Staying in Brisbane and want to go Whale Watching? Whales in Paradise has the answer- offering daily transfers, FREE pick-up points, guaranteed whale sightings and free time to dine or shop in world-famous Surfers Paradise, it couldn't be easier!
Brisbane, one of Australia's most vibrant cities, offers a myriad of both luxury and budget accommodation. Whales in Paradise is proud to have alliances with the Rydges Hotel, Rendezvous Hotel, the Holiday Inn and Bunk Backpackers.
Our friendly driver will meet you at one of four free pick-up points in central Brisbane (hotels mentioned above) before driving to the Gold Coast for our 9am cruise. Prefer a pick-up direct from your hotel? For only $10 per person, we can come straight to your door. Ask our driver for the latest whale updates as we travel down - he keeps his finger on the ocean's pulse!
- Child (0-14 years)
- Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Tickets can be moved if you change your plans.
100% Refundable *
If you don't see a whale on your trip.
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9:00am - 9:20am
- Hotel Pickup from Brisbane City
- Check-In Whale Watching Cruise
- Souvenir photos taken
- Morning tea, coffee & biscuits is served
- Relax and select your seating
- Whale Watching cruise boarding
- Crew introduction and tour briefing
- Whale Watching cruise departure
11:05am - 11:40am
- Gold Coast waterways cruise with commentary of the Gold Coast history / rich and famous
- Morning tea, coffee and biscuits continues to be served
11:40am - 2:00pm
- Whale Watching cruise enters Humpback whale sighting grounds
- Guests are taught how to find whales, dolphins etc…
- Whale Watching begins
- Expert Whale Watching commentary
- Tea, coffee and biscuits bar closes
2:00pm - 2:15pm
- Calm water cruise back to Surfers Paradise
- Tea and coffee bar reopens
- Photos from the cruise are printed at the onboard photo studio
- Onboard gift shop opens
- Photo opportunity for passengers driving the vessel (subject to day's conditions)
- Vessel returns back to Surfers Paradise
2:15pm - 3:00pm
- Free time to sightsee around Surfers Paradise
- Return transfer back to your Brisbane pickup location
- Arrive at your Brisbane pickup location
Whale Watching Brisbane
9:00am - 4:00pm