Sunshine Coast
Whale Watching & Dolphin Tours

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Our most recommended Sunshine Coast Dolphin & Whale Watching

  • Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

    1. Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

    Witness the majestic beauty of the humpback whale in the ocean off the coast of Noosa during their annual migration. Begin with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River where you’ll soak up the sights and fantastic views of Noosa from the water. Then, your captain cruises out into the ocean in search of the friendly giants. Your nature-focused cruise will take you to locations that cannot be fully appreciated from the land, including amazing natural cliff formations, emerald forests, hidden coves, and sweeping beaches. Upon locating the whales, enjoy an awe-inspiring experience as you watch these playful giants frolic in their natural habitat. See breaches, tail lobs, and pectoral slaps as part of a spectacular display.

    Fantastic experience! We saw Humpback whales, dolphins, jellyfish and a sea snake! Couldn't fault this experience or Nathon our guide - thank you so much!

  • Whale Watching Without the Crowds

    2. Whale Watching Without the Crowds

    Looking for a whale watching experience you'll remember and want to talk about for a long time? Crusader 1 is limited to 22 passengers,  therefore offering you a personal day out on the water with unobstructed views of these inquisitive majestic animals. Be in awe of the spectacular breaching, close encounters, magical songs and tail slapping of the humback whales. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the sea and encounter pods of dolphins and turtles. The biggest advantage of whale watching on Crusader 1 is that you'll always have that rail side position ready for that perfect photo moment. Crusader 1 is an open deck vessel, very safe and allows full walk around access even to the bow of the boat where you can watch the dolphins play and follow your path.

    Enjoyed every minute of the day. The skipper was tops with her commentary & guiding of the boat. The young crew couldn’t do enough for us & the food was number one. I would not hesitate to recommend the trip to anyone.

  • Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

    3. Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

    Departing from Noosa Marina, Captain Nathan will take you on a relaxing scenic cruise down the Noosa River and around the headland. Soak up the amazing views of Noosa, and admire the iconic sights, including Hells Gate. Once at sea, these amazing mammals will come out and play. Get up close and personal with these beautiful dolphins as they feed and socialize. Look out for the varied species of birds before finishing with a relaxing cruise back to Noosa Marina.

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What people are saying about Sunshine Coast

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Skipper, crew, food, boat & whales were excellent.

Enjoyed every minute of the day. The skipper was tops with her commentary & guiding of the boat. The young crew couldn’t do enough for us & the food was number one. I would not hesitate to recommend the trip to anyone.

Fantastic experience! We saw Humpback whales, dolphins, jellyfish and a sea snake! Couldn't fault this experience or Nathon our guide - thank you so much!

Fantastic experience and brilliant guide. Highly recommend