For twenty six years, Gold Coast Adventures has been a 100% Australian, family-owned whale watching and cruise company. From our beginnings as Tallship Cruises, we’ve been taking tourists and locals alike on adventures around the city’s waters to get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most magnificent creatures.
Margaret and Bruce Nicholls pride themselves on providing unforgettable experiences to tourists, locals and business travellers. Purchased 13 years ago, McLaren’s Landing was originally intended as a stop for small group tours and day-trippers travelling on a tall ship cruise. Over the past decade, the Nicholls family has developed the South Stradbroke Island resort’s facilities to offer guests an ecologically friendly destination.
Whale Watching, Island Day Trips and Corporate Events on the Gold Coast
As the focus shifted away from the flagship tall ship with the purchase of the beautiful, two-storey MV2000 Catamaran and the ongoing development of McLaren’s Landing on South Stradbroke Island, Tall Ship Cruises has rebranded to better reflect the full scope of the Gold Coast activities and attractions that they offer.
Now Gold Coast Adventures is proud to continue servicing the region and providing unforgettable experiences for tourists wishing to embark on the whale watching journey of a lifetime, day trippers looking to enjoy an island retreat for the day, corporate clients after the perfect venue for their next function and those who want to celebrate their next event at the most exciting destination in Queensland.