Whales in Paradise started in 2005 as the first whale watching operator on the Gold Coast. The company's owner and managing director, Anthony Ardern, was 23 at the time which made him the youngest person in the world to set up a whale watching venture. He is now recognised as being an innovator in the field, and the founder of the whale watching industry on the Gold Coast.
In establishing one of the most successful whale watching businesses in Australia, Anthony has researched and taken part in whale watching tours around the world in countries like Canada, Hawaii and New Zealand to examine different techniques and practices in order to build the Whales in Paradise product. It is this wide understanding of the global industry, combined with a vast practical knowledge from years of operation that have made Whales in Paradise a world leader in best practice whale watching and one of the most successful whale watching businesses in Australia.