About Swim with Whales Mooloolaba
Swim with Humpback Whales Tour (July - Oct)
A once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with Humpback Whales right on the Sunshine Coast. A qualified crew will ensure you safely immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience that will live with you forever!
Our whale watching and swimming trips are approximately four hours in duration, with each trip catering for up to 20 participants. Sunreef provides all participants with wetsuits and snorkelling equipment required for the adventure. Participants are also fully briefed on the boat about what to expect from the experience.
- Return boat trip
- Fun, friendly and professional crew
- Snacks and water
- Whale watching cruise followed by a swim with the magestic creatures
- Mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit
Sunreef Mooloolaba is located at The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557.
Check in at Sunreef starts at the time outlined on your confirmation email or text. When you arrive, we will see you at our check in desk and ensure that your gear is organized.
The whale swimming and watching operations work out of Mooloolaba in the heart of Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast. It takes about 10 minutes from the Sunreef dock to get out on the beautiful waters off the Coast, which are at their best during the winter months when the whales migrate. Water temperatures during this time range from 17 to 23 degrees C and visibility is regularly up to 30 metres.
Your day at a glance:
When you arrive, we will see you at our check in desk so we can check your Whale Swim Waiver and ensure all the names on the booking are correct.
We will then direct you to the departure area where you will also pick up your mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. The Sunreef Crew will help you find a wetsuit and fins that fit you the best. We will have you wait on the boardwalk before your Skipper gives you a briefing of how we will run the trip.
On departure, we will give all our guests a thorough boat briefing as we exit the Mooloolaba River. The trip out of the Mooloolaba takes around 15 minutes. After exiting the Mooloolaba river mouth we will begin to search for whales using our sight. We will be looking out for mainly blows or major surface activity from the humpback whales, however it’s not uncommon for us to also end up spotting dolphins, turtles and other amazing animals on our trips.
This is an incredibly rare experience enabling you to hang out with Humpback whales in their own domain. Immerse yourself in this truly moving experience and boast proudly that you have swam with Humpback whales! For those that would prefer not to climb into the waters and get wet this experience is just as fun from the boat as an observer.
What to bring:
Towel, swimsuit, change of clothes for afterward. Please ensure you have your personal medications with you e.g. asthmatics, heart disease, anaphylaxis, etc).
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Check availability & book here to secure you spot on Swim with Humpback Whales Tour (July - Oct). Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.
Sunreef Scuba Diving Services, based in Mooloolaba is the longest established dive centre on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia) with roots starting back in 1976. Sunreef Mooloolaba offers Australia’s first Swim with Humpback Whales experience, from July to October each year, as well as Whale Watching, Local Reef Dives, Flinders Reef Dives, Snorkeling Trips and Diving on the Ex-HMAS Brisbane. The Sunreef crew is a team of experienced and passionate professionals who love to share aquatic activities and the marine environment with others.
Swim with Whales Mooloolaba Reviews
Swim with Whales Mooloolaba
Departure Point: The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557. Check in at Sunreef starts at the time outlined on your confirmation email or text. When you arrive, we will see you at our check in desk and ensure that your gear is organized.