Whales in Paradise


Join Whales in Paradise as they take you on an unforgettable whale watching cruise with informative commentary to the crystal blue waters of the "HUMPBACK WHALE HIGHWAY".

The crew is experienced and knowledgeable and dedicated to providing you with the closest whale encounters possible. Let Whales in Paradise organise your ultimate whale watching cruise.

Your cruise continues past South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Be prepared to encounter Humpback Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins, giant Loggerhead Turtles and various Sea Birds.

The crew are experienced and dedicated to providing you with the closest whale encounters possible. The vessel Mahi Mahi is purpose built and specifically selected for whale watching with unobstructed 360 degree viewing on all decks - not just the bow. A unique water level viewing platform allows you to get closer to the whales.

As the original Gold Coast whale watching company, and the only one to provide a river/canal cruise, Whales in Paradise will stand out as the highlight of your next Gold Coast Holiday.


  • 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 Gold Coast hotels


  • Unique commentary from the marine naturalist
  • Fast cruise speed catamaran with 3 viewing decks
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea
  • Transfers ex Brisbane


Departures: Daily from June to October

Surfers Paradise
Check in terminal located at Sightseeing Cruise Terminal, river end of Cavil Avenue,
Morning: Departs 9.30 am / Returns 1.00 pm
Afternoon: Departs 2.30 pm / Returns 6.00 pm

Pick up from Bus Stop 125, 161 Roma St, Brisbane City
Departs 7.40 am / Returns 4:00 pm

Additional Info

Children: 3-13 years are charged at the child rate. Whale Watching is an offshore activity, not recommended for Infants
Operated By: Whales in Paradise

Whale and Boat
Two whales with surfers skyline
Mahi Mahi sunset
skyline sunset