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Spyhopping Whale Watching

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October

Final days of Whale Watching

Our whale watching season on the Gold Coast finishes next Sunday the 6th of November.  Come join Whales in Paradise for the final days of seeing mothers and their calves, in their natural habitat off Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Broadbeach.

Everyday this season Whales in Paradise have been blessed to see these majestic animals and their acrobatic displays.  Each year when we see the mother’s return from Far North East Australia, it warms our heart as we watch them teach their newly born babies the ways of the underwater

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October

Record breaking season

Record breaking season

The Whales in Paradise team have been operating for over 10 years, and this year we have carried a record number of passengers and seen the whale population flourish in the warm calm waters off the Gold Coast.

Humpback Whales are no longer on the endangered species list, and their population is increasing with over 25,000 whales migrating through Queensland.

Our two vessels Kaiala and Mahi Mahi have carried almost 40,000 nature lovers to see the Whale spectacular.  The whales have failed to disappoint our guests, throughout our 5 trips

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Gold Coast Whale Watching and Hinterland Tours

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August

Gold Coast Whale Watching and Hinterland Tours

Gold Coast Whale Watching and Hinterland Tours

Gold Coast Whale Watching and Hinterland Tours provide visitors to the Gold Coast with opportunities to go Whale Watching directly in front of the Surfers Paradise beaches or explore the Gold Coast Hinterland that stretches out behind the suburbs that make up the city of Gold Coast.

Whales in Paradise are proud to be the pioneers of Whale Watching on the Gold Coast. As a company, that started small in 2005, they have been taking visitors and locals out to see Humpback Whales every whale watching season for the past

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July

Whales in Paradise customers experience Migaloo on the Gold Coast 2016

Whales in Paradise customers experience Migaloo on the Gold Coast 2016

Whales in Paradise customers experience Migaloo on the Gold Coast 2016 as he passed by the southern end of the Gold Coast yesterday. All eyes have been watching out for the famous white whale that travels to the warm waters of north Queensland every year. Being the only known fully white whale, there has been speculation over recent years that there may in fact be, 2 fully white whales.

Over the past few years, there has been photographic evidence of 2

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Migaloo - Whales in Paradise

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July

Migaloo is on his way to the Gold Coast

Migaloo is on his way to the Gold Coast

Migaloo 10th August 2015

Some hoped for it again this year, some prayed he was still alive and some expected his return, then relief came on a facebook post today, the famous white humpback whale, Migaloo is on his way to the Gold Coast!

Sydney Herald reports, “the famous humpback  had keen whale watchers in a frenzy this morning when he was spotted by Jane Adamson of Moonshadow-TQC onboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer”.

The keen photographer was on her day off, when she first spotted Migaloo off Fingal Bay early

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Whales in Paradise - Seapix Photographics (2)

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July

What’s the best time of day to go Whale Watching on the Gold Coast?

What’s the best time of day to go Whale Watching on the Gold Coast?

One of the more common questions visitors to the Gold Coast ask is, what’s the best time of day to go Whale Watching on the Gold Coast?  This question is being asked more and more due to Whales in Paradise increasing their Whale Watching tours in 2016 and now have 5 tour times daily to get out to see the Humpback Whales.

There are a few reputable Whale Watching companies on the Gold Coast. All companies other than Whales in

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Migaloo - Whales in Paradise

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July

Will we see Migaloo on the Gold Coast in 2016

Will we see Migaloo on the Gold Coast in 2016

As the 2016 Whale Watching season approaches the middle of July, plenty of people are wondering, will we see Migaloo on the Gold Coast in 2016 . The hype escalates this time of the year, with the possibility of seeing the famous white whale somewhere along the east Australian coastline. This photo of Migaloo is just as rare as his sightings!

Migaloo is commonly known to travel along the east coast of Australia somewhere towards the end of July – early August, and has not been sighted

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Whales in Paradise

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July

Whales in Paradise spot first Calf for the 2016 Whale Watching season

Whales in Paradise spot first Calf for the 2016 Whale Watching season

Whales in Paradise spot first calf for the 2016 Whale Watching season last Friday morning. The first whale calf was spotted only 2 kilometers directly in front of the Surfers Paradise beach and was believed to be less than 2 days old. Crowds of people were on the Surfers Paradise beach front, trying to get a glimpse as the calf’s mother spent long periods of time playing around on the surface. The lucky ones, were the customers onboard the newest vessel

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Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays

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June

Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays

Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays

If your coming to the Gold Coast from NSW, VIC or anywhere in QLD, we highly recommend you Watch Whales in Paradise over the school holidays. Surfers Paradise is not just a great destination because of it’s golden beaches and variety of tours and activities, but it has become one of the most popular destinations in Australia, for watching whales in paradise. The short travel times and scenic backdrop of the Gold Coast skyline is popular with people from all over the world, booking to

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Whales in Paradise

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June

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast

Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast have grown considerably since Whale Watching began in the Sunshine State. It is believed that the population increases by 10% each year on the Gold Coast. Humpback Whale populations on the Gold Coast currently sit around 20,000 Humpback Whales passing the shores of the East Coast of Australia between June-November each year. With this population increase comes more interest from the public and with more interest, comes demand for tour operators to increase tour options.

Whales in Paradise have added

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