Whales in Paradise - Morning Whale Watching Cruise Special

Seasonal Cruise 25 May 2024- 3 November 2024
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Option Prices

Child (Ages 3-13)/8:30am
Family 2A2C/8:30am
Infant (Ages 0-2)

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.


Are you looking for an unforgettable Gold Coast Whale Watching experience with 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee? Whales in Paradise is your answer!

Whales in Paradise will provide you with the most intimate and memorable encounter with Humpback Whales on the Gold Coast. As the city’s original whale whale watch operator and a family-run business, we take pride in offering you a Whale Watching Tour with a difference.


Departing up to five times daily:
8:30 AM (Main Departure Tour) |  10:30 AM

Sample Itinerary

  •  8:10 Am

    • Check-in opens (please arrive at least 20-mins before departure)
    • Boarding commences
    • Relax and select your seating
  •  8:30 Am

    • Cruise departure
    • Crew introduction and tour briefing
  •  8:35 Am

    • Bonus Gold Coast Waterways Cruise with entertaining commentary on the way to the Humpback Highway
  •  9:10 Am

    • Pass through the Gold Coast Seaway and arrive at the Humpback Highway
    • Guests are taught how to find whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife
  •  9:30 Am

    • Whale Watching begins
    • Expert informative commentary
    • Listen to the whales sing via underwater hydrophones
  •  11:10 Am

    • Calm water return cruise back to Surfers Paradise
    • Fully licensed bar serving local beer, wines and pre-mixed spirits opens
    • Photo opportunity for passengers driving the vessel (subject to day’s conditions)
    • Souvenir photos and merchandise available to purchase
  •  11:45 Am

    • The vessel returns back to Surfers Paradise
  •  12:00 Pm

    • Guests disembark with memories to last a lifetime


Closest Whale Watch Encounters
With our unique water-level viewing deck, guaranteed rail-side positions and unobstructed viewing, you can be assured of the most intimate wildlife encounter possible!

The Original Whale Watching Company
As the first whale watching operators at the Gold Coast, our crew are experienced, entertaining and dedicated to providing you the closest whale encounters possible.

Reschedule Your Tour

We are flexible with your booking to ensure your peace of mind. Cancel or reschedule within 24 hours (groups of 8 or more within 72 hours) with full refund.

100% Whale Sighting Guarantee

Whales in Paradise maintains a 99% daily sightings record! However, if no whales are seen during your cruise, we will welcome you back for free!

Our state-of-the-art vessel and knowledgeable staff ensure a whale watching experience you won’t forget! Get up-close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea from our unrivalled water-level viewing decks. We limit passenger numbers to make sure you have a fantastic experience- so have your cameras ready! Our guaranteed rail-side viewing means a 360º unobstructed view of the Humpback’s spectacular acrobatic displays – and don’t forget the cheeky dolphins and turtles keeping us company along the way!

Whales in Paradise is the original Gold Coast whale watching company – we have been operating since 2004. We are family-owned and operated, but we also ensure our crew are experienced, entertaining and dedicated to providing you with the closest whale encounters possible. Our crew are popular with our passengers for their friendly and enthusiastic customer service. You will be kept entertained, informed and most importantly – expertly cared for by each of our crew members.

At Whales in Paradise, our tours even include a FREE Waterways Cruise through the stunning Gold Coast Broadwater. Cruise past the magnificent homes and gardens of the stars as our entertaining crew keeps you up-to-date with the Gold Coast’s latest Hollywood gossip – all this topped off with complimentary tea, coffee & biscuits – a perfect way to start your tour.

With tours departing twice a day, seven days a week, it couldn’t be easier to have the Whale Watching experience of your dreams. Departing right from the heart of Surfers Paradise, a truly magical experience with the most enchanting creatures of the sea is waiting at your doorstep. Secure your seats now!

Tour Inclusions

  • 3.5 Hrs Cruise from Surfers Paradise
  • 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee
  • Onboard audio/visual presentations
  • Educational activity book for every child
  • Professional photographer
  • Fully-licensed onboard bar
  • Mobile app with citizen science integration

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks( Can purchase some on Board)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personnel Expense
  • Hotel Transfers


Make your way to Hopo Ferry Information Kiosk: 10A Ferny Avenue, Appel Park , Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 , The friendly staff there will direct you to your vessel.



  • All fares are inclusive of GST in AUD
  • Seasonal Cruise - Operates every day during the season (June - Early November)
  • Whale Watching is an offshore activity.
    Seasonal Cruise - Operates June - Early November
    Return time is approximate.
    8:30 AM departure is confirmed departure sea condition permitting.
    10:30 AM departures are number and weather dependent.
    The vessels are subject to change without notice.
  • All per person prices quoted are in Australian dollars and valid from 1st Feb 2023 to 31st March 2024.
  • Please remark or notify booking agent Which Departure you like to book if you choose Other Departure time.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 2days. No refund if cancel within 2days.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.


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