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Reviewed 10 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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 be mugged by them as well! Every day on board Spirit is very different, but it sounds like you were able to see something incredibly special.
We're honoured to have Zara as a part of the Spirit crew. She's incredibly knowledgeable, and her passion for whales is obvious to everyone on board. Your kind words are appreciated and will be passed on to our crew.
Thank you, and we hope to see you on board Spirit again in the future!

Whale Blessings,
The Spirit Family.

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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank paul f
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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 like the luckiest people in the world, having the opportunity to venture out on the Humpback Highway every day. We just love sharing our knowledge and experience with our guests, and are happy to hear that you have wonderful memories of your time with us.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you on board Spirit in future!

Whale Blessings,
The Spirit Family.

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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 sickness tablets :P

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Date of experience: July 2017
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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 is just magical when they "mugging" the boat.
We will definitely pass your lovely comments to Spirit crew too.

Hope we can see you again and again on board with us.
Thank you and Whale Blessings,
Spirit Family.

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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 day of cruise everything was super efficient and after a slow start, we soon saw the trademark spout of water on the horizon. We saw 4 whales numerous times, a breach and a few half breaches and tail slaps-truly wonderful experience. Plenty of kids on the boat having a great time. Have to share same sentiment of some others, PA system can not be heard from outside which is a failing I think and a worry in case of emergency. Altogether a wonderful few hours out on the water and in great hands with a smooth operator.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Amanda C
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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 awesome! We feel truly happy for you! :)

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the PA system, we are fixing this problem and it will be 100% done soon. But even having this problem with the PA system, the crew is well prepared with courses and training to advise the customer in a emergency situation. :)

Hope to see you again and again on board Spirit to see the Gentle Giants of the Sea once again!

Whale Blessings,
Spirit Family.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went out with the Spirit Crew yesterday morning and it was an awsome morning. Nice fine weather and calm water and not to many people on the boat. We saw about 6 whales. The first few in the distance, but then a real treat as our boat was 'mugged' by 2 huge whales right next to the boat. They were spy hopping numerous times. That is when they come up and poke their heads right out to have a look at us. They were moving from one side of the boat to the other and showing off. We were on the lower deck and every one was able to get a good look and photos, thanks to the expertise of the crew, who asked that the ones in front could give the others a chance once they had taken their photos. Very well organised and the photographer did a great job with the photo package. Next time we will go on the upper deck as you probably get better photos and perspective looking down on them. 5 star experience that you must do if on the Gold Coast during whale season.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anne G
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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi Anne,

What a nice review with so many details!
Thank you so much for take your time to describe your awesome experience on board Spirit with the whales. What a beautiful day to be presented by Mother Nature with the Whales "mugging" Spirit boat and doing Spy Hop! They are so gentle and curious. :)
We feel glad and happy to know you had such a magical experience with the Gentle Giants of the Sea and also with Spirit staff. Thank you also for your lovely comments towards our crew.

Hope to see you again and again on board Spirit.
Whale Blessings,
Spirit of Gold Coast Family.

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