- Spot Humpback whales in their natural environment
- Whale sightings within minutes of the seaway
- 100% guaranteed whale sightings or you receive a FREE return trip
- 360 degrees ocean views
- Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits
- Fully licensed bar on board
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure times
- Accessiblity for wheelchairs on Spirit tour vessel
Why do we love this
"We love it because you get the chance to see Humpback whales and learn more about the animals themselves! But it get better if you don't spot any whales you can come back for FREE!"
WHAT TO EXPECT
Hop aboard Spirit's purpose built catamaran and get ready for the whale watching adventure of a lifetime! With Humpback whale sightings just minutes from the seaway and the chance to spot dolphins, sea turtles and maybe even Migaloo the White Whale, this is a trip like no other.
Your cruise departs at 9.30am (9 am boarding) from Mariners Cove Marina. There's also the option of weekend afternoon cruises departing at 1:30 pm (1 pm boarding) depending on sea conditions.
Once aboard, it's time for 2 and a half hours of natural wonder and wildlife! Observe the majestic whales from different angles on the top and bottom decks and learn about ocean life as Spirit's onboard marine biologist explains whale migration! You'll be able to get as close as 100 meters from these incredible animals, the perfect position to watch as they swim beside you and even approach the boat!
As you enjoy 360-degree views of the beautiful ocean surrounds, keep your eyes out for humpbacks and Migaloo the White Whale! Spirit of Gold Coast is the only tour company who have sighted this beautiful beast three years in a row!
With refreshments provided and a fully licenced bar on board, you can relax in comfort while these magnificent animals frolic and swim around you. You'll also be able to spot dolphins, flying fish, turtles, sharks and birds from the deck.
What to bring:
When on Spirit's whale watching cruises, you'll have the chance to move around the different decks so it's best if you dress appropriately. Pack a warm jumper!
Footwear is also important! Spirit recommends fully covered footwear such as sneakers or deck shoes.
On sunny days, it's also a good idea to bring a hat and sunscreen. The Spirit crew will have sunscreen on hand if you need extra. There are also travel sickness pills available onboard for $1.
Please arrive half an hour before your scheduled departure time to allow for efficient boarding