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The Vessel

Our vessel Mahi Mahi is a purpose built catermaran specifically selected for whale watching. Combine this with our experienced and knowledgeable crew, you can be assured of a whale watching experience not to forget.

Vessel Features

Stable Design

Unsure with how you travel on the ocean? Mahi Mahi is a large stable catamaran with a lower centre of gravity than all of the other Brisbane Whale Watching vessels. This reduces pendulum effect (the swinging and swaying from side to side) ensuring a smooth comfortable ride for even those with the wobbliest of sea legs.

Small Groups

Personalised Service & No Crowds our Gold Coast Whale Watching tours are limited to 65 passengers per cruise ensuring and intimate and uncrowded encounter.

Guaranteed Rail-side Position

The most important feature of a whale watching vessel is a full walk around deck. You’ll notice that all of our images show that passengers can walk the full way around the outside of the vessel. This feature combined with the water level viewing deck ensures passengers are never over crowded on the bow of the vessel of stuck inside the cabin looking through dark tinted windows trying and catch a glimpse of the whales off the Gold Coast.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Water Level Viewing Deck – Mahi Mahi is the only whale watching vessel in South East Queensland that features a water level viewing deck allowing you to get closer to the whales than ever before. Imagine the thrill and excitement as the Humpback Whale swims down the side of the vessel just arms length away. It really is a case of “Who’s Watching Who?”

Clean & Green

Onboard Treatment System

Mahi Mahi features a state of the art waste treatment system which ensures that we don’t pollute the marine environment.

Whale Friendly

The size of Mahi Mahi provides the closest uninhibited whale encounters as the whales are not intimidated by the vessels size.

Lowest Emissions

Whales in Paradise are dedicated to preserving the marine environment and reducing our carbon foot print and therefore have just installed the latest fuel efficient engines and digital controls. This ensures Whales in Paradise are the market leaders in operating the most environmentally friendly Gold Coast Whale Watching vessel.

Vessel Design & Noise Disturbance

Mahi Mahi’s unique design is such that Whale, Dolphin & Turtle propeller strikes are virtually impossible. She is built from lightweight composite material reducing obviously weight, engine power and therefore emissions. The composite material also absorbs and reduces acoustical noise which in turn reduces whale and dolphin disturbance and leads to closer encounters.