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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

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Address: Mariners Cove 60-70 Sea World Dr | Mariners Cove Marina, Berth 95, Arm D, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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+61 7 5572 7755
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales in their...

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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Not a full boat which was a bonus. Well organised international crew. We had some superb encounters with both whales and Dolphins .we bought a scoopon so great value at $50 each.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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Brisbane Region, Australia

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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115 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Not a full boat which was a bonus. Well organised international crew. We had some superb encounters with both whales and Dolphins .we bought a scoopon so great value at $50 each.

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your nice review and for your kind words with respect our crew. We will definitely pass your comments to their attention. We feel truly happy you had a beautiful time with the Gentle Giants and also dolphins. Just awesome! Hope to see you again on board Spirit. Whale Blessings, Spirit Family. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Just came back from a lovely two hour cruise to see the whales. The water was a bit choppy, but we saw plenty of tail flips, but no breaching, but I guess that is nature. The crew were amazing and made us very welcome and cared about everyone.

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Thank betspet
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "betspet", Thank you for taking your time to make a review about Spirit. We are glad you had a good time on board with our crew and with the beautiful whales. Yes, and we talk about whales wild and free every day is a different experience, different whales, different marine animals and different actions. We hope you can experience... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My fiance and our Daughter went out for a day of sightseeing hoping to see a few whales and we'll what we got was more than expected. The crew were great and when we got off the coast and turned the engines off we were treated to a wonderful show by 2 of these majestic mammals of the sea. They... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "pek1098", Thank you so much for your amazing review. We appreciate every single feedback. We are happy they had an awesome experience on board Spirit with the whales. What a gift from Mother Nature. Is just beautiful when they do "Spy Hop" putting their heads out of the water. We know exactly her feeling to jump in the water.... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is what I wanted to do to finish my holiday in Australia, and it exceeded my expectations, the boat was beautiful, the captain Bruce n his crew were brilliant, the photographer was brilliant,so much so,that is was reduced to tears by the gift pack that I was presented with, the photographs were brilliant,and the champagne was a perfect way... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "windmills68", What a pleasure to receive your awesome review. Thank you for taking your time to recommending Spirit cruise. We really appreciate it. We feel glad you finished your holiday with a beautiful day with Spirit staff and of course with the Gentle Giants of the Sea. Thank you for your kind words regarding our service and our staff.... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went on this Whale watching trip last week and it was awesome. Much better than expected. The trip took 3 hours. For the first hour we did not see the whales but for the last 2 hours we see 5 whales as well has a big group of dolphins (more than 30). Really worth the price. P.S. The crews were... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "plachivapetch", Thank you for your great review and for the 5 stars! We appreciate every single review. We feel happy you had a beautiful day on board Spirit, specially to see more than 30 dolphins and of course the Gentle Giants of the Sea. What a gift!! And also thank you for your kind feedback about our staff, we... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went today for whale watching! The best thing was the vibe of the person who was receiving the tickets and explaning us about rules on the boat. The person who sold pictures had a wrong expression and attitude when we decided not buying them.

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Thank Mauricio H
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hi Mauricio, Thank you for taking your time to share your good experience with Spirit. We are happy to hear you were warmly welcomed by our cruise hostess. With respect the person who sells the photos we do apologize, we have a company which does the photos for us and sell it and we will definitely address it. Thank you... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time whale watching but first time with this company. Firstly found the boat overly busy, they seemed to cram too many people on it which made it very difficult to get a space outside to look for the whales. However there was no need anyway, we saw 1 whale from a very far distance. The whale... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking your time to send us your feedback. Every single review is really appreciated. We know we are having a few busy days specially on the weekends but August and September are busy months for all the operators. One of the best months of the Season. But Spirit is a big catamaran 24m which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great staff, informative, excellent handling through rough swells and wet got to see lots of whales on this day! Thank you for an awesome experience shared with loved ones

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Thank Augustine W
Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hi Augustine, Thank you so much for your review, for the 5 stars and for recommending our cruise. We really appreciate it. We are happy you had an awesome experience and had a lot of whales on board Spirit with your friends and our staff. Hope to see you again. Whale Blessings, Spirit Family. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had booked via Groupon and everything went smoothly - Had a really good day - say quite a few Whales - not as close as I would have liked but to see them in their natural habitat was great Captain Bruce was a hoot and all the commentary was hilarious - the staff are just fantastic. Archie takes and has... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello "Pcirone", Thank you for taking your time to give us your amazing feedback. We are glad you had a good time on board Spirit with our staff and were presented by Mother Nature with the beautiful Gentle Giants. When it comes from Mother Nature is always a surprise, every day is different, this is the magical thing when you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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182 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was a terrific activity. The booking was hassle free, we found the place easy enough, the boat left on time, it wasn't too crowded, we had a complementary coffee on board and received a nice free colour picture book with info on the animals we were likely to see. And we did see them - pods of dolphins that... More 

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Spirit_of_Gold_Coast, General Manager at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello Tom, A big thank you for your awesome review. What a gift to be presented by Mother Nature with pods of dolphins and also with the beautiful whales for so many times. Just amazing! We feel truly happy to know you had a good time on board Spirit and recommend our cruise. I will definitely pass your comments to... More 

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