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Whale Watching Gold Coast

Guaranteed Whale Sightings or Get a Free Return Trip

What’s included?

Spectacular two and a half hour Whale Watching Cruise on board Spirit of Gold Coast, a 24 meter power Catamaran purpose-built for whale watching, with ’360 degree’ viewing and fully licensed bar.

Cruise departs once a day at 9.30am (9am boarding) from Mariners Cove Marina (next to Marina Mirage) on 60-70 Seaworld Drive on Main Beach, Gold Coast.

FREE ample parking.

Complimentary Morning Tea with tea, coffee and biscuits.

Travel with a professional crew who will provide information and detailed commentary.

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

Spirit of Gold Coast is the only company to have sighted Migaloo, the White Whale for 3 consecutive years – 10th July 2003, 2nd June 2004 and 16th July 2005, and again in 1st July 2009, 27th September 2012 and last year on 10th August 2015.

The journey of a life time!

As the chill sets in Antarctica, we prepare to be enthralled by the annual migration of our Antarctic cousins, the Majestic Humpback Whale. Each year, some 1,200 humpbacks make an epic 5,000 km journey between Antarctica and Australia and then back again.

Whale Watching Season

Yes it’s finally whale watching season, Be spellbound as they perform some of the most amazing acrobatic displays that only Mother Nature could choreograph. Now is your opportunity to witness the Humpback Whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background.

Spirit Whale Watching Gold Coast Tours

Take home unique memories! Within minutes our vessel, Spirit of Gold Coast, will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures. You’ll be mesmerised by the natural beauty and wonder of these Gentle Giants of the Sea.

About Spirit Gold Coast

We pride ourselves in our work as leaders in the industry, few can claim to have a marine biologist on deck, Our very own Zara King is a hostess with a marine biology & ecology degree. Our Whale Watching Gold Coast tours focus on learning about whales and their natural environment with respect to their habitat.

Spirit Whale Watching tours will leave you with a deep respect and love for these majestic creatures.

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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Why not surprise friends and family with an amazing gift voucher!?

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.

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!

Spirit of Gold Coast:
Where your whale watching adventure begins!

Whale Watching Season

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.

Whales In Paradise

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!

Whale Sounds

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.

Whale Facts

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.

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!

Whale Watching Tours

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.

PHOTO Gallery

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  • Whale Song
  • Whale Species
  • Whale Pictures

VIDEO PREVIEW

Sneak peek at some video footage taken from Spirit’s boat!

LATEST NEWS

We post regular updates of our cruises on our Facebook page!

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

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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@spiritwhalewatching.com.au

Cruises depart daily at 9:30
Mariners Cove Marina
60-70, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Berth 95, Arm D, next to Helicopter Pad.

Boarding 9am!

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