Whale Watching under Sail
Whale Watching | Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast
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While under sail with the our Whales and Sails cruise you are taken on a whale watching Gold Coast tour where we listen live to the whale song and watch their charismatic nature on board your private skippered yacht. The Gold Coast is a fantastic place to watch Humpback and Southern Right whales as they migrate along the “Humpback Highway” between the cold Antarctic waters on the way to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef and return, what better way to see them than under the power of mother nature sailing silently through the ocean. This migration occurs between May and early November. We have a 100% success rate for finding whales so you can watch their aerobatic breaching, playful spyhopping and territorial tail slapping. This all happens only 45 minutes from Brisbane.
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GLIDE WITH THE HUMPBACK WHALES WHILST UNDER SAIL ON YOUR OWN PRIVATE YACHT.
A camera on one of these whale watching Gold Coast tours is a great idea and we often see dolphins and sea turtles as well Humpbacks. There are many fantastic photography moments to be captured. I have found a zoom lens around 200mm is best for the closeup shot. I would set the ISO to 200, have the frame rate on continuous and high, and if you have a polarizing filter for the front of your lens you achieve the best results. By marine law we are not to be closer than 100 meters from a whale although they are inquisitive animals and will often come along side the yacht. If you wish to be viewing these magnificent creatures in their own environment on a very personal Whale Watching Gold Coast tour please call 0438 453 769.
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Our location is Gate D 247 Bayview street Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay Marina. You can look us up on Google Maps for help finding us.
If you have any whale photo memories you wish to share please look at our Whale Watching Gold Coast Facebook page.
Whale Watching Gold Coast
Cost $130 per person with a Minimum 4 pax or $500 per charter.
Depart Runaway Bay Marina at a time that suit you morning is best
This is a 5 hour cruise minimum in ocean conditions
What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, warm clothing, sun glasses and a camera,
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Besides doing Whale Watching Gold Coast tours Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast also offers smooth water packages. These are champagne sailing tours with smooth waters and ocean sea breezes. The packages range from Hens Parties, Family trips, a day out with friends, photography cruises, twilight tours, pamper packages or any occasion we can tailor for you.
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