Gold Coast Whale Watching Tour

Experience the magic and magnificence of getting up close and personal with Humpback Whales aboard a luxurious catamaran. Enjoying local knowledge of all the best whale viewing vantage points like Whale Alley, this tour offers uninterrupted views from 3 decks and an air conditioned saloon bringing you face to face with these amazing creatures.

Beginning with a canal cruise, you'll head out onto the open waters and into the Australian Whale Sanctuary where you'll spot dolphins, killer whales, humpback whales and even sharks. This unique way to explore the Gold Coast and its many wildlife attractions puts you right into the action as these gentle giants tail slap, breach and wave hello to you. With a 99% rate of sightings, you're guaranteed an amazing day out.


  • Guaranteed sighting or return free trip
  • 360 viewing from boat
  • Personalised Service - No crowds
  • Only whale watch cruise to depart from central Surfers Paradise
  • Departure is walking distance from most Gold Coast hotels


  • Unique commentary from the marine naturalist
  • Fast cruise speed catamaran with 3 viewing decks


Departures: Daily from June to November. Check in time is 20 minutes prior to departure. Check in terminal located Sightseeing Cruise Terminal - river end of Cavil Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Morning: Departs 7:30am / Returns 10:45am ; 9.00am / Returns 12.15pm
Midday: Departs 11:00am / Returns 2:15pm
Afternoon: Departs 1.00pm / Returns 4.15pm ; 2:30pm / Returns 5:45pm

From Brisbane
Morning: Departs 9:00am / Returns 4:00pm.
Afternoon: Departs 12:30pm / Returns 7.00pm
Pick up from Hotel Jen 159 Roma St Brisbane City
* Can offer a personalised Brisbane CBD pickup for a additional AUD$15.00 (payable direct on the day of tour)

Additional Info

Children: Not recommended for children 3 years and under. 4-14 years are charged at the child rate
Operated By: Whales in Paradise