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Whale Watch Cruises

Tours commence May 25th, 2024

Gold Coast Whale Watching Tours

Cruise with the Experts

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience in the professional hands of Australia’s most- awarded whale watching operator.

Setting sail from Sea World, Main Beach, up to six times daily, we journey to the famous Humpback Highway, where 40,000 whales pass close to Gold Coast shores on their annual migration from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef.

Revel in intimate encounters and be entertained by our highly respected team while marvelling at the acrobatic skills of these playful and curious gentle giants.


100% Whale Sighting Guarantee
Experience the thrill of being in the presence of humpback whales
Choice of two purpose-built luxury whale watching vessels
Learn from our experienced captains and marine naturalist guides
Look for dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds and more
Share in the excitement of an ocean adventure with the whole family

Whale Watching, with added perks

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Whale Watch Tickets


Pre-season sale - Adults @ kids prices


Ages 14+




Ages 3-13



2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 Child FREE



* Web offer only. Not available on all dates and times. Excludes Captain's Lounge, Gift Voucher and Family tickets. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
** One child travels free on family tickets. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Experience More

Hit the waters with us and enjoy a tour overflowing with features that ensure your whale watching journey is nothing short of extraordinary.


Superior Whale
Watch Vessel

Live Underwater
Mobile Viewing


Waterfront Cafe
& Gift Shop


Indoor Heated
Check-In Terminal

100% Whale
Sighting Guarantee

Marine Naturalist

Our Vessels

Our fleet of vessels were designed and built here in South-East Queensland based on a thorough understanding of sea conditions typical of the region, allowing for smoother sailing conditions and passenger comfort.


Whale Watching Vessel

Spirit of Migaloo II

Whale Watching Vessel

Details of the cruise


Check-in time is at least 20 minutes prior to tour departure time from the Sea World Cruises Main Beach Terminal in the car park outside Sea World at Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Entry to Sea World Marine Park is not required.

Departure Schedule

Departure Time
Return Time

8:00 AM

10:15 AM

9:00 AM

11:15 AM

11:00 AM

1:15 AM

12:00 PM

2:15 PM

2:00 PM

4:15 PM

3:00 PM

5:15 PM

The Deck Cafe

The Sea World Cruises chefs prepare daily light refreshments at our stunning waterfront Deck Cafe, perfect for starting or concluding your whale watching adventure.

100% Whale Guarantee

In the unlikely event that your tour fails to sight a whale you will be provided with a FREE return whale watching cruise valid for 12-months.

Getting Here:

Sea World Cruises Terminal, Sea World, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, 4217


More Than Just Whale Watching

Save up to $79

Sea World Combo

Tick off a weekend with a fantastic Whale Watching Cruise and Sea World Entry Combo.

Buffet Lunch Cruise

Cruise the Gold Coast waterways with a leisurely 2-hour lunch cruise with the best views in the city.

Best Seller

Buffet Dinner Cruise

Indulge in a 2.5-hour dinner cruise on the Gold Coast Broadwater with stunning night skyline views.

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