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Sunreef Whale Watching

Sunshine Coast Whale Watch Cruise

Help code: 2CA-790


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  • 2.5-3.5 hour whale watching tour
  • 100% whale sighting guarantee
  • See the Humpbacks up close!
  • Experienced crew
  • Luxurious vessel
  • Spectacular scenery of Sunshine Coast
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Have you ever experienced the magic of sighting a whale up close? On this Sunshine Coast whale watching tour, you'll join the friendly crew of one of the Sunny Coast's best operators for a whale watching experience like no other to see the legendary Humpback and Southern Right whales in person. Depart from Mooloolaba and then, over the course of 2.5-3.5 hours, you'll embark on a whale watching tour that is jam-packed with spectacular scenery and up-close whale encounters all of which make for a satisfying day out for wildlife lovers of all ages as these highly intelligent, massive creatures come right up to the boat!

Departing at a range of times daily between July and October, you'll be travelling aboard a luxurious vessel that takes guests on an exclusive whale watching tour with limited numbers to ensure you get the best possible views of the whales from the spacious decks. The cruise heads our from The Wharf at Mooloolaba, after which you'll cruise the beautiful coast line of the Sunshine Coast in search of the majestic Humpback Whale - with a 100% Whale Sighting or money back guarantee! Take in the sights of the Sunshine Coast from the water and see the whales in a single tour - book yourself a whale watching cruise online today.


  • 2.5-3.5 Hour Whale Watching Cruise
  • 100% Whale Sighting Guarantee or receive a FREE return cruise


  • Lunch
  • Hotel transfers


  • Iconic luxury 65 foot catamaran
  • Adventure of a lifetime along the beautiful coastline of Mooloolaba
  • Witness the magnificent humpback whales throughout their winter migration to breed and mate off the coast of Queensland
  • Amazing photo opportunities
  • Get close to the gentle giants
  • Eco Tourism Certified
  • Experienced crew


  • Cruises depart daily from June to November
  • Cruises depart at 8.30am and 12pm, and from 21st September to 7th October cruise depart at 7.30am, 10.30am and 1.30pm


  • Please allow approximately 2-3 hours for this experience (depending on time of season)

Departure Location

Departing from Mooloolaba Wharf, 125 Parkyn Pde, Mooloolaba (Opp SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast).

What To Bring

  • Runners or Joggers
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Camera

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements *Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you.
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Tammy Smith 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this experience, the crew were very friendly, helpful and informative, we had a bub with us and staff very helpful, however, we were not told ahead of time that there really was no room for a pram, but it was no drama in the end as we stowed the pram away. We will definitely do this again!
Thoroughly enjoyed this experience
Tammy Smith 1 year ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this experience, the crew were very friendly, helpful and informative, we had a bub with us and staff very helpful, however, we were not told ahead of time that there really was no room for a pram, but it was no drama in the end as we stowed the pram away. We will definitely do this again!

Just amazing
Yan Wang 1 year ago

Just amazing! The humpback whales jumping out of the water were magnificent! We left the harbour half an hour later than the original schedule. The captain led us to the ocean and finally found the whales alongside a group of swimmers who were trying to swim with the whales. Getting some medicine for sea sickness is necessary for people who have a journey on the ocean the first time. It’s my personal advice.

Excellent boat and crew
Ryan Pua 1 year ago

Excellent boat and crew. They did their best to make everyone comfortable. Despite their best efforts and seasick pills, quite a number of passengers fell ill due to the sea swells. For those who managed to keep their food in, they were rewarded with sights of whales breaching around the boat. Enjoyable trip if you have sea legs.

I did do this tour last year with my friends
Viviane Bronkhorst 1 year ago

I did do this tour last year with my friends. Had a great time. Took a while before we found a whale. But when we did it was amazing. A mother with her young and a nanny. They swim close to the boat for a while. The crew was great. The captain could tell a lot of interesting facts about whales. Besides seeing the whales it was a nice boat trip.

The Whale One team were amazing
Jonathon Hovey 2 years ago

The Whale One team were amazing! They had great customer service, were polite and the captain was very knowledgeable. Despite being the end of the season, they were still able to find us a mother and a calf whale heading down south. We got so close to them and the captain made sure that all sides of the boat were able to have a look. Terrific crew and experience would highly recommend!

The staff was very nice
Laura Leguet 2 years ago

The staff was very nice, careful and helping. It didn't take long to find whales, the spot area was great (nice view + explanation about whale's life by the crew). The weather at the end was very bad, but everything has been done to imitate the inconvenience.

Had a really lovely morning out on Whale One with the family
Gaby 2 years ago

Had a really lovely morning out on Whale One with the family! The captain was very informative, funny and friendly. We got to see multiple whales and calves which was great! Sea was a little rough but that didn't hinder the experience.

We did a whale watching tour from Mooloolaba on Whale One
Gary Ingram 2 years ago

We did a whale watching tour from Mooloolaba on Whale One. The captain was very informative and did manage to find a mother and calf and followed them for quite some time. Being an experience involving wild animals results aren’t always positive but our tour was. I would recommend this tour to anyone and in my opinion, it represents excellent value for money. The boat we went out on was clean and well maintained with a reasonable amount of room for everyone to get a good chance to see the whales. We also managed to see a small pod of dolphins on the way back to the marina.

It was amazing to see the whales so close
Doreen 2 years ago

It was amazing to see the whales so close! The captain did well to follow the whales that we could see them always good. We have been lucky and saw a whale playing with dolphins :) We took some great photos of the whales with the skyline of the Sunshine Coast in the background. Just 4 stars because the tour lasts just 2.5h instead of 3h.

Great anticipation was met with a friendly
Maxine Valentine 2 years ago

Great anticipation was met with a friendly, informative and honest crew on Whale One. It was not long before whales were found giving us a great show. They are huge majestic animals leaving us feeling elated with their display. I definitely recommend this tour.

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