Whale Watching at Jonah’s
June 27, 2024

Enjoy the Majesty of the Ocean: Prime Whale-Watching with the luxury that is Jonah’s!

Whale watching season generally runs from June to the end of October as the whales travel on their way up to warmer water and then travel back with their calves.

This is one of our favourite times of year as some days we can see many whales playing in the waters we look out upon. You just have to look out for the sprays of white water, a flick of a tail or a full breach.

Here are some of the best places for whale spotting:

Terrace balcony 

With 180 degree views from the central coast to the lower northern beaches, our terrace balcony gives you full spotting opportunity.

Relax here with a pre-lunch cocktail or if you are staying in our hotel, have some snacks from our bar menu and count how many whales you can spot. We have heaters and lap blankets for extra warmth with the winter sun shining on the area for the perfect place to soak in the winter warmth.


Our floor to ceiling windows gives every table in our restaurant the perfect place to enjoy the entertainment from the ocean. Not only is this a perfect whale spotting location but pods of dolphins can be seen playing in the waves at the local Whale Beach, Sea birds can be seen swooping down the cliffs to scout the ocean and plenty more to spot while you enjoy your  3 course lunch or seafood platter.

Hotel Room Balcony

Every room in our hotel has a private balcony overlooking the ocean. Not only can you spot the passing whales from the balconies but many of our guests report spotting whales while relaxing in bed after watching the perfect winter sunrise. Each room has a pair of binoculars available for a close up of the whales.

Cliff top garden

Take advantage of the winter sun and have some pre-lunch drinks in our cliff top