Water activity

Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Water activity

Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

From US$ 49.65 per person

Join a whale watching boat tour for the journey of a lifetime from the Gold Coast's Main Beach. Witness the beauty of humpback whales as they migrate past the Gold Coast from June to October.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment, within minutes of departure from the Gold Coast Broadwater
  • Experience an incredible 2.5 hour cruise with full commentary from our Marine Biologist
  • Enjoy a comfortable journey on our 24 metre Super Catamaran, purposefully built for Whale Watching with friendly and professional staff
  • See the Humpback Whales up close and personal, with 360 degree viewing from lower and upper decks
  • Relax with Guaranteed Sightings or a free return cruise
Full description
Come join this family-owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience, committed to offering you the best customer service and memories to last a lifetime. With caring and knowledgeable crew who are focused on your comfort and safety as well as guaranteed whale sightings, you can travel with peace of mind. Within minutes of departure, Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with 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. Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits on arrival
  • Parking at Mariner's Cove Marina

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    Meeting point

    Mariners Cove Marina, 60-70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach Berth 95, Arm D, next to Helicopter Pad.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Limited wheelchair accessibility. Please contact office prior to purchasing your ticket.
    • Children under 4 can come along free of charge (please advise if you wish to bring a stroller).
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 55 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Service
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    Thank you to all the crew for such an amazing experience yesterday! We were lucky enough to spot some beautiful whales, including a mum and bub. Would definitely recommend & hopefully we will be back next time we visit the Gold Coast! Thank you again, you guys are awesome!

    March 29, 2023

    Wonderful day out, the crew were super friendly. Our trip had to be rebooked due to weather conditions, staff were very good contacting us and we were rebooked to go 2 days later, no hassles. Very informative guide and our whale sighting experience was magical! We were pleased to support a local business, not a multi National company. We highly recommend doing this experience!

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    March 29, 2023

    From onboarding to commentary to success at finding whales, this tour was top notch! Didn’t need to go far for our first sightings. Some frisky yearlings breaching and tale slapping but on quite a show for our granddaughter and us. Boat was quite stable and the length of tour was juat right for young ones.

    March 29, 2023

    Product ID: 95946