Whale Watching Tours
The Whale Watch Experience
Every Sea World Whale Watch tour on the Gold Coast is a unique experience.
Humpback Whales are the stars of the show although our tours often encounter Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, sharks, turtles and albatross.
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.
Whale Watch with the experts
Details of the cruise
Check-in time is at least 20 minutes prior to tour departure time.
Before leaving home on the day of your whale watch tour please call the Sea World Cruise Terminal to check on sea conditions. Your tour may be cancelled due to rough seas or a high seasickness warning may be in place.
Sea World Sandbar Cafe
Nothing builds up an appetite like a journey to the high seas. Thankfully the Sea World Cruises chefs recognise this and are serving up delicious brekky and lunch options on the daily. With a strong focus on seasonal and local produce and unrestricted views of the Gold Coast Broadwater – it’s the perfect way to begin, or complete, your whale watching adventure.
Where are we?
Sea World Whale Watch tours depart from the Sea World Cruise 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 Whale Watch 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 Whale Watch 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.
Please email us for enquiries about exclusive use charter of Spirit of Migloo for functions, conferences or whale watching tours.
Sea World Whale Watch tours depart 4 times daily during whale season. Allow at least 2.5 hours per tour.
Please email us for enquiries about exclusive use charter of Spirit of Migaloo for functions, conferences or whale watching tours.
Child age is 3 to 13 years inclusive. Children and teenagers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Seniors must present an Australian or New Zealand Government issued Senior Card at check-in to receive the Senior ticket rate.
Passengers in wheelchairs must notify Sea World Whale Watch at least 24 hours before tour departure so our crew can prepare the vessel and assist with boarding procedures.
If you have mobility or health problems you must inform us when booking. Passengers must follow the directions of our staff before, during and after the tour. If you are accompanied by children you are responsible for their safety at all times.
Sea World Whale Watch and its employees are not liable or responsible for any accidental injury to passengers or any loss or damage to personal possessions. Children (0-13 years) and teenagers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tours are subject to sea conditions and minimum passenger numbers and may change without notice. Tour times, prices, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of a booked tour will not be refunded.
A full refund will be offered if Sea World Whale Watch cancels a tour. Refunds provided at the Sea World Cruise Terminal are for tickets purchased at this location only. All other refunds must be provided by the original seller of the ticket. Re-booking is subject to availability.
100% Whale Sighting Guarantee
A FREE return cruise will be offered if your whale watch tour fails to sight a whale from JUNE to OCTOBER only.
Sea World Whale Watch reserves the right to take photographs and video footage during the tour that may include passengers and to use these photographs and video images for the purpose of advertising and promoting our tours in all media in perpetuity and without payment to the passenger/s.
All our prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST (Goods and Services Tax). All credit card transactions are processed in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Security Policy for Online Bookings
When purchasing a ticket from Sea World Whale Watch your financial details are passed through a secure server using the latest 128-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology. 128-bit SSL encryption is the current industry standard. If you have any questions regarding our security policy please contact our customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea World Whale Watch Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed for the cruise originally purchased. Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed at the Sea World Cruise Terminal check-in counter inside the Sea World Cruise Terminal building situated in the carpark outside Sea World. When presenting a child or senior Gift Voucher at check-in you must provide proof of age. An Australian or New Zealand Government Seniors Card with some form of photographic identification is required for seniors. No replacements will be issued for lost Gift Vouchers. Gift Vouchers cannot be transferred, exchanged or refunded and are not valid with any other offer. Bookings are essential.
A deposit of 50% of the value of the group booking must be made at the time of booking. The remaining 50% must be paid 14 days prior to the tour departure date or the booking will be cancelled and no refund provided. Group tours that cancel within 7 days of the tour departure will not be refunded at all. A full refund will be provided if Sea World Whale Watch cancel a tour for any reason.