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Address: 60 Sea World Dr | Shop 5, Mariners Cove Marina, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 5532 2444
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Well-organised and very friendly crew. Very interesting and amusing commentary, and when we were among the whales we were very quickly pointed towards the action. I was initially... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Barry E
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Advertised as a relaxing boat cruise with BBQ lunch and ample activities. If by relaxing you mean thumping disco music and drunks...... Boat was grotty, McLarens Landing much the same. Very few activities on offer - the main focus being the bar....... Wouldn't recommend and certainly not at price point

Thank Jess D
Alexandra Headland, Australia
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Company cancelled our Sunday day trip at the last minute due to their not being enough people to make it worth their while. If we wanted to go that weekend (which we had to because we had booked travel and accommodation around it) then we would have to go on Saturday, giving us about 12 hours notice. Actual day was... More 

Thank Emma D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well-organised and very friendly crew. Very interesting and amusing commentary, and when we were among the whales we were very quickly pointed towards the action. I was initially worried that we wouldn't be able to see much, but everything is so dynamic that getting a good sighting is highly likely. We saw 4 whales, two right next to the boat!... More 

Thank Barry E
Osaka, Japan
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Seeing the whales was just amazing but it was made even more exciting by our enthusiastic crew aboard GC Adventures. From start to finish the cruise was professionally organised and coordinated. The public bus driver dropped us off right in front of the mariner so transport was seamless. The GC Adventures staff were on hand to greet and check us... More 

Thank Jacqui M
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Incredible afternoon spent whale watching! We saw so many more whales than I expected. I bought a Groupon for my husband and I to go on the whale watching tour with Gold Coast Adventures. It was a good value with the price of the Groupon. The large boat was pretty crowded (around 200 passengers), probably because it was a beautiful... More 

Thank Katelyn W
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful morning off the Gold Coast spotting whales. We saw 15 whales including 4 breaching. Great commentary on a large stable boat. Got an extra special deal through Groupon. Nearly 50% off.

Thank Michael N
Burleigh Waters, QLD
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A wonderful morning spent whale watching, we saw approximately 15 whales, some breaching, 2 pods of dolphins and 2 loggerhead turtles, the crew were welcoming, very informative commentary, respectful of the sealife and a very stable boat, fantastic few hours with the Gold Coast skyline as a backdrop!!

Thank Jo H
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169 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I loved every minute of this experience.. The boat ride was great and it was a nice feel... It's a must do in your life.. Grace was a wonderful marine biologist, the staff are all wonderful.. I'm really glad I got to do something like this, especially for a birthday gift.

Thank Becky B
Gold Coast, Australia
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I bought this trip for Mother's Day and my mum and I enjoyed every moment. Some of the reviews on here seem to be very out of date, so I'll deal with the misconceptions first (since they put us off slightly when we read the reviews below). Tap water is available on the boat and at the resort for free... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a fantastic trip, the crew are great, so friendly and helpful. My only negative would be the number of kayaks and paddle boards that are one of the only free activities on the islands as they are few and far between and not in great condition. Apart from that the food was great and the journey over and... More 

Thank Charlotte C

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