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Noosa Whale Watching provided by Noosa Thriller

Noosa Whale Watching
4.5
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About
With 42 years local knowledge and experience operating commercial boating activities in Noosa we offer our expert commentary, go-pro cameras to record your experience and a comfortable ride at a slow cruising speed to maximise your enjoyment and experience of Whale sightings off the Noosa coastline. The spectacular coastal scenery of the Noosa National park makes the perfect back-drop for your Whale Watching tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 182051P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Boat ride
  • Certified guide
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Noosa Boathouse Info Centre, The Boathouse Marina, 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566, Australia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Boat ride
  • Certified guide
Departure details
  • Noosa Boathouse Info Centre, The Boathouse Marina, 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566, Australia
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 13, 2020
A note from Noosa Whale Watching
Passenger waiver form to be filled out. Had an COVID safety plan done by Safety management specialist. Shorlink Pty Ltd, which we adhere to. Face masks available.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Noosa Boathouse Info Centre
    The Boathouse Marina, 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566, Australia
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Noosa National Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Carla V
9 contributions
Worth the ride
My partner and I went out on thriller and had a exhilarating experience. Bill was an excellent guide and we eventually spotted a humpback whale with her calf. Recommend trying thriller out to anyone. Seat was nice and comfortable also and I got to see another view of the Noosa/Sunshine Beach coastline.
Written August 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
noosathriller
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So pleased you both enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again Cheers Bill & Maree
Written August 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lovesaholiday
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Not what we expected
Sep 2019
Having been on whale watching boats out of Hervey Bay, I was expecting a smallish but covered boat, so was quite suprised to find our boat was the Noosa Thriller. We splashed through the waves out of the river and into the ocean - something akin to a roller coaster ride. It was fun, but not what I’d expected.

If you can’t fit it in your pockets, it’s not going with you. If you’re thinking of taking your DSLR you’re on the wrong boat. If you’ve got a waterproof camera or go pro it will be fine.

If you’re a serious photographer or have a kids, I’d drive up to Hervey Bay and take a tour out of there. If you’re looking for a real adventure where you start by signing your life away, here it is.

We did see whales.
Written September 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
noosathriller
As always we appreciate our customer feedback. We do advertise on our brochures and website that the Noosa Whale Watching Tour is operated on the "Noosa Thriller" which is the name of the boat. All of the boats that operate Whale Watching Tours from Noosa have to go through the surf zone known as the "noosa bar" to access the open ocean to view the whales. We have had several professional photographers on-board this season who have sent us some amazing photographs of their experience. Taking a camera on board is not a problem. Plenty of families with children have thoroughly enjoyed the tour as the boat allows for 360 degree views of the Whales and Dolphins plus the beautiful scenery of our Noosa National Park. Signing a waiver is standard practice when heading out into the open ocean on a commercial boat. Hervey Bay offers a different boating experience to Noosa, operating in protected and calmer waters and is only a 3 hour drive further north ;)
Written October 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jodster
Brisbane QLD63 contributions
Fourth trip and the best one ever!
Sep 2013 • Family
We travel to Noosaville every September school hols with a large group with all of us taking a ride on the Noosa Thriller at some stage. This year the kids were heading out on their own (for the 3rd time) but at the last minute I decided to hop on as well. I would have to say this year was the best ride ever. How crazy the ride gets is determined by the swell, and we had just enough to get some really good air and to get very wet. The highlight though was the pods of whales and dolphins putting on a real show.

I noticed in previous posts that people didn't want a comedy act, didn't want to stop to be shown the sights and thought it was "tame", personally this is why I enjoy the Thriller more than the competition up the road and it is far from tame. Yes there is a long dialogue regarding safety procedures etc. but this is a maritime safety requirement. I don't think anyone would be complaining if any of the points covered had to be put to use one day in the open sea.

So to Bill and Maree, thanks again for a fabulous trip and watch out for the Meerkats and white pointers! See you in 2014.
Written October 4, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Noosa Thriller
Oscardog16
Oscardog16
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The name says it all
It was a truly exhilarating ride and quite a physical experience. Not for the faint hearted. The turns were awesome
N2172AGmattb
N2172AGmattb
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ADOID AT ALL COSTS - BORING!!! MISLEADING!!! NO THRILL!!!
My 9 year old son nearly fell asleep. He was asking me "Dad when can we get off I am so bored". The driver is 80 ye
jameshZ2093IY
jameshZ2093IY
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Great Time
We had an early morning trip, the ride was fantastic and we got to see dolphins in the wild. Highly recommended.
tammyzan
tammyzan
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Awesome
My daughter and I had the best time. It was super exciting and fun. We also got to see a lot of the coastline. Seei
I1338FLjasonr
I1338FLjasonr
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Great fun
Great fun, well organised and an experienced crew who were very understanding. Would recommend this for a little ho
NancyDavis1
NancyDavis1
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A must do when in Noosa
A group of us booked a ride on the NOOSA Thriller, great fun . From start to finish lots of surfing the SWELLS and
LeeTravels2021
LeeTravels2021
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Fabulous outing aboard the Noosa Thriller
We enjoyed a fabulous day in Noosaville starting with a trip aboard the Noosa Thriller. The views of the National P
Voyage679717
Voyage679717
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Certainly not a thrill.
The only good part about the ride was seeing pods of dolphins, but it was totally spoilt when the driver decided to
Jane E
Jane E
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Perfect mix of adrenalin and sightseeing.
We had a fantastic time on our Thriller boat ride. Perfect mix of Adrenalin and sight seeing. We felt very safe for
883curtisp
883curtisp
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We saw dolphins in their natural habitat
The family went on the early morning dolphin cruise and were not disappointed. Legend tour guide that has lived in
liamrJ6083CP
liamrJ6083CP
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Noosa boat ride not Noosa ‘Thriller’
We paid $70 to borderline understand how to safely ride a boat! Myself and 4 other friends went on the boat expecti
P5475XQamandar
P5475XQamandar
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Noosa Thriller
Thanks so much! What an awesome driver and to Maree who organised everything A perfect day on the water, what a gre
Olissh
Olissh
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Noosa Thriller boat
We had an amazing experience on the Thriller boat. The driver was extremely nice and helpful, always showing us aro
Tiffanylesley
Tiffanylesley
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Exciting and Thrilling!
I've been on many jetboats across Australia, but Noosa Thriller really stands out in my mind. The love and exciteme
marnzzzz93
marnzzzz93
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A great day out
If your looking for something to do while in Noosa I highly recommend Noosa Thriller. Awesome thrills. The skipper
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