SPECTATOR for Swim with the Whales - Mooloolaba

SPECTATOR for Swim with the Whales - Mooloolaba

The opportunity to swim with a humpback whale is a rare and very special one – something that people who have experienced it have described as “life changing”. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast)
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  • Description
    Please note: Spectators are required to be accompanying a participating swimmer. Spectator bookings are not available without a confirmed Swim with the Whales - Mooloolaba booking.

    The opportunity to swim with a humpback whale is a rare and very special one – something that people who have experienced it have described as “life changing”. “Its truly incredible to that one of the largest of mammals in our oceans is so graceful and gentle – they are just so trusting of human beings. They seem as intrigued by us as we are of them and glide effortlessly around us, with such a gentleness that it’s like they recognise our fragility in comparison and know we are there out of wonder and respect.”

    Every day is different on the water, and every encounter is unique. Our whale watching, and swimming trips are approximately four hours in duration, with each trip catering for up to 20 participants. Sunreef provides all participants with wetsuits and snorkeling equipment required for the adventure. Participants are also fully briefed on the boat about what to expect from the experience.
    Unfortunately, if you are pregnant we cannot take you on this tour. Also, if you are bringing children between 8 and 15 yrs old there must have an adult/guardian on board or in the water at all times with them. If you are bringing kids between 8 and 15 please be aware that they need to be strong swimmers for this activity. Children under 8 are not permitted on board.

    Once a whale is sighted, the boat will be put into neutral 100m or more away from the whale, and if the conditions are determined as safe by our trained crew, the boat will be turned off and swimmers will be allowed into the water holding on to the floating line attached to the boat.

    Then it’s all up to the whale – it is a natural experience and it is 100% on the whale’s own terms. Whales are known as curious creatures, so they may come over towards us or they may just swim past or away. Either way it’s an experience you will never forget. It is also a case of looking but not touching these wondrous creatures.
    While Sunreef will do everything in its power to ensure whale encounters, we can’t guarantee that our guests will get to swim with these magnificent sea mammals but if on the day the boat doesn’t sight a whale, you will be eligible for 50% off your next trip.
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Minimum age 8 yrs
    • Children between 8 and 15yrs coming to see the whales as observers, will not be able to go into the water, and require a parent or guardian to remain with them at all times
    • Unfortunately, if you are pregnant we cannot take you on this tour

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Camera
    • Warm Clothes; it can get chilly out on the water
    • Don't forget your Adrenalin Booking Confirmation
    • If you are prone to sea sickness we advise you seek advise from a chemist before the cruise
    • All spectators must be accompanying a confirmed participant for the Swim with Whales experience. Click here to book a swimmer.

    More Information

    We take your safety and that of the whales very seriously. It is our Number 1 priority so all participants must follow the directions of staff at all times. Sunreef is experienced in guiding in-water activities and adhere to all relevant safety guidelines. All encounters are conducted in accordance with the Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching (2005) as well as our own strict Code of Practice which has been developed with whale researchers and experts to ensure increase the knowledge around these amazing creatures. Our commitment includes recording information about every whale sighting and offering spots on every boat for the researchers to get out into the field to collect their own data. Our guests can also participate, if they wish, using our whale spotting sheets. Whilst we will do everything in our power to ensure a great experience, this is 100% on the whale’s terms so we cannot guarantee that everyone will get to swim with the whales. However, if our boat does not see any whales during your trip, you will have the opportunity to rebook at a 50% discount. In the event that poor weather conditions cause cancellation, any guests not able to be booked on another tour will receive a refund.

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Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast)