Whale Watching and Swim with Whales Cruise from Mooloolaba

Imagine the vast open sea, the rhythm of the waves, and suddenly a majestic giant swims right by you. Welcome to the world of the whales off the Mooloolaba coast! Our exclusive tours are designed to give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming alongside these magnificent creatures. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a curious beginner, the beauty of the Coral Sea and its resident whales will leave you spellbound.

Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is a prime spot for whale-watching, especially during their winter migration. Our half-day cruise takes you deep into the Coral Sea, offering the thrilling possibility of swimming with the whales. While every trip is unique, the journey promises a relaxing break from the usual tourist hustle and bustle.

  • All essentials provided: From wetsuits to snorkeling equipment.
  • Safety is our priority: We ensure every swimmer is equipped with life jackets and swimming aids.
  • Small groups for an intimate experience: We believe in quality over quantity, hence each tour accommodates only 15 guests.
  • Return in time: An early start ensures you have the rest of the day to explore or relax back at the coast.

What’s Included:

  • Wetsuit
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins

What To Expect:
Board our boat and gear up for the adventure. With a group of just 15, our tours promise exclusivity. We provide all the necessary gear, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm (and a change of clothes!). However, remember that we’re venturing into nature’s territory. Spotting whales can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, but the wait is always worth it.

Upon spotting a pod, our skilled crew tracks their movements, ensuring both your safety and that of the whales. When conditions permit, the swimmers get the green signal to dive into the waters, always under the vigilant eyes of our trained staff. Swimming with whales is conducted ethically, in line with the Whale Watching Guidelines and our own code of practice.

Additional Info:

  • Prior confirmation required at the time of booking.
  • Accessibility: Not wheelchair-friendly.
  • Requirements: Participants should be able to swim and have a moderate level of physical fitness. Pregnant travelers and children under 5 are advised against joining.
  • The trip may reschedule in case of poor weather.
  • Note: Whale encounters are natural experiences, and sightings can’t always be guaranteed.
  • The tour is operated by Sunreef Mooloolaba and Whale One Mooloolaba.

Inspired by Real Experiences:
Our patrons often recount their whale encounters with great joy. Some have spoken of the thrill of swimming alongside dolphins when the whales turned shy. Others recalled how a seemingly quiet day turned thrilling with the sight of multiple pods, including a mother-calf duo. One common thread in all stories was the commendation for our crew. Their knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our guests shine through every account.

So, if you’ve been dreaming of an unforgettable marine adventure, the waters of Mooloolaba are waiting for you. Dive in, swim with the giants, and create memories that will last a lifetime!


From: $249pp
Length: 4hrs

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From: $249pp
Length: 4hrs


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