Whale Watching, with added perks!

Captain's Lounge Tickets

The 2021 whale watching season has finished, we'll be back with a splash in June 2022!


Ages 14+ years
Ages 3-13 years
Ages 0-2 years
2 Adult + 2 Children

Whale Watching Cruise with Captain's Lounge Upgrade

There is nothing like the excitement of tracking whales in the open ocean and when you book the VIP Captain’s Lounge on a Sea World Cruises whale watching tour. You take an exclusive grandstand position in the heart of the vessel command centre. The Captain’s Lounge fits up to 25 people per tour comfortably. Relax on the leather couches and enjoy refreshments while we cruise out through the Broadwater in search of whales.

Within 20 minutes of departure, you will be assisting our expert crew to find Humpback Whales by scanning the horizon for the famous “blow”. At this point in the tour, there is always great anticipation which quickly turns to excitement when a distant splash or a great exhalation of breath confirms we have found a whale.

Departure Schedule

Available daily during the whale watching season.

Departure Time
Approx Return Time

6:00 AM*

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

11:15 AM

12:00 PM

2:15 PM

3:00 PM

5:15 PM

* Wake Up with the Whales Cruise. Availalbe weekends only. Breakfast served at 6:00 AM. Vessel departs at 6:30 AM.

Whale Watch in style

Luxury seating in the Captains lounge
Priority boarding
Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks & snacks

Details of the cruise

Here are just some of the VIP Captain’s Lounge special features and inclusions:

  • Priority boarding
  • Spacious, luxury seating from a high vantage point
  • Complimentary refreshments and snacks
  • Prime position at the helm of the $4M Spirit of Migaloo II displaying the latest vessel engine monitoring and navigation technology

Check-in time is at least 20 minutes prior to tour departure time.

Where are we?
Sea World Cruises tours depart from the Sea World Cruises Main Beach Terminal in the carpark outside Sea World at Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Entry to Sea World is not required.

If you are prone to motion sickness or could be affected by adverse sea conditions we strongly recommend you take advice from a chemist prior to your whale watch cruise.

Passengers in Wheelchairs
Sea World Cruises provides full wheelchair access to the vessel and forward viewing decks and there is a disabled toilet on board. Passengers who require the use of a wheelchair during a whale watch tour must notify Sea World Cruises at least 24 hours before the tour to ensure our crew are prepared and the wheelchair passenger is not inconvenienced. Wheelchair stations on the vessel are limited to two per whale watch tour.

Medical Conditions & Pregnancy
If you have any mobility or medical problems or are pregnant and think you could be affected by adverse sea and weather conditions you must inform us when booking.

If you are accompanied by children you are responsible for their safety and care at all times before, during and after the tour. Our tours travel into the open ocean and this can be a challenging environment for children.

100% Whale Sightings Guarantee
A FREE return cruise will be provided if your whale watch tour fails to sight a whale except during the months of MAY and NOVEMBER.

Exclusive Charters
Please email us for enquiries about exclusive use charter of Spirit of Migloo for functions, conferences or whale watching tours.

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Booking changes and cancellations are available without penalty up to 24 hours before departure. Within 24 hours, 100% of the fare is forfeited. For groups of 10 or more, 72 hours notice is required. All cruises are weather, minimum passenger number, and Queensland Health advisory dependent. In the unlikely event of a cancellation by the operator, you will be provided with a full refund (excl. gift vouchers) or a 12-month credit to use towards another cruise. The operator reserves the right to substitute the vessel or change the itinerary without notice. All return times are approximate. Conditions of Travel may vary if you have booked with a travel agent as your booking is subject to their terms and conditions. For more information and to access the full Conditions of Travel, please visit thetourcollective.com.au/conditions.

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