2.5Hr Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise

As winter slowly sets in Antarctica, Gold Coast gears up for the annual migration of the majestic Humpback Whales. Over 30,000 whales make their way along the Humpback Highway, making it the best time to go whale watching. From May-October, the ‘Spirit of Gold Coast’ runs regular whale watching expeditions from the Gold Coast Main Beach – join them for an experience of a lifetime! 

Within minutes of departure, you can expect to see the majestic Humpbacks from the decks of this purpose-built vessel. With the city skyline in the background, you get to experience the whales breach, wave their fins, slap their tails, and blast water and air through their blowholes, right before your eyes!

Your crew is passionate about the whales and their conservation – the experience is led by an expert marine biologist who will share fun facts about the whales. You will go home with profound knowledge about mating, migration, baleen, blowholes, flukes, and more!

Running exclusively from May-October, the cruise offers a guaranteed sighting policy – enjoy a free return trip if no whales are sighted!

There you have it – a fun and educational whale watching experience. So the next time you’re in the Gold Coast, don’t forget to try this cruise out! Book early!

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Additional Info
  • Terms Of Services

Departure Details

Departure Location Mariners Cove Marina, Main Beach

  • Boards 09:15

  • Departs 09:30

  • Returns 12:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 2.5hr (approx) adventure whale watching cruise along Gold Coast Humpback Highway
  • Cruise on a purpose-built super catamaran with lower and upper decks
  • Welcome tea, coffee & biscuits served on board
  • Full commentary about whale behaviour from an experienced marine biologist
  • Licensed bar on board to purchase additional drinks
  • 100% whale sighting guarantee – free return cruise if no whales are spotted
  • Free parking at Mariner’s Cove next to the departure dock

Additional Information

100% whale guarantee – enjoy a free return cruise if no whales are sighted on your journey

What to bring

  • Sunscreen, caps or hats
  • Camera
  • Appropriate footwear & clothes
  • BYO food allowed – strictly no BYO drinks


Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;


Book & Cruise

  • Adult Price

    Save $14

    from $95 $109

  • Child 4-14 years

    from $59


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Cruising with a group of 10 or more? Get in touch with our team to get the best price.

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Duration 2hr

From $79 $139