We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd

Features Animals
23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5538 2111
Book In Advance
Tours from Whales in Paradise - Gold Coast Whale Watching Pty Ltd tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
More Info
from US$120.40*
Moreton Bay Marine Park Dolphin Cruise Including Lunch
Dolphin & Whale Watching
More Info
from US$80.00*
Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast
Dolphin & Whale Watching
More Info
from US$112.32*
Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Whales in Paradise are the original Gold Coast Whale Watching company and the only whale watch operation to depart from the convenient location in central Surfers Paradise.OUR GUARANTEE 1. Our whale watch cruise have been so successful that we are proud to promote a 100% daily sightings record. If a whale is not sighted on a tour you will receive a free return cruise. 2. Low passenger numbers to ensure personalised service and no crowds, so every guest is guaranteed a rail side position for the perfect equal viewing opportunity
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5538 2111
Write a ReviewReviews (659)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 641 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome trip, saw several pods of whales close up, including calves. Informative & knowledgable speaker who could be clearly heard & always ready to answer any questions. The Gold Coast City Skyline can really be appreciated from the boat. Plenty of room to move around...More

Thank Lainey H
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We got more than we could have imagined on this whale watching excursion. After a nice, relaxing ride through the canals of the Gold Coast, passing by several celebrity homes, we powered out to sea and almost immediately encountered several male whales competing for the...More

Thank travelteamSDF
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Really awesome crew had lots of laughs they knew where to go to find whales which was totally amazing best day ever was the highlight of our trip would reccomened to anyone

Thank shereedillonNZ18
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I had wished to go whale watching for years and finally bought the tickets. We arrived early (I was eager!) checked in then went for coffee on the beachfront - time to take my seasick tablet - before walking back to the river and boarding...More

Thank MonkeyDi
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Loved the open top deck. It was great to be warmed by the winter sun, & with calm seas it was a fabulous couple of hours. What a great crew onboard! The talk about the Whale population & migratory habits was informative & easy for...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Staff very friendly and helpful to all on board. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a close up experience with the whales

Thank Fayk44
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We had such a great time with Whales in Paradise. The vessel was great, plenty of room on top and below, the staff on board couldn't do enough for you. The particular vessel we were on got us really up close and personal, all with...More

Thank lgomw2010
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I surprised my family on our weekend in Brisbane by taking them on the Gold Coast Whale Watching adventure. It was absolutely amazing experience as we travelled out of the canals into the Open Ocean and we were lucky enough to experience a Mother and...More

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

You will see something ordinary something unique When the wale jumps out of the water you will be amazed and you will wetness something that no one saw before Believe me it worth all the money you pay

Thank slooooom92
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I heard this was a great thing to go on. Our experience was not so good, because we had to go out so far to get to the whales, a lot of people was sea sick, I was one of them, when we arrived at...More

Thank Shirley R
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 hotels in Surfers Paradise
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
3,460 reviews
.11 km away
Centrepoint Resort
42 reviews
.13 km away
Mantra on View Hotel
3,264 reviews
.18 km away
Mantra Circle on Cavill
3,739 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
783 reviews
.07 km away
Zanette's Gelato
235 reviews
.03 km away
497 reviews
.07 km away
Clock Hotel Bistro and Bar
280 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Infinity Attraction
1,774 reviews
.05 km away
Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre
236 reviews
.02 km away
The Wax Museum
305 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Chrisseee | Reviewed this property |
We went in early November and it was just at the end of the season. I wouldn't go later than that.
Emily L
21 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Anthony A | Property representative |
The whale watching season on the Gold Coast operates from 1 June to 31 October each year.
19 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from HelenAlex | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid June. There were plenty to see. Give them a call and ask.