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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

#6 of 34 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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Went for a trip on the spirit of the Gold Coast today only for it to turn into the vomitron!! I think the crew did a great job dealing with it but would strongly advise that if seeing others being sick makes you feel sick...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful morning we had on this cruise. The crew were all friendly and very knowledgeable. We were fortunate enough to have a humback whale spend an hour and a half around our boat on the morning we went. What a beautiful creature, everyone...More

Thank Shell1402
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw and were surrounded by so many whales, even the crew were excited and didn't want to go back home. The staff were always making sure everyone was okay, and always pointing out where the best spots were on the boat to view the...More

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

Hi Kerryn, Thank you for your awesome review and also for recommend Spirit cruise with 5 stars. We are so glad to know you had a fantastic day on board Spirit, specially to be presented by Mother Nature with many whales. Just memorable! And also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a great break even as a local you never get sick of doing all the tourists things. I think I live in paradiseMore

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

Dear Whale Watcher, Thank you for your great review! Spirit feels happy to receive every single comment. So proud to hear you enjoyed your experience. Being close to the Nature and specially close to the "Gentle Giants of the Sea" is definitely a sensation to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All started from lovely welcome from the staff member pointing us in the right direction at the entrance and then being welcomed aboard. The complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits was a nice touch too. The boat was good and had plenty of outside access areas...More

Thank piotrekj81
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello "@piotrekj81", Thank you so much for taking your time to write an awesome review with great tips! We are glad you had a beautiful experience on board Spirit, specially watching the whales putting their heads out of the water, we call this: Spy Hop!...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had a brilliant time with Spirit of Gold Coast whale watching. A beautiful couple of hours spotting so many whales, and even pods of dolphins swimming alongside the boat. The staff were great, the boat was lovely and the views were just phenomenal. I...More

Thank LetsGoMumReviews
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Hello "Let's Go Mum Reviews", Thank you so much for highly recommend Spirit cruises. How glad we feel to read your awesome review! We are happy you had a great time on board Spirit with our staff and specially with the beautiful Gentle Giants of...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Specialising in whale watching cruises on the Gold Coast, Spirit does it well. They don't only operate as a tourist attraction, they also educate their guests and raise awareness about these magnificent creatures. There is a marine biologist providing commentary on board and each sighting...More

Thank Deb O
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Hello Deb, Thank you for taking your time to write an awesome review about Spirit experience. You described it with many details. We really appreciate it! We feel truly happy to hear our passengers saying about their amazing experience. We are glad you had a...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

To anybody that has a morning that they don't have anything to do and want to see WHALES come on board. I've just done this for the second time my first time same time last year and both times very memorable. Better this year because...More

Thank z0r02
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Hello "z0r02", Thank you so much for your awesome review with many details and also for recommend Spirit cruise. We are glad to know you have a fantastic day on board Spirit, specially to be presented with a calf breaching. The end of this Season...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was one of the last tours of this year and I was quiet skeptical if it is not too late. But after driving out onto the open ocean for about 30 mins there were the first two whales quiet active. We did this tour...More

Thank S. R
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Hello "S.R", Thank you so much for your good review. Every single comment is appreciated and helps Spirit to grow as a company. We are so glad you had an amazing time with the Whales. specially to be presented by Mother Nature with many whales....More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

Greeted by very friendly staff as we boarded, tea, coffee and bikkies. We departed the marina heading out over the bar. Staff giving us a low down on the safety aspects. no sooner we were out in the open water when we spotted a mother...More

Thank Julie S
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Hello Julie, Thank you so much for taking your time to give us an awesome feedback and to recommend Spirit cruise with 5 starts review. Spirit staff is proud and happy to hear all the comments you wrote. We are glad you had a beautiful...More

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Adele S
What is the best time of the day to see whales
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
Hi we are visiting the Gold Coast in September for ten days from England . To see whales is my number one thing to do when there . What would u advice we do?? Should we wait till we get to Oz to book - thinking of jet lag etc or should we book soon to avoid disappointment ? We have been told by my bro who resides in sunny Miami that the whales will be hanging about then . We arrive on the 7th September staying in Burleigh heads . Look forward to hearing from you Regards Monique
7 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
When is the best season for whale watching?
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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