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September

Tick Whale Watching Off Your School Holiday Bucket List, And Take Your Family Today!

Tick Whale Watching Off Your School Holiday Bucket List, And Take Your Family Today!

Tick Whale Watching Off Your School Holiday Bucket List, And Take Your Family Today!

Whale watching on the Gold Coast is in full swing with three tours leaving daily. If your scrambling for activities to keep your kids occupied for the rest of the school holidays and are after a fun, educational family activity that’s like no other, then whale watching on the Gold Coast something you should tick of the activities list pronto.

Fascinating (and hilarious!) commentary from

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18

September

Humpback Whale Migration Numbers On the Rise Thanks To Conservation Efforts

Humpback Whale Migration Numbers On the Rise Thanks To Conservation Efforts

Humpback Whale Migration Numbers On the Rise Thanks To Conservation Efforts

This season, our crew and passengers have seen more Humpback whales than ever before – sometimes more pods than they can count on one tour!

It’s amazing news that Humpback whale numbers have been increasing, especially considering they were once on the knife’s edge of extinction. Humpback whales are still classed as ‘vulnerable’ under government regulations, but since the 1960’s (when whaling was banned in the Southern Hemisphere) the numbers have

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14

September

Introducing ‘Kaiala’ – Our New Luxury Whale Watching Catamaran

Introducing ‘Kaiala’ – Our New Luxury Whale Watching Catamaran

Introducing ‘Kaiala’ – Our New Luxury Whale Watching Catamaran

Whales in Paradise are very excited to announce that our brand new vessel ‘Kaiala’ has officially set sail on our Gold Coast whale watching tours.

Kaiala has been carefully designed specifically for whale watching, to ensure it’s the best vessel on the coast to watch Humpbacks Whales in their natural habitat. The design of the vessel means you can keep having the intimate experiences with the Humpback whales that are often only metres away, without

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08

September

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Whales in Paradise Gets Mugged!

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Whales in Paradise Gets Mugged!

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Whales in Paradise Gets Mugged!

The Gold Coast whale watching industry is experience one of the best months for whale watching in its recent history – our tours have been sighting countless pods, more than our crew have ever seen. The Humpbacks have also been so inquisitive that many of our fellow whale watching passengers are getting to experience these incredible creatures only metres from the boat, if that. So, if you’ve been contemplating going whale watching but are still on the fence, now is the time

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03

September

The Most Amazing Whale Activity The Gold Coast Has Ever Seen!

The Most Amazing Whale Activity The Gold Coast Has Ever Seen!

The Most Amazing Whale Activity The Gold Coast Has Ever Seen!

If active, playful whales are the kind you’d like to see on your whale watching experience, then the Gold Coast is the place to be right now.

The whale watching is always glorious on the Gold Coast, but the past few weeks have been phenomenal. Ask anyone lucky enough to have seen these amazing creatures the past few weeks, and they will tell you the whales have been incredibly active and

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01

September

Spy Hopping – Where the Whales Watch You!

Spy Hopping – Where the Whales Watch You!

Spy Hopping – Where the Whales Watch You!

Sometimes, whales are just as interested in watching us as we are of them – spy hopping is the perfect example of this. Spy hopping whales are an amazing sight, as it really shows the whales are watching you as well! When a whale spy hops, it pokes its head vertically out of the water, slowly bobbing until they sink back down into clear waters of the Gold Coast.

 

Check out this amazing shot one

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02

August

Tis The Season For Baby Whale Calves on the Gold Coast!

Tis The Season For Baby Whale Calves on the Gold Coast! One of the greatest joys we get to experience as whale watchers is seeing proud humpback mothers teaching their newborn calves the ways of the sea, as they begin to make the journey home from the warmer waters of the north. Watching a little humpback calf tail slap, ‘mug’ the Mahi Mahi and breach for the first time (often under the watchful eyes of mother dearest) is quite a magical experience, that tends to become more frequent from the beginning of

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17

July

The First Calf Sighting For Our Gold Coast Whale Watching Season – Say Hello to ‘Hsiao Buddha’

It’s always a joy when the mother whales return with their newborn babies, and on our morning whale watch last Wednesday (15th of July) our passengers and crew were in for an absolute treat.

A beautiful one-week-old calf was spotted by our crew relishing its new life in the water, and already seemed to have its tail slapping down pat. It playfully cruised alongside the Mahi Mahi, whilst mum and dad swam alongside. Occasionally, the newborn broke away from its parents and explored the ocean solo, but the older humpbacks were

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19

June

Migaloo Is Coming!

Migaloo is coming! He’s the Gold Coast’s most famous whale – and he’s apparently heading for our Gold Coast shores! Migaloo the White Whale has reportedly been spotted cruising past Port Macquarie – meaning it’ll only be a matter of days before he hits the Gold Coast waters.

If you’d like the chance to spot Migaloo on a whale watching trip as he makes his way past the Gold Coast, book online here or give our reception staff a call. Getting to see the white whale is an experience you’ll never forget. Now everyone knows

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09

June

The First Week of Gold Coast Whale Watching on the Mahi Mahi

We’re over a week into our Gold Coast whale watching season and the conditions could not be more perfect. This winter has thus far blessed us with beautiful sunny weather (the perks of a Gold Coast ‘winter’) – mostly calm seas and light breezes have made for ideal sailing conditions.

As the season kicks off, sometimes the whales can have a bit of a sleepy start – which is where we employ the services of our ‘in air’ spotters. These spotters will radio to the Mahi Mahi as they spot the

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