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or Call 1800 942 537
3hr 15min Whale Watching Cruise - Departing Daily 7:30am, 11:00am & 2:30pm
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Sightings this week:
Sightings: 10

Brisbane Whale Watching

Sightings Guaranteed

Brisbane Departure Info

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) at around 9:00am before driving to the Gold Coast for our 11:00am whale watching cruise.

Prefer a pick-up direct from your hotel? For only $10 per person, you can take advantage of our personalized pickup service where our friendly driver will come straight to the door of your Brisbane Hotel.

Also don't forget to ask our driver for the latest whale updates as you travel down – he keeps his finger on the ocean’s pulse!

Brisbane Ticket Prices

Adult $125
Child(0 - 14yrs) $90
Family Pass(2 Adults + 2 Child) $340
Concession(Concession Card Holder) $119

What Our Clients Think

The Whales in Paradise Promise

  • Closest whale watch encounters

    With our unique water-level viewing deck, guaranteed rail-side positions and unobstructed viewing, you can be assured of the most intimate wildlife encounter possible!

  • The original whale watching company

    As the first whale watching operators at the Gold Coast, our crew are experienced, entertaining and dedicated to providing you the closest whale encounters possible.

  • Reschedule your tour

    We are flexible with your booking to ensure your peace of mind. Cancel or reschedule within 24 hours (groups of 8 or more within 72 hours) with full refund.

  • 100% Guaranteed Whale Sightings*

    Whales in Paradise maintains a 100% daily sightings record! However If no whales are seen during your cruise, we will welcome you back for a free cruise!

If you’re in Brisbane, we have a special package to suit you

Upon arriving in Surfers Paradise, Whales in Paradise will provide you with the most intimate and memorable encounter with Humpback Whales on the Gold Coast. Our state-of-the-art vessel and knowledgeable staff will ensure a whale watching experience you won’t forget. Get up-close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea from our unrivaled water-level viewing decks. Have your cameras ready- our guaranteed rail-side viewing means a 360º unobstructed view of the Humpbacks’ spectacular acrobatic displays - not to mention the cheeky dolphins and turtles keeping us company along the way!

At Whales in Paradise, our tours include a FREE Rich & Famous Waterways Cruise along the stunning Nerang waterways. Cruise past the magnificent homes and gardens of the stars where our entertaining crew will keep you up-to-date with the Gold Coast’s latest Hollywood gossip- a perfect way to start your tour!Your 45 minutes of free time in Surfers Paradise is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a delicious alfresco lunch, indulge in some shopping or wander along breathtaking world-famous beaches.

Departing right from central Brisbane, with tours departing seven days a week and a 100% daily sightings record, it couldn’t be simpler to have a truly magical experience with the most enchanting creatures of the sea. From pick-up to drop-off, Whales in Paradise is your number 1 choice for your next Brisbane Whale Watching tour. Paradise is waiting for you — Secure your seats now!

Itinerary & Highlights

  • 9:00am – 9:20am

    • Hotel Pickup from Brisbane City
  • 10:30am

    • Check-In Whale Watching Cruise
    • Souvenir photos taken
    • Morning tea, coffee & biscuits is served
    • Relax and select your seating
  • 10:45am

    • Whale Watching cruise boarding
    • Crew introduction and tour briefing
  • 11:00am

    • 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)
  • 2:15pm

    • Vessel returns back to Surfers Paradise
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm

    • Free time to sightsee around Surfers Paradise
  • 3:00pm

    • Return transfer back to your Brisbane pickup location
  • 4:00pm

    • Arrive at your Brisbane pickup location