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“Excellent business - a credit to the Coast”

Whale Watching Gold Coast
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Join us aboard our two-storey luxury catamaran and witness the stunning annual migration of the Humpback Whales as they head along Australia’s east coast past the Gold Coast. Along with Humpback whales you’ll often see marine life such as turtles, dolphins and sea eagles and you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Surfers Paradise skyline. Our modern and stable catamaran has been custom built for whale watching and includes five viewing platforms offering 360 degree, unobstructed views so you don’t miss anything. On board you can enjoy our fully licensed bar and complimentary morning or afternoon tea. We depart from Mariners Cove Marina at Main Beach for a 2.5 hour whale watching cruise. Free all day undercover parking is available and we can arrange hotel transfers if necessary. Our high speed catamaran ensure you get the maximum whale watching time possible. Our on-board marine biologist provides interesting and informative commentary and can answer any questions you have regarding the whales and sea life. We guarantee whale sightings! On the extremely rare occasion where we have no whale sightings, we’ll give you a full refund or a free return trip (for all other tickets) . We have a professional photographer on board to capture photos of the whales you see on your trip. These photos will be available for you to purchase as a memento of your trip if you choose to. Although our wave piercing catamaran is a stable vessel built for sea comfort, some people can still experience sea sickness. We recommend that if you are susceptible to sea sickness or motion sickness that you take preventative medications at least 2 hours before boarding the vessel. Please see your doctor or a pharmacist for more information about medications, before you travel with us. Gold Coast Whale Adventures offers a memorable and lasting experience to experience the majestic beauty of the Humpback Whales in their natural habitat. An experience not be missed!
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Excellent business - a credit to the Coast”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

In spite of my changing the arrangements twice, this company gave us excellent service - their office staff and onboard crew were wonderful. Two of the smaller grandkids were a bit sick during the cruise, but the staff were constantly there, overseeing passengers, handing out and collecting sick bags etc. We were all warned it could turn choppy and offered seasick pills before leaving the dock. There were plenty of whales, some excellent commentaries, and the crew were extremely friendly and helpful. This company is terrific - I cannot recommend them enough. They are from the Spirit of the Gold Coast ship, the Whale Watching company based at Marina Mirage.

Visited October 2013
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TallshipGoldCoast, Manager at Whale Watching Gold Coast, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thankyou, we are very proud to be able to offer these experiences to our customers. Thankyou for taking the time to review our Whale Watching Tour. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope you are able to join us for another amazing season in 2014.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Awesome! Unforgettable experience! Good value!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

An awesome experience! We took the full day cruise. It was very good organised, the crew was friendly and helpful, the ship was clean and climatized and we were lucky to see dozens of whales. On the island we had a very good bbq lunch with a choice btw fish and meat and lots of salads, pasta, sauces and a chocolate cake. Then we saw and fed the wallabies. Good value for money. No regrets. Surprisingly good service.

Visited September 2013
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TallshipGoldCoast, Manager at Whale Watching Gold Coast, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
It is an unforgettable experience and we wanted to thankyou for joining us on the ocean! Thankyou for taking the time to review our Whale Watching Tour. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope you are able to join us for another amazing season in 2014.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Whale of a time!”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Wow!! I went on the Tall ships boat yesterday and was not disappointed. Yeah the weather could have been better but that's no fault of these guy's. These guy's know their stuff. The staff were friendly and always willing to help. They would answer any question you had and always had a smile on their faces. Within 5 minutes of being out of the harbour we had our first whale encounter. They manoeuvred the boat so people on both sides could get a glimpse. We stayed the whole day and enjoyed the lunch over at Mclaurens landing. What a cool little spot. On the way there, they would point out various landmarks, houses and general information. They were pretty funny too. Then while enjoying lunch there was a entertainer who sang songs and even got the kids up to dance. The hospitality of this business was great. I would highly recommend doing this to not only see the beautiful big whales, but to enjoy what the gold coast has to offer and all the information about this place.

Visited September 2013
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TallshipGoldCoast, Manager at Whale Watching Gold Coast, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Your guaranteed to have a Whale of a Time on our Cruises! Thankyou for taking the time to review our Whale Watching Tour. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope you are able to join us for another amazing season in 2014.
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“Gold Coast Whale Watching with Tallships”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Three of us had a half day trip as part of birthday celebrations for a friend. We are GC locals and had an incredible whale watching experience with these guys. The whales put on a great show and the commentary for the whole trip was informative and good fun. Great morning out with the benefit of lots of lunch time choices at Marina Mirage on our return. Great price too - exceptional value for money. Congratulations guys!

Visited September 2013
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TallshipGoldCoast, Manager at Whale Watching Gold Coast, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thankyou for taking the time to review our Whale Watching Tour. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope you are able to join us for another amazing season in 2014.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Coolest thing ever”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

They guaranteed that we would see a whale, or our money back. And we weren't out long before a mother and calf came along side our boat. It was amazing.

Visited October 2012
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TallshipGoldCoast, General Manager at Whale Watching Gold Coast, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
They are the Coolest thing ever, we agree strongly! Thankyou for taking the time to review our Whale Watching Tour. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope you are able to join us for another amazing season in 2014.
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