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Sea World Whale Watch

Sea World Whale Watching Cruise

Help code: 2327-430


18 reviews
  • Only 20 minutes to the whales
  • Purpose-built whale watching vessel
  • Departs from Sea World
  • 3 levels of viewing decks
  • Onboard 3D Virtual Tour
  • Hear the whales sing
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Departing from Sea World on the Gold Coast, this is one of Australia’s premier whale watching experiences. Join marine experts for a close encounter with majestic Humpback Whales aboard one of Australia’s newest and luxurious whale watching vessels. Within minutes of the Gold Coast, cruise to the ‘Humpback Highway’ and spy on the world’s largest animals from 6 spacious viewing platforms from sea level to the sundeck with a spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline. During the 2.5 hour cruise learn more about these fascinating marine creatures and listen to unique whale songs live with an underwater microphone on board.

The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from early June to November and whale watching cruises will depart daily from the Sea World Cruise Terminal at 7.30am, 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm. Enjoy an early morning cruise before a day of activities on the Gold Coast or relax and sleep in with late afternoon departures available. If your whale watching cruise fails to sight a whale then an alternative date will be offered.

Don't miss out on the 2019 whale watching season- book your whale watching cruise online here!


  • 2.5 hour Whale Watch Cruise
  • In the unlikely event your tour fails to see a whale you will receive a free return cruise voucher


  • VIP Lounge "Captains Club" offers passenger to access to the VIP area which you can have interactive communication with a captain. Also, get complimentary refreshments and snacks.


  • Watch the Humpback Whales at play against the spectacular backdrop of Surfers Paradise
  • Knowledgeable crew
  • Purpose-built new boat for Gold Coast sea condition
  • Uninterrupted grandstand views from 3 spacious viewing platforms


  • Tours depart daily from early June to early November at 7:30am, 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm.
  • Departing from the Sea World Cruise Terminal, located in the car park outside of Sea World, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Warm clothes
  • Flat shoes
  • Sea sickness remedy if required

Additional Information

  • Whale Watch Cruise is not suited for children under the age of 3 years
  • Guaranteed sightings or we will provide you alternative date
  • Cruises will be cancelled upon the discretion of the cruise operator taking into account the weather conditions of the day
  • Please advise at time of booking in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the Shopping Cart if you are travelling with an infant

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
  • Sea World Whale Watch will not provide a refund of any kind to passengers if a tour fails to sight a whale, in the unlikely event your tour fails to see a whale you will receive a free return cruise voucher.
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Helen 6 years ago What a lovely day out on the water! Saw plenty of whales even if they weren't doing anything spectacular!
What a lovely day out on the water
Helen 6 years ago

What a lovely day out on the water! Saw plenty of whales even if they weren't doing anything spectacular!

Absolutely fabulous - everyone was very professional and the information supplied over the speaker and on TV was great
Chris Brown 6 years ago

Absolutely fabulous - everyone was very professional and the information supplied over the speaker and on TV was great. Great staff and boat.

Very professional staff and informative commentary
Faye Brown 6 years ago

Very professional staff and informative commentary, comfortable and pleasant travelling. A fantastic day as the whales came up close to the boat giving us a real close up!

We had a great hostess with excellent knowledge of the whales
Jessica Brownhalls 6 years ago

We had a great hostess with excellent knowledge of the whales. The boat "Spirit of Migaloo" is wonderful, and we got an up close experience with the whales and an informative tour with regards to whale behaviours.

A great ship
Angie Maman 6 years ago

A great ship, great staff and a great time line - not too short and not too long. We experienced the whales very close to the ship and were lucky to get excellent weather.

Amazing with great commentary
Rebecca Cutts 6 years ago

Amazing with great commentary. Boat was very comfortable which is very important; the whales got SUPER close to the vessel and there was lots of breaching.

Fabulous day aboard a luxury vessel
Tracey Coppins 6 years ago

Fabulous day aboard a luxury vessel. Great whale watching, a fabulous crew, will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Fantastic tour
Deb Robran 6 years ago

Fantastic tour, very up close and personal.

Very enjoyable day - exciting to actually see the whales
Peta Joy 6 years ago

Very enjoyable day - exciting to actually see the whales. The vessel was very clean and the staff friendly. Highlights were the whales breaching, the tour was well commentated, and we got a very visual display. Free tea and coffee should be available for guests (included).

Very clean & pristine boat
Karen Taylor 6 years ago

Very clean & pristine boat, well commentated. Seeing whales so close to the boat was great. Tea and coffee should be included in ticket price though.

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As you head out into the open ocean and if you suffer from seasickness, head to the pharmacy prior to your whale watch cruise and grab some seasickness remedy.
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