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Whale Watching Cruise - Open Dated Ticket

From $119.00
or 4 payments of $22.25 with more info

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What you can expect

Departing from Sea World on the Gold Coast, this is one of Australia’s premier whale watching experiences. Join marine experts for a close encounter with majestic Humpback Whales aboard one of Australia’s newest and luxurious whale watching vessels. Within minutes of the Gold Coast, cruise to the ‘Humpback Highway’ and spy on the world’s largest animals from 3 spacious viewing platforms with a spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline. During the cruise learn more about these fascinating marine creatures and listen to unique whale songs live with an underwater microphone on board.

The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from the end of May to early November. Our whale watching cruises will depart daily from the Sea World Cruises Main Beach Terminal at 9 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM. Additional departures with the boat "Kaiala" at 8 AM, 11 AM, and 2 PM during peak time. In the unlikely event, your tour fails to see a whale you will receive a free return cruise voucher.

What you need to know

How It Works
  • __Step 1 - Purchase your open-dated ticket__
  • Enter the desired number of tickets and click ADD TO CART
  • Proceed to CHECKOUT and purchase your order
  • Your open-dated ticket will be emailed to your nominated email address (please check your spam or junk mail folder if it does not arrive)
  • Download your open-dated ticket voucher __Step 2 - Redeem your open-dated ticket__
  • Go to
  • Enter your voucher number + PIN number (listed in the grey section on the top of your open-dated ticket voucher)
  • Select your desired date of travel and cruise time
  • Select CONFIRM and note your booking number
  • Your cruise booking confirmation will be emailed to your nominated email address (please check your spam or junk mail folder if it does not arrive)
  • Download your cruise booking confirmation
  • If you have any questions during this process please call our friendly reservations team on (07) 5539 9299 for assistance.
  • Up to 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
  • Watch the Humpback Whales at play against the spectacular backdrop of Surfers Paradise
  • Knowledgeable crew
  • Personalised service
  • Purpose-built luxury whale watching vessel
  • Uninterrupted grandstand views from 3 spacious viewing platforms
  • Whale watching season runs from late May until early November.
  • Tours depart daily during whale watching season at 9 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM
  • Additional departure times running during peak time at 8 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM tours with vessel "Kaiala"
Departure Location
  • Cruises depart from the Sea World Cruises Terminal (Main Beach)
  • Entry to Sea World Marine Park is not required.
  • Car park: Parking is available complimentary at Sea World
What To Bring
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Warm clothes
  • Flat shoes
  • Sea sickness remedy if required
Additional Information
  • Infants and children are welcome with responsible adult supervision.
  • Guaranteed sightings or we will provide you alternative date
  • 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
Terms And Conditions
  • Sea World Cruises booking changes and cancellations are available without penalty up to 24 hours before departure. Within 24 hours, 100% of the fare is forfeited. For groups of 10 or more, 72 hours notice is required
  • All cruises are weather, minimum passenger number, and Queensland Health advisory dependent
  • In the unlikely event of a cancellation by the operator, you will be provided with a full refund (excluding gift vouchers) or a 12-month credit to use towards another cruise
  • The operator reserves the right to substitute the vessel or change the itinerary without notice
  • All return times are approximate
  • Conditions of Travel may vary if you have booked with a travel agent as your booking is subject to their terms and conditions
  • For more information, please visit the operator's website
  • Due to Covid-19 and government regulations, some tours may operate with reduced capacity. Should your booking be impacted by this, the operator will move your booking to an alternative tour or time
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
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • 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
  • Sea World Whale Watch will not provide a refund of any kind to passengers if a tour fails to sight a whale, in the unlikely event your tour fails to see a whale you will receive a free return cruise voucher.


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