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“Stunning whale watching experience”

Coolangatta Whale Watch
Ranked #1 of 15 Tours in Tweed Heads
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Gold Coast Whale Watching Tours with Coolangatta Whale Watch, June to November, 7 days, 100% guaranteed whales or receive a full refund or another ticket, 100% success in seeing whales since 2006. Big safe boat, only 46 passengers, owned and operated by Tony and Carol with over 11 years experience. 3hr Tour, morning tea, commentary and loads of fun.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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“Stunning whale watching experience”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was simply the best possible whale watching experience you could hope for. Nice clean and stable boat, friendly and helpful crew and non-stop whale watching opportunities. In fact, the event began before we left the Tweed River as we were accompanied by four bottlenose dolphins shortly after leaving the dock. After crossing the sandbar we headed for the plumes of spray and saw three humpback whales slapping the water and diving, showing their white belly and tail flukes.

We moved on from one whale pod sighting to the next and were fortunate enough to see whales breaching and spy hopping - totally amazing to see these creatures so close. Zoologist Nikki went out of her way to give a timely and informative commentary and answer all our questions to make this such a worthwhile trip. We were out for three hours and time flew by, helped by the complimentary coffee and muffins, of course. Bought a set of 7 fabulous professional photos of the day ($20) from the onboard photographer, Steve. Can't wait to do it again soon! Thanks Tony, and your fantastic crew.

Visited August 2013
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“Trip of a Lifetime”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I've been out 12 or 15 times with these operators over the last few years, and they are absolutely FIRST RATE. The commentary is informed and natural, the captain always finds whales for you, and it's a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

If you are coming 'up north' don't be fooled by the Qld operators, these guys are THE BEST!

On my last trip I took a friend who has been out in Hervey Bay and Southport - I had to persuade her to come because she said she'd seen whales and didn't think much of the trips - and she too, was blown away by the experience and the great commentary by a qualified marine biologist.

Don't miss it!

Visited July 2013
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“British day our”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Amazing! Having a zoologist on board was brilliant. Not only enthusiastic but knew her stuff.so much fun. Couldn't recommend it more and saw so many whales.

Visited July 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“What a great day”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Just back from a truly spectacular morning out with the great crew of Coolangatta Whale Watch. The commentary from Nicky the zoologist was insightful and entertaining and I learned quite a bit about humpback whales. The rest of he crew were also helpful and took their tasks seriously. Oh yes the whales were spectacular with plenty of sightings and some exciting breaches.
A very good way to spend a morning with good photo opportunities.

Visited July 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Magik day with the whales and great crew.”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We had a great day. I think you can be assured of a great experience. The whales put on an awesome show and was made even better by the friendliness and courtesy of the crew in meeting our every need. Nikki - your a gem - I hope you never give this up!! You passion shows with such warmth and care for the whales.

I'll be back next year to see it all over again for sure!!!!

Darron & son ( Lachlan )

Visited July 2013
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