About Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba

Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba (June - Oct)

Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba (June - Oct)

Spot humpback whales and dolphins swimming in their natural habitat during a spectacular whale watching cruise from Mooloolaba. Listen to the crew's informative commentary about the whales, which migrate annually between Australia and Antarctica, and learn about other marine life of the Sunshine Coast that you get to see firsthand. Your 22-passenger vessel provides optimal viewing opportunities without the crowds.

What makes it great?

  • Ride on a spacious boat with a maximum of 22 people, allowing for excellent viewing without the crowds
  • Look for breaching whales in the water
  • Learn from your experienced crew about the marine life in the waters around Mooloolaba


  • 3-hour whale watching cruise, from Mooloolaba
  • Professional crew
  • Marine Wildlife
  • Light refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure times & locations

Departs from The Bridge Seafoods, 209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba.

Your day at a glance

Your day at a glance
  • Start your 3-hour whale watching cruise at Wharf Mooloolaba, where you'll board a 22-passenger boat, a fully refurbished ex-commercial vessel that allows for a steady ride on the shimmering waters of the Sunshine Coast.
  • After a safety briefing, pick the perfect viewing spot on the boat's open deck and keep your camera on hand to poise at the marine life.
  • Listen to fascinating commentary from the expert crew and learn about the beloved humpback whales that migrate between Antarctica and Australia’s eastern coastline.
  • Reaching a maximum length of 52 feet (16 meters), these majestic mammals often perform acrobatic displays in the water.
  • Learn about their feeding, breeding and communication patterns as you look for their breaching and tail slaps.
  • In addition, the open deck allows for full walk-around access to places like the bow of the boat, where you often catch sight of dolphins playing in the wake.
  • After plenty of whale-watching excitement, your cruise concludes with a return to Wharf Mooloolaba.

Things To Bring

Things To Bring

Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat & sunglasses. And don’t forget your CAMERA!

Additional Info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Booking Info

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. 

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About Sunshine Coast Afloat

We are a local family business based in Mooloolaba on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, which delivers outstanding marine and adventure experiences. Our company focus is purely aimed at ensuring the best possible experience is delivered in all aspects to our customers. Enjoy exploring the ocean and canal systems of Mooloolaba on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, only one hour north of Brisbane. Sunshine Coast Afloat offers a wide variety of water based activities ranging from Whale Watching, Cruises, Seafood Cruises, Kayak Tours and intimate cruises for two. 

Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba Reviews


Keri Harriman

Had a fantastic day out on the water today whale watching, was very fortunate to see a couple of whales come up close and enjoy the afternoon with us. Thanks to the crew for making it so enjoyable and looking after us all so well.


René Liniger

Great operator out of Mooloolaba. Awesome team and a real pleasure to deal with these guys. They have great whale behaviour knowledge and are good at predicting action before it happens. Great to have that inside knowledge as a photographer. Top team ... keep up the great work.


Whale Watching Cruise from Mooloolaba

Departs from The Bridge Seafoods, 209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba.

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