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As the chill sets in in the Southern States and Northern New South Wales, the Gold Coast prepares to be enthralled by the annual migration of our Antarctic Cousins, the Gentle Giants of the sea, the Majestic Humpback Whales. Be spellbound as they perform some of the most amazing acrobatic displays that only Mother Nature could choreograph.

Prices

Adults

$ 99 Ticket

Cruise departs daily at 9.30am from 60-70 Seaworld Drive on Main Beach, Gold Coast

  • 2.5hr Whale Watching Cruise
  • Complimentary Morning Tea on arrival
  • Luxurious 24 meter power Catamaran
  • 360 degree views and fully licensed bar
  • Professional crew with detailed commentary
  • Whale Guarantee*

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Children

$ 59 Ticket

Cruise departs daily at 9.30am from 60-70 Seaworld Drive on Main Beach, Gold Coast

  • 2.5hr Whale Watching Cruise
  • Complimentary Morning Tea on arrival
  • Luxurious 24 meter power Catamaran
  • 360 degree views and fully licensed bar
  • Professional crew with detailed commentary
  • Whale Guarantee*

Book Now

Seniors & Students

$ 79 Ticket

Cruise departs daily at 9.30am from 60-70 Seaworld Drive on Main Beach, Gold Coast

  • 2.5hr Whale Watching Cruise
  • Complimentary Morning Tea on arrival
  • Luxurious 24 meter power Catamaran
  • 360 degree views and fully licensed bar
  • Professional crew with detailed commentary
  • Whale Guarantee*

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A selection of photos from our gallery

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VIDEO PREVIEW

Here’s a sneak peak at some video footage from our 2013 Whale Season

Welcome to Spirit of Gold Coast

Where your whale watching adventure begins!

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Showboat

The showboating of the Humpback Whale is simply something that needs to be experienced and felt before you can fully appreciate one of the most beautiful things the natural world has to offer us.

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Muggings, spy-hopping and tail slaps!

Whale Watchers last year experienced a truly spectacular season with muggings, spy-hopping, numerous tail & chin slaps, and countless breaches!

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Have you personally experienced the majestic creatures of the sea?

Sometimes words are simply insufficient to capture the humbling experience of witnessing the majestic Humpback Whales. Your first encounter might be a distant breach, a powerful tail-slap or just a shy surface to say hello – a personal experience that will stay with you for years to come.

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An awe-inspiring experience!

Within minutes our vessel, Spirit of Gold Coast, will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they perform some of the most amazing acrobatic displays that only Mother Nature can choreograph.

Spirit offers this jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring chance of a lifetime, so don’t hold your breath. Get your breath taken away when you see for yourself these magnificent creatures as they perform amazing acrobatic right in front of your eyes.

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Just Magnificent! Just Breathtaking!

Take to the seas along the Humpback Highway 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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Amazing

You wouldn’t want to miss one pectoral fin, breach or tail slap as these mighty beasts lurch from the waves before your eyes. With a flash and a splash that massive mammal may be gone, but your eyes and camera have caught the truth – a 40-tonne migrating humpback whale just metres away from your catamaran.

99% SUCCESS RATE

99% success rate finding whales over 20 years over our entire whale watching voyages! The best in the Gold Coast!

WHALE GUARANTEE

Get a free return trip if you don’t see whales on your cruise.

CUSTOM BUILT VESSEL

Custom built vessels for whale watching cruises and your maximum comfort.

MORE VIEWING DECKS

Great viewing from upper and lower decks to capture the perfect shot! Spirit was designed for your comfort. Don’t miss that special whale moment due to lack of viewing areas.

THE BEST CREW

Spirit is recognized by its best customer service. Our crew is friendly, knowledgeable, caring and passionate.

PHOTOGRAPHER ONBOARD

Professional photographer on board our large vessel to capture all the action in case you miss it!

