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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
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Mariners Cove 60-70 Sea World Dr | Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful experience. My husband, sister-in-law and I all had such a great day out with the Spirit crew. They were all super helpful and courteous. Would recommend to anyone travelling through or locals that want a more up close view of the magnificent...More

Thank leahevelynmcd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At last something new on the water. Saw Straddie and Runaway Bay/Paradise Point. Great food, good commentary and even a live singer on board *rumoured to have been on the TV 😁. Best of all...Mum's favourite wine behind the bar. We'll be doing this one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crew made enough reminders for people who will get motion sickness to take their medication. They have those medication available on board to purchase too. Our experience was kind of disrupted that day due to those smaller speedboats that kept scaring off the whales....More

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

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on board Spirit. Hope to see you on board next season. Whale Blessings from Spirit family!!

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to go three times this season on the Spirit of Gold Coast. You always feel in good hands. Have been 6 times in the past two years and have seen whales every time. Staff are knowledgeable and focused on safety. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amanda C
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hi Amanda! Thanks for taking the time to write your review and share about your experience with Spirit of Gold Coast. It's lovely to hear from a loyal Spirit Supporter, and someone who loves the Humpback Whales just as much as we do! We have...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were incredibly lucky to see a mum with a very playful calf! But what impressed me most was that this company put the welfare of the whales first. They held the boat back in neutral and observed the whales for signs of distress to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hello "melmwarden", Thank you so much for your great review. We are happy to know you enjoyed your experience watching a Mum and a Calf, it is magical isn't? We feel very lucky with every encounter and we respect the Whales behaviour's. Sometimes they want...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

The onboard experience was great. Crew were awesome. Unfortunately I wanted photographs and the number of people on board and the roughness of the sea meant that I was on the wrong side of the boat every time a whale surfaced and had to hold...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 58sheel
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hello 58sheel, Thank you so much for reviewing your experience on board Spirit. It's lovely to hear that you had a great experience with us. Every day is different out in the ocean with rough or calm days. Its a great advice to people to...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Professional and fun staff. Within ten minutes of setting off we located a mother and calf - the staff were informative and we stayed tracking this couple for the duration of the trip. Amazing photo opportunities but special mention to the photographer on board -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CatherineD09
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hello Catherine, Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on board Spirit, from the customer service to the majestic Whales. Thank you for sharing and hope to see you next season again. Whale...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Great crew, nice boat. We were lucky to spot 2 whales - mummy and her baby. The boat was following them for 2 hours. It was an amazing experience! Must do it if you are in Gold Coast when it is whale season.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lara K
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hello Lara K, Thank you for your review, we are delighted to know you had a chance to spend 2 hours with a Mum & Calf, it is definitely an amazing experience. Thank you again for your recommendation and hop to see you next year....More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi "risabakes", Thank you for your kind review outlining all the elements of your trip with Spirit. Our crew are very caring and professional, and they just love the ocean and whales. Spirit takes seriously the safety of the Whales and the oceans, we have...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 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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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hello Abhishek D, Thank you for your great review. We are so glad to know that you had a fantastic experience on board Spirit, enjoying the Gold Coast Skyline and the beautiful Humpback Whales. Its amazing to see how active the babies can be, when...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
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Moogymoo1
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
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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.
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