Gold Coast whale watching season: May to November
Experience the excitement of a whale watching tour on the beautiful Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast is one of the most unique places in the world to go whale watching. The Gold Coast is located along the migration route of humpback whales, known as the ‘Humpback Highway’. With one of the longest migration seasons in Australia, approx 35,000 whales pass through these coastal waters from late May to early November each year. Along their journey north from Antarctica, the Gold Coast offers an ideal resting spot for the whales before they continue on to the Great Barrier Reef to give birth. We have curated a selection of whale watching tours that are operated by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable operators on the Gold Coast. Our whale watching Gold Coast tours are carefully selected to ensure you have the best possible experience.
Gold Coast Whale Watching Tour Options
What is Whale Watching?
Whale watching is a unique activity that offers the opportunity to witness some of the largest creatures on Earth in their natural habitat. During whale watching tours, guests are taken out to sea to witness these incredible creatures up close, while also learning about their behaviours, migration patterns, and the role they play in the ecosystem. The Gold Coast is home to a variety of whale species, including Humpback, Minke, and Southern Right whales. During the migration season, Humpback whales, which are known for their acrobatic displays and playful behaviours, are the most commonly spotted. Whale watching tours are not only exciting, but they are also educational, allowing guests to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures while also learning about their behavior and habits.
Highlights of your Gold Coast whale watching tour:
Whale watching on the Gold Coast is an experience that is second to none. Here are some of the highlights of our tours.
Gold Coast Whale watching operators
We work with some of the most experienced and reputable whale-watching tour operators on the Gold Coast. Our tour operators are committed to providing guests with a fun and informative whale-watching experience that they will never forget. Our tour operators provide comfortable and safe vessels that are equipped with all the necessary safety equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Operators are also committed to the safety and well-being of the whales, and they follow strict guidelines to ensure that the whales are not disturbed.
The tours are designed to minimise disturbance to the whales, and the operators are trained to keep a safe distance from the animals. You'll be asked to follow certain rules and regulations during the tour to ensure that the animals are not harmed in any way. This includes not touching or feeding the animals and not throwing any rubbish overboard.
Our tour operators contribute to conservation efforts by supporting research and education programs.Many operators participate in research and monitoring programs to gather information on the whales' behavior and migration patterns. This information is shared with scientists to improve our understanding of these magnificent creatures.
What happens when I book?
Booking your whale-watching tour with us is easy and hassle-free. Simply browse our selection of tours and choose the one that suits your needs. Our online booking system makes it easy to book your tour and pay for it securely. Once you have booked your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details you need, including the meeting point and time. You will also have the contact details of your whale-watching operator in case you need to ask any questions.
What happens if we don’t see any Whales?
While we can't guarantee that you'll see whales on your tour - after all, these are wild animals that can be unpredictable - many of our tour operators do offer a sighting guarantee. This means that if you don't see any whales during your tour, you'll have the option to come back for another tour free of charge or receive a partial refund. Please check the details of your chosen tour before booking as conditions can vary between operators.
Awe-Inspiring Encounters with Humpback Whales
The Gold Coast is one of the few places in the world where you can witness the annual Humpback whale migration. Seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget. Our tours offer the opportunity to get within meters of the whales, allowing guests to see them in their natural environment without disturbing them.
Our tours are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who are passionate about the behaviour and habits of the whales and other marine life. They provide guests with interesting facts and information about the whales they encounter on the tour and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
A whale watching tour on the Gold Coast promises breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful coastal landscapes. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the coastline, with its pristine golden beaches and verdant hinterland. The vibrant marine life of the area, including playful dolphins and majestic humpback whales, will captivate you with their acrobatic displays. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the stunning beauty of the Gold Coast from a unique vantage point.
Other Marine Life Sightings
A whale watching tour on the Gold Coast offers more than just whale sightings. Depending on the season, you may also see dolphins, turtles, sharks, and various seabirds. The turquoise waters are teeming with life, and the knowledgeable crew will point out all the different marine animals you encounter.
Book Your Gold Coast Whale Watching Tour Today!
Book your tour today and experience the wonder and beauty of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience that allows you to witness the majestic creatures of the sea up close, then book one of our whale watching tours on the Gold Coast today. Our tours are carefully selected to ensure that you have the best possible experience, and they are operated by reputable companies with excellent safety records. Book now to secure your spot and create lasting memories.
Other Whale Watching Destinations
Connect with us on social media to get the latest updates on everything Whale Watching and share your amazing pictures and video with us.
Disclaimer: As a booking agent for whale watching tours in the Gold Coast, it’s important to note that when you book a tour through us, you’re purchasing from the tour operator themselves. This means that their terms and conditions will apply to your purchase, including any cancellation or rescheduling policies. While we work hard to ensure that all of the operators we partner with provide exceptional service, we cannot be held responsible for any issues that arise during the tour itself. The contact details for your tour operator are included on your booking confirmation. If you can’t find these details on your booking confirmation you can contact us. Please allow up to 48hrs for a reply.