Water activity

Half-Day Deluxe Whale Watching Gold Coast

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

Half-Day Deluxe Whale Watching Gold Coast

From $71.92 per person

Don't just be there, experience the sound of the Humpback Whale's great tail slap, feel their waves rock the boat and marvel at their playfulness. This magnificent cruise combines the best of whale watching with a scenic river & waterways canal cruise.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Get 100% guaranteed whale sightings – or a free return cruise!
  • Experience the longest-running whale watching cruise on the Gold Coast
  • Ride on the Gold Coast's only water-level viewing deck
  • Enjoy a convenient departure location, the only whale watching company to depart right in Surfers Paradise
  • Avail of small groups, personalised service and no crowds
Full description
With the most up-close-and-personal viewing decks on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and friendly and professional staff, this tour guarantees you an incredible day of whale watching. The humpback whale is playful and curious, and a tour with Whales in Paradise will give you a truly intimate encounter with these gentle giants of the ocean. Whales in Paradise was the Gold Coast’s first whale watching tour operator, and they pride themselves on being pioneers in the local industry. They keep tour groups to an optimal size, ensuring that all passengers enjoy optimal visibility and proximity to whales, dolphins and the many other kinds of marine life.
  • Bonus Gold Coast Waterways Cruise (Valued at $35) with complimentary morning/afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years

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    Check in location is at the river end of cavill Avenue (58 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise)

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    • Warm clothing
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    4.9 /5

    based on 15 reviews

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    It was really well organised, from getting on the boat to arriving back on land- the guide gave lots of cool info about the area and a specially trained whale researcher told us all about the whales. We were lucky to spot two whales with a baby calf and it was just magic! We also saw dolphins and even a turtle which was unexpected! A wonderful experience!

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