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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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All reviews wonderful morning great family trip amazing creatures see whales hammerhead shark tail slaps these gentle giants lovely crew whale activity sea sickness tablets mother and calf captain and crew their natural habitat open ocean highly recommend this trip some great photos bucket list
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stafff were terrific. Were very informative and looked after all people on board. Very professional and caring with sea sick passengers. Also very environmentally conscious , kept respectful distance from whales and picked up rubbish that was floating by. Kept us out there a little...More

Thank risabakes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Whale Watching Cruise was a fantasy experience. It was our first time. While the cruise and the view in itself is fun, seeing the Whales in the open ocean is a different experience. We got reasonably good view of 2-3 groups of whales including...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to the morning Spirit of the Whale Tour and had a great time. There is tea and coffee and biscuits before the boat departs or there is soft drinks in cans but they are not included in the ticket price, but the can...More

Thank xxginamxx
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I joined the Captain and Crew for a Friday morning cruise. The crew were absolutely amazing and went out of their way to insure that everyone enjoyed their experience especially those poor passengers that were feeling the effects of being unwell. Thank...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What an awesome experience. We were possibly only about 20mins into the trip when we had our first sighting. Lots of action. Mum and baby whale came right up close to the boat which allowed for some great photos. Crew members were super friendly...More

Thank Katie K
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katie, Thank you for your 5 star review. Sounds like you had a great time out with the Gentle Giants even with both daughters sea sick, we are glad to hear you enjoyed and felt cared by our crew. Thank you again and hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Besides the weather turning which no one can control we got to see a mother and her baby with what looked like an escort. Breached 4 times and got some great pics. Boat was tidy, staff were pleasant. Tea, coffee and biscuits complimentary. We enjoyed...More

Thank JohnSteph2018
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello "JohnSteph2018", Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your overall experience on board Spirit. Mother Nature is just AMAZING isn't? Thank you for sharing with us. Whale Blessings, The Spirit Family.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took ages to see any whales on Thur 4 Oct when we went out with Spirit of Gold Coast Whale-Watching. In fact, it was almost time for the boat to return. However, the wonderful crew stayed out longer, so we could enjoy watching a...More

Thank spb322
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello "spb322", Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad to hear you and your granddaughter had a wonderful experience again. Mother Nature is very unpredictable but very surprising at the same time. Thank you for joining us again and hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip was awesome even if a little rough my only negative comment is that the boat was packed which made it difficult to move around the boatMore

Thank rowie013
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rowie, Thank you for reviewing your experience with Spirit. We are glad you had an AWESOME time out there watching the Gentle Giants. With regards to your negative comment, Spirit is a 24 meters super catamaran wit capacity of 160 passengers. We will have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a whale watching! Yup that’s right, not a dolphin watching! Sorry I have no picture of whales taken on the day we, a family of 4, went with Spirit of Gold Coast. It was very disappointing. The boat crew saw a group of...More

Thank Winarti P
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Winarti, Thank you for taking the time to write to Spirit of Gold Coast and share your experience with our team. We appreciate all kinds of feedback from our guests, both positive and negative, as this is the main way in which we grow...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew were very helpful and informative about the cruise process and notified everyone very clearly about what to expect regards sea roughness and potential sea sickness. I didn't find the swells at all a problem although a number of passengers were affected. They told...More

Thank 58sheel
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 58sheel, Thank you so much for your detailed review I'm sure other TripAdvisor members will appreciate that. We are so glad to know you enjoyed your day out watching Whales, Dolphins and the Gold Coast Skyline. Thank you for the comments about our crew...More

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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.