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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

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Main Beach, Australia
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About Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching
This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background. Take home unique memories that only Mother Nature can provide. You’ll have a whale of a time as the crew demystifies mating and migration, baleen and blowholes, flukes and fins. Oh my, what mighty pectorals they have!
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See humpback whales as they migrate past the Gold Coast from June to November. This whale watching cruise is family-owned and operated with a commitment to offering passengers a valuable wildlife experience. Learn from the expertise of the crew, with the option to book a second cruise in the unlikely event of missed whale sightings.
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Paul F wrote a review Nov 2021
Gold Coast, Australia14 contributions1 helpful vote
Very welcoming crew, wonderful commentary and great bar service. Very nice and comfortable boat, will definitely do again.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from NehaBhimrajka, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Thank you Paul! We are glad you had a good time on our Sunset Cruise!
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Aliya wrote a review Nov 2021
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I booked a tour in July 2021 but Queensland had a lockdown so our booking was rebooked to 7 November 2021. We travelled from Brisbane and stayed at a hotel in Gold Coast just for the purpose of going whale watching on Sunday. When we arrived at the pier 9.00am on the dot like in the email no one was there. We waited until 9.30am, still no one there. Called the office numerous times, no answer. We just left around 9.45am and went back to Brisbane. The next day I get a voicemail saying there was no more whale watching because the whales are not there anymore. Fair enough, but why did no one contact me weeks before? I checked my spam messages, texts - NOTHING. What a waste of my family's time and money. Not to mention everyone was extremely disappointed. All because of poor communication. Will use another company next time. I hope they refund me quickly.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from NehaBhimrajka, Front Office Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Hi Aliya, Thank you for review. As per our conversation, our cruises never past the 27th of October - which was advertised on our website and all social media channels. When you had your cruise canceled in July due to lockdown we placed your booking on hold (which automatically goes to a random date after the end of the season), and by an unfortunate mistake you received an email in July, saying that your cruise was booked in November (which never happened before), since then we thought you were still holding your booking for next season, and you though your booking was active for November. We apologise for all the inconvenience of this unfortunate error and yes you have been refunded already. Thank you again.
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Alionwheels wrote a review Oct 2021
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Our family absolutely loved our experience on the Spirit of the Gold Coast whale watching tour. The staff were all extremely friendly, professional and ever so helpful. I am in a wheelchair so even though I wasn’t able to go upstairs to the top deck or to the front of the boat I was given a certain place to sit where I was sure to see all the amazing and very exciting whale watching action!! Several staff also checked in on me at different times to make sure I was able to see the whales, and I noticed that they were also checking in with other families as well during the cruise to ensure everyone knew what to do if they felt sea sick and to generally make sure everyone was having a good time. The live commentary by a marine biologist was fascinating and both us adults and our kids loved learning about the whales with all the information provided. We felt very lucky to be able to see a number of whale pods during our cruise, including Mum and calf whales with their escorts, and it will be something we do as a family again next season because we all loved it that much!! I would highly recommend the Spirit of the Gold Coast for your whale watching adventure!!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from NehaBhimrajka, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching
Responded 14 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review, we are so glad you had a magnificent time on board Spirit, and that you enjoyed every aspect of your Whale Watching trip. Thank you again for the recommendation and we will see you next season! Whale Blessings from Spirit Family.
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Fede P wrote a review Oct 2021
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We have had a lovely day watching whales with lovely crew of spirit of gold coast. Everything was completely amazing, we could see lot of whales! I totally recommend this company! Thank you so much for the lovely day, a day to remember!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from NehaBhimrajka, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching
Responded 10 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a magical encounter with the Humpback Whales, seeing all this activity in one cruise. We must agree, they are amazing creatures and that is the reason we are passionate about them. Thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you on board Spirit soon! Whale Blessings from the Spirit Family!
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Louw2017 wrote a review Oct 2021
Hobart, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic. They took full responsibility for initial mix up and we were compensated above expectations. They put their customers first. A fantastic experience, informative and entertaining.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from NehaBhimrajka, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching
Responded 10 Oct 2021
Thank you for reviewing your experience. We are so happy to hear that you had fantastic day on board Spirit, and we must agree, our crew are fabulous. We hope to see you on board Spirit again. Whale Blessings from Spirit Family!
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