Up early for our first adventure whale watching with Coolangatta Whale Watch. It was a bright, clear winter’s day and we were all rugged up and ready to go when our ride arrived at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments.
We reached our boat and it’s all aboard! A short trip down the beautiful Tweed River and we were out in the ocean looking for whales.
We couldn’t believe it, there were whales breaching everywhere, with two breaching right next to the boat at the same time! Amazing, then one came closer, rolled over and slapped its pectoral fin to say hello.
After a while a pod of five whales swam by chasing each other which was pretty exciting. One raced over and circled the boat to check us out! By the end of our 3-hour tour, we’d seen nine pods, all breaching. I will never, ever forget this experience.
Carol and Tony, who took us out, are really funny and super enthusiastic. Carol gets quite excited about the whales and is really passionate so we all learnt a lot from her commentary.
Gemini Court Holiday Apartments are offering fantastic whale watching / accommodation packages and can organise a trip that you will remember forever.
Coolangatta Whale Watch is the only boat running out of Coolangatta so there are no crowds and no other boats blocking your view.
Over morning tea, I asked Carol why she is so inspired by her work.
“Well, we absolutely guarantee seeing whales every time we go out and since 2006 we’ve had a 100% success rate! People say we are exciting and heaps of fun. They really enjoy the commentary and the fact that I am so passionate about the whales.
“This year there are heaps of whales and we are seeing several pods on every trip with loads of close up encounters. Plus we only take 46 people so it’s a much more personalised service. Everyone is happy which makes me really happy. We are really proud of the tours we operate. And, I get to see whales every day. Can’t get better than that!”
Book your Gemini Court accommodation / whale watching package and we will organise your tour for you. All you have to do is turn up!
This month Gemini Court is also offering a Winter Whale Romance package for those who love whales and each other! Enjoy three nights in a one bedroom ocean view apartment, a whale watching cruise and two course dinner at beautiful Oskars on the Beach for only AUD 660 Mon – Thurs. Surcharge for dinner on Fri or Sat only AUD 40.
Book now and say hello to these incredible giants of the ocean!
Call Gemini Court Holiday Apartments today.
1800 636 036
+61 7 5576 0300