Swimming with Gentle Giants
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”. The feeling one gets when experiencing this closeness with a humpback whale is something that stays with a person their whole life, no matter how “close” you actually get. These animals have a way about them that makes their presence alone a profound life event for all.
Every Swim with Whales experience is completely different from one another. The opportunity is always fully organic and what we experience as guests in the whale’s environment is left completely up to nature. We ask that everyone who joins us on these tours understands that these are wild animals and there are be days where they want to interact closely with us, and days where they are uninterested in human interaction. We respect nature and these maginficent animals and hope that all our guests will understand this and respect nature as well.
What to Bring
We provide a mask, snorkel, fins and a 5mm wetsuit for all our guests, free of charge. You are welcome to use your own if you so wish. Wetsuits are a requirement.
We suggest that all our guests wear their swimsuit to Sunreef to save time with changing and get us out on the water sooner. However we completely understand if this is not available to you, and we have changing rooms and bathrooms for you.
After your trip it’s great to have a dry towel and change of clothes. We have lockers available if you would like to ensure any of your items stay dry as we cannot guarantee they will on any of our boats.
The Sunshine Coast winter is usually very mild and it’s best to be prepared to be cooler in the shade and warmer in the sun.
You are welcome to take along your own camera. Make sure your battery is charged and you have enough space on a memory card. We also have GoPros available for hire for $50.