Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

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Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast information and booking

3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Time of departure
7:30am, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 2:30pmBoarding starts 20 minutes prior to cruise departure
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Tour description provided by Viator

See magnificent humpback whales at play on this half-day cruise from the Gold Coast. You'll enjoy unobstructed 360 degree views from all three decks of your purpose built vessel and the experienced crew, including a marine naturalist guide, will provide the closest whale encounters possible. With a maximum of 65 passengers per cruise, this is one of the the Gold Coast's most intimate and informative whale watching experiences.

Board your state of the art vessel in Surfers Paradise. After a brief safety introduction, your tour starts with a scenic canal cruise down the Nerang River while your knowledgeable crew point out the spectacular homes of the rich and famous.Your cruise continues past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Each year between the months of May and October, humpbacks whales migrate to these subtropical waters to mate and give birth. With three departures per day you'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various sea birds also call these waters home. Your marine naturalist guide will also provide informative and unique commentary and the experienced crew are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate whale watching experience. Seasonal: June to October

What's included

  • Commentary by a marine naturalist
  • Coffee and biscuits

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off