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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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All reviews wonderful morning see whales sea sickness amazing creatures hammerhead shark tail slaps great family trip these gentle giants lovely crew mother and calf whale activity motion sickness captain and crew their natural habitat open ocean highly recommend this trip amazing experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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 1 week ago

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

Thank 58sheel
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank CatherineD09
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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

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 3 weeks ago 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
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks 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
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello "xxginamxx", Thank you for taking time to review your experience, we are so glad you enjoyed your morning out with Spirit. How lucky you are, to see a Mother and a Calf...Nature is just AMAZING isn't? Thank you again for all your compliments, hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your kind review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your time on board Spirit watching the Humpback Whales in their natural environment. Its also great to hear your compliments towards our staff. They are definitely amazing and caring...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 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 4 weeks 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 8 October 2018 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 8 October 2018

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.

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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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