Australia’s Gold Coast Whale Watching Tour on Spirit of Migloo Catamaran
We offer exciting close encounters with Humpback Whales on Australia’s Gold Coast from June to November every year aboard the luxury, purpose-built whale watching vessel, Spirit of Migloo, for as low as $106 per person. The quality of your whale watching tour depends upon the expertise of the crew. Our Captains and tour guides are specialist whale watchers. This means they know where to find whales and how to engage with them to ensure your experience is both exciting and memorable. Gather a group of family or friends, bring your cameras and sunscreen, and come aboard our air-conditioned luxury vessel. There is an on-board whale watching theater, three levels of viewing platforms, large walk-around decks, and restricted passenger numbers to ensure an uncrowded, personalized whale watching experience. The Experience Humpback Whales are the stars of the show, although our tours often encounter Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, sharks, turtles and albatross. Within 20 minutes of departure you will be assisting our expert crew to find Humpback Whales by scanning the horizon for the famous "blow". At this point in the tour there is always great anticipation which quickly turns to excitement when a distant splash or a great exhalation of breath confirms we have found a whale. Humpbacks are a very playful and inquisitive whale species and often approach our vessel for a closer look. However, they are wild animals and we have absolutely no control over them. It’s the unpredictable nature of the whales that makes the entire experience so unique, exciting, and sometimes even life-changing. The Boat Our luxury whale watching vessel Spirit of Migloo is named after the famous white humpback whale Migloo. Spirit of Migloo will carry you into the world of the whales in air-conditioned luxury and comfort. Built at a cost of $3.5 M, she is Australia’s most advanced whale watching vessel with an amazing on-board Whale Theatre, three levels of viewing platforms, large walk-around decks and restricted passenger numbers to ensure an uncrowded, personalized whale watching experience. Ultra-quiet, low emission engines, toilet waste holding tanks, and whale-friendly keel means the whales and their marine environment are not harmed or disturbed. Prices - Adult: AUD $106 - Child (3-13) : AUD $82 - Senior: AUD $94 - Family (2a 2c) : AUD $294 Tour Times The Whale Watch tours depart twice daily during whale season. Allow at least 3 hours per tour. Tour 1 - Morning Departs 10:00am - Returns 12:30pm - 7 days June to November Tour 2 - Afternoon Departs 02:00pm - Returns 04:30pm - Contact us for 2pm tour dates.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 120 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- Whale Watching
Experience the Gold Coast high life for a day. This luxury calm water cruise is perfect for those who just want to sit back and relax with a cold drink from the vessel bar while slowly cruising past the Gold Coast's newest and most expensive waterfront homes. Your destination is The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove, a relaxed waterfront dining and shopping precinct where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine and stroll the Village streets to explore a unique array of specialty stores including fashion boutiques, art galleries, gifts and home wares.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Twin Engine
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Terms and Conditions Children Child age is 3 to 13 years inclusive. For safety reasons Sea World Whale Watch do not allow children less than 3 years old on whale watching tours. Open ocean whale watching tours are not recommended for young children. Children and teenagers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Seniors Seniors must present an Australian or New Zealand Government issued Senior Card at check-in to receive the Senior ticket rate. Wheelchairs Passengers in wheelchairs must notify Sea World Whale Watch at least 24 hours before tour departure so our crew can prepare the vessel and assist with boarding procedures. We cannot accept wheelchair bookings within the 24 hour notice period. Health Problems If you have mobility or health problems you must inform us when booking. Passengers must follow the directions of our staff before, during and after the tour. If you are accompanied by children you are responsible for their safety at all times. Liability Our company and its employees are not liable or responsible for any accidental injury to passengers or any loss or damage to personal possessions. Children (0-13 years) and teenagers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tours are subject to sea conditions and minimum passenger numbers and may change without notice. Tour times, prices, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Cancellations Cancellations made within 24 hours of a booked tour will not be refunded. Separate cancellation conditions apply to group bookings and Combo Tickets. Refunds A full refund will be offered if we cancels a tour. A full refund will be offered if your whale watch tour fails to sight a whale from JUNE to OCTOBER only. If your tour fails to sight a whale during the months of MAY and NOVEMBER you will not be provided with a refund of any kind or a free return tour. No other refunds provided. Refunds provided at the Sea World Cruise Terminal are for tickets purchased at this location only. All other refunds must be provided by the original seller of the ticket. Re-booking is subject to availability. Transfers $5 per person transfers are valid for a single day use one return trip per passenger to the Sea World Cruise Terminal from Gold Coast holiday accommodation within the designated pickup area. The $5 per passenger rate applies to adults, children of all ages including infants and Senior Card holders. $5 per person transfers available only to full fare paying passengers pre-booked on a Whale Watch tour and for the 10:00am tour departure time only. No transfers available for 2:00 pm tours. No transfers available for those with their own vehicle transport. Transfers are not available to passengers who have purchased a discount ticket of any kind. Our company and its employees are not liable or responsible for any accidental injury to passengers or any loss or damage to personal possessions sustained during the transfer. We are not liable or responsible if the transfer service fails to arrive at the Sea World Cruise Terminal before the departure of your whale tour. We are not liable or responsible if passengers miss or fail to board the transfer service at the designated pickup/departure time. Passengers are advised there may be a significant waiting time at their accommodation and Sea World Cruise Terminal for transfer service to arrive and depart. Transfers may be affected by our return times which can be delayed by whale behavior or sea conditions. We are not liable or responsible for providing a transfer from the Sea World Cruise Terminal back to Gold Coast accommodation if a whale watching tour is cancelled or delayed. Passengers may return to their Gold Coast accommodation via the 1.30pm, 3:45pm or 4.50pm transfer (4.50pm transfer has no stops past Broadbeach) from the Sea World Cruise Terminal free of charge. If these times are not suitable, passengers will need to make their own way back to their accommodation at their own expense. If cancellation results in a passenger re-booking a whale watching tour then a complimentary single return transfer per person will be provided for the re-booked tour date. Terms and conditions of transfer service may change without notice. Group Bookings A deposit of 50% of the value of the group booking must be made at the time of booking. The remaining 50% must be paid 14 days prior to the tour departure date or the booking will be cancelled and no refund provided. Group tours that cancel within 7 days of the tour departure will not be refunded at all. A full refund will be provided if Sea World Whale Watch cancel a tour for any reason. A full refund will be provided if the tour fails to sight a whale from June to October. Booking a tour means you accept our terms and conditions.