Whale watching is inarguably a must do activity on the Gold Coast. Every year, more than 6,000 humpback whales are passing the Gold Coast Bay between May and October. One question that comes up all the time is;

What is the best time of the day to go whale watching?

Well, the good news first, it does not really matter in terms of whale sightings. There is no evidence that would support that a specific time of the day is better than an other however, there are a 3 reasons why an early morning whale watching tour is one of the best on the Gold Coast.


3 Reasons why it is worth getting up early

Calmer Sea Conditions

The ocean surface is usually calmer in the morning as winds get stronger during the day. This has not only advantages for those who may get seasick but whales are also easier to spot in the distance.

Best Lighting for Photographers

With the rising sun in the back, shining towards the famous Surfers Paradise skyline, be sure to get some awesome hero shots.

Enjoy an oceanside Sunrise

Our sunrise whale watching cruise departs at 6:30am which for most parts of the whale watching season is early enough to witness the sun rising from the ocean. There is certainly something about being out at sea early in the morning.


How to book a Sunrise Whale Watching Cruise?

It’s as easy as 1,2,3. Simply hit the book now button below and browse our 6:30am departure tours. All what is left is to book online and you are set for an awesome experience. Getting up early to wake up the whales is absolutely worth it!

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