We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whale Watching Gold Coast

Features Animals
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Great day trip

Knowledgeable staff - some friendly, some not so much. Saw whales within 15 mins of leaving the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Janine H
,
Brisbane, Australia
thoroughly enjoyable

it appears company has taken notice of bad reviews. We were met at the wharf by a lovely lady who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia R
Read all 90 reviews
40
All photos (40)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“morning tea”(8 reviews)
“gold coast”(11 reviews)
About
Join us aboard our two-storey luxury catamaran and witness the stunning annual migration of the Humpback Whales as they head along Australia’s east coast past the Gold Coast. Along with Humpback whales you’ll often see marine life such as turtles...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
Mariners Cove 60 - 70 Sea World Dr | Mariner's Cove Marina, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Website
+61 7 5532 2444
Reviews (90)
Filter reviews
86 results
Traveller rating
45
23
6
5
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
45
23
6
5
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmorning teagold coastmother and calfthese guysamazing morningan awesome experiencesurfers paradisewhalesboatseasickcrewsightingsbreachedsightsbowmotionsignage
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 86 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked this tour as a present for my daughter in laws birthday, 4 adults and 2 children waited along with many other people for over an hour to be told that the cruise wasn't going ahead. Apparently the actual boat we were meant to be...More

Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 1 week ago

it appears company has taken notice of bad reviews. We were met at the wharf by a lovely lady who kept us appraised of where to go, waiting time etc.,I liked the personal touch. Morning tea was ordinary but milk was supplied. There was no...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall just average. No signage to show us which boat to board, we had to ask a group who were lining up, if this was the Gold Coast whale watching cruise. Then we waited around for an extra 30mins until 9:30 to leave, the captain...More

Thank Henwoods24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feeling very disappointed after this experience. This whale watching experience is certainly nothing like what it is purported to be! The boat felt very overcrowded as the viewing areas to see the whales are not adequate for the amount of guests onboard. Guests were standing...More

1  Thank Leisa O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mouth piece of the vessel, lets assume its the Skipper, well it must have been, since he was calling young people in the water with Tinnies "Blow flys", yep Blow flys. Basically he spotted a few young people on their little boats, so decided...More

Thank TweedLocals
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I took my 6yo to go whale watching and we both loved it. The people on the boat were friendly and the captain told us some great info about whales. And the boat was big, which made me feel safe. Highly recommended.

Thank KatieNbrae
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I spent the most amazing morning on this cruise.. after leaving it only took about 30 to 45 mins to spot the whales. We had 2 whales put on a show for our cruise.. I have been on a few in Maine...More

1  Thank Duane H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

the weather was horrible during my visit, but it was such fun to ride on the boat as it bounced on the waves. you have the option to either sit inside or on the hull. if you sit on the hull, be prepared to get...More

2  Thank klthunderstorms
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Knowledgeable staff - some friendly, some not so much. Saw whales within 15 mins of leaving the seaway; saw dolphins too. We saw whales the whole 2 hours we were out - wonderful! Fantastic views of Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast hinterland from out at...More

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Date we did it-26 August 2017 This trip was amazing but be prepared. If you get sea sick you will need to take tablets beforehand as it is very rocky when you start going . Also be aware children are not allowed to sit at...More

Thank holidayqueenUk
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kazarooni
9 October 2016|
Answer
Response from Lynne O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Absolutely you will see Whales, there are heaps of them swimming past the Coast. I watch them everyday frolicking around. Great trip, crew are excellent and the Marine Biologist on board gives you an amazing running... More
0
Votes