SWIM WITH WHALES.

the ultimate humpback experience.

From $199.00 (June to September)

Duration: up to 3 Hours (approx.)

Main Beach, QLD

BUCKET LIST WHALE ADVENTURES

This 3h Gold Coast whale adventure is unlike any other cruise. At 15+ meters and 30+ tonnes, humpback whales are so much bigger than anything else you’ve swum with and they have undeniable personalities and moods. Humpbacks have an incredible sense for their surroundings and never touch a person or vessel hence they are nicknamed ‘gentle giants’. On this whale tour, you are presented with the unique chance of humpbacks choosing to swim with you. Everything we do during this experience is at the whales discretion and what ever happens simply happens. You can join this adventure tour as a whale swimmer or observer and watch from the deck of our vessel Game Changer.

 

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Up to 3h* return whale swim / whale watching watching cruise
  • Departing ex Southport
  • Join as whale swimmer or observer
  • Great for photographers
  • Closer whale encounters possible
  • Whale sightings guaranteed*
  • Knowledgeable staff
  • In-water guides provided
  • All snorkel gear  and wetsuits included

 

DEPARTURE TIMES

Our swim with whales tours depart once per day on selected days. Check our website calendar for live availability and times. Daily departure times may vary due to tides and other factors.

 

PRICING

Our pricing depends on whether you are participating in a swim experience or are joining us as an observer.

  • Whale Swimmer Price – $199pp (all ages)
  • Oberserver Price – $89pp
  • A small booking fee is charged on check-out by the booking system provider.

 

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS
  • Good and strong swimming ability
  • Generally fit and healthy
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, meaning both, you and the child are in the water or on the boat together at anytime..
BASIC ITINERARY (8:00 AM Cruise*)
  • 7:30am – Meet us at Southport use the toilets and get ready.
  • 7:50am – Safety brief, put on wetsuits
  • 8:00am – Depart marina and cruise through the Broadwater.
  • 8:15am – Enter the open ocean to find and watch the whales.
  • 10:00am – Commence return cruise to the Marina whilst watching whales.
  • 11:00am – Arrive back at our Southport Jetty.

 

OUR VESSEL

Our primary whale swim and whale watching tour vessel Game Changer is a stable and comfortable 12m catamaran with toilet, licensed bar, diving platform, observation deck and a beach landing bridge. We can seat up to 42 guests and carry all state of the art safety equipment including life rafts and first aid kits.

 

BOOKINGS & PAYMENT
  • Select cruise date and time
  • Hit the book now button
  • Enter your personal details
  • Check-out and receive our booking confirmation via email
  • A small booking fee is charged by the system provider on check-out
  • All of our tours must reach a minimum of 4 participants to depart

 

WHAT TO BRING
  • SunSmart clothes (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen etc.)
  • Swimmers and towels 
  • Warm clothes as it can get cold
  • Drinking water (no glass)
  • Waterproof bag for phones etc.
  • Camera (splash-proof cameras recommended)
  • Seasickness medication if needed (take well before departure)

 

 

MEETING POINT
  • Meet us at 90 Marine Parade, Southport inside Aqua Adventures and Southport Fish and Dive Centre.
  • Your confirmation email and reminder emails will include a map and a hyperlink for directions.
  • Please be on time as we have to depart on time.

 

*WHALE SIGHTING GUARANTEE AND TRIP DURATION

A free return observer ticket is provided should no whales be encountered. Sorry, no refunds!

Why are you waiting? Book now below and enjoy an amazing experience. Live availability with instant booking confirmation.

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