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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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All reviewswonderful morninggreat family tripamazing creaturessee whaleshammerhead sharktail slapslovely crewthese gentle giantssea sicknesswhale activitymotion sicknesstheir natural habitatcaptain and crewhighly recommend this tripsome great photosbucket listsaw dolphins
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Reviewed 3 days ago

i bought this ticket for my family ,non of them happy ,Don't waist your money and time, not safe for child , really bad experience old boat, small boat ,

Thank Ela K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The most amazing morning. Best experience with wonderful staff. Thankyou for a fanatstic memory and a first for our New Zealand GuestsMore

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

Hello "sandztroy", Thank you for reviewing your experience with Spirit. Its lovely to hear you and your guests enjoyed your Whale Watching trip and I'm sure you will carry this memories forever. Thank you also for the comments towards our staff, they are amazing. Hope...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My beautiful wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and were surprised how short the distance was from the shoreline out to the spit to see these magnificent creatures. The commentary was amusing and the whales breathtaking not to mention a few random dolphins thrown...More

Thank robmaizels
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello "robmaizels", Thank you for your review, we are happy to know you enjoyed your experience with Spirit and were able to see lots of Whales and Dolphins. Thank you for the comments towards our vessel and commentary its great to hear you like it....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was our first time whale watching and we weren't disappointed. They were popping up everywhere. We even got to see a mother and calf. The crew were great and handed out seasick pills to those who needed them. Be warned, you are out on...More

Thank Duane O
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Duane O, Thank you for your taking time to review your experience. We are so happy to know you had a great time watching the Gentle Giants for the first time on board Spirit. Thank you also for the compliments towards our staff they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice sized boat, great deal through Groupon. Saw heaps of whales and some dolphins. Pity people still managed to get sick even though there was a big push for everyone to grab a seasick tablet when they boarded. Staff did well to try & contain...More

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

Hello Debbie, Thank you for your review and comments we really appreciate your feedback. Its great to hear that you saw lots of whales and dolphins it is an amazing experience isn't? We are very lucky here on the Gold Coast to be able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second trip with Spirit of The Good Coast friendly crew seen the whales trip not rushed no Migaloo 😕 Only thing is they have no tracking equipment like other boats I had a shopper docket plus they offer return trip for $50. Great value....More

Thank poodlejewel2
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello "poodlejewel2", Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip on board Spirit despite not seeing Migaloo. We we're very lucky to see him many times already and it is definitely a memorable experience. You should try your luck...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an enjoyable morning the whales were a little shy so we didn't see many. Would do this again. Staff were great very informative.More

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

Hello Christine, Thank you for your review. It is great to know that you would like to come back again. When it comes to Whales behavior we don't have the control as it is Mother Nature but we do appreciate every encounter with the Gentle...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

it was an amazing experience and the captain took the boat so close to the whales and we saw 5 big ones and a mother and baby too awesome experience, will do again next seasonMore

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

Hello "_mul_rose_chand", Thank you for your review and comments. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your experience with Spirit and was so lucky to see many whales and a Calf. Just to clarify the captain do not take the boat close to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was a gift to my Dad for Father's Day, he enjoyed it immensely and was very excited to see some Whale action. The crew was very helpful as the sea was going to be rough. They looked after everyone, as we took the...More

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

Hello Tracey Z, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you and your Dad enjoyed your time on board Spirit. What a nice gift to receive. Thank you also for the compliments towards our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had this on my bucket list to do for about 10 years and didn't know it was available at the Gold Coast! I thought I would have to go to Hervey Bay - a long way from home! I went for my first...More

Thank CatJos01
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi CatJos01, Thank you for your review. Its great to know you have ticked off the Whale Watching from your Bucket List. It is a MUST DO specially if you are on the Gold Coast. We are very lucky to be able to witnesses the...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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