5-Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Sailing Catamaran

Why watch the whales from the shores when you can watch them up close from the comfort of a sailing catamaran? Aria cruises’ whale watching experience on the Gold Coast is the perfect opportunity to meet the migrating whales off the Queensland coast.

Cruise out of the Broadwater aboard the ‘Aria’, a luxury sail boat with expansive decks for optimal viewing. As you sail across the Gold Coast Seaway, be on the lookout for the first splash! Watching the whales up close is a surreal experience, whether it's your first time or fifth!

You’ll likely witness their incredible acrobatic prowess – from breaching and tail slapping to head lunging and other playful antics. But the fun doesn’t end there! These waters are also home to a variety of turtle species, dolphins, and even sharks – keep a close lookout for them!

The Aria Cruises whale watching experience includes morning tea, lunch and a complimentary drink. The guides will ensure your experience is both exciting and informative, sharing fascinating insights about the whales! And the best part? If you don’t see a whale, you get to come back another time for free! 

So, make the most of this whale watching season on the Gold Coast, book your cruise today!

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

Departure Details

Departure Location 95 Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland 4215 Australia

  • Boards 08:45

  • Departs 09:00

  • Returns 14:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 5hr whale watching cruise from Gold Coast
  • Cruise on the 'Aria', a sailing catamaran with open and unobstructed decks for best views
  • Watch the migrating Humpback Whales at play
  • Expert commentary from the crew
  • Morning tea, lunch & a complimentary drink
  • Music on board
  • Whale sighting guarantee – if no whales are sighted, come back again or free
  • Drinks can be purchased from the bar on board
  • No BYO drinks

Cruise Menu

Additional Information

What to Bring?

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket/ Warm Clothes
  • Phone/Camera

Tour subject to seasonal change, weather and availability


Terms Of Services

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


Book & Cruise

  • Adult Price

    from $139

  • Child (2–13 years)

    from $129


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

Group Discounts

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This boat is available for private charter – See how we can tailor the experience for your next event.

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Duration 2hr

From $79 $139