Gold Coast Whale Watching
During winter and spring, majestic Humpback Whales migrate from the Antarctic to the warmer waters off the coast of Queensland. Every year around 1200 whales make the 5000km journey - the first ones arriving on the Gold Coast in early June. On the trip back, Hervey Bay is a popular resting point for the whales before they begin the epic journey back south. Most of the Humpbacks will have left the Queensland coast by the start of November, with the typical whale watching season lasting from June to October.
Humpback whales generally follow the coastline reasonable close to shore which means there is plenty of opportunity for day trippers and whale watchers on the Coast to experience the joy of viewing the migration and playful frollicking of these majestic creatures.
There are plenty of options when it comes to whale watching on the Gold Coast. With tours ranging from just a few hours to a whole day, in various sized vessels and in various sized groups, there is an tour for everyone! Departing from Main Beach (Mariner's Cove), Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta each day during the whale watching season - click on a cruise provider below and book online.
Head out on the Gold Coast's newest purpose-built environmentally friendly whale watching vessel. It has three levels of spacious viewing platforms and the number of guests is limited so it's never crowded - you'll always get a clear view of the whales!
Advanced whale location technology means less guess work and more whale sightings and the interactive onboard education technology means a unique experience is had by all participants. Why not end the day with a visit to Sea World!
Conveniently departing from Surfers Paradise (behind Titanium bar), this whale watching tour puts you right in the action - you can be right there - not just watch! On the way out to the open ocean where the whales await, be taken on a canal cruise with commentary about the amazing architecture and residences of the rich and famous.
The crew have years of whale watching experience under their belts, meaning they are dedicated to providing you with the best possible whale encounters on the Gold Coast.
Depart from the Gold Coast's Coolangatta and embark on an enjoyable whale watching journey to see humpback whales traveling on their Northern migration. A unique experience while giving an educational commentary and the chance to view some of the most magnificent mammals on our planet up close and personal.
Gold Coast's ultimate ocean whale watching and island experience! Enjoy complimentary morning tea, large video displays playing whale documentaries & informative commentary from our experienced eco team. Departing from Mariners Cove daily be sure not to miss this exciting opportunity to experience these majestic mammals in their natural habitat.
Half and full day cruises are available, with some including lunch but all followed up by a relaxing afternoon at Maclarens Landing on South Stradbroke Island.
More Whale Watching
Gold Coast Whale Watching
Marina Mirage 74 Sea World Drive, Main Beach
Phone: 07 3630 2463
Spirit of the Gold Coast
PO Box 4911, Bundall Business Centre, Qld, 4217
Phone: (07) 5572 7755