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Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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Whales in Paradise are the original Gold Coast Whale Watching company and the only whale watch operation to depart from the convenient location in central Surfers Paradise.OUR GUARANTEE 1. Our whale watch cruise have been so successful that we are...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5538 2111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic Staff,Lots of Knowledge,Highly Recommend this Company,Got to see,Turtles,Dolphins and Whales.and great views of the Gold Coast from the waterways.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Crew were very welcoming and friendly with all on the boat. A lovely crusie along the canals and out to the ocean to Whate Watch. Very informative along the way and out at sea. They were obviously very passionate about what they did. The only...More

Thank Nicky A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful and exciting adventure in Gold coast this year. The cabin crew was informative and provided wonderful service on board. We had a lifetime experience watching the Whales up and close. My kids were excited. Highly recommend the prompt service and hospitality.

Thank ChristinaPraka
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a exceptional day, journey commenced at 8.30 from Cavill Avenue Surfers Paradise with a great team The young girl commentary had such a wealth of knowledge and really enjoyed her job. She was such a delight. We expected that we may have a couple...More

Thank Queenie1366
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked whale watching online during our weekend in Surfers Paradise. Enjoyed the cruise down the Broadwater looking at celebrity homes. Captain pointed out various properties with good commentary. Crew did hand out seasick bags, pills and blankets before we hit the ocean. I suppose the...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on the 10.30 am trip and the weather was perfect before departure. Would recommend a weatherproof/windproof jacket as once out in the ocean the weather changes. Would also like to caution passengers that going through the breakwater from the sheltered gold coast waterway...More

Thank colleen b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on this and it was amazing, got to meet a Laura the marine biologist on board, and learnt so much about these amazing creatures and how we can help to protect them. The boat was great with free Tea and coffee and bikkies on...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a whale cruise with this company based on it's advertising which is far from reality. We did see whales although the boat was pitching so much it was hard to photograph them. As far as the free tea and coffee and the bonus...More

Thank Alex2607
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the whales up close was definitely on my bucket list. Wow what an awesome experience! The staff and crew were absolutely fantastic. They went out of their way to spot whale pods and wasted no time in finding them and keeping up with their...More

Thank Nitsa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know not everybody will be as lucky as we we were, it is nature but our time was fabulous. We left on the 10.30 cruise and spotted a few whales near our boat which was great but then we had a whale come up...More

Thank Dale C
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11 March 2018|
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Response from snowlionman | Reviewed this property |
Too young. I doubt the kid will enjoy it. Moreover waters a bit choppy when viewing the whales. You may have to stay on the lower deck throughout the journey. Not advisable. I bought my 5 yr old kid n still finds it too much... More
13 March 2017|
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Response from Srikanth N | Reviewed this property |
May to early November. September would be best
Emily L
22 October 2016|
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Response from Anthony A | Property representative |
The whale watching season on the Gold Coast operates from 1 June to 31 October each year.