Whale Watching On Gold Coast

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Gold Coast Whale Watching Season is OPEN FOR BOOKINGS!

Whale Watching season is now OPEN For Bookings on Gold Coast.

Whale watching tours start up again for the 2018 Whale Watching Season from 26 May 2018. We expect the season this year to run through to early November 2018.

Check out the booking options for Season 2018 Whale Watching including some pre-season deals with huge savings.

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Whale Watching In Gold Coast

As I mentioned above, you probably will not visit the Gold Coast JUST for whale watching.

However, if you are visiting during the season: JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER...

Getting out on the water SEEING the WHALES IS A MUST DO!

Reviews of previous whale watching visitors, usually rate the experience as one of the best of their life. You'll see words like magnificent and incredible.

And whilst some people aren't too good on boats and get seasick, you will still find them saying wonderful things about the whales.

Let's get this clear - it's ALL ABOUT THE WHALES!

My purpose in writing about this here, is to get you to add seeing the whales to your itinerary. I firmly believe you will thank me for making the point ;-)

First things first, it's really important to book ahead as tours get busy especially during peak times.

When you book, you'll need to select your date, and I suggest you schedule it early in your stay just in case it has to be rescheduled due to poor weather conditions for watching the whales and going out on a boat.

I am getting a little ahead of myself, you probably need to know more about whale watching, what the options are, and how to select the right cruise for you or combination of cruise and other activities.

If you need any more convincing to put whale watching on your itinerary whilst on the Gold Coast... read on, I have answers to many of your questions*, stories, pictures, videos and lots of hints and tips.

Whilst there are other operators, we only suggest a few on the Gold Coast otherwise the choice can become overwhelming!

* If you read all the information or you get lost in it, you can always ask me directly anything I haven't covered. The easiest way is to email me through my contact form.



Whale watching in Australia includes the majestic humpback whales and other species.

The Gold Coast is a top spot to watch the whales during the Australian whale watching season. The Gold Coast has the longest season with whales migrating north during June, July and August and returning home from August, September and October

Choosing Your Whale Watch Cruise

Preparing For Whale Watching & Other Questions

  • Hints and Tips - a must read BEFORE you go on your whale watching tour includes general tips as well as ones about photography and other things you might not think about.
  • What should I wear? - suggestions for what to wear depending on the weather conditions - and this one is NOT just for the ladies!
  • What if I get seasick? - some tips about what to look out for in choosing your cruise and in preparation for going on your trip.

Whale Watching Questions And Information

Whale watching season runs through June, July, August , September and October. Check out those links to find out more about visiting the Gold Coast during these months.

Current Top Options Whale Watching In Gold Coast

Here's a selection of the best current deals at the moment for the whale watching in Gold Coast. Please check here for all whale watching options including Coolangatta option for those staying in southern Gold Coast.

  • Whale Watching From Surfers Paradise Great Season Opening Deal

    Surfers Paradise Whale Watching
    EASY ACCESS - GREAT VALUE

    These cruises go from the heart of Surfers Paradise, so you don't need transfers! Departs 4 times per day - two in the morning morning, a midday and an afternoon departure.

    BE QUICK. Click for more info or BOOK BEFORE END OF MAY For Travel up to 4 November & SAVE $40 per adult*...

    Surfers Paradise Whale Watching
    3½ hours inc. Canal Cruise
    Great Value & Options for Visitors

    Adult
    $99.00 NOW $59.00
    Child (0-14)
    $69.00 NOW $59.00
    Family (2A 2C)
    $267.00


     

    Surfers Paradise Whale Watch

    Whales in Paradise Cruising

    Surfers Paradise Whale Watching Cruises
    4 Cruises Per Day For Great Flexibility

    This is the only whale watching cruise that leaves from the centre of Surfers Paradise.

    If you are staying in Surfers, Broadbeach, Main Beach or even Southport, you can either walk (Surfers Paradise only) or take the new G:Link or a bus to this cruise. No need to use an attraction transfer for this one!

    If you need to drive, you can easily park across the road, under Circle on Cavill or Chevron Renaissance. Parking charges will apply.

    There are a couple of great advantages for this whale watch including the convenience of the departure location, a bonus canal cruise to see the houses of the rich and famous from the Gold Coast before you head out to see the whales and the flexibility to choose one of 4 daily cruises to see the whales.

    Cruises are just over 3 hours and depart at 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm daily. You need to be checked in at least 20 minutes before departure.

    This whale watching company offers the following guarantee: 'Guaranteed whale sightings or free return cruise.'

    All cruises are dependent upon weather conditions, which is why I always recommend you plan your itinerary for your holiday beforehand.

    Book your cruise before you arrive in Gold Coast and make sure it is early in the vacation.


    This is in case it has to be rescheduled due to weather conditions - it would be terrible to miss out on seeing the whales.

    BE QUICK. Click for more info or BOOK BEFORE END OF MAY Travel During 2018 Whale Watching Season & Save. Be Quick. Limited Time.

    Whale Watching from Surfers Paradise
    Adult $99 NOW $59
    Child (0-14 years) $69 NOW $59
    Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $267

    BOOK NOW 

    Outstanding Value - no credit card or booking fees. Print your own or use mobile vouchers.

Ready To Get Started? Travel Planning Guide & Sheets
DREAM IT

You'll find lots of photographs, descriptions and information to help you dream up your perfect Gold Coast Holiday.

Why not start with all that the Gold Coast has to offer.

PLAN IT

After many years of planning trips with my family both locally and overseas, I've created many resources to help you through creating an itinerary and plan that will have you seeing, doing and experiencing the best the Gold Coast has to offer you.

You can do it yourself using the resources on this website by starting here.

Or you can cut some corners and get my travel planning sheets and extra resources.

BOOK IT

When you are ready to book your Gold Coast travel arrangements I've hand picked the best resources for all aspects of your travel itinerary. You can feel confident that you are accessing the best local and global travel providers for your holiday.

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