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It’s not just a tour you can expect at our amazing location, it’s an experience you’ll remember for many years to come. Taking full advantage of our specially-designed viewing deck, you’ll be given the perfect opportunity to get up close with some of the world’s most majestic creatures. Throughout your session, our friendly and professional staff will be on hand to ensure your day is full of fun and enjoyment. They will be happy to answer all your questions, as well as tell you everything that you need to know about the truly wonderful humpback whales. When you go Whale Watching on the Gold Coast, you’re guaranteed to have your breath taken away from the moment you climb on board.

  • Packages start from AU$119.00
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Sea World Whale Watch

Join Australia’s highest-award-winning whale-watching operator, Sea World Whale Watch, for a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience and witness the majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat!

Departing from the Sea World Cruise Terminal in Main Beach, soak up the iconic views of the Gold Coast as you embark on a whale-watching cruise aboard our luxurious purpose-built vessel, the 'Spirit of Migaloo II'.

Setting sail up to six times daily from late May until early November, we journey to the famous Humpback Highway, where 40,000 whales pass close to Gold Coast shores on their annual migration from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef.

Observe the breathtaking display of whales launching into the air, slapping their mighty tails on the water, and diving deep into the ocean. During close encounters, gain a unique perspective by watching live underwater footage streamed directly to your mobile device. You may even hear the iconic whale song through our advanced underwater microphones.

Enjoy expert commentary from our knowledgeable crew as you witness these playful and curious gentle giants showcase their acrobatic skills. Look for other fascinating wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, and sea birds.

While you anticipate your cruise , indulge in eating on the waterfront deck cafe, enrich your knowledge with informative exhibits, and visit the gift shop at our stunning terminal.

Sea World Whale Watch are the ultimate experts in Gold Coast Whale Watching, offering a 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee that ensures a free return cruise if no whales are spotted. With this guarantee, you can be confident that you'll witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Gold Coast’s Closest Operator to the Humpback Highway, spend less time in transit and more time with the whales!

Watch our live underwater video feed broadcast direct to your phone
Listen to the whales singing live via the underwater hydrophones
Learn from our experienced captains and marine naturalist guides
Look out for three species of dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds and more
Share in the excitement of an ocean adventure with the whole family

2.5 hour whale watching cruise
100% Whale Sighting Guarantee
Ample deck space and rail side viewing
Guided commentary
Live underwater video stream (coming soon)
Live underwater microphones
Audio-visual presentations
Fully stocked onboard bar
Professional photographer
Free kids ocean activity booklet
Informative exhibits and displays
Waterfront Cafe and Gift Shop

Departure time and location

Tours depart daily from early June to early November
Allow up to 2.5hrs for this experience
Please check in 30 mins before your boarding time
9 AM, 12 PM and 3 PM tours with vessel Spirit of Migaloo II
Additional departure times run at 8 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM with vessel Kaiala
Our departures are subject to seasonal changes and may be adjusted in response to weather conditions to ensure your safety and comfort.
Tours depart from the Sea World Cruises Main Beach Terminal, located in the car park outside of Sea World Theme Park, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach.


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Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast

The only whale watching cruise departing from Surfers Paradise. See the 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. Small group sizes and guaranteed rail side position make this one of Gold Coast's most intimate whale watching experiences.
Inclusion Up to 2.5hr Whale Watch with Bonus 45min Surfers Paradise Waterways cruise with entertaining rich & famous commentary. FREE return cruise in the event a whale is not seen during your cruise
Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure time. Location
Cruises depart from the river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise , only a short walk from every major Surfers Paradise hotel and the Cavill Avenue Light Rail Station If you are using GPS, please set [ 58 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise ]. Google Map Best parking is at the Bruc e Bishop Ca r Park or the Circle on Cavill Shopping Centre
Seasonal Cruise - Operates every day during the season (June - Early November)


  • people Group Size: From 1 Up To 50

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