The Gold Coast’s best whale watching operators share tales from their adventures on the high seas.

It’s official — whale watching tour operators have the best jobs. From spending their days gliding over the waves to frequently coming face to face with playful whales, there’s really no other calling quite like it.

Click through the gallery above to read about the whale watching tour operators’ most memorable encounters, as well as their recommendations for where to stay, play and eat on the Gold Coast!

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