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Whale One heading out past Point Cartwright
A proud mother brings her newborn calf to the bow of Whale One
Lazy breach off Old Woman Island and Mount Coolum
Bottle-nose dolphin riding the bow wave of Whale One
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Whale One
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Indicative Rate* $25.00 to $119.00 Tour and Admission

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Whale Watching Cruises, Sunshine Coast Mooloolaba, Whale One is one of Mooloolaba's most luxurious vessels; a 65 foot catamaran catering comfortably for 120 passengers, air-conditioned cabins, undercover seating, licensed bar, toilets, six LCD screens, surround sound - a beautiful boat for all occasions. Available for Private and Corporate Functions.

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Whale Watching cruises are available from June to early November with daily trips offered. You are guaranteed to see whales or receive a free return trip or money back. The best way to see these magnificent mammals is onboard Whale One for the trip of a lifetime.

Two hour Sunset Cruises run all year round with some of the best views the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Cruise the Mooloolaba Canals and Bay to take in the spectacular view of the Hinterland and the Glass House Mountains - awesome!

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    Car park
  • Crewed charter
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  • Guide
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    Waiting Area


  • Cruising
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching

Other Information

Contact operator for further details. Whale Watching Trips are not recommended for children under four years, but are welcome.

Wheelchair access to Whale One, on the lower deck only

General Comments

Whale One is a luxurious 20 metre catamaran, well equipped and fully licenced to offer comfortable cruising in the canals and offshore waters of the Sunshine Coast.

How To Get There

Departing Daily from The Wharf, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba - parking just opposite Underwater World. Mooloolaba the central hub of the Sunshine Coast situated one hour north of Brisbane.
45 Minutes from Noosa,
20 Minutes from Coolum
10 Minutes from Maroochydore
20 Minutes from Caloundra

Mooloolaba Harbour Sunset Cruise

Whale One Sunset Cruises Mooloolaba

Enjoy the comfort of Whale One with good friends and family. Cruise the Mooloolah River taking in the sights of the beautiful homes up and down the canals then head out to the Mooloolaba Bay (weather permitting) for some of the best views the Sunshine Coast has to offer. As the soft late afternoon light falls in over the Glasshouse Mountains the spectacular sunset makes photography easy.

This cruise is a favourite for a relaxing end to the day or the beginning of a great night out. Whilst onboard you can dance to our local entertainers or just sit on the deck and tap your feet. Complimentary fresh local hors devours, dips, canapes and chesses available onboard (these are nibbles not a dinner)

Whale One is available for Corporate Functions, Private Charters, Weddings and Parties all year round.

Tour Information

2 hours
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 15 Jun - 30 Sep 2012
4:30pm - 6:30pm
4:30pm - 6:30pm
4:30pm - 6:30pm
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Winter Season trips run from June through to August and leave The Wharf at 1600 hours. Rest of Year trips run from September to May and leave The Wharf at 1700 hours. Passengers should arrive 10 minutes prior to advertised departure time to allow for boarding. Trips may not run every night - check availability when booking.
Departures from 15 Jun - 31 Dec 2013
5:30pm - 7:30pm
5:30pm - 7:30pm
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Sunset Cruises run all year round. Selected nights please check availability when booking. Arrive at the Wharf 15 minutes prior to departure. Trips are number dependant. Trips can be cancelled due to bad weather.

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To


$25.00$40.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive

Other Information

Children: suitable for all ages

Disabled: Limited Disabled access to the lower deck only - please check with office prior to booking.

4 hour Whale Watching Cruise

Humpback Whale

Whale Watching Cruises operate seven days a week June to November. Whale One is a luxurious 65 foot catamaran offering total comfort with air conditioned cabins, full walk around decks for total 360 degree viewing, two toilets, onboard licensed bar, seating for 115 passengers.

Four hour whale watching from Mooloolaba includes morning or afternoon tea, guaranteed whales, educational and fun commentary and total comfort on your cruise.

Enjoy humpback whales on their northern migration during June, July and August as they head north to mate. During August, September, October and early November the whales will be making their way south heading back to the Antarctic to feed for the summer. The calves will be playing around the Sunshine coast during this time, watch and be amazed at how playful these humpbacks are, you may even be lucky enough to have an up close and personal encounter with a humpback whale - this is most likely to happen during August.

Whale One Cruises - Mooloolaba - available for Corporate Functions and Private Charters all year.

Tour Information

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Jun - 10 Nov 2013
8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
4 Hour Whale Watching Cruise

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To


$59.00$119.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive

Other Information

Children: Safe for all aged children, but not recommended for children under 4 years, but welcome onboard

Disabled: Wheel Chair access to lower deck of vessel only

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.