Intimate Whale Watching Gold Coast

- Tweed Heads -

Intimate Whale Watching Gold Coast

Looking for a truly incredible tour this Whale Watching Season? Intimate Whale Watching Gold Coast cruise operates a smaller safari-style experience. With all but the inflatable RIB between you and the water’s edge, you’re placed right next to the action. Witness 40-tonnes of whale erupt from the water and come crashing back down right in front of your eyes. The continental shelf lies just off the Gold Coast, acting as a navigation marker for 30,000 migrating whales and bringing them closer to the shore. As a result your trip guarantees Humpback Whale sightings or your welcome back for a free return. So what are you waiting for? Book your Whale Watching on the Gold Coast today! 







Minimum Age


Food & Drink




Adults rates 15 years +
Child Rates 6-14 years

Whale sighting guaranteed or return for free
– If you don’t see whales from the boat, you will be provided with the option to return FOC.
This is not transferable, is subject to availability and must take place within 12 months of your original tour date.

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from participating if they deem it unsafe. If any of the below is not found out until on the day, you may not be permitted to join the tour and you may not receive a refund.

    • Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted to join this tour.
    • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
    • If you are pregnant, unfortunately, you are not able to join this tour.
    • If you are unable to walk on-board or are wheelchair bound, unfortunately, you are not able to join this tour.

This tour operates out of Tweed Heads (Gold Coast region), NSW.

Please check-in with the team 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time, at address: 139-151 Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah, NSW, 2487.

There is street parking available along Chinderah Bay Drive – Please do not park in front of the Cubby Bakehouse.

Customers are NOT contacted UNLESS the trip is cancelled, or the departure time and/or location has changed. If you don’t hear from us, please meet at the time and location stated in your booking details.

You will receive a confirmation email upon purchasing this tour which will provide you with all of the relevant information, e.g. CONTACT NUMBERS,  ADDRESS ETC.

Warm clothing/ windproof jacket, sensible non-slip shoes (Please NO black-soled shoes). Polarised sunglasses are recommended for best viewing through the surface of the water.

Medication: (If you require to take medication throughout the duration of this tour, please remember to bring this with you. If you deem it necessary, please inform a member of staff, on board your vessel, where within your belongings this can be found).

Seasickness Medication – You may experience seasickness out on the open ocean. We suggest that you should speak with your pharmacist in advance of your trip, to seek their advice on seasickness medication. We will not reschedule bookings or issue refunds for those suffering from seasickness.

Welcome aboard “Natural Explorer”, fast, efficient and intimate, bringing you closer to the action.

A 32ft Safari style open-ocean rib, powered by 2 x 250 HP Suzuki outboard engines. The cushioned “Jockey” seating arrangement allows for a secure and comfortable voyage and provides ample dry storage below.

On board: Maximum of 12 passengers.

Cancellations/changes to your booking must be made in writing directly to Salty Swims – Please contact Salty Swims  via email (, or Facebook (via the chat icon linked to this page).

Please be aware that refund policies do not cover travel, accommodation or any other associated costs. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseeable cancellations.

What if the tour provider cancels?
In the event of poor sea conditions, minimum numbers not being reached or for any other reason, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If your trip cannot be rescheduled to your satisfaction, you will receive a full refund.

What if you cancel?

If you wish to cancel/transfer your booking more than 24 hours before your departure, you’ll receive a full refund.

If you wish to cancel/transfer your booking within 24 hours of your departure, you will not receive a refund.

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