon ein Erlebnis.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 266802