Whale Watching & Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

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Duration | 8 hours (approx)
Mobile Ticket OK

Visit Surfers Paradise and take a whale-watching cruise on the Pacific during this day trip from Brisbane. Start with the cruise onboard a custom-built boat for spotting marine life. Glide along the Spit, and then look for humpback whales at play during their annual pilgrimage to the coast of Australia. Before the return drive to Brisbane, you have free time to explore Surfers Paradise.

What makes it Great:

  • Admire luxurious homes along the canals
  • Hear commentary from a marine naturalist
  • Enjoy coffee and biscuits
  • 100% guaranteed whale sighting or receive a free return cruise
  • Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position
  • Explore Surfers Paradise on your own during free time

Inclusions

  • Pickup and drop-off from Brisbane (Roma Street)
  • 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Commentary by a marine naturalist
  • Coffee and biscuits
  • Light lunch pack
  • Free time in Surfers Paradise

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified.

Departure times & locations
Our friendly driver will meet you at the free pick-up points in central Brisbane at Bus Stop 125 Roma Street between 8:30am – 9:00am before driving to the Gold Coast for our 10:30am whale watching cruise. Please arrive twenty minutes before the tour departs, so we can check you in and board on time.

Your day at a glance

 8:30am – 9:00am

Hotel Pickup from Brisbane City

 10:00am

  • Check-In Whale Watching Cruise
  • Light lunch pack provided
  • Souvenir photos taken

 10:15am

  • Whale Watching cruise boarding
  • Morning tea, coffee & biscuits is served
  • Relax and select your seating
  • Crew introduction and tour briefing

 10:30am

  • Whale Watching cruise departure

 10:35am – 11:10am

  • Gold Coast waterways cruise with commentary of the Gold Coast history / rich and famous
  • Morning tea, coffee and biscuits continues to be served

 11:10am – 1:10pm

  • Whale Watching cruise enters Humpback whale sighting grounds
  • Guests are taught how to find whales, dolphins etc…
  • Whale Watching begins
  • Expert Whale Watching commentary
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits bar closes

 1:10pm – 1:40pm

  • Calm water cruise back to Surfers Paradise
  • Tea and coffee bar reopens
  • Photos from the cruise are printed at the onboard photo studio
  • Onboard gift shop opens
  • Photo opportunity for passengers driving the vessel (subject to day’s conditions)

 1:45pm

  • Vessel returns back to Surfers Paradise

 1:45pm – 3:45pm

  • Free time to sightsee around Surfers Paradise

 4:00pm

  • Return transfer back to your Brisbane pickup location

 5:00pm

  • Arrive at your Brisbane pickup location

Travelling with children
Child ticket: Age 3-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Not recommended for children 3 years and under.

Family Friendly
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Warm clothes
  • Flat shoes
  • Sea sickness remedy if required

Additional Info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets

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About Whales In Paradise

Whales in Paradise was the Gold Coast’s first whale watching tour operator and we pride ourselves on being pioneers in the local industry. We keep our tour groups to an optimal size, ensuring all of our passengers enjoy prime visibility and proximity to whales, dolphins, and the many other kinds of marine life we encounter. At Whales in Paradise, we don’t just offer a tour – but an experience! With friendly and professional staff and the most up-close-and-personal viewing decks on the Gold Coast & Brisbane, we guarantee you will enjoy an incredible day of whale watching with us.

Our friendly driver will meet you at the free pick-up points in central Brisbane at Bus Stop 125 Roma Street between 8:30am – 9:00am before driving to the Gold Coast for our 10:30am whale watching cruise. Please arrive twenty minutes before the tour departs, so we can check you in and board on time.