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Whale Watching Cruises

Sail With The Whales - Gold Coast

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Subject to seasonal change, weather and availability.

Bookings essential.

Child (0-12 years)
25% surcharge applies on Public Holidays

Experience Whale Watching Under Sail

INTERESTING! Aria Cruises is excited to announce Aria will be operating sailing with the whales on the Gold Coast.

The start of the whale season will begin on the 14th June 2024.

Come and join Aria Cruises as we sail you out to experience the magnificent Humpback whales frolicking in the warm waters of Queensland and the Gold Coast.

What else can you see on your sail with the whales cruise?

Dolphins! The two beautiful species of dolphins found here -Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and Australian humpback dolphins -are integral to Moreton Bay’s abundant marine life.


  • Bottlenose dolphins can live up to 45 years. They are very social animals and can leap, surf, and bow-ride.
  • Humpback dolphins are listed as a rare species under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992.
  • Dolphins’ clicks are used for echolocation and navigation, while their whistles help them locate and maintain contact with other animals.

From migratory shorebirds, hawksbills, and loggerhead turtles to paddle boarding, swimming, lounging on the aqua mat, and boom netting -Moreton Bay is a paradise with much to see and do.

What’s included with your cruise?

  • Sailing
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • The main meal
  • A complimentary drink
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Aqua mat
  • Boom netting
  • Island exploration
  • Beach games

What to bring with you

Take what you would need if you were going to the beach or spending a day exploring:

  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Camera

The food menu 

  • Morning Tea – biscuits, lamingtons, muffins, seasonal fruit
  • Lunch – garden salad, pasta salad, potato salad, Australian prawns, roast chicken, smoked leg ham, pastrami beef, tasty cheese, fresh bread rolls
  • Afternoon Tea – Fruit, savoury biscuits, cheese, and a variety of meats.
  • Beverages – fully licensed bar available for drink purchases