Gold Coast
Whale Watching & Dolphin Tours

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Our most recommended Gold Coast Dolphin & Whale Watching

Moreton Island: Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise Adventure

1. Moreton Island: Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise Adventure

Meet the skipper and crew at the Rivergate Marina Brisbane where you’ll be welcomed on board your vessel to begin a 1-day Moreton Island adventure! The modern, purpose-built whale and dolphin-friendly vessels feature large viewing decks, guaranteeing all guests a rail-side position on this ultimate marine discovery cruise. Visit the magical world of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, home to bottlenose dolphins, dugongs and giant loggerhead turtles. The park is also home to humpback whale between June and October. A marine naturalist on board will provide insightful commentary, blending aspects of marine mammal behavior with the interesting history of the Moreton Bay islands. You’ll enjoy a guided snorkeling tour around the 14 scuttled ships of the Tangalooma Wrecks as well. There is a kiosk on board where you can purchase additional snacks and drinks, and there is also a licensed bar.

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Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

2. Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Come join this family-owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience, committed to offering you the best customer service and memories to last a lifetime. With caring and knowledgeable crew who are focused on your comfort and safety as well as guaranteed whale sightings, you can travel with peace of mind. Within minutes of departure, Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40-ton Humpback Whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails. Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.

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Gold Coast: Swim with Whales

3. Gold Coast: Swim with Whales

Witness Humpback whales in their natural environment as you swim and experience something truly unique and intimate. Get the closest whale encounter with eye-level 360 degree viewing of these elegant creatures. Have the safety of an experienced and knowledgeable skipper and crew on hand throughout your experience. Use a ‘soft in-water encounters’ approach, a proven method to achieve a successful and sustainable whale swim. Remember, you don’t swim with the whales, the whales swim with you. Get as close as 30 meters to the whales, however the rest will be up to the whales. Hear informative and captivating commentary throughout the tour on Humpback whales and other marine life, Australian, Aboriginal and European history along with the local area.

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What people are saying about Gold Coast

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Rough going until first sighting. We followed a young whale for about an hour as well as frolicking pods of dolphin. Very exciting. Crew were great and very attentive and informative. I will do it again.

The captain of rhe vessel and all the crew were super helpful and friendly and got out of the way when it was time to relax and have fun.

Great value for money experience. Crew nice, and friendly. Got very lucky with all the Whale activity. Highly recommend!!

it was great fun to do since I last did 25 years ago in Egypt

my wife and i had a great day and will recommend to friends