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Whale Watching Cruise - 2.5 Hours

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Seaworld Cruises

Whale Watching Cruise - 2.5 Hours


  • The Gold Coasts Closest Operator to the Humpback Highway, spend less time in transit and more time with the whales!
  • Watch our live underwater video feed broadcast direct to your phone (coming soon)
  • Listen to the whales singing live via the underwater microphones
  • Learn from our experienced captains and marine naturalist guides
  • Look out for three species of dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds and more
  • Share in the excitement of an ocean adventure with the whole family

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the ‘Humpback Highway’ and witness the magnificent humpback whales in their natural habitat with Australia’s highest-award-winning whale watching operator, Sea World Whale Watch.

What's Included?

  • 2.5 hour whale watching cruise
  • 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee
  • Ample deck space and rail side viewing
  • Guided commentary
  • Live underwater video stream
  • Live underwater microphones
  • Audio-visual presentations
  • Fully stocked onboard bar
  • Professional photographer
  • Free kids ocean activity booklet
  • Informative exhibits and displays
  • Waterfront Cafe and Gift Shop

Join Sea World Whale Watch, Australia's highest-award-winning whale-watching operator, for a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience and see the majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat! Departing from the Sea World Cruise Terminal in Main Beach, enjoy the iconic views of the Gold Coast as you embark on a whale-watching cruise aboard the luxurious Spirit of Migaloo II vessel. The cruises run up to six times a day from late May until early November, taking you to the Humpback Highway, where 40,000 whales pass close to Gold Coast shores on their annual migration.

Observe the whales launching into the air, slapping their tails on the water, and diving deep into the ocean. During close encounters, watch live underwater footage streamed directly to your mobile device (coming soon) and hear the iconic whale song through advanced underwater microphones. Our knowledgeable crew provides expert commentary as you witness these gentle giants showcase their acrobatic skills, while also looking for dolphins, turtles, and seabirds. Before your cruise, indulge in eating at the waterfront deck cafe, explore informative exhibits, and visit the gift shop at our stunning terminal. Sea World Whale Watch offers a 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee, providing a free return cruise if no whales are spotted. With this guarantee, you can be confident in witnessing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Book now for an unforgettable whale-watching experience!

Session Length

  • Allow up to 2.5hrs for this experience
  • Please check in 30 mins before your boarding time
  • Boarding commences 15 mins before the departure time


Our departures are subject to seasonal changes and may be adjusted in response to weather conditions to ensure your safety and comfort.


  • Tours depart daily from early June to early November during the humpback whale migration
  • 9 AM, 12 PM and 3 PM tours with vessel Spirit of Migaloo II
  • Additional departure times run at 8 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM with vessel Kaiala


  • We understand that plans can change, so we offer flexibility with our booking policy.
  • You can change or cancel your reservation without penalty up to 24 hours before departure.
  • For group bookings of twenty or more people, we kindly ask for 72 hours' notice.
  • Bookings cannot be changed within 24 hours of tour departure.


    In the event of cancellation due to extreme weather conditions, your experience will be rescheduled for a later date.

    Other Info

    As a proud subsidiary of The Tour Collective Group, please note that bookings with Sea World Whale Watch are subject to The Tour Collective's travel conditions. While all prices and details are true and accurate when printing, these are subject to change.

    Two vessels are available depending on departure times: 'Spirit of Migaloo II' OR 'Kaiala'

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