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Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Visit Surfers Paradise and take a whale-watching cruise on the Pacific during this day trip from Brisbane. Start with the cruise onboard a custom-built boat for spotting marine life. Glide along the Spit, and then look for humpback whales at play during their annual pilgrimage to the coast of Australia. Before the return drive to Brisbane, you have free time to explore Surfers Paradise.
  • Watch whales at play on a Gold Coast whale-watching cruise
  • Admire luxurious homes along the canals
  • Hear commentary from a marine naturalist
  • Enjoy coffee and biscuits
  • 100% guaranteed whale sighting or receive a free return cruise
  • Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position
  • Explore Surfers Paradise on your own during free time
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Pickup and drop-off from Brisbane (Roma Street)
3.5-hour whale-watching cruise
Commentary by a marine naturalist
Coffee and biscuits
Light lunch pack
Free time in Surfers Paradise
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

222 Margaret St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Meet you the outside of Brisbane Sky Tower

Departure Time

7:40 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip starts as you depart Brisbane for the drive south to Surfers Paradise, where you hop aboard your purpose-built whale-watching boat. While you cruise along the canals of the Nerang River, listen to a few safety instructions from crewmembers, who points out luxurious homes along the scenic Gold Coast waterway.

Cruise past South Stradbroke Island and into the Australian Whale Sanctuary, a protected piece of the ocean surrounding Australia that’s part of the annual migration of humpback whales, who make their way to these subtropical Pacific waters to give birth every May to October. Keep your eyes peeled for the whales, who may show off with jumps and splashes, as well as other marine life such as loggerhead turtles, orcas, dolphins, and seabirds.

Learn about the wildlife and their marine environment from your onboard naturalist guide, and then return to shore for free time in Surfers Paradise, where you can shop in the boutiques or hang out on the beach before making the return drive to Brisbane.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Brisbane
Our friendly staff will pick you up from the outside of Brisbane Skytower and take you down to the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise where whale watching cruise departs.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sundale Bridge
Cruise departs from Surfers Paradise. You can enjoy the river cruise seeing the beautiful waterfront homes and the skyline. Morning(or Afternoon) tea, coffee, and biscuits will be served.
Stop At:  
The Spit
Cruise past the Spit and you are now heading to Humpback whale sighting grounds. The friendly crews will explain how to spot whales and give you expert Whale Watching commentary.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Surfers Paradise Beach
Relax on the famous Surfers Paradise Beach or spend your time for shopping souvenirs! You will have up to 2 hours Free time in Surfers Paradise. Return transfer will depart 3:45 pm.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Whales In Paradise
Depart from Gold Coast to head back to Brisbane.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for children 3 years and under
  • 100% guaranteed whale sighting or receive a free return cruise
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Whales In Paradise

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers.

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Reviews

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star-5
This tour was well organized and...
Graham G
, Aug 2017
This tour was well organized and conducted in a proficient manner. We appreciated the extra time in Surfers and the actual whale watching was excellent. We recommend this activity.
star-5
An amazing adventure. We saw 8...
Mitche227
, Oct 2016
An amazing adventure. We saw 8 whales 3 of them youngsters. The cruise was great and informative and roomy enough for everyone to have a great view.
star-4
Well organised trip. Staff friendly and...
Denise M
, Oct 2016
Well organised trip. Staff friendly and informative. Saw lots of whales. Well worth doing.
star-4
It was overall good experience, except...
Grace C
, Jul 2016
It was overall good experience, except a cancellation made by your side.
star-4
The tour was great! Got to see...
PARTHIBAN P
, Jun 2016
The tour was great! Got to see multiple whales! The snacks provided onboard the ferry was just average. Hopefully, more improvements will be made with regards to the snacks provided.
star-5
Whales in Paradise was a perfect...
Ron H
, Jun 2016
Whales in Paradise was a perfect choice for whale watching. The small group tour was well managed with free time in Surfers Paradise followed by more than an hour with three frolicking whales, including several close encounters. Highly recommended
star-4
Cruise was great but organization...
Christin W
, Jun 2016
Cruise was great but organization was poor. The boat holds 320 people and there were long lines and not enough seating. Get in line early. The buffet had chicken, pasta, salad and bread. The food was above average but not very creative. The welcome drink was either a champagne punch or a Becks.
star-4
Nice trip... wish I had seen more of...
Mariana E
, Dec 2015
Nice trip... wish I had seen more of the whales rather than just the hump and tail.
star-5
Outstanding crew extremely...
Jill H
, Oct 2015
Outstanding crew extremely knowledgeable. Saw many whales, as promised.
star-4
Great tour! More time at...
Deborah W
, Aug 2015
Great tour! More time at Surfer's Paradise would be great we only had 50 minutes there.

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