Whale Swim

A Boutique Guided Experience

A once in a lifetime experience with Humpback Whales in the enchanting waters of the Sunshine Coast.


Swim with Humpback Whales

Sunshine Coast
4 hours
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An Enchanting Humpback Whale Experience

Your experience

Step into an intimate realm of wonder as you immerse yourself in the world of majestic Humpback Whales off the breathtaking Sunshine Coast. This isn’t just a journey; it’s a deeply personal encounter with nature’s most magnificent creatures.

Envision yourself slipping beneath the surface, embraced by the vast embrace of the ocean and the serene presence of these gentle giants. It’s a moment of pure intimacy, where every breath is filled with anticipation of the secrets that lie beneath.

Our expert guides will accompany you on this extraordinary voyage, ensuring your safety and comfort while honouring the natural habitat of the whales. Whether you’re an experienced swimmer or a curious novice, we’ll tailor the experience to your individual abilities and desires.

Come join us as we embark on a quest to craft memories that will linger in your heart forever. Reserve your spot now and prepare to be whisked away by the enchantment of swimming intimately with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast.


Package includes:

4 hour experience

6 people maximum, plus guide/s

Knowledgeable crew & in water guide

Gear – Fins, mask and wetsuit

All the whale facts and jokes your could possibly need

What to bring:

Photo or video camera

Water and snacks


Warm jacket or rain coat

Your Dive gear – mask fins and wetsuit if you have it, other let us know if you need hire gear

Sense of adventure!

Certification is not required, but participants must be in good health and physically fit to join the water activities

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes minimum age is 10 years old but there is no maximum age limit as long as you are in good health. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

No! As long as you can swim and are in good health, you can come along.

Nature operates on its own terms, and while we strive for the best experience, we cannot guarantee whale sightings. If fortune smiles upon us, we’ll have the privilege of encountering these magnificent creatures. However, it’s important to note that every interaction is dictated by the whales themselves. With their remarkable memory and intelligence, we aim to ensure that our encounters are mutually enjoyable experiences for both our guests and the whales.

Our experienced skipper and crew will assess the whale’s behaviour before deciding if we can get in the water with it. Sometimes whales are a little shy and sometimes they might be involved in a ‘heat run’ (mating behaviours). A heat run is often accompanied by lots of tail and peck fin slaps in which case it would not be safe to enter the water.

If the skipper and crew do not see any whales on the trip we will assess the weather conditions and take you to our snorkelling spot to swim with turtles instead, at that point we will only charge you for a snorkelling at Mudjimba trip, and you can use your left over credit for any of our other trips.

We will let you know this information the day before your trip but generally the morning trip will depart around 7:30 and the afternoon trip around 12:30

Bring plenty of water, a light snack, a towel and your swimsuit. If you have your own mask, fins and wetsuit please bring that too. Warm dry clothes or a jacket such as a rain jacket are a good idea as it can get cold on the boat.

Up to your preference, however we recommend bringing a 3-5mm as it can get cold in winter. Otherwise we will supply you with a wetsuit.

Yes it is included in the price, but we do recommend bringing your own.

Yes! We do half day or full day (7-8h) charters for whale swimming, whale watching, snorkelling trips or other freediving trips! Please contact us for more information 🙂

Rest assured, all our operations adhere strictly to the Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017 and the Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2017 Act. Your safety and the well-being of marine life are our top priorities, and we ensure that our practices align with these regulations to provide a responsible and sustainable experience

Disclaimer 1: we do not guarantee whales or getting in the water with whales. The crew reserve the right to decide which whales are suitable and which are not. This is an organic experience and every interaction is on the whales behalf. The crew also reserve the right to cancel the trip at any given time in case of adverse weather conditions.  Lastly if you pose a threat to yourself, others or the whale by not listening to crew instructions this could als result in a termination of the trip or in water activities. 

Disclaimer 2: By booking this experience, participants acknowledge and understand that they will be interacting with large animals. While we have taken all necessary precautions to ensure a safe and controlled environment, it is important to recognise that there is always an inherent risk associated with such activities. By booking this experience, participants hereby release The Pressure Project from any liability arising from their participation in this retreat, understanding that they are assuming any and all risks involved.