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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

#6 of 35 Tours in Main Beach Features Animals
Mariners Cove 60-70 Sea World Dr | Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5572 7755
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Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience
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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 a time as the crew demystifies mating and migration, baleen and blowholes, flukes and fins. Oh my, what mighty pectorals they have!
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  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great welcome from the crew, very informative narration from Zara the marine biologist when we got up close to the whales. We saw two mothers with pups (one of the young ones breached) and an inquisitive young adult swam alongside and under our boat. Fabulous...More

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

Hi Gerry, Thank you for your informative review, and for taking the time to share you experience on board Spirit with others. Every day out on the ocean is completely different, and it sounds as though you were able to experience a truly magical day...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant tour with spirit of Gold Coast. The crew were very professional, especially Zara the marine biologist who kept us all captivated. We got up close to 2 mothers and calves and 'mugged' by a youngster. Best tour we've done.More

Thank Una F
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Una, We're so glad to hear that you had such a brilliant day with Spirit! Thank you for taking the time to write your review and share your experience with everyone. What a special experience, to not only see mothers and calves, but to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day today to experience these magnificent mammals of the sea. The crew made me very welcome and the boat was great for watching. Can certainly recommend it to anyone visiting the Goldie.More

Thank Paul F
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you on board, and we are happy to hear that you had such a great time with Spirit. The Spirit crew feel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The great team at Spirit Of Gold Coast not only gave us the delightful opportunity to come so close to these magnificent creatures, but they also provide some excellent knowledge along with the all the immense support towards whale awareness. Pro Tip: don't forget sea...More

Thank Ventureout-blog
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello "Venture Out Blog", Thank you so much for taking your time to write an excellent review towards Spirit tour. We really appreciate your kind words and we feel truly happy to know about your beautiful experience with the Gentle Giants of the Sea. It...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to love about spending your birthday in search of the mighty whales on a glorious QLD Sunday. Very organized and professional operation from the moment of booking. Had a unique situation so had to call up and the attendant was super helpful. On...More

Thank Amanda C
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for taking your time and give us a great review! And also thank you for the 5 starts and kind words towards Spirit staff. We appreciate it. What a special day having many whales and have they breaching. Just...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out with the Spirit Crew yesterday morning and it was an awsome morning. Nice fine weather and calm water and not to many people on the boat. We saw about 6 whales. The first few in the distance, but then a real treat...More

Thank Anne G
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anne, What a nice review with so many details! Thank you so much for take your time to describe your awesome experience on board Spirit with the whales. What a beautiful day to be presented by Mother Nature with the Whales "mugging" Spirit boat...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three reasons for choosing this tour: TripAdvisor certificate of excellence, marine biologist commentator on board, departure from Main Beach rather than Surfers so no compulsory lifestyles of the rich and famous canal tour to drag it out. But how many whales you see and how...More

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

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to review Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching. We really appreciate every single review and feedback which makes our company grows. When we talk about watch the whales in their natural habitat, being wild and free...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were brilliant, very welcoming, encouraged everyone onboard to take sea sickness tablets, and although those who refused ended up sick, they were still very helpful to these people. We saw a total of 4 whales and a turtle, their attitude towards the animals is...More

Thank Loggy22
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Loggy, Thank you so much for your excellent review! Thank you for give so much details and and also thank you for the lovely feedback towards our staff. We will definitely send it to their attention. :) We feel glad and happy you had...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our family of 5 out on the boat on Sunday whale watching for the first time. We have all seen whales from a distance up at the Byron Bay lighthouse before but nothing compares to seeing these beautiful creatures up close. Luck of...More

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

Hello Keiran, Thank you for taking your time to give us a great review with 5 stars! We really appreciate it. We are glad you had a good time on board Spirit with the Gentle Giants of the Sea and with Spirit staff. We will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very friendly staff always checking on you and helping u nice seating and boat is very well maintained luxury surroundings and we saw many many whales out of the others around this one is the biggest and the best go to groupon to get discount...More

Thank simon m
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Simon, Thank you so much for taking your time to give us this awesome feedback. We feel truly happy to see our passengers happy with their Whale Watching experience and especially for having a great time on board Spirit. We really appreciate your comments...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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