Swim with Whales Gold Coast

Från AUD 339,00 AU$
  • Varaktighet: 210 Minuter (cirka)
  • Plats: Chinderah , NSW
  • Produktkod: GC/Swim
Each year between May and November the subtropical waters of Australia’s east coast host 30,000 humpback whales on migration from Antarctica. They follow the path of the continental shelf which runs closest to the shoreline between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, making this the prime location for us to witness the whales in their natural environment.


To swim with whales is undoubtedly a remarkable, intimate experience you won’t soon forget. Cooly Eco Adventures is the first operator on the Gold Coast to offer swimming with whales and it is our prime objective to give you that experience in a safe and environmentally conscious way.


We do everything we can to maximise your chance of swimming with whales but what you must understand is; we don’t swim with whales, the whales swim with us. While we guarantee whale sightings, we cannot guarantee your swim with them; the time they spend with us or the proximity they will come.


Cooly Eco Adventures uses the ‘soft in-water encounters’ approach which is a proven method to achieve a successful and sustainable whale swim. Every whale swim is unique and our highly experienced skipper and crew are on hand throughout to make this experience personal as well as professional. They have a wealth of knowledge and passion for whales and the stunning Gold Coast region they look forward to sharing with you.


  • Qualified, experienced and professional skipper and crew.
  • Maximum 8 swimmers in the water accompanied by an experienced guide.
  • In-water whale swimming interactions as close as 30 metre approach – the rest is up to the whale.
  • Top of the range swim and snorkel gear (masks, fins, snorkel) including super warm full length wetsuits.
  • Spray jackets, Sharkbanz and Reef Safe Sunscreen available upon request.
  • In water support from crew available as well as floatation devices.
  • Snorkel training offered to improve your current skill level.
  • Informative and captivating commentary throughout the tour on humpback whales and other marine life; Australian Aboriginal and European history along with the local area.
  • Fresh fruit provided post swim.


It is colder out on the water so come prepared with layers. We recommend:

  • Beanie, warm jumper or insulated jacket.
  • Spray jacket or rain coat.
  • Sunglasses and hat.
  • Camera, GoPro etc.
  • Drinking water.
  • Towel.


  • MUST be able to swim unassisted 
  • 15 Years+ minimum age. Any children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Not suitable for pregnant woman or anyone with a back injury.
  • Snorkelling experience necessary
  • Sense of adventure!

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you wish to cancel or reschedule your tour, you must contact us by phone at least 24 hours before your tour start time. Late cancellations are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled.

REFUND POLICY: We are unable to refund the booking or card fees you may incur if a full refund is granted.