MOST EXPERIENCE

We are the whale watching experts with more than 20 years experience – the others just follow.

FULL COMMENTARY

Full commentary from experienced Marine Naturalists and the friendliest staff to guide you through the cruise!

TOILETS

There are 4 boat toilets: 2 men & 2 ladies. And the best about it is that they are always clean!

What’s included?

Spectacular TWO and a HALF HOUR Whale Watching Cruise on Spirit of Gold Coast.
Cruise Departs once a day at 9.30am from 60-70 Seaworld Drive on Main Beach, Gold Coast.
Complimentary Morning Tea with tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival.
Prices: Adults $99: Children (4-14) $59: Seniors & Students $59: Family Special (2A & 2C) $236
Watch from a luxurious 24 meter power Catamaran purpose-built for whale watching, with ’360 degree’ viewing and fully licensed bar.
Travel with a professional crew who will provide information and detailed commentary.
Enjoy the Whale Guarantee – If you don’t see any whales during your cruise, you will get a second cruise for free!
Family owned and operated business with over 20 Years Whale Watching Experience – pioneers of Whale Watching on the Gold Coast!
Spirit of Gold Coast is the only company to have sighted ‘Migaloo’ the majestic White Whale for 3 consecutive years –10th July 2003, 2nd June 2004 and 16th July 2005, and again in 1st July 2009 and 27th Sep 2012.
Great Gift Idea – buy multiple vouchers for friends and family for a great day out!
Let the adventure begin!

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TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

"Thanks wonderful crew for the opportunity
to see the whales at their best!"
Keith Chapman

"It was fab! Thank you for a great time!
Crew was fantastic and very enthusiastic!
Any vacancies? :)"
Catherine Hipkiss

"Awesome crew, so enthusiastic!
The day we saw the white whale!
I am happy if I never see another
thing in my lifetime..."
Clare James

"Thank you for a lovely morning.
Wonderful whale experience. We'll come again!"
Shane Hills

"My first trip and we saw 5 whales!!
Amazing!!!"
Suzy Gomes

"Had an absolutely wonderful morning
watching the whales and dolphins.
Finished by a nice cold Smirnoff :)"
Amanda Doble

"Wonderful day out! Great staff"
Kim Miles

'Magical experience I will never forget"
Rebecca Hint

Latest from our blog

Fun facts about whales, whale poems and more!

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Spirit’s heading out to sea to glimpse the Humpback Highway What’s that in the distance? A blow shouts the Skipper By golly gosh! Another blow followed by a splash! Yes, it’s a Humpback with her playful baby (Bubbles) Looks like she is teaching Bubbles to breach Come on, you can do it… What a sight, […]

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Gold Coast Whale Watching bringing you Sounds of the Seas – Poem by a Spirit Staff

The seas are beginning to change It’s time to swim to warmer waters So begins our annual migration To see our curious friends on Spirit Gold Coast Whale Watching On our way we love to sing It’s our way of communicating Calling our mates or just for fun Twisting our bodies through the seas We […]

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Did You Know?

Humpbacks are Baleen Whales who filter feed and do not have teeth. Adults grow to 15m and weigh 40 tonnes. Adult lungs are the size of a small car. Adults can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.

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Migaloo is Australia’s most well-known humpback whale.
When he was first sighted he was the only known all white whale in the world.

Find out more about Migaloo,
the White Whale

Contact us

Location and operating hours

Join Spirit of Gold Coast for the journey of a life time. To book your cruise or for more information contact us on:

Office Phone No: (07) 5572 7755
Fax: (07) 5572 7799
Email: info@goldcoastwhalewatching.com

Departure Times:
Leaves from Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, next to Helicopter Pad, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Monday – Departing 9.30am
Tuesday – Departing 9.30am
Wednesday – Departing 9.30am
Thursday – Departing 9.30am
Friday – Departing 9.30am
Saturday – Departing 9.30am
Sunday – Departing 9.30am

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