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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. Afternoon cruises at 1:30pm departure (1pm boarding) available depending on Sea Conditions.

FREE ample parking at Mariner’s Cove Marina.

Complimentary Morning Tea with tea, coffee and biscuits.

Travel with a professional crew who will provide information and detailed commentary. We have a Marine Biologist on board who is passionate about the Marine Life and explains all about the Whale Migration.

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, 10th August 2015 and this year on 11th of July 2017.

Great experience. The staff are very knowledgeable. Also very helpful, they helped me with my little 9 month old baby eke he got sea sick. Unfortunately there are no tablets for babies to take... Thank you guys, awesome stuffread more
Andres Martinez
Andres Martinez
08:53 11 Oct 18
Great Crew, Great Day out, the gentle giants turned it on but were slow to do so, Like they say never work with children or animals. Definitely be going back out with the crew from Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watchingread more
Joseph Burnett
Joseph Burnett
06:03 10 Oct 18
The crew was really friendly and knowledgeable. It took a while to spot a whale but we spot a happy one which breached 138 times. The company's record for the year.read more
Greg Latapie
Greg Latapie
01:56 29 Sep 18
Amazing experience with spirit of Gold Coast! Great, friendly crew and a good day out on the water.Left in the morning and saw heaps of whales that day.Crew were knowledgeable and professional and had a marine biologist on board as well explaining whale behaviour and migration. Overall a great experience that we will never forget.Thanks so much guys!read more
Junø B
Junø B
07:20 18 Aug 18
What can we say, beautiful breathtaking day, whales, whales and more whales! Totally professional and friendly crew that couldn't do enough to make our day great (with a special shout out to the wonderful Zara)we were very lucky with the weather and had multiple sightings, we had whales breaching, tail and fin slapping plus the honour of having been "mugged" by whales all around the boat. We can't wipe the smiles off our faces. Again thanks for a brilliant unforgettable day.read more
Helen Hoogstra
Helen Hoogstra
08:54 27 Jul 18
Very nice tour. We were trying to get to the whales as close as possible. We saw a little newborn whale. Our friends saw last year a whale which was breaching next to the boat so they could observe every detail of its face and inside the mouth. We were not so lucky this time, but anyway we saw nice whales pretty closeread more
Maria Dzunkova
Maria Dzunkova
21:58 24 Jul 18
Wonderful experience. Staff are friendly, helpful and share their knowledge of the Marine life. We saw different species of dolphin as well as majestic whales close to the boat. Highly recommend them. Will definitely be back. 🐳🐬read more
Shantell Owen
Shantell Owen
03:45 12 Jul 18
Amazing experience with spirit of Gold Coast! These guys were very accommodating. We were in the morning group. Unfortunately we came 5mins late due to heavy traffic. They waited for us and were nice about it. Crew were knowledgeable. Explaining whale behaviour and other things. Overall a wonderful experience that we will never forget!read more
Yuying Lu
Yuying Lu
03:27 12 Jul 18
Very good value, staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Mostly from other countries, which is good. But very difficult to understand the Brazilian vocal guide. Tea or Coffee and biscuits included in the price is good. Plenty of Whales.read more
Daryl Raverty
Daryl Raverty
03:01 28 Jun 18
Whales came over to our boat and breached twice! They went around the other side and saw them dive with tails in the air. Photos of the whales were taken and passengers got the opportunity to buy those on the spot along with their family photo. The whole experience was very passenger focused with loads of information about the migrating whales.read more
Michelle Coates
Michelle Coates
22:57 12 Jun 18
A life changing experience, not only seeing these amazing whales but the on board staff and crew are so friendly and polite. All my family had the same opinion, absolutely an all round amazing experience. We would like to thank everyone that works with Spirit of Gold coast for your delightful hospitality. Highly Recommendedread more
Selina Scarcella
Selina Scarcella
04:38 05 Jun 18
Bought tickets from groupon with a good price and went on 25 OctIt was a nice sunny day and so fortunate to be onboard of Spirit of Gold Coast. Weather very nice and we manage to see a numbers of active whales. The whales did not come close to us but I still manage to take a number of nice pictures of the whales. The staff also took very professional photo on the trip and so nice that I bought from them. Staff took good care of the passengers and very informative. We enjoy the trip very muchread more
