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Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

#8 of 17 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Surfers Paradise Features Animals
247 Bayview Street | Runaway Bay, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 438 453 769
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The most unique experience that any whale charter has to offer on the Gold coast. Darryl is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AschultzBlaw
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Highlight of our trip!

We had an amazing day whale watching with Getaway sailing. We are a family of six. one good thing... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
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Zamboanga City, Philippines
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Private whale watching sailing charters as well as packages such as our private Day Spa and sailing day or lunch on South Stradbroke Island or maybe a private sailing discovery tour of South Stradbroke Island and don't forget Private whale watching charters under sail. Cruise along side of theses massive mammals. Watch them breaching spy hopping and tail slapping and with a 100% success rate in whale sightings you are sure to witness the annual migration. We also conduct other sailing charters from South Stradebroke Island discovery tours to twilight champagne sailing cruises. All of our cruise bookings are exclusive and private for you and your guests only!
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247 Bayview Street | Runaway Bay, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most unique experience that any whale charter has to offer on the Gold coast. Darryl is a friendly and entertaining skipper. If your after a slow and entertaining day out with a 100% whale sighting, Getaway Sailing is truly worth the money. I can't...More

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Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. The whales are now in large numbers as they travel north for their annual migration. I am seeing pods of 20 humpbacks which show many different types of behaviour. My favourite time of year ...... I'm stoked to be...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing day whale watching with Getaway sailing. We are a family of six. one good thing about booking with getaway sailing is that we felt much more comfortable having the yacht to ourselves. We also had a more flexible time as well....More

Thank chamitobear
Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We had a great encounter with the humpbacks. Hazel even had her iPhone video on the evening news!! The humpbacks are now much larger in numbers passing the Gold Coast and the season is looking exciting. I will never...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time even though the whales didn't come out to play. We were warned though that being the end of season this would be the case. Beautiful yacht and able to wander freely around her. We managed to see a couple of...More

Thank cavalino63
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I booked a surprise sailing trip for my parter and I as i planned to propose. Darryl was really helpful with organising the whole thing, he went above and beyond to make it a really special occasion. The day was topped off by seeing whales...More

Thank Natredman
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My husband booked this for just the two of us for my 30th birthday and it was a surprise. I know that the whole thing was well organised and Darryl was just fabulous. We did reschedule once because of terrible spring weather and Darryl was...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Our family of five were taken out by Darryl a few weeks ago. We were very lucky to see a family of dolphins and a turtle, as well as lovely sea birds. I would highly recommend Darryl, the trip was fun and informative, and a...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

We sailed with Captain Darryl on a beautiful Wednesday morning. He found us the family of dolphins that we'd been so keen on seeing , such a lovely experience. We sailed up to Sovereign Island and back, it was about 2 and a half hours...More

Thank Bibi579
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Perfect way to end our holiday to the Gold Coast, sailing with Darryl up to Stradbroke Island for lunch and back again. My wife and I were both looking forward to a relaxing day on the water after a busy week at the theme parks...More

Thank RichardCobbett
Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Thanks Richard, we had the perfect sea breeze for our journey sailing to South Stradbroke Island. Dolphins as soon as we left the marina,sunny day with wonderful company, what more could you ask for. Very happy to hear you both enjoyed the day. Look forward...More

Reviewed 13 March 2016

My parents came over from the UK to visit me and we planned this trip very last minute! Darryl was incredible! Such a fablulous host and captain to our private yacht! We had the best day enjoying every minute on the water chatting to Darryl...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I had a gift voucher for a sailing lesson with Getaway Sailing and I was very impressed by the beautiful yacht and professionalism shown by the skipper Darryl. He took us out on the Broadwater and up the Seaway Spit, as I am a beginner...More

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Darryl F, Owner at Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Thank you for the kind review. We had a good breeze to conduct some sailing drills with a 15-20kn south easterly blowing. With the mail sail reefed down the the 3rd reef Eau De Vie was holding 6 knots comfortably. I do hope to see...More

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genck41
17 September 2016|
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Response from Darryl F | Property representative |
The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from June to October with thousands of humpback whales gliding past the beaches of the Gold Coast and South Stradbroke island. This season (2016) has been the largest number of... More
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kizz75
30 August 2016|
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Response from Darryl F | Property representative |
Thank you for the enquiry. I have found that the sailing whale watching experience I provide is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. The length of time on the water is to long for them. I would enquiry with... More
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