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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

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This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background. Take home unique memories that only Mother Nature can provide. You’ll have a whale of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mariners Cove 60-70 Sea World Dr | Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5572 7755
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Reviewed today via mobile

First time bringing kids for whale watching in Gold Coast. Overall good experience. Kids love it so much.

Thank CindyCJY
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous day for whale watching. Crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Safety was a priority for guests and whales at all times. Highly recommend a day out to sea...escape the world for awhile.

Thank Abby W
Reviewed yesterday

Such an awesome day, spotted whales fairly quickly. The staff really made the trip especially helping the little man when he felt sea sick they were very caring. Cannot praise the staff better, informative during the entire trip, made our day special. Seeing the whales...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most impressed with the operators on this catamaran and also the cleanliness of the boat. The staff were fabulous and very informative. We were so lucky to see several whales on or morning trip yesterday.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Oustanding experience and Five star service. I can only recommend this team. My family visiting from overseas blown away by the experience and marked this tour as a must have in Au and GC. Guaranteed whale and other sea creature sightings.

Thank Attila N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on a whale watching cruise today with this company. I have to commend the crew for their friendly and informative professionalism Obviously the actual whale watching experience has a lot to do with the cooperation of the whales and today we were exceptionally...More

Thank Gregg W
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi "Gregg W", Thank you for your awesome review and also for recommend Spirit cruise with 5 stars. We are so glad to know you had a fantastic day on board Spirit, specially to be presented by Mother Nature with many whales. Just memorable! And...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all went out for my birthday celebrations on Sunday the 29th July 2018. There was my husband and I and our two adult children and our friends with their two young children aged 2 and 1. We couldn’t have asked for a better day....More

Thank Tammy S
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello "Tammy S", Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time on board Spirit celebrating your Birthday. We will pass the compliments to our crew, they are definitely amazing and we are so proud to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, we went on the 9/8,morning cruise. The staff are professional, friendly, well spoken, energetic. The boat was clean and everything very well organised. We saw lots of whales. The boat stopped,cut engines so we could observe a mother, her calf and escort whale. Also...More

Thank Jackie I
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi "Jackie I", Thank you for your recommendation we really appreciate your review. How beautiful is to be able to see a Mum and Newborn Calf? So magical!! What a great day you had! Thank you again for sharing and hope to see you on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly, the boat was clean and felt safe. We did see quite a few whales and the crew was patient on waiting for them to re-surface many times and efficient to spot them. There was a marine biologist on board and...More

Thank duonlumo
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi "duonlumo", What a great review, thank you! I am sure other TripAdvisor members will find it handy. We are happy to know you enjoyed your experience on board Spirit. We will pass the compliments to our Crew, they are definitely amazing. Whale Blessings. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our small children and grandparents and it was the perfect activity for everyone. Super friendly staff and well organised. Morning tea was provided before the boat departed on board and snacks were available for purchase throughout the trip. Plenty of whales to be...More

1  Thank Teeraze
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello "Teeraze", Thank you for your 5 star review, we are so happy to know you and your family had a perfect day out and enjoyed the Whales. Hope to see you on board in the future. Whale Blessings, The Spirit Family.

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Adele S
27 August 2016|
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Response from Russell P | Reviewed this property |
I find day time to be the best, the low levels of daylight after 7pm make it difficult! Hahah no really, no time is better or worse, these beautiful mammals come and go as they please - sometimes morning sometimes afternoon... More
8 August 2016|
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Response from Sam F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just read your question but was watching breaching whales just off shore at Miami headland Definitely go for a burl on the Spirit of GC
Sherrie C
10 December 2015|
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Response from Spirit_of_Gold_Coast | Property representative |
The best time would be around the months of August and September as during this time the whales are starting to return to the Antarctica with their calves. Whale blessings.