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Season starts 1st of June and runs till November

Join the marine experts at Sea World Cruises for a whale watching experience of a lifetime. Setting sail from the pristine waters of the Gold Coast, the Spirit of Migaloo II is Australia’s newest and most advanced whale watching vessel. With Marine Naturalists on board, witness majestic Humpback Whales as they make their annual migration past the Gold Coast. Our breathtaking 2.5-hour cruise departs from Sea World four times a day between June and November, giving intimate groups of locals and travellers the chance to admire these elegant creatures of the deep.

Enjoy uninterrupted views of Humpbacks from six external viewing platforms with tiered stadium seating from the sea level to the sundeck, and an exclusive VIP Captain’s Lounge for a few lucky passengers. Sea World Cruises is a proud supporter and sponsor of Sea World Marine Research and Rescue, whose team works around the clock to keep aquatic animals safe. With a 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee that offers a free return cruise if no whales are spotted, you can be confident that Sea World Cruises are the masters of Gold Coast whale watching.

If you have enough time or coming on a day trip from Brisbane, make a day of it by purchasing one of our whale watch combo deals.

A whale watching experience of a lifetime

Whale Watch Guarantee

Sea World Cruises offers a 100% whale sighting guarantee, ensuring passengers get the Humpback Whale encounter they dream of. If your cruise fails to sight a whale, then we will take you out again on a free return cruise anytime between June to October.

Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation

Sea World Cruises is proud to be partners with The Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation. The foundation, setup up in 1993 has helped hundreds of marine based research projects… Read More »

The Whales

At up to 16 metres long and weighing nearly 40 tonnes, it is an impressive feat that these gentle giants can launch their bodies out of the water at any moment… Read More »

Our Favourite Whale

Australia is lucky to play host to a rare white humpback whale named Migaloo – a word meaning ‘white fella’ in some Aboriginal languages – that migrates past the East Coast every year… Read More »

The Boat

The Spirit of Migaloo II is Australia’s newest and most advanced whale watching vessel operating in the Gold Coast. With marine naturalists on board, passengers can enjoy a front row seat to all the action… Read More »

The Crew

The Sea World Cruises crew are here to ensure you have an unforgettable whale watching experience aboard the Spirit of Migaloo II. Cruise with the marine experts and witness first hand the fascinating behaviours of Humpback Whales with entertaining commentary from Marine Naturalists.

From the moment you check in to the first time you lay eyes on a Humpback Whale, our crew will make sure that you cruise in comfort and leave with very special memories and unbelievable photos.

Cruise amongst the whales

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