General Info

3 1/2 hr Cruises – including morning or afternoon tea. (Tea, coffee & biscuits)
Big safe comfortable boat – 65 foot (20 metre) catamaran.
No other big whale watching boats to interrupt your views.
Educational commentary.
Guaranteed Whales on every trip or receive a FREE TRIP

What To Wear & Bring?

Wear Runners / Joggers, a hat and bring a warm jacket as it can get quite cold in the winter months. Don’t forget to bring your camera/video camera, spare batteries and memory cards.

Be Prepared

Arrive 30 mins prior to departure. The boat leaves on time and if you miss it their are no refunds.
Sea sickness – Visit your chemist the day before to ensure you make the most of you cruise. Sorry – no refunds for sea sickness.

Infants & children under 4 years: We do take them FREE however the Skippers recommendation is NOT TO BRING small children on the cruise. The seas are continually in motion and this may cause sea sickness.

What Will I See?

The most common whales we see are Humpback Whales, you may see Minke Whales or False Killer Whales. Apart from the larger whales you might be lucky enough to see some Dolphins, Turtles and don’t forget those beautiful Sea Birds. We guarantee you will see whales or you get your money back.

Will I Get Sea Sick?

Some people never get sea sick, the lucky ones but for others BE PREPARED. Visit your chemist for appropriate medication or remedies. We advise you to take something if you are unsure – don’t let sea sickness spoil your day! We do not recommend this cruise for children under 4 years of age. Although they are free it is an adventure cruise and they may experience the adverse effects of sea sickness.

Are We Allowed to touch the Whales?

ABSOLUTELY NOT – but we can often get so close that you can smell them and hear them, but only if they want to. We must stand off 100 meters from the adults & 300 meters from the cows & their young but they can come right up to the boat if they want – and they often do!

What If My Trip Is Cancelled?

We will endeavour to get all trips out but sometimes weather prevents the trip from going ahead and for safety reasons the cruise will be cancelled. The skipper of the boat has the final say and if the trip is cancelled you will be transferred to the next available day.
We endeavour to make a decision by 7am each morning, we will contact you if the trip is cancelled by 7:30am.

Parking

It is recommend that patrons allow 30 minutes to find parking and walk to the Whale One berth next to the Thai Wharf Restaurant.
Whale One departs from The Wharf, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba (behind Underwater World) which is a leisurely 5-7 minute walk from the Mooloolaba esplanade.
Our vessel is moored at the jetty located next to the Thai Wharf Restaurant and Hire Hut at The Wharf.

Sun Bus
(07) 5450 7888 | http://www.sunbus.com.au/sit_sunshine_coast.htm

Parking Options:

• UnderWater World car park, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba (Opp Sealife Underwater World)

• Council 2-storey car park on the corner of River Esplanade and the entrance to the Marina (opposite Hancock Lane) – Download Map