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“Great day in paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd

Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd
23 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5538 2111
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Owner description: Whales in Paradise are the original Gold Coast Whale Watching company and the only whale watch operation to depart from the convenient location in central Surfers Paradise.OUR GUARANTEE 1. Our whale watch cruise have been so successful that we are proud to promote a 100% daily sightings record. If a whale is not sighted on a tour you will receive a free return cruise. 2. Low passenger numbers to ensure personalised service and no crowds, so every guest is guaranteed a rail side position for the perfect equal viewing opportunity
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Great day in paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had a fantastic day whale watching with the family. We had the privaledge of seeing a large number of whales, which was amazing. We also get to enjoy watching a pod of dolphins playing (annoying) with the whales as well as a sea turtle. The staff were really helpful and friendly.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Whale of a Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I had the pleasure of going out whale watching with Whales in Paradise around 7 times this past season and loved every minute!!

One of the stand outs for me is the customer service, having travelled extensively and experienced some pretty amazing customer service over the years, I have to say the staff are one of the best things about this company. Friendly, helpful and really informative about all things whales and happy to go above and beyond what you would expect.

Being slightly obsessed with the ocean and all things whales every single tour is like the first time for me. You never know what you are going to get each time as whales don't really care too much about our expectations and tour times, they're just doing what they were created to do and that in itself is an amazing thing. No two tours were the same, sometimes the whales would mug the boat and be really playful and other times they would be breaching and spy hopping, seeing different behaviours displayed each time I went out with Whales in Paradise made me realise just how blessed I am to live locally and be able to access this amazing tour whenever i want.

The MahiMahi is perfect for an up close Whale encounter, the staff on board are friendly and really know what they are talking about and are really interactive with the people on board.

If you are trying to decide who to go Whale Watching with then I would 150% say choose Whales in Paradise, they offer smaller groups which makes it more personalised and you don't have to fight for a spot to see the magnificent whales in all their glory!

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great day of Whale Watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It was great seeing the Whales up close and personal. The staff were amazing, so friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend them to everyone. I went with my 12 year old nephew and he really enjoyed it too, his ipod was even turned off during the trip!

Visited October 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An amazing experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This trip was one of the most enjoyable one in all our travels. We decided on your Whale Boat Trip as the boat would allow us to be really close to the whales and. It was a great to see the whales close up and watch their antics, diving and the wonderful sight of seeing these huge creatures lift themselves right out of the water, then with a huge splash, return to the water. What a marvellous experience, one which will stay in our memories.for many years. We were very lucky that families of whales were near the boat and stayed around for a long time.
Thank you for the chance to experience this wonderful sight,

Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“First time for 9yo and 5yo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a great time and were looked after well - Wife gets motion sick but with medication and support from staff she was OK. Only point was it took a very long time to find the whales and the trip lasted an extra 45 - 60 mins so we detour and see whales on the way back in.

Visited October 2013
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