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Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast

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Main Beach, Australia

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icon2 hours 50 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Spotting whales in their natural habitat can be tricky if you don't know where to look. Skip the guesswork on this whale-watching cruise, which guarantees you will see humpback whales as they migrate past the Gold Coast from June to November or you receive a complimentary second cruise. The tour is led by a marine biologist guide who is passionate about conservation and offers insights into whale behavior that enrich the experience. Includes morning tea and a photo booklet souvenir.
  • Led by a marine biologist: Gain deeper insight into whale behavior
  • Guaranteed whale sighting or receive a complimentary second cruise
  • Includes a photo booklet to keep as a souvenir
  • Watch humpback whales breaching from the boat's lower or upper deck
Whale Photographic Booklet gift
Coffee and/or Tea
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Free parking at Mariner's Cove Marina
Lunch
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

60-70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an Adult
  • Comfortable enclosed walking shoes and jacket are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We can ONLY accept non-motorised, collapsible wheelchairs on board Spirit. Please note that Spirit crew cannot carry passengers from their wheelchair to the boat seating. All guests who use a wheelchair must be able to move themselves, or bring assistance with them.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast ?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in Gold Coast .

Reviews

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Lovely Views and Amazing Whales
Jon
, Jul 2020
Had a great time looking at the skyline of Surfers Paradise and then ultimately finding two very expressive whales who did quite a few jumps. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Jon, thank you for your amazing and detailed review. We really appreciate it and are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with Spirit! Whale Blessings from Spirit Family!
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Could have been a great experiemce
aongsg
, Aug 2019
The crew were friendly and professional but unfortunately we did not sight any whale even on the second trip out to sea.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi, Thank you for your review, and for taking the time to share your opinion. As I’m sure you are aware, each day out on the Humpback Highway is incredibly different. When we head out through the seaway each day, there are certain factors that are completely out of our control. This includes how long it takes us to find whales, how many whales we actually encounter, as well as the sea conditions we face. While we hope for a magical experience for our guests on each cruise, with an incredibly close encounter or multiple big breaches to delight all on board, this is simply not how all whale watching experience works. We are incredibly blessed to be able to witness the Humpback Whales in their natural environment. After being hunted to near extinction, they still make the same 10,000 kilometre journey each year, and continue to grace us with their awe-inspiring presence. But each time we head out into the open ocean, we need to remember that we are in their home. Whether they come close to us or choose to keep their distance, whether they put on a show or remain completely elusive – it is entirely up to them. We are their guests, and we are so grateful for any encounter. Thank you again for sharing your opinion, and wishing you Whale Blessings, Spirit Management.

Product code: 41372P1

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