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Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

#9 of 17 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Surfers Paradise Features Animals
247 Bayview Street | Runaway Bay, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 438 453 769
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FANTASTIC!

We had a great time even though the whales didn't come out to play. We were warned though that... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
cavalino63
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Melbourne, Australia
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She said yes!!!!

I booked a surprise sailing trip for my parter and I as i planned to propose. Darryl was really... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Natredman
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Sydney, Australia
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247 Bayview Street | Runaway Bay, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time even though the whales didn't come out to play. We were warned though that being the end of season this would be the case. Beautiful yacht and able to wander freely around her. We managed to see a couple of...More

Thank cavalino63
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I booked a surprise sailing trip for my parter and I as i planned to propose. Darryl was really helpful with organising the whole thing, he went above and beyond to make it a really special occasion. The day was topped off by seeing whales...More

Thank Natredman
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My husband booked this for just the two of us for my 30th birthday and it was a surprise. I know that the whole thing was well organised and Darryl was just fabulous. We did reschedule once because of terrible spring weather and Darryl was...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Our family of five were taken out by Darryl a few weeks ago. We were very lucky to see a family of dolphins and a turtle, as well as lovely sea birds. I would highly recommend Darryl, the trip was fun and informative, and a...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

We sailed with Captain Darryl on a beautiful Wednesday morning. He found us the family of dolphins that we'd been so keen on seeing , such a lovely experience. We sailed up to Sovereign Island and back, it was about 2 and a half hours...More

Thank Bibi579
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Perfect way to end our holiday to the Gold Coast, sailing with Darryl up to Stradbroke Island for lunch and back again. My wife and I were both looking forward to a relaxing day on the water after a busy week at the theme parks...More

Thank RichardCobbett
Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, responded to this review

Thanks Richard, we had the perfect sea breeze for our journey sailing to South Stradbroke Island. Dolphins as soon as we left the marina,sunny day with wonderful company, what more could you ask for. Very happy to hear you both enjoyed the day. Look forward...More

Reviewed 13 March 2016

My parents came over from the UK to visit me and we planned this trip very last minute! Darryl was incredible! Such a fablulous host and captain to our private yacht! We had the best day enjoying every minute on the water chatting to Darryl...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I had a gift voucher for a sailing lesson with Getaway Sailing and I was very impressed by the beautiful yacht and professionalism shown by the skipper Darryl. He took us out on the Broadwater and up the Seaway Spit, as I am a beginner...More

Thank TAWQLD
Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We had a good breeze to conduct some sailing drills with a 15-20kn south easterly blowing. With the mail sail reefed down the the 3rd reef Eau De Vie was holding 6 knots comfortably. I do hope to see...More

Reviewed 14 December 2015

Our sunset cruise was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours on the afternoon of my birthday. EAU DI VIE is a beautiful boat - very clean and immaculately kept. Our small group of 5 family members were all really comfortable. Darryl is...More

Thank Cayambe_View
Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. This afternoon was a light SE breeze giving us a push around Crab Is. Wonderful company and splendid weather look forward to the next time you sail with me. Fair winds Darryl

Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We went out with Darryl for a few hours on Saturday to begin our Hen's weekend and it was amazing! The yacht was spacious and clean! Everything with provided for us (just BYO food and drinks!). He was happy to go where we wanted to...More

Thank Kelly W
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genck41
Is December the best time to go whale watching?
18 September 2016|
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Response from Darryl F | Property representative |
The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from June to October with thousands of humpback whales gliding past the beaches of the Gold Coast and South Stradbroke island. This season (2016) has been the largest number of... More
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kizz75
How much should i pay for 1 family of 5 adult & 2 kids age(8&6)
30 August 2016|
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Response from Darryl F | Property representative |
Thank you for the enquiry. I have found that the sailing whale watching experience I provide is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. The length of time on the water is to long for them. I would enquiry with... More
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Kyzon
What's your pricing for this and is it suitable for kids? Age 2 and 7
27 November 2015|
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