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Sea World Whale Watch

Whale Watch Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Flight

Help code: 896-3568

  • 2.5 hour Whale Watching Cruise
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Flexible! Do both in one day or separate days
  • 5 minute scenic flight over Sea World
  • See the humpback whales migrate
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What you need to know

Join Sea World Cruises on the ultimate whale watching adventure in the Gold Coast. Spy on pods of majestic Humpback Whales from the sea and air on a whale watching cruise and scenic helicopter flight. With Australia's marine experts at the helm, enjoy a front row seat to all the playful action as Humpback Whales and their young calves make the annual journey along Australia's 'Humpback Highway' past the Gold Coast. Witness the world's largest mammals on a 2.5 hour whale watching cruise in the open waters on a purpose built vessel boasting 3 spacious viewing decks for uninterrupted views and an underwater hydrophone to listen to whale songs live during your personal encounter at sea level.

A scenic helicopter flight is included in the package giving you a bird's eye view of the Gold Coast Broadwater and Sea World as well as the chance to spot active whales from the air. Whether you are a first time flyer or not, the thrill of flying low over the Gold Coast in a helicopter is a once in a lifetime opportunity with spectacular views of the golden shores and marine life below. Sea World Cruises depart 4 times a day at 7.30am, 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm during the whale season while your scenic flight can be booked in on the same day or another day.

How It Works

  • The date you select at time of booking is for the Whale Watching Cruise
  • You will receive two tickets, one for each experience
  • Instructions will be on the ticket for Scenic Helicopter Flight so that you can book your preferred date and time.
  • You can do both experiences in one day (subject to availability) or on separate days. The Scenic Helicopter flight ticket is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
  • You can do both experiences in one day (subject to availability) or on separate days.


  • 2.5 hour Whale Watch Cruise
  • In the unlikely event your tour fails to see a whale you will receive a free return cruise voucher
  • Sea World Helicopter 5 minute flight


Sea World Whale Watch
  • Watch the Humpback Whales at play against the spectacular backdrop of Surfers Paradise
  • Knowledgeable crew
  • Personalised service
  • Purpose-built luxury whale watching vessel
  • Onboard 3D virtual tour displayed on big screens
  • Underwater microphones to hear the whales sing
  • Uninterrupted grandstand views from 3 spacious viewing platforms
Sea World Helicopters
  • Sea World Scenic Tour (5 minute)
  • Award-winning Sea World is captured beautifully from the air on this tour which also takes you over Marina Mirage, the Sheraton Mirage Resort and on to the Southport Seaway and the Southern tip of Stradbroke Island


Sea World Whale Watch
  • Tours depart daily from early June to early November at 7:30am, 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm.
Sea World Helicopters
  • Flights operate daily except Christmas Day 25 December. At the completion of purchase, you will need to contact the tour operator to book in a flight time that suits you (Tour Operator details will be printed on your tour voucher)


  • Sea World Whale Watch departs from the Sea World Cruise Terminal, located in the car park outside of Sea World, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
  • Sea World Helicopter Flights depart from Sea World, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach. An entry ticket into Sea World is not needed to take your helicopter flight

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Warm clothes
  • Flat shoes
  • Sea sickness remedy if required

Additional Information

Sea World Whale Watch
  • Whale Watch Cruise is not suited for children under the age of 3 years
  • In the unlikely event your tour fails to see a whale you will receive a free return cruise voucher
  • Cruises will be cancelled upon the discretion of the cruise operator taking into account the weather conditions of the day
  • Please advise at time of booking in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the Shopping Cart if you are travelling with an infant
Sea Word Helicopters
  • Minimum 3 adults per flight
  • Maximum 6 adults per flight
  • Children under 3 years of age are FREE however they must sit on an adults lap

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
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