About Whale Watching Cruises from Brisbane & Gold Coast
Half Day Whale Watching Cruise from Surfers Paradise
Go in search of humpback whales on a whale-watching cruise off the shores of the Gold Coast. Onboard a custom-built boat with three viewing decks, enjoy uninterrupted views of the Pacific and listen to commentary about the whales and their ocean environment from a marine naturalist guide. Plus, float along the Spit to admire waterside homes. Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position. Select a departure time when booking.
Departure times & locations
Whale Watching Cruises are 3 hours in duration and depart at 7am, 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2:30 pm. Our check-in terminal is located right in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise, on the Cnr of Ferny Avenue and Cavill Avenue. Our boats, Mahi Mahi and Kiala, also depart from here.
Please arrive twenty minutes before the tour departs, so we can check you in and board on time.
Whale Watching & Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane
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.
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.
Travelling with children
Child ticket: Age 3-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Not recommended for children 3 years and under.
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.
What to bring
- Warm clothes
- Flat shoes
- Sea sickness remedy if required
Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure you spot. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.
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.
Whale Watching Cruises from Brisbane & Gold Coast Reviews
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