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Gold Coast Whale Watching

Sea World Whale Watch on the Gold Coast have taken the excitement and adventure of whale watching to a new level in Australia with their amazing on-board whale theatre experience and purpose-built $3.5M vessel “Spirit of Migloo”. Within 20 minutes of departure you will be assisting our crew to find whales by scanning the horizon for a distant splash and the famous "blow" that indicates we have found a whale.

Expert tour guides introduce guests to the world of the whales with an incredible array of custom-designed 3D whale movies, unique Real-Time 3D Virtual Tour map displays and live whale songs. Spacious interiors, large tinted windows and first class seating provide a superior level of luxury and comfort while ultra-quiet low emission engines, toilet waste holding tanks and whale-friendly keel ensure the whales and their ocean environment are not harmed. And if your tour fails to sight a whale, Sea World Whale Watch provides a 100% refund.

2012 SCHEDULE

If cruise is cancelled due to tide or weather conditions,
a seat on the next available cruise will be offered or a full refund.
These arrangements are to be made direct with the operator on board/on day
Season: 26 May to 4 November 2012
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours (allow 3 hours)
Departure Days: 7 days
Morning Tour: Departs 10am - Returns 12.30pm
Afternoon Tour: Departs 2pm - Returns 4.30pm

SEA WORLD WHALE WATCH

Adult $99
Child $77 (3-13 inclusive)
Senior $77 (Need Aust or NZ Senior Card)

SEA WORLD WHALE WATCH + SEA WORLD

Adult $110
Child $88 (3-13 inclusive)
Senior $88 (Need Aust or NZ Senior Card)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sea World Whale Watch

WHERE DO THE TOURS LEAVE FROM?
Tours depart from the Sea World Cruise Terminal in the carpark outside Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Entry to Sea World is not required.
HOW BIG IS THE WHALE WATCHING VESSEL?
Our 24 metre long, 9m wide custom designed $3.5M whale watch vessel is an environmentally friendly, air-conditioned, luxury cruiser with three levels of viewing decks and three toilets.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES THE VESSEL CARRY?
We limit passenger numbers to 125 to ensure our tours are never crowded.
WHEN IS THE WHALE WATCHING SEASON?
The 2012 whale season is from 26 May to 04 November.
WILL I SEE A WHALE?
If your tour does not see a whale you will receive a full refund.
HOW FAR DO WE HAVE TO GO TO SEE THE WHALES?
Not far. Between 3 and 5 nautical miles offshore. We often see whales within 20 minutes of leaving the terminal.
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
Allow 2-3 hours per tour (average tour is 2.5 hours).
WHAT IF I CANCEL?
You will receive a full refund unless you cancel within 24 hours of your tour time.
WHAT IF SEA WORLD WHALE WATCH CANCEL A TOUR?
We provide a 100% refund if we cancel a tour due to rough or unsafe sea conditions.
WHAT WILL I SEE?
Humpback Whales are the stars of the show although tours often encounter dolphins, turtles, sharks and albatross.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Camera, sunscreen, hat, binoculars, warm clothes, flat shoes (no high heel shoes permitted), sea sickness remedy if required. Hats and sunscreen are available for purchase on board.
IS FOOD PROVIDED?
Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.
CAN CHILDREN GO?
Yes, provided they are 3 years old or over.
ARE THERE WHEELCHAIR FACILITIES ON THE VESSEL?
Yes, we provide full wheelchair access to the vessel and forward viewing decks and there is a disabled toilet on board.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Sea World Whale Watch

Child age is 3 to 13 years inclusive. For safety reasons Sea World Whale Watch do not allow children less than 3 years old on whale watching tours. Sea World Whale Watch and its employees are not liable or responsible for any accidental injury to passengers or any loss or damage to personal possessions. Tours are subject to sea conditions and minimum passenger numbers and may change without notice. Tour times and prices subject to change. Cancellations made within 24 hours of a booked tour will not be refunded. Separate cancellation conditions apply to group bookings. *A full refund will be provided if Sea World Whale Watch cancel a tour. A full refund will be provided if your whale watch tour fails to sight a whale except during the months of MAY and NOVEMBER when a return ticket only will be provided. No other refunds provided. Refunds provided at Sea World Cruise Terminal are for tickets purchased at this location only. All other refunds must be provided by the original seller of the ticket. Re-booking is subject to availability.

HOW DO I BOOK A TOUR?

Call ++ 61 7 3203 4241 or email tours@sunrover.com.au