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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

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Mariners Cove 60-70 Sea World Dr | Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5572 7755
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Excellent Day Out on the Water

I booked this to take my husband whale watching for Fathers Day. I used a shoppers docket to get... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Robyn A
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Brisbane, Australia
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Lots of action

We booked this trip some time ago and we're not disappointed. It's amazing that the whales journey... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Kaycee8
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Wellington, New Zealand
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This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background. Take home unique memories that only Mother Nature can provide. You’ll have a whale of a time as the crew demystifies mating and migration, baleen and blowholes, flukes and fins. Oh my, what mighty pectorals they have!
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mariners Cove 60-70 Sea World Dr | Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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+61 7 5572 7755

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I booked this to take my husband whale watching for Fathers Day. I used a shoppers docket to get adults at children's prices. Booking online was easy and vouchers email immediately after booking. Boat left on time and we were out there for almost 3...More

1  Thank Robyn A
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Robyn, Thank you for writing such an informative review, and for taking the time to share your whole experience with Spirit from start to finish. What an amazing day you had! The perfect gift for Father's Day, and an incredible experience with the Gentle...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We booked this trip some time ago and we're not disappointed. It's amazing that the whales journey so close to the land up and down Humpback Highway. There was a lot of activity once we were out at sea and some of the whales came...More

1  Thank Kaycee8
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hi Kaycee, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review about your time on board Spirit. We appreciate this and your kind words. Every day on board Spirit is different, and it sounds as though you were able to experience an...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Celebrating my 30th bday on board this cruise what by far one of the most amazing things I've experienced. I never thought I'd be an emotional person but seeing these whale brought tears to my eyes! They are honestly breathtakingly amazing. Seeing these beautiful mammals...More

1  Thank Jessi-leigh B
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hi Jessi-leigh, Wow... What an incredible review! We thank you for your kind words, and are so happy that we were able to play a special part in an important birthday. Spirit and her crew are so blessed to be able to do what we...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I was initially concerned about the weather - it was a little choppy. Staff were informative and strongly recommended sea sickness medication (which they had on board for $1). It was a good move as I was able to enjoy the trip. They made sure...More

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hi Tricialynne, Thank you for your informative review, and for taking the time to write about your experience with Spirit. Passenger comfort and safety is our priority on board Spirit. Even during choppy sea conditions, we aim to ensure that everyone enjoys their time out...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This was a good expefience. Our family had a great time on this trip. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we saw a lot of whales. Cheers.More

1  Thank Dane B
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Dane, Thank you for your kind words, and for taking the time to write your review. We're so happy to hear that you had such a pleasant and memorable experience on board Spirit. Our crew love sharing what we know about the Gentle Giants,...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great welcome from the crew, very informative narration from Zara the marine biologist when we got up close to the whales. We saw two mothers with pups (one of the young ones breached) and an inquisitive young adult swam alongside and under our boat. Fabulous...More

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Gerry, Thank you for your informative review, and for taking the time to share you experience on board Spirit with others. Every day out on the ocean is completely different, and it sounds as though you were able to experience a truly magical day...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had a brilliant tour with spirit of Gold Coast. The crew were very professional, especially Zara the marine biologist who kept us all captivated. We got up close to 2 mothers and calves and 'mugged' by a youngster. Best tour we've done.More

Thank Una F
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi Una, We're so glad to hear that you had such a brilliant day with Spirit! Thank you for taking the time to write your review and share your experience with everyone. What a special experience, to not only see mothers and calves, but to...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

A great day today to experience these magnificent mammals of the sea. The crew made me very welcome and the boat was great for watching. Can certainly recommend it to anyone visiting the Goldie.More

Thank Paul F
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you on board, and we are happy to hear that you had such a great time with Spirit. The Spirit crew feel...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

The great team at Spirit Of Gold Coast not only gave us the delightful opportunity to come so close to these magnificent creatures, but they also provide some excellent knowledge along with the all the immense support towards whale awareness. Pro Tip: don't forget sea...More

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello "Venture Out Blog", Thank you so much for taking your time to write an excellent review towards Spirit tour. We really appreciate your kind words and we feel truly happy to know about your beautiful experience with the Gentle Giants of the Sea. It...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

What's not to love about spending your birthday in search of the mighty whales on a glorious QLD Sunday. Very organized and professional operation from the moment of booking. Had a unique situation so had to call up and the attendant was super helpful. On...More

Thank Amanda C
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for taking your time and give us a great review! And also thank you for the 5 starts and kind words towards Spirit staff. We appreciate it. What a special day having many whales and have they breaching. Just...More

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Adele S
27 August 2016|
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Response from Russell P | Reviewed this property |
I find day time to be the best, the low levels of daylight after 7pm make it difficult! Hahah no really, no time is better or worse, these beautiful mammals come and go as they please - sometimes morning sometimes afternoon... More
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Moogymoo1
7 August 2016|
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Response from Sam F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just read your question but was watching breaching whales just off shore at Miami headland Definitely go for a burl on the Spirit of GC
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Sherrie C
10 December 2015|
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Response from Spirit_of_Gold_Coast | Property representative |
The best time would be around the months of August and September as during this time the whales are starting to return to the Antarctica with their calves. Whale blessings.
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