Experience Whale Watching on the Gold Coast

Australia playground for the humpbacks and Southern Right Whales,  The Gold Coast sees about 36,000 whales travel past its doorstep every year as part of the great migration to calve in the warm waters of Queensland.

Our newest Whale Watching Vessel – “Kaiala”

Whales in Paradise are very excited to announce that our brand new vessel ‘Kaiala’ has officially set sail on our Gold Coast whale watching tours.

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Kaiala has been carefully designed specifically for whale watching, to ensure it’s the best vessel on the coast to watch Humpbacks Whales in their natural habitat. The design of the vessel means you can keep having the intimate experiences with the Humpback whales that are often only metres away, without sacrificing space or comfort on your whale watching experience. Another great facet of the design is that Kaiala is wheelchair friendly – giving everyone the opportunity to experience the magic of whale watching in comfort.

There are many spacious vantage points on the new vessel – up on the top deck there’s an open air seating area with gives you 360 degree views of the beautiful Gold Coast and the Humpback whales as they coast around the vessel. We also have an open front deck, the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine as we cruise through the canals of the Nerang River on our way out to watch the Humpback Whales. If you’d prefer to be undercover, or want to get as up close and personal to the whales as you possibly can, the lower deck offers ample seating and standing room, very close to the sea level – so if the whales do spy hop or ‘mug’ the boat, you will be mere metres away (if that!).

Kaiala is also equipped with a spacious bar and kitchen, so you can enjoy a casual drink of beer or wine on your whale watching experience, as well as complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits on your cruise.

Not only is Kaiala now available for our general whale watching tours, you can hire her for parties, events and private whale watching charters. With a full bar, ample seating and many different catering options to suit different budgets and events, Kaiala will be the perfect venue to make your event memorable.

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The whale watching season is at its peak right now – so if you’d like to experience the best Humpback Whales the Gold Coast has to offer in the clear waters of the ocean on our new luxury catamaran, give us a call on +61 7 5538 2111 or book online here.


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