#1 Gold Coast Whale Watching Experience

Whale Watching Season on the Gold Coast
starts from 30 May to 1 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 whale watching cruise departs from Sea World up to 6 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 three 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.

A Whale Watching Experience of a Lifetime

Whale Sighting 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.
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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.
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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.
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The Vessels

Designed and built here in south-east Queensland, Sea World Cruises operate two purposely built whale watching vessels. Both offer smooth sailing conditions and are complete with wide open decks and plenty of rail side positioning. Take advantage of the 360-degree unobstructed views and you’ll be sure not to miss a thing! Find out more about each vessel here.

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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