Small Group, Boutique

Whale Watching Adventures

From $99.00 pp
Duration: 3-5 Hours (approx.)
Location: Runaway Bay, Qld

There is no doubt that the Gold Coast is an incredibly beautiful part of our planet with glorious beaches, fantastic surfing and great diving right on our doorstep. But we are a immensely lucky to be able witness the marvellous migrational patterns of the humpback whale every year as they pass right by our coastline. One of the most spectacular animal shows in the world.

Every year from May to November, thousands of humpbacks whales make the journey from Antarctica, around 5000km, to the warmer waters of Queensland to have their babies. The males come too, but separately of course. They can be very annoying!

If you would like to see this remarkable display, join us on our personalised, small group journey. Enjoy 360-degree views away from the crowds.  Watch in delight as these incredible creatures approach our small, low to the water boats.

This is a unique experience not to be missed.
  • A 3 hour small group whale watching adventure
  • Get to know our highly experienced skippers who spend each day either on or under the water
  • Learn about the incredible journeys these whales make every year and the extraordinarily unique qualities these whales display
  • Although not seeing these gorgeous creatures is exceedingly unlikely, if this occurs, you can come again, our treat.
  • Three hours is a long time so we provide a few edible treats.

We depart twice a day six days a week with a special sunset tour every Saturday afternoon.  Check our calendar for times and availability.

  • 8am to 11am
  • 1pm to 4pm
  • Sunset Cruise Saturdays only 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Remember.  The ocean is an amazing force that can change our plans and departure times. But don’t be concerned, We will communicate all changes the ocean may want us to make. However please understand that all of our trips are weather dependant, we want to ensure every trip that we run is as safe and enjoyable as possible but sometimes the weather doesn’t help us out with this.


Adults $99pp
Kids 6 to 14 years $75pp
Family of 2 adults and 2 kids $300

Our boats are also available for private group whale watching adventures and charters.  You can call Nicole on 0404 286 599 who can assist you with special discounted pricing.

Due to low waterline of our small craft children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on our boats.

Transport to and from our marina from Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach area is available.

One person $25
Two people $40
Three or four people $50

Things to consider
  • You are likely to get wet and not always from the rain. Always good to bring a rain jacket but if you forget you can borrow one of ours. We endeavour to equip you with enough equipment to keep warm, but the warmer you are, the happier you will be, so rug up!
  • Please understand that all of our trips are weather dependant, we want to ensure every trip that we run is as safe and enjoyable as possible but sometimes the weather doesn’t help us out with this. If we deem it unsafe to run a scheduled trip we will inform you as soon as possible, and will offer refunds or re-schedules straight away.
Sample Itinerary
  • 7.15am meet at our Dive and Whale Adventures shop located at Runaway Bay Marina. Meet your skipper and enjoy a short boat safety briefing and a presentation on the marine mammals you are about to meet
  • 7.45am walk from our Dive and Whale Adventures shop to the boat ramp. Those that need assistance may travel the 400 meters in one of our many vehicles
  • 8.00am or thereabouts, depart the marina and start looking for whales!

Why are you waiting? Book now below and enjoy an amazing experience. Note: All times are meeting times and not departure times.


Small Group, Boutique

Whale Watching Adventures.

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