Review of this Gold Coast Whale
Please note that tours details change from year to year, including times etc. Please check details when booking.
Initially, I wasn't very positive about this whale watching tour in comparison to the other options on the Gold Coast because of the price when they first started. However, in recent years the price of tickets has been structured to be on a level with the other Gold Coast tour operators.
This is still a premium tour, and you get most value by taking advantage of the combo deal with a day entry to Sea World.
This combo deal has restrictions, in that it must be used either on the day before your whale watch, the day of your whale watch or on either of the next two days after. If you plan around this restriction and make sure to use the Sea World entry for a full day, it is a VERY good deal.
Their whale guarantee is that if your tour does not see a whale, you will receive a full refund or be offered an alternative tour.
They offer that, because it would be extremely rare not to see a whale during a cruise.
During the early season May trips or late season November trips, they sometimes offer half price or highly discounted tours, but the whale sighting guarantee does not cover those special priced trips.
What they cannot guarantee is how many you will see, what they will be doing and how close you will be to see them.
Having said that, any whale sighting is breath taking.
Cruises can be cancelled due to bad weather and you will be offered a reschedule or full refund.
Children under 3 years are not permitted on the cruise, and the seniors pricing is only available to Australian and New Zealand Seniors with a valid Seniors Card.
You can book whale watch tours directly by phone or online with My Fun, however they charge a booking fee both for phone bookings and online bookings, plus credit card surcharges. You can book online without fees and charges through our ticket desk.
There is limited wheelchair access and availability, which I don't
think is available on any of the other Gold Coast whale watching boats, but is also available on Brisbane Whale Watching from Redcliffe, northern Brisbane area. You will need to let them know when booking.
Overall, this is a tour operator is worth considering.
Book your whale watching tour with Sea World Whale
Here is a video of a whale right by the Sea World Cruise boat. This is the kind of sighting you can have! This should give you a taste for what you will see, without spoiling ALL the fun! To be there, is way cooler than watching it on video! Enjoy this whale watching video.
Where Whale Watch Cruise Departs From Sea World
Map below shows where the Sea World cruise boat departs from. You can see where the boats are moored approximately. As you can see plenty of parking! Make sure you arrive 30 minutes before departure time. You can switch to map view to see the roads more clearly and you can zoom right in for the aerial view. Use it to get directions if you plan to drive and park.