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Swim with Whales

Gold Coast, Australia

Dive beneath the surface and enjoy an unforgettable eye-to-eye experience with humpback whales off the Gold Coast

DurationDuration3 Hrs 30 Min
Start & End TimeStart & End Time7am - 11:30am
Minimum AgeMinimum Age15+
Fitness LevelFitness LevelIntermediate
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationChinderah, NSW

Swim with Whales Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us

  • Swim as close as 30 metres to the humpbacks

  • Spend time alongside your qualified, experienced and professional skipper and crew

  • Small groups of eight meaning a more personal experience 

  • All swim and snorkel gear provided including masks, fins and snorkel

  • Use of the super warm Patagonia Yulex wetsuits, Sharkbanz2 and Reef Safe Sunscreen

  • In-water support from crew and use of floatation devices

  • Captivating commentary throughout the tour

  • Complimentary tea, coffee, light snacks and fresh fruit provided throughout 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Swim with Whales

What should I bring?

It is colder out on the water so come prepared with layers. For example:

  • Beanie, warm jumper/ jacket 
  • Spray jacket/rain coat
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Camera, Gopro etc.
  • Drinking water

There are lots of rules and regulations to follow in regards to watching and swimming with whales. Guests must stay at least 100m from a whale and 30m approach for swimming. Luckily though, the whales never get a copy of these regulations, so if they want to come to us, which they often do. That’s fine!

Yes, we encourage you to bring a few light snacks, we provide tea, coffee and snacks pre-departure but there is nothing for sale onboard.


The tour departs from and returns to a spot right near the famous Cubby Bakehouse. So if you've worked up an appetite after, definitely check it out!

Unfortunately, no backpacks or large bags allowed onboard.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature plays a big role in whether or not the tour runs.
If The Supplier cancels due to the weather, you will have the option of booking on another day. 

Seasickness is a common disturbance of the inner ear - affecting your sense of balance and equilibrium. If you think you’re prone to seasickness or motion sickness, it is advised that you consult your doctor or pharmacist and purchase your own seasickness tablets prior to joining the tour. However, if you forget, there's have seasickness tablets available for purchase before departing on your ocean adventure.

We strongly recommend getting private transport to this tour OR self-driving.

Chinderah is located approx. a 40 minute drive from Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, or approx. 10 minutes from Tweed Heads.

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Tour Operator

Cooly Eco Adventures
151 Chinderah Bay Dr, Chinderah NSW 2487, Australia

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