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Terms & Conditions


Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd operate the following tours:

Whales in Paradise, Charters in Paradise, Reef Ryder Island Cruise and Australian Whale Watching.

While Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd make every effort to safeguard clients they would like to advise that; All water activities include risk and all activities on board or off board are at individuals own risk. The company, directors and staff accept no responsibility or liability for any loss, accident or injury to persons or property. Whale Watching is not recommended for children under the age of 3 years and is an open water activity, should you have any concerns with motion sickness please consult a chemist. Should a whale not be sighted on your tour a free return cruise will be offered – no refunds. 2% credit card fee. All prices include taxes.

Cancellations, Refunds and Conditions

Company Cancellation Policy:

Cruises will be cancelled upon the discretion of the cruise operator taking into account the weather conditions of the day. Reschedule or full refund will be given.

Company Cancellation policy for Customers wishing to cancel or change their booking:

Small groups with less than 24 hours notice 100% of the fare.

Groups of over 8 people less than 72 hours notice 100% of the fare.

The operator reserves the right to refuse entry, substitute the vessel and change the day’s itinerary without notice.  All cruises operated by Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd.

Guaranteed Sightings Policy

Should a whale not be sighted on your tour a free return cruise will be offered on the next available tour – no refunds.

Privacy Policy

In Australia, your privacy is protected under law by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and this policy which sets out how we manage your personal information to protect your privacy.

We do not collect personal information unless it is necessary for providing our services. We collect, use and store your personal information so that we can provide you with the service you requested. This includes managing your personal information for verifying your identity,  preventing fraud and processing your requested sales transaction. We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected and any related purpose such as improving our services.
This includes marketing and internal quality control.  We will not disclose your personal information to anyone without your consent unless required to do so by law or for providing our services or related purposes. The type of personal information we collect may include your name, address, phone number, email and credit card details.

We protect your collected personal information from abuse, loss or unauthorised access. When you make a payment through our web site your personal and financial details are protected. Your personal information is stored securely on paper or electronically. We do not store your credit card details on our servers.
We use passwords, firewalls, secure certificates, data encryption and 128bit secure server technology. We also require our employees and contractors to maintain confidentiality.

Contact us anytime to gain access to your personal information. We may refuse access under limited circumstances prescribed by law. This includes refusing access if it would pose a serious threat to the life or health of any person or access would unreasonably impact the privacy of others. We collect, use and store personal information that is as accurate and current as possible. Please contact us if you believe your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete.