The Sunshine Coast’s “Extreme” Whale watching experience.
- Propelled by two jet engines with almost 800HP of power
- You sit so much closer to the water in this boat, without the fear of getting wet whilst underway
- Completely safe for the whales as there are no propellers to cause any possible harm
- See diverse marine life with dolphins turtles, flying fish and even sharks.
- Get the most amazing photo opportunities at angles and as close up you can otherwise only dream about
This really is a special, 2 hour, Whale Watching experience that you will remember and talk about for a long time!
Scream across the waters of the Sunshine Coast Bay in a turbo-charged jet boat, head out into the open ocean to get up-close with the migrating Humpback whales. This fast-paced whale watching tour takes you to the local sites where the Sunshine Coast’s biggest aquatic visitors come to play on their way North and back.
Hop aboard the 9m, 780 horsepower vessel Hela-Va Jet and sit down in one of its comfortable, red and black Recaro racing seats. Your skipper and guide first offers a brief introduction to the boat, the required safety briefing, as well the vessel’s amazing capabilities. This includes the ability of reaching top speeds of up to 40 knots. And you will find out just how fast that is when you leave the dock and shoot out into Mooloolaba Bay.
Hela-Va Jet is a custom built, High Speed, Open Ocean, Jet boat. This allows high speed tours without the need to get wet and or cold. Fitted with large “lamborghini style” wing doors, we will keep you warm, dry, safe and comfortable, as we head out to see the whales. The dolphins often play and follow our path as we are underway.
Enjoy the thrill as Hela-Va Jet rockets into the Coral Sea to seek out the best spots for viewing pods of majestic Humpback whales. At times we will slow to a gentle crawl, looking for the characteristic blasts from their blowholes and the awe-inspiring acrobatics of their breaching maneuvers. If you’re lucky, you might get the chance to snap photos of playful calves, making the journey for the first time, or hear the faint sounds from their fascinating vocalizations.
On your way back to port, on request from the passengers, the skipper may even throw in a wild spin or two, drifting turns, and throttle-stomping straightaways before you reach the calm waters of the marina. This will of course depend on those aboard as all will need to agree to the hair raising antics this vessel is capable of!
All in all, the biggest advantage of whale watching on Hela-Va Jet is that you are SO close to the water! This means you are SO close to the whales when they show themselves! And of course you are then always ready for that perfect photo, with an unobstructed view.
With no more than 10 passengers at any time (the boat can take 12 but we limit this run to 10), you are ensured total visibility and proximity to whales, dolphins, as well as the many other kinds of marine life we encounter.
This has to be the most up-close viewing by any vessel on the Sunshine Coast! Come try a very personal tour out on the water with amazing views of these inquisitive, majestic animals. We guarantee you will enjoy an incredible and special whale watching experience.
Humpback whales are not only beautiful, but also playful and curious creatures. Be in awe of the spectacular breaching, close encounters, magical songs and tail slapping.
Light refreshments and non-alcohol drinks are included
Please note- This tour operates from 1st July to 20th October only! The tour runs for 2 hours only due to there being no toilet aboard the vessel.
Our entire focus and goal is to give you a truly intimate encounter with these gentle giants of the ocean.
Please note that no funds will be deducted until we have been able to also confirm the availability of the requested charter. This because other impacts such as phone and agent bookings, weather and other unforeseen things could impact on the availability at the same time as you are requesting the charter online. Our Terms and conditions are available on this webpage ( Click here to view them now ) and will also be emailed to you as part of the booking confirmation.
Please note- This tour operates from 1st July to 20th October only!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The Wharf, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.|
|RETURN TIME||Varies based on departure time.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes, hat and sunglasses. Bring a rain jacket just in case. Don’t forget your CAMERA! Alcohol is on a BYO basis.|
The Wharf Mooloolaba (Sunreef Pontoon) – Located between Sunreef and the Wharf Tavern,
Cnr River Esplanade and Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld.
We depart from the “The Wharf” The Sunreef Pontoon. (Pontoon is located between Sunreef and the Wharf Tavern).
For a GPS use 1 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld.
Once parked please wait at the entrance to Sunreef until instructed by the store crew or skipper that it is safe to come down the ramp and board the vessel.
Please do not wait on the pontoon itself as the skipper will be mooring the vessel on its arrival and we safety is paramount for all.