Gold Coast Whale Watching

If whale watching sounds like a fun experience, you probably can’t go past Gold Coast Whale Watching, which operates from Coolangatta/Tweed Heads. The crew, who have a combined 25 years of experience and state they have a 100% whale sighting success rate over seven years. The whale watching season has already started, with sightings from late May and many pods being sighted daily. The season normally ends mid to late November.

There’s also an onboard zoologist and professional photographer, which contributes some colourful commentary to an unforgettable experience.

Gold Coast Whale Watching’s 50′ Catamaran vessel, equipped with powerful twin motors, seats 46 passengers, but offers enough room to move around and get the best view of the stunning migration of humpback whales occurring just 15 minutes off the Queensland coast. The vessel boards at the Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club private jetty and you can expect to spot a whale within 30 minutes of setting sail onto the ‘humpback highway’.

Gold Coast Whale Watching also offers scuba diving and snorkelling tours around Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, near Fingal Head, just over the Queensland border into New South Wales. Cook Island features a stunning array of marine life, such as turtles, migratory sharks, rays, eels and many seabirds.

Gold Coast Whale Watching caters for scuba diving beginners, to those with a bit more experience under their belt. For more information, or if you’d like to book a whale watch venture, head to

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