Brisbane Whale Watch and Surfers Paradise Cruise

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Staying in Brisbane but want to go Whale Watching? offering daily transfers, FREE pick-up points, guaranteed whale sightings and free time to lunch or shop in world famous Surfers Paradise, it couldn�t be easier!

Brisbane Whale Watch and Surfers Paradise Cruise
From$135 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Longest whale watching cruises
  • Water level viewing decks
  • Departing central Surfers Paradise

Tour Info

Code WP-B01
  • Cruise
Duration 1 Day
Price From $135


Vehicle Cruise Ship
Suitability Open Age
Start Brisbane @ 09.00 am
Finish Brisbane @ 03.30 pm

Our friendly driver will pick you up from one of four free pick-up points in central Brisbane (outside hotels mentioned above) before heading down the coast for our 9am cruise. Prefer a pick-up direct from your hotel? For only $10 per person, we can come straight to your door. Ask our driver for the latest whale updates as we travel down- he keeps his finger on the oceans pulse!

Upon arriving in Surfers, Whales in Paradise will provide you with the most intimate and memorable encounter with Humpback Whales on the Gold Coast. Our state-of-the-art vessel and knowledgeable staff will ensure a whale watching experience you won't forget. Get up-close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea from our unrivaled water-level viewing decks. Have your cameras ready- our guaranteed rail-side viewing means a 360º unobstructed view of the Humpbacks spectacular acrobatic displays- not to mention the cheeky dolphins and turtles keeping us company along the way!

At Whales in Paradise, our tours even include a FREE Rich & Famous Waterways Cruise along the stunning Nerang waterways. Cruise past the magnificent homes and gardens of the stars where our entertaining crew will keep you up to date with the Gold Coast's latest Hollywood gossip- a perfect way to start your tour!

Your two hours of free time in Surfers Paradise is the perfect occasion to indulge in a delicious lunch on the waterfront, wander along breathtaking beaches, take in the shops or even visit Q1, the highest point above the Gold Coast offering spectacular 360 degree views from the surf to the hinterland.


9:00am - 9:20am Hotel Pickup from Brisbane City

10:30am Check-In Whale Watching Cruise

Souvenir photos taken

Morning tea, coffee & biscuits is served

Relax and select your seating

10:45amWhale Watching cruise boarding

Crew introduction and tour briefing

11:00amWhale Watching cruise departure

11:05am - 11:40amGold Coast waterways cruise with commentary of the Gold Coast history / rich and famous

Morning tea, coffee and biscuits continues to be served

11:40am - 2:00pmWhale Watching cruise enters Humpback whale sighting grounds

Guests are taught how to find whales, dolphins etc…

Whale Watching begins

Expert Whale Watching commentary

Tea, coffee and biscuits bar closes

2:00pm - 2:15pmCalm water cruise back to Surfers Paradise

Tea and coffee bar reopens

Photos from the cruise are printed at the onboard photo studio

Onboard gift shop opens Photo opportunity for passengers driving the vessel (subject to day's conditions)

2:15pm Vessel returns back to Surfers Paradise

2:15pm - 3:00pm Free time to sightsee around Surfers Paradise

3:00pm Return transfer back to your Brisbane pickup location

4:00pm Arrive at your Brisbane pickup location

Free Pick up Locations

  • Traders Hotel (formally Holiday Inn)159 Roma St  Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Rendezvous Hotel255 Ann St  Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Rydes Hotel9 Glenelg St  South Brisbane QLD 4101

For an additional $10 per person we will pick you up and return you to your Brisbane CBD hotel.

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