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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience

  • 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
Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience
From US$71.61
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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience
From US$71.61
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.
What to Expect
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Daily departures between June and November from Mariner’s Cove Marina, in the heart of Main Beach.
The safe and fully equipped 24 meter super catamaran is custom designed for Whale Watching, and features sensational 360º viewing from both lower and upper decks for kids and adults alike. On board, you’ll enjoy all the creature comforts that you would expect, such as complementary morning tea, a fully licensed bar, and toilets.
Within minutes of departure you'll see these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40-ton Humpback Whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails.
Your guides and crew are passionate about the conservation of the ocean giants, promoting awareness and education of Humpback Whales and their natural environment.
Your 3 hour adventure will be guided by full commentary from your Marine Biologist, with your friendly and knowledgeable staff on board to answer any questions that you may have. With a 100% Whale Guarantee, you can cruise in comfort knowing that you will see the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment, or you will receive a free return cruise.
Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Mariner's Cove Marina, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
Reviews (277)
1 - 5 of 277 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile
Wonderful day out!!

Such a wonderful experience. My husband, sister-in-law and I all had such a great day out with the Spirit crew. They were all super helpful and courteous. Would recommend to anyone travelling through or locals that want a more up close view of the magnificent...More

Thank leahevelynmcd
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2019

Hi Leah, Thank you for your five-star rating, and for taking the time to share your Spirit experience. We loved having you and your family on board, and are grateful for your kind comments about the Spirit Crew. The Spirit Family love what we do,...More

Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile
Wonderful experience!

The crew made enough reminders for people who will get motion sickness to take their medication. They have those medication available on board to purchase too. Our experience was kind of disrupted that day due to those smaller speedboats that kept scaring off the whales....More

Thank aangxx
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on board Spirit. Hope to see you on board next season. Whale Blessings from Spirit family!!

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Great crew. Whale welfare comes first.

We were incredibly lucky to see a mum with a very playful calf! But what impressed me most was that this company put the welfare of the whales first. They held the boat back in neutral and observed the whales for signs of distress to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank melmwarden
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hello "melmwarden", Thank you so much for your great review. We are happy to know you enjoyed your experience watching a Mum and a Calf, it is magical isn't? We feel very lucky with every encounter and we respect the Whales behaviour's. Sometimes they want...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile
Fun First time Experience of Seeing the Whales in Action!

The Whale Watching Cruise was a fantasy experience. It was our first time. While the cruise and the view in itself is fun, seeing the Whales in the open ocean is a different experience. We got reasonably good view of 2-3 groups of whales including...More

3  Thank Abhi_sgp
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Hello Abhishek D, Thank you for your great review. We are so glad to know that you had a fantastic experience on board Spirit, enjoying the Gold Coast Skyline and the beautiful Humpback Whales. Its amazing to see how active the babies can be, when...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Great trip :)

I went to the morning Spirit of the Whale Tour and had a great time. There is tea and coffee and biscuits before the boat departs or there is soft drinks in cans but they are not included in the ticket price, but the can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank xxginamxx
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Hello "xxginamxx", Thank you for taking time to review your experience, we are so glad you enjoyed your morning out with Spirit. How lucky you are, to see a Mother and a Calf...Nature is just AMAZING isn't? Thank you again for all your compliments, hope...More

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Shannen M
12 November 2018|
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Response from CatJos01 | Reviewed this property |
Whale season is pretty much done by October, they'll be back into cooler waters by now
Toy Sei S
6 August 2018|
Response from Suzie P | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you email Spirit directly or contact them through their Facebook page to check. I think the youngest child I saw was about 5 or 6 years old (maybe).