Swim with the Whales Tour from Mooloolaba

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Tour Duration: 4:00 hours

Reasons they will it

  • 4 hours total tour time
  • One of Australia's unique whale swims
  • Safety briefing, equipment provided
  • Limited to small groups of 20 only
  • See majestic creatures
  • 100% natural experience!

They will hit the waters for an Australian-first aquatic experience, on a tour to swim with Humpback whales in the waters off QLD's Sunshine Coast! Take advantage of this rare opportunity and let a lucky other join in a truly life-changing experience, swimming alongside one of the world's largest and most gentle creatures over the course of a half day 4 hour tour with a maximum group size of 20 people to keep the experience both uncrowded and eco-friendly. The whale swimming tour departs from Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast and is available each day between the 6th of July and 11th of November, and provides a firsthand look at these ocean giants as they play, dive, breach and slap their fins.

Once whales have been spotted, groups of 10 swimmers will be sent out on a floating line to get acquainted with the whales, and with all equipment such as snorkelling gear and wetsuits provided, the gift voucher recipient will have everything they need to come along and tick one of life's true bucket list items off their agenda. Combined with a spotter plane that helps spot the whales faster and more efficiently, this is the newest and ultimate whale experience in Australia exclusive to the Sunshine Coast. Purchase a whale swimming tour gift voucher online today!

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Important stuff


  • Swim with Humpback Whales
  • 4 hour trip
  • Full briefing
  • Wetsuits and snorkelling equipment
  • Hotel transfers (Mooloolaba hotels only)
  • Snack onboard and when you return to the shop


  • Come onboard "4 Shore"
  • Access to a spotter plane to increase the likelihood of a whale encounter
  • The whale swimming and watching operations work out of Mooloolaba in the heart of Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast
  • During the trip we often get to see these majestic creatures giving breathtaking displays of breaching, lob tailing and pectoral fin slaps
  • Swimmers in groups of ten are sent out along a floating line once whales have been seen near the boat
  • Small group tour - minimum numbers are 10, maximum 20
  • 100% natural experience!


  • Tours depart daily at 7.30am, 8am and 11.30am (dependent on weather) between July & October from 110 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba (or from your hotel)


  • Approximately 4 hours

Additional Information

  • Minimum 10 passengers and maximum of 20 participants
  • Water temperatures during this time range from 17 to 23 degrees and visibility is regularly up to 30 metres
  • No weight belts, scuba gear or flash photography is permitted
  • Minimum 8 years - Must be able to swim

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

Why people loved this gift

6 reviews
Laura 5 years ago

I had a fabulous time on this tour. The crew were great and everything ran smoothly. I showed up at 7:30am a half hour before the 8am departure and they were ready and streamlined the process to get snorkel and wetsuit gear. People who were late were left behind which I really appreciated. We got our full day out with the whales. Unfortunately the whales didn't cooperate for swimming with them but we found a great group that we followed for quite some time watching them breach and splash around. Only complaint is that I didn't get to see them in the water but they are wild creatures and choose for themselves.

Jyun-Ciou 6 years ago

We see many whales. And close whales from ship through. Travel is very exciting and we have fun 這裡真的推薦給背包客來.不過最好要吃暈船藥.因為一次4小時如果你暈船會很慘....

samantha 6 years ago

All in all it was a lovely day. The weather was beautiful and the staff very friendly. As with nature it has its own agenda. We got to see the whales from the boat but clearly they did not want to interact with us. But I did enjoy my day. Thank you

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