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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

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Address: Mariners Cove 60-70 Sea World Dr | Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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+61 7 5572 7755
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales in their...

This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background. Take home unique memories that only Mother Nature can provide. You’ll have a whale of a time as the crew demystifies mating and migration, baleen and blowholes, flukes and fins. Oh my, what mighty pectorals they have!

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Fantastic activity for the whole family!

We had a brilliant time with Spirit of Gold Coast whale watching. A beautiful couple of hours spotting so many whales, and even pods of dolphins swimming alongside the boat. The... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
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Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had a brilliant time with Spirit of Gold Coast whale watching. A beautiful couple of hours spotting so many whales, and even pods of dolphins swimming alongside the boat. The staff were great, the boat was lovely and the views were just phenomenal. I highly recommend this activity - it's just a fantastic way to spend the morning in... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "Let's Go Mum Reviews", Thank you so much for highly recommend Spirit cruises. How glad we feel to read your awesome review! We are happy you had a great time on board Spirit with our staff and specially with the beautiful Gentle Giants of the Sea. :) We are so looking forward to having you on board Spirit again... More 

Gold Coast Australia
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163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Specialising in whale watching cruises on the Gold Coast, Spirit does it well. They don't only operate as a tourist attraction, they also educate their guests and raise awareness about these magnificent creatures. There is a marine biologist providing commentary on board and each sighting is announced. There's a fabulous view of the coast looking back once out. The trip... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Deb, Thank you for taking your time to write an awesome review about Spirit experience. You described it with many details. We really appreciate it! We feel truly happy to hear our passengers saying about their amazing experience. We are glad you had a beautiful moments with the Whales. As you mentioned above we really care about our clients... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

To anybody that has a morning that they don't have anything to do and want to see WHALES come on board. I've just done this for the second time my first time same time last year and both times very memorable. Better this year because a small whale started to breach and leap about it was fantastic. And what great... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "z0r02", Thank you so much for your awesome review with many details and also for recommend Spirit cruise. We are glad to know you have a fantastic day on board Spirit, specially to be presented with a calf breaching. The end of this Season was just amazing! Please share your photos with us if you want. :) And also... More 

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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was one of the last tours of this year and I was quiet skeptical if it is not too late. But after driving out onto the open ocean for about 30 mins there were the first two whales quiet active. We did this tour on a Saturday so the boat was booked out. But this was not really a... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "S.R", Thank you so much for your good review. Every single comment is appreciated and helps Spirit to grow as a company. We are so glad you had an amazing time with the Whales. specially to be presented by Mother Nature with many whales. Just fantastic! With respect the boarding time we have to depart 9:30am sharp and we... More 

Alstonville, Australia
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Greeted by very friendly staff as we boarded, tea, coffee and bikkies. We departed the marina heading out over the bar. Staff giving us a low down on the safety aspects. no sooner we were out in the open water when we spotted a mother and calf, came close enough to us for us to take photos but the boat... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Julie, Thank you so much for taking your time to give us an awesome feedback and to recommend Spirit cruise with 5 starts review. Spirit staff is proud and happy to hear all the comments you wrote. We are glad you had a beautiful time with mum and calf. We had a terrific end with the beautiful Gentle Giants.... More 

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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went out on Sunday 2 October. There were lots of whales about during the afternoon and we could have stopped to watch some pods swim past however the experience of the crew led them to go a little further to an active whale they spotted. This proved to be the start of a brilliant afternoon following a whale that... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Gefton, Thank you for your awesome review and also to recommend Spirit cruise with 5 starts. We really appreciate it. We are so glad you had this breathtaking day with the Gentle Giants of the Sea. Specially to be presented by Mother Nature with plenty of whales breaching. We will definitely pass your comments to our crew's attention. Hope... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Everything about this was easy from phoning for a booking using a "shop-a-docket", free parking at the marina and a lovely welcome from the staff member pointing us in the right direction at the entrance and then being welcomed aboard. The complimentary tea, coffee and bickies was a nice touch. The boat was good and had plenty of outside access... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Ian, Thank you so much for taking your time to write a nice and kind review of our cruise, customer service and specially Whales. :) We are are pleased you had a good whale watching experience on board Spirit. We want you passengers experience the Gentle Giants the same as we do. Hope to see you again and again.... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

One of the best experiences of my life. Hundreds of whales giving us a private show! Staff is brilliant, very well organised and lovely! I highly recommend it to everyone who visits Gold Coast. It is a MUST !! Loved it.

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Dear Fernanda, Thank you so much for your amazing review! How good to hear you had an awesome time on board Spirit with the beautiful Gentle Giants of the Sea. Specially to be presented by Mother Nature with a private show! The last days has been unbelievable! They are breaching everywhere. Thank you again for highly recommend Spirit cruise... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We bought our tickets off Cudo's to surprise our 4 children and arranged for friends to join our trip. It was a beautiful day and an excellent tour. Just the boat ride alone is relaxing (if calm waters). We were a bit unsure if we'd see any whales but when we finally did, they definitely started popping up. We saw... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Rosey, Thank you so much for taking your time to give us an awesome feedback and to recommend Spirit cruise. Spirit staff is proud and happy to hear all the comments you wrote. We are glad you had a beautiful time with your kids with a beautiful day and specially to be presented by Mother Nature with dolphins and... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

11 of us today experienced the magic of whale watching aboard the Spirit of Gold Coast. The whole family ranging from 76yrs to 10yrs absolutely loved this tour. Having lived on the Gold Coast for ever, we finally decided to do it and we are so pleased we did. The crew were fantastic, safety was paramount and most importantly viewing... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Melissa, Thank you so much for your awesome review and for the 5 stars! We really appreciate it. We feel so happy and glad you all had a beautiful day on board Spirit, specially to see the Whales really close. What a gift from Mother Nature! And also thank you for your kind feedback about our staff, we will... More 

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