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
  • Gold Coast waterways canal cruise
  • 360 viewing from boat
  • Guaranteed rail-side positions for those perfect photos
  • Personalised Service - No crowds
  • Small groups - Personalised Service
  • Regular sightings of Dolphins, Eagles, Sea Gulls and Turtles
  • Only whale watch cruise to depart from central Surfers Paradise walking distance from most hotels


  • Tea, coffee and biscuits included
  • 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 9:00am / Returns 4:00pm.
Pick up from Hotel Jen 159 Roma St Brisbane City

Additional Info

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

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