Whales in Paradise – Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

The ONLY Whale Watching Tour departing from Surfers Paradise.
100% Guaranteed Whale Sightings with Whales in Paradise, the original and most experienced Gold Coast Whale Watching company.

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Set sail from Surfers Paradise for a dynamic up-close encounter that will stay with you for a lifetime. Witness one of the animal kingdom’s most breathtaking spectacles—40,000 migrating humpback whales passing close to Gold Coast shores twice yearly along an ancient route known as the Humpback Highway. 

Marvel at their breathtaking aerial displays. See mothers tenderly care for their calves. Feel dwarfed by their size as they curiously approach the vessel. Keep your camera at the ready because whales aren’t the only stars of the show – our tours routinely encounter charismatic dolphins, enormous sea turtles and resident and migratory seabirds. A locally owned and family-operated business, Whales in Paradise is the ultimate boutique marine wildlife experience.


  • Watch Humpback Whales against the Gold Coast skyline backdrop

  • Only whale watching vessel departing from Surfers Paradise

  • Look for an abundance of marine life including dolphins, sea turtles and sea birds

  • Expert commentary by marine naturalist guides

  • Enjoy a scenic waterways cruise on the way to the whales

  • Guaranteed railside viewing, ample space, small group tour


  • 3.5-hour Whale Watching Cruise from Surfers Paradise

  • Underwater hydrophones to hear the whales when they are singing

  • 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee – see a whale or cruise again for free

  • BONUS waterways cruise on the way to the whales (valued at $45) 

  • Fully licensed onboard bar (alcohol served from 10 AM) 


  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  • 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

  • 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

  • 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Seasonal Cruise – June until Early November

  • Boarding commences 20 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • Please allow approximately 3.5 hours for this experience, plus boarding time.

  • All return times are approximate.


  • Cruises depart from the river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, only a short walk from every major Surfers Paradise hotel and the Cavill Avenue Light Rail Station

  • Tiki Reserve, 73 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

  • The best parking is at the Bruce Bishop Car Park or the Circle on Cavill Shopping Centre

What to bring

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Warm clothes

  • Flat sensible shoes

  • Seasickness remedy (if required)

Terms & Conditions
Whales in Paradise is a subsidiary of The Tour Collective Group. Bookings with Whales in Paradise are subject to The Tour Collective’s conditions of travel which are available to view at All prices and details are true and accurate at the time of printing. For the most up-to-date information, visit


Booking Information

We understand that plans can change. That’s why you can amend or cancel your booking without penalty up to 24 hours before departure. For group bookings of twenty or more people, 72 hours’ notice is required.


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