Gold Coast

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Whale Watching

Enjoy whale watching on the Gold Coast. Humpback Whales make a spectacular annual migration and are increasingly enjoying the Gold Coast.

  • Spectacular
  • Affordable
  • A number of options available

The Gold Coast 2020 season saw more whales than ever spotted by a group called Humpback's and Highrises founded by Griffith Univeristy marine biologist Dr Olad Maynecke. The seasons continue to extend.

The Gold Coast bay is known as a stop over for mother-calf pairs."

"We discovered the average dive time for humpbacks on the Gold Coast was 3.20 minutes," Dr Meynecke said.

"This is relatively short when compared to whales in migratory corridors which usually dive for anywhere between 5-10 minutes."

"The peak number of sightings occurred in October, with mother-calf pairs sighted more often closer to shore relative to other members of the pods."

When is whale watching season on the Gold Coast?

While whale watching season on the Gold Coast runs from May to November every year, the best time to catch the migration is between June and October.

Between May and July whales make their way north to breed, and from August onwards you'll see them heading back south with their young.

The journey out the Gold Coast Seaway is exciting enough. To see the majestic sea creatures will really make your trip.

Whale Breaching

Whale Breaching

Whale Breaching

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Serrano - Sailing Catamaran

Gold Coast Sailing Charters offers the ultimate catamaran experience around the beautiful and pristine broadwater.
We endeavour to ensure your time with GCSC, whatever the occasion, is unique and unforgettable.

  • Cost: from $400 ph
  • Tours: 3 hours min
  • Size: Up to 20 people
  • Boarding: Marina Mirage

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