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Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

From US$ 69.75 per person

Witness the majesty of the world's largest animal. Navigate through the beautiful waters of the Gold Coast. Hear whale songs from the underwater microphone.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Gaze at the world's largest animal from a purpose-built whale-watching vessel
  • Cruise the waters of the beautiful Gold Coast with an expert crew
  • Catch some rays on the outdoor sundeck, one of 6 viewing platforms
Full description
Departing from Sea World on the Gold Coast, this is one of Australia’s premier whale watching experiences. Join marine experts for a close encounter with majestic Humpback Whales aboard one of Australia’s newest and luxurious whale watching vessels.  Within minutes of the Gold Coast, cruise to the “Humpback Highway” and gaze upon the world’s largest animals from 6 spacious viewing platforms from sea level to the sundeck with a spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline. During the 2.5 hour cruise learn more about these fascinating marine creatures and listen to unique whale songs live with an underwater microphone on board. The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from early June to November and whale watching cruises will depart daily from the Sea World Cruise Terminal at 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Enjoy an early morning cruise before a day of activities on the Gold Coast or relax and sleep in with late afternoon departures available. If your whale watching cruise fails to sight a whale, you will recieve a voucher for another cruise.
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Cruise voucher valid for 12 months if you do not see a whale
  • Free parking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Cruises depart from the Sea World Cruise Terminal in Main Beach. Entry to Sea World Marine Park is not required. Free parking is available at Sea World.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • All cruises are weather, minimum passenger number, and Queensland Health advisory dependent. In the unlikely event of a cancellation by the local partner, you will be provided with a full refund or a 12-month credit to use toward another cruise
  • In the unlikely event that your tour fails to sight a whale, you will be provided with a free return tour valid for 12 months
  • The local partner reserves the right to substitute the vessel, itinerary, date, and time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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September 3, 2022

It was a really wonderful and exciting experience. The whales we saw were playful and just as curious of us as we were of them. The staff were every informative, friendly and helpful. I will certainly go again on the whale watching cruise when I visit Queensland again.

August 21, 2022

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 256042