The whale watching season has arrived on the Gold Coast! Did you know that every year, thousands of humpback whales migrate from Antarctica’s calmer waters to tropical Queensland’s warmer waters, all the way to the Great Barrier Reef? It’s called the humpback highway. An estimated 30,000 humpback whales migrate north past the Gold Coast during June and November.

Why not treat yourself and your family to an experience you will cherish forever?

Book your next getaway with Regency on the Beach and book a local whale watching cruise so you to can witness the majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat.

A local provider, Coolangatta Whale Watch can help you take advantage of this opportunity to see migratory whales up close whilst staying with Regency on the Beach.

Coolangatta Whale Watch

Coolangatta Whale Watch is a locally owned and operated business dedicated to its customers’ health, safety, and well-being. They specialise in non-threatening close encounters with whales for photography. Since 2006, they have been sharing their knowledge and offering whale watching expeditions.

Coolangatta Whale Watch has purpose-built whale-watching catamaran vessels on the Southern Gold Coast. It is 65 feet long and well-kept, with plenty of open deck space and undercover seating. There is also plenty of seating in a large enclosed lounge area with full-length viewing windows and full-size toilet and wash facilities for viewers.

Each cruise is limited to 50 guests for safety and a better experience. So climb aboard and get up close and personal with nature’s splendour. Furthermore, the highly trained Captains and the friendly and helpful crew have a wealth of information and stories to share.

Coolangatta Whale-Watching Experience

The whale-watching cruise is an excellent value for money for everyone. An entire 3-hour cruise aboard the spacious whale-watching vessel with plenty of all-around seating will be provided, along with expert and informed commentary from their onboard marine biologist.

Their highly experienced crew will ensure that you not only see these magnificent and inquisitive animals at play in their natural environment up close but also have a fun, safe, and memorable experience that you will remember for a long time.

At 7:40 a.m., you will board at the Ivory Marina just 20 minutes south of the hotel and depart at 8:00 a.m, Wednesday through Monday, cruises depart at 8 a.m. 

(Please keep in mind that there is no parking at the Ivory Marina or Tavern. However, free street parking is available on Terranora Terrance and Boyd Street).

Ivory Waterside Tavern and Marina

After a memorable day, you and your family can quench your thirst and fill your stomach at the Ivory Waterside Tavern and Marina. Enjoy the freshest fish, authentic pasta, refreshing salads, and perhaps even the ultimate steak sanga. You can enjoy all these while taking in the wonders of the Terranora Creek.

Whale Watching from Land

Along the beautiful stretch of coastline, there are some excellent vantage points on the Gold Coast for free whale watching. They are frequently encountered by chance while strolling along the beach. Alternatively, go to the headlands for an even better view.

Burleigh Hill is a fantastic location, and some of the lookouts in Burleigh National Park provide elevated views of the entire coastline – just a short walk from the hotel. Free Whale watching is best from North Burleigh Lookout and Elephant Rock in Currumbin.

To the south, Point Danger Lookout in Coolangatta provides unobstructed views, and on a clear day, whales can be seen from a long-distance. Make sure to bring binoculars with you for the best experience.

Book Your Accommodation in Palm Beach

To make these whale sightings possible, you must plan your visit ahead of time. Book a stay at Regency on the Beach for easy access and comfortable accommodation.

Regency on the Beach can provide a leisure trip on the beautiful Palm Beach. Spacious studios for budget-conscious couples are available, as are fully self-contained open-plan apartments for families and groups.

Begin planning your accommodation with Regency Apartments Palm Beach today and they can assist you with your whale adventure whilst in house.

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