Gold Coast: Whale Watching

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Join us for an intimate whale-watching experience on our open-ocean adventure vessel. Observe these beautiful creatures at eye level, while you also soak in this rich and diverse stretch of coastline

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  • Encounter Humpback whales off the Gold Coast
  • Experience in the region eye-level 360 degree viewing
  • See whales in their natural habitat
  • Become knowledgeable about whales from our highly skilled skipper and crew


Each year between May and November the subtropical waters of Australia’s east coast host 30,000 humpback whales on migration from Antarctica. They follow the path of the continental shelf which runs closest to the shoreline between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, making this the prime location for us to witness whales in their natural environment. From departure to return you will enjoy stunning coastal scenery along with informative and captivating commentary from our experienced skipper and crew. We guarantee you will encounter whales and be mesmerised as you observe them in their natural habitat. Cooly Eco Adventures provides the closest and most intimate encounters in the region due to the eye-level viewing offered by the safari-style vessel. Every whale watch is unique, and our highly experienced skipper and crew are on hand throughout to make this experience personal as well as professional. They have a wealth of knowledge and passion for whales and the stunning Gold Coast region they look forward to sharing with you.


Qualified and experienced skipper and crew Experienced guide. Whale sighting guarantee or return for free. Private/intimate experience with small groups (up to 12 passengers per tour) Commentary and knowledge about whales. Observe wildlife.

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