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Coolangatta Whale Watch

#1 of 15 Tours in Tweed Heads Features Animals
Alf Rush Memorial Drive, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2846, Australia
+61 7 5599 4104
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Excellent whale watching tour

Excellent boat, just the right size to get close to the whales. Steve (the tour operator) and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Damian G
via mobile
Yes - So Excited- beautiful whales!!!!

We were standing on the hill and some 300 yards off shore there were several shakes who were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken050
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Melbourne, Australia
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Gold Coast Whale Watching Tours with Coolangatta Whale Watch, June to November, 7 days, 100% guaranteed whales or receive a full refund or another ticket, 100% success in seeing whales since 2006. Big safe boat, only 46 passengers, owned and operated by Tony and Carol with over 11 years experience. 3hr Tour, morning tea, commentary and loads of fun.
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Alf Rush Memorial Drive, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2846, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent boat, just the right size to get close to the whales. Steve (the tour operator) and Nicole were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. They did a great job of finding lots of whales that swam right up next to the boat.

Thank Damian G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were standing on the hill and some 300 yards off shore there were several shakes who were obviously playing and enjoying themselves. There was a group of us all excited to see these beautiful mammals frolicking in the Bay Area between Coolangatta and Rainbow...More

Thank Ken050
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience seeing these majestic creatures up close. The crew were very informative and went to a lot of trouble to make sure we all had a great time, they were also humorous and entertaining. We will be going again!

Thank wonderwoman60
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This small family business offers great value for money. The crew are fantastic (they provide lovely biscuits with the tea and coffee) and offer a great insight into the world of whales and other marine creatures. The smaller craft and limited passengers gives you a...More

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Absolutely great morning spent whale watching. Saw heaps of whales - Mum & baby with male escorts. Heaps of great pics with the option to purchase (some really great) pics from a professional who accompanies each trip. Great informative commentary from a really helpful &...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent on board staff but you need to get rid of the extremely rude, uninformative man who answered the phone. He is wrecking your business. It wasn't only me lucky enough to encounter him on the phone but you'll be pleased to know his rudeness...More

3  Thank rdickie52
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A very professional enjoyable trip, we saw so many pods, plus mothers and babies who came quite close when we cheered and clapped. They do this out of curiosity, Adriana, the marine expert on board explained as we stayed the mandatory distance from them. Adriana...More

Thank 427contrarymary
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great morning spent with Coolangatta Whale Watch - saw lots of whales on our trip, host was great, the whales and scenery of the coastline were amazing and fact you can purchase beautiful pics taken on the trip by professional photographer was a bonus -...More

Thank Elisha B
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The whole crew were great, Ariana did a great job of informing us while on cruise. We have wanted to do this for such a long time and we had an awesome experience. The whales put on such a show for us - exceeded my...More

Thank AlwaysDreamingBig
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Coolangatta Whale Watch are the only boat operating in the southern Gold Coast and so we had all these beautiful whales to ourselves. Our captain and tour guide knew their stuff. With no other boats about the Humpbacks came to us alone and in pairs....More

Thank svlean
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