Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd

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Gold Coast Whale Watching with Whales in Paradise. Whales in Paradise are the original Gold Coast Whale Watching company and the only whale watch operation whose cruises depart from the heart of the Gold Coast in central Surfers Paradise.

The crew have a combined whale watch experience of over 15 years and are dedicated to providing their guests the closest Gold Coast Whale Watching encounter possible. The vessels are purpose built and specifically selected for whale watching. They are modern, large and spacious with Whale and Dolphin friendly design features. This provides guests with the ultimate uncrowded Gold Coast Whale Watching experience.

Whales in Paradise boats a 100 per cent Daily Sightings Record (Guaranteed Whale Sightings or Free Return Cruise). Enjoy the small groups and personalised services that they have to offer. Included is a scenic route through the Gold Coast Waterways, valued at AUD45.00, where you can see the homes of the rich and the famous with commentary.

The water level viewing deck provides the closest whale watching experience. Walk around the decks, where there is a guaranteed railside position - perfect for photos.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Don't just whale watch, be there! See the magnificent Humpback Whale's breach. Hear their great tail slap the water. Marvel at their playfulness. Whales in Paradise offer an unforgettable whale watching cruise past amazing architecture and homes of the rich and famous to the deep blue waters of the majestic 'Humpback Whale Highway'.

Includes return transfers to the Gold Coast from Brisbane. Morning half day whale watching cruise with bonus Nerang River/Canal cruise, tea/coffee and biscuits, followed by an hour leisure time in the heart of Surfers Paradise - enjoy alfresco dining, designer boutiques, Wax Museum, Q Deck, swim or just relax on a white sandy beach. Pick up from Brisbane 9.00 a.m. return to Brisbane about 4 p.m.

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$129 $129

The Midday Gold Coast Whale Watching cruise begins with a Scenic Waterways Cruise of the Rich and Famous before securing the best position in whale alley.

Whales in Paradise boats a 100 per cent Daily Sightings Record (Guaranteed Whale Sightings or Frees Return Cruise). Enjoy the small groups and personalised services that they have to offer. Included is a scenic route through the Gold Coast Waterways, valued at AUD45.00, where you can see the homes of the rich and the famous with commentary.

The water level viewing deck on the large stable catamaran provides the closest whale watching experience. Walk around the decks, where there is a guaranteed rail side position - perfect for photos.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$99 $99

The Morning Gold Coast Whale Watching cruise begins with a Scenic Waterways Cruise of the Rich and Famous before securing the best position in whale alley.

Whales in Paradise boats a 100 per cent Daily Sightings Record (Guaranteed Whale Sightings or Frees Return Cruise). Enjoy the small groups and personalised services that they have to offer. Included is a scenic route through the Gold Coast Waterways, valued at AUD45.00, where you can see the homes of the rich and the famous with commentary.

The water level viewing deck on the large stable catamaran provides the closest whale watching experience. Walk around the decks, where there is a guaranteed railside position – perfect for photos.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$99 $99

The Afternoon Gold Coast Whale Watching cruise begins with a scenic waterways cruise of the rich and famous before securing the best position in whale alley.

Whales in Paradise boats a 100 per cent Daily Sightings Record (Guaranteed Whale Sightings or Frees Return Cruise). Enjoy the small groups and personalised services that they have to offer. Included is a scenic route through the Gold Coast Waterways, valued at AUD45.00, where you can see the homes of the rich and the famous with commentary.

The water level viewing deck on the large stable catamaran provides the closest whale watching experience. Walk around the decks, where there is a guaranteed railside position - perfect for photos.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$99 $99

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