Gold Coast Whale Watching Season

The 2013 Gold Coast Whale Watching season is upon us with these majestic mammals swimming pass the Gold Coast for the next 6 months. Migrating Humpback Whales will show off their aerial tricks, tail slapping and syphopping during the Gold Coast Whale Watching Season. Come on a whale watching tour with us and have the closest possible view of these curious critters, with a maximum of 8 guests on board it is a very personal experience. Whilst under sail we often have the Humpbacks swim along side the vessel. They are very inquisitive animals and love to look you in the eye.

Click on this photo to enlarge and look at this guys eye checking us out.


Whale Song During the Gold Coast Whale Watching Season

With modern technology we are now able to listen live to the Whales Song as they cruise on passed the Gold Coast. Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast has a Hydrophone on board which is basically an underwater microphone which we place in the water and listen the incredible singing of the Humpback Whales. These songs can be heard for many miles under the ocean due to the property's of water. It is common to have the ocean full of whale song for hours at a time, each with their own melody being repeated.


This is easy to secure a private Gold Coast whale watching tour email us here at or phone Darryl on 0438 453 769. All of our details are on the contact us page. Departure times can be suited to your needs just keep in mind we will be on the water for around 5 hours or longer if you wish at no extra cost.

A Whales Blow is often the first sight when whale watching

What to Bring on Your Gold Coast Whale Watching Season Tour


The tour is around a 5 hour duration so you will need to bring lunch. It is best to have something ready to eat rather than preparing food at sea. You are welcome to bring alcoholic beverages on board (there is a fridge on board). Being a winter migration for the Gold Coast Whale Watching Season it is wise to have a spray jacket available as the air temperature can cool down for the sail home during the mid afternoon. If you are wishing to get a photo of these incredible animals so close bring your camera. If you own a digital SLR then I would suggest a 200mm lens as this seems to give the best results and a polarizing filter to cut through the glare on the water and give depth and contrast of your image.