Every year, thousands of humpback whales make their way through Queensland’s waters during their migration north from the icy waters of Antarctica. The Gold Coast offers locals and tourists alike some of the best opportunities to head out on the water to get up close to these magnificent creatures during whale watching season between June and November.
Gold Coast Adventures will take you on a three-hour whale watching cruise on our high-speed, luxurious Wave Piecing Catamaran. Departing from Mariners Cove Marina Main Beach, you’ll head out onto the Broadwater in search of migrating Humpback Whales and Dolphins on the Gold Coast’s largest, most stable vessel.
If you’re looking for a full day’s eco adventure, our Whale and Island tour offers you the chance to meet and greet with the whales in the morning before departing again on a 30 minute calm water cruise to our exclusive McLaren’s Landing Resort on South Stradbroke Island. You’ll be treated to a tropical BBQ island feast, live entertainment, and free activities like kayaking, pool table, darts, badminton, table tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, and wallaby feeding plus optional extras like a 4WD wilderness tour, sand tobogganing, paraflying, jet skiing and sea plane flights. With Wallabies to meet, Kookaburras to feed and fully licensed bars both on board the boats and at the resort, you couldn’t find a better way to enjoy the afternoon.