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Whales Watching Cruise and SkyPoint Pass

Enjoy two of the best ways to discover the Gold Coast with Whale Watching Cruise + SkyPoint Observation Deck Entry!

Highlights

Cruise departs from Surfers Paradise
See the homes of the rich & famous
100% sighting guarantee
360 degree views of the Gold Coast
Express lift ride of 42.7 seconds
SkyPoint Observation Deck

What you need to know

What better way to get to know the Gold Coast than by enjoying two of its most loved experiences! Begin your day with a whale watching cruise and discover migrating humpback whales as they play and frolic in the beautiful Gold Coast waters from June to November! With a backdrop of Surfers Paradise, you'll not only be in for an awesome animal encounter but also some spectacular scenery! Leaving from a central Surfers Paradise location, getting to the departure point couldn't be easier! Located close to popular hotels, public transport and car parks, you couldn't ask for a more accessible location! Travelling aboard a purpose built whale watching vessel, the friendly team will ensure you a personalised experience getting up close with these majestic creatures of the deep!

Following your three-hour whale watching adventure, take the lift to level 77 of the Q1 and enjoy spectacular views of the entirety of the Gold Coast from the SkyPoint Observation Deck! Best of all, if you're not wanting to rush either of these experiences, you have 6 months from date of purchase to enjoy your SkyPoint Observation Deck voucher. Make the most of the whale watching season with this fantastically priced whale watching and SkyPoint Observation Deck combo.

More info

Note

  • The 2018 whale season has now finished. Check back soon for the 2019 whale watching tickets!

How it Works

  • Purchase your pass. The date you select will be the date of your morning Whale Watch Cruise
  • Print your vouchers
  • You will receive 2 vouchers, a morning Whale Watch Cruise voucher and a SkyPoint Observation Deck voucher
  • Your SkyPoint Observation Deck voucher is valid for 6 months from date of purchase. No booking is required to enter SkyPoint Observation Deck
  • Whale Watching cruise will depart at 8.30am on your selected date

Inclusions

Whale Watch Cruise

  • Half Day Whale Watching Cruise
  • Scenic waterways canal cruise valued at $35
  • Morning tea

SkyPoint Observation Deck

  • General admission to SkyPoint Observation Deck

Exclusions

Whale Watch Cruise

  • Hotel transfers - you will need to make your own transport arrangements to the departure location in Surfers Paradise, only a short walk from all major Surfers Paradise hotels and the Cavill Ave Light Rail Station

SkyPoint Observation Deck

  • Food and beverages
  • SkyPoint Climb

Highlights

Whale Watch Cruise

  • Watch the Humpback Whales at play against the spectacular backdrop of Surfers Paradise
  • Knowledgeable crew
  • Personalised service
  • Smaller numbers providing an uncrowded whale watching experience
  • ONLY whale watching vessel departing from Surfers Paradise
  • Cruising past homes of the Gold Coast rich and famous

SkyPoint Observation Deck

  • Australia's only beachside Observation Deck
  • Stunning 360 degree views of the entire Gold Coast, from the surf to the hinterland and beyond
  • Express lift ride of 42.7 seconds
  • Located atop the iconic Q1 building in the heart of Surfers Paradise, 322 metres high
  • Fully licensed bar and operational kitchen for delicious food and beverages

Times & Location

Whale Watch Cruise

  • Departs daily at 8.30am and returns at 11.45am. Departs from the river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, only a short walk from all major Surfers Paradise hotels and the Cavill Ave Light Rail Station

SkyPoint Observation Deck

  • Open daily from Sunday to Thursday from 7am-8pm (last entry 7.30pm) and on Friday & Saturday from 7am-9pm (last entry 8.30pm)
  • After 8pm, SkyPoint becomes an over 18’s venue. Smart dress code applies & 18+ ID required
  • Closing time may vary subject to demand. SkyPoint reserves the right to change operating hours at any time
  • Last entry to the deck is 30 minutes prior to closing time
  • Seventy7 Café + Bar is open for breakfast between 7:30am-10:30am. All day dining available from 11am
  • Located on level 77 of the Q1 building, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, just a short walk from central Surfers Paradise

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you do not require a hotel pick up

  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour vouche

Additional Information

  • Whale Watch Cruise is not recommended for children under the age of 3 years
  • Guaranteed sightings or FREE return cruise
  • Cruises will be cancelled upon the discretion of the cruise operator taking into account the weather conditions of the day. Reschedule or full refund will be given
  • Please advise at time of booking in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the Shopping Cart if you are travelling with an infant

Booking Information

  • BONUS SkyPoint Observation Deck entry is based on Adult, Child and Concession prices
  • 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

Whales Watching Cruise and SkyPoint Pass

46 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217