Hire the whole boat for your group only with a private charter for up to 12 passengers on board our Cougar Catamaran, Reef Cat II.
Reef Cat II is a fast and stable vessel with ample seating (inside and out), an electric flushing toilet and a roof with roll up side curtains to help keep you protected from the elements. She has 2 quiet, smokeless Yamaha outboard engines and is equipped with modern electronics and all required safety gear.
The whales and dolphins just love Reef Cat II, and often come over for a closer look due to her size.
At 10m long and 3.5m wide, she’s plenty large enough for you to comfortably move around or sit back and take it all in, but she’s small enough to have you closer to the water, which means closer to the action! She’s perfect for photographers and videographers too.
Your skippers, Bec and/or Kaleb, have extensive knowledge and experience on the “Humpback Highway”, both working on various whale watching, diving and fishing vessels from the Great Barrier Reef down to Port Stephens, for 20+ years each, with the majority of their experience being on the Gold Coast.
Complimentary inclusions on your whale watching adventure are tea, coffee and biscuits, as well as soft drinks, water and sunscreen available throughout the cruise. Photos and videos taken by the crew will be available on social media, and also on request via an emailed dropbox link.
We also see dolphins, turtles, various sea birds and flying fish on most trips.
Your whale watching vessel for your trip, Reef Cat II, is a 10m, stable and sheltered vessel. It is equipped with a toilet and can take up to 12 passengers plus our crew. Whilst a small vessel, Reef Cat II offers protection from the elements to keep you comfortable and dry.
Your skipper/guide Bec is a passionate marine photographer. Her library of amazing whale shots features thousands of photos from small boat whale watch trips.
We are so confident in our ability to find whales for you, that we almost don’t need this guarantee!
On the very rare occasion that we might not find any whales (it hasn’t happened yet!), we’d love to try again and will give you a free return trip either this season, or the next season (season runs from June to October).
What is classed as a whale sighting, you ask? Well, seeing a whale!
Of course, if the whale is only one fleeting glimpse, we want to do better than that!
Your skipper on the day will make the decision whether we’ve had sufficient sightings.
What will we see the whales do? Some days the whales are extremely active, displaying all kinds of behaviours like breaching and pectoral fin slapping. Some days the whales are calm and curious, and come right up to the boat to check us out. Other days the whales are traveling, making headway on their long migration and we travel alongside them while they continue their amazing 10,000km journey.
Whatever they may be up to on the day, our goal is to allow you to experience this marvel of nature with your own two eyes and go home with memories that will last forever.