Gold Coast Whale Watching Tour

Experience the thrill of seeing Humpback whales aboard a luxury catamaran with Whales in Paradise on the Gold Coast. With 99% sightings, you are guaranteed to see first-hand what makes these fascinating creatures so special. This tour secures the best position, near Whale Alley, so you can get up-close and personal and offer uninterrupted views from one of the three viewing decks.

Start your journey with a beautiful scenic river canal cruise past many homes of the rich and famous, before heading to the open waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. On this whale watching tour not only will you see humpback whales on their way to the warmer waters to mate, you may also see dolphins, killer whales and sharks that are after some easy prey.

Whale watching on the Gold Coast is a very unique and special experience...white sand, very clear water, stunning scenery and excellent marine wildlife. When your whale watch cruise returns you can spend the rest of the day visiting the Gold Coast's famous beaches, hinterland, National Parks, Theme Parks and many other attractions.


  • Guaranteed sighting or return free trip
  • 360 viewing from boat
  • Personalised Service - No crowds
  • Only whale watch cruise to depart from central Surfers Paradise
  • Departure is walking distance from most hotels


  • Unique commentary from the marine naturalist
  • Fast cruise speed catamaran with 3 viewing decks


Departures: Daily from June to October. Check in time is 20 minutes prior to departure. Check in terminal located - Corner of Ferny & Cavill Avenues, Surfers Paradise
Morning: Departs 7:00am / Returns 10:15am ; 8.30am / Returns 11.45am ; 10:30am / Returns 1:45pm
Afternoon: Departs 12.00pm / Returns 3:45pm ; 2:30pm / Returns 5:45pm

From Brisbane
Morning: Departs 8.40am / Returns 4:00pm
Pick up from Bus Stop 125, 161 Roma St, Brisbane City

Additional Info

Children: 0-14 years are charged at the child rate
Operated By: Whales in Paradise

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