BK Tan
BK Tan
11:00 05 Nov 17
Had a awesome day saw whales and a pod of dolphins. The crew were very friendly and helpful and I fully recommend this to you.read more
Susan Smith
Susan Smith
02:53 22 Oct 17
Amazing experience saw 7 whales including a baby. Some quite close to boat. Crew wonderful; great commentary thanks Zara, excellent manoeuvring of boat by our captain and thanks to other crew too. A memorable day and very special.read more
Jo Herbert
Jo Herbert
07:49 11 Sep 17
The crew was absolutely wonderful. Karen was so kind to anyone feeling seasick or nervous to be on a boat. She went above and beyond to care for those who were sick, including my stepson. That kindness goes a long way when you're feeling seasick. I highly recommend this company. We had a great cruise and a great view of the whales. Thanks again Karen!read more
Amanda Marton
Amanda Marton
23:04 10 Sep 17
Aug 16: We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather and very active whales. We saw 2 types of dolphins (more than a dozen!) and multiple playful pods of Whales. The crew at Spirit were very respectful of the Whales, often stopping the boat nearby and letting the whale approach us. Crew are friendly and ensured that people were comfortable and cared for those seasick folk and the Captain was quite amusing!read more
Bryce Hodges
Bryce Hodges
00:44 18 Aug 17
An awesome experience and the staff were wonderful. We will definitely come back and can recommend this experience to all!read more
Zahira Saheed
Zahira Saheed
08:55 22 Jul 17
Great day great team great sights only reason not 5 stars the speaker system could not be heard on deck so no education
Matt Ticehurst
Matt Ticehurst
03:48 25 Jun 17
A Fantastic and rewarding experience. Zara the marine biologist was very knowledgeable and informative. All the staff were great to chat with but most importantly the whales were magnificent. Yes thats right a pod of whales and a huge number of dolphins as well. I highly recommend a whale watching cruise with Spirit Whale Watching.read more
Douglas Lord
Douglas Lord
23:11 28 May 17
I spent a number of years going out on Spirit of Gold Coast, sometimes up to 5 times a week, photographing the humpbacks. I have tried all the boats on the Gold Coast oast and also further north and northing compares with Spirit of Gold Coast. The staff have always been a great team and make the trip out to the whales extremely enjoyable. They are knowledgeable and not only do they have the knowledge and experience, they love what they do. I cannot recommend Spirit of Gold Coast more highly. Jump on board, you will not be disappointed.read more
broomee
broomee
02:14 03 May 17
We LOVE Spirit! My sister & I went with Spirit in 2015 for our first time whale watching and it was breathtaking! Last year (2016) my friend and I got season passes and we spent as much time with Spirit as possible! The staff are really lovely and very knowledgeable about the whales. Spirit has always shown they are respectful of the whales too! We had such an amazing time on Spirit and can't wait to go back this year! If you are thinking about going whale watching I recommend Spirit! It's fun, wild, exciting & breathtaking! You never know what you are going to see in the open ocean because once you pass through the Seaway anything is possible! We have seen turtles, dolphins (including Common Dolphins), other species of whales & sharks! All photos attached taken on-board Spirit 2016.read more
Ashlee Smith
Ashlee Smith
13:07 04 Apr 17

Why Spirit?

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!

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*

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*

FAMILY


$236
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*

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*

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

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

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.

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!

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 Watching Tours

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!

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

LATEST NEWS

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

Latest from our blog

Fun facts about whales, whale poems and more!

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: [email protected]

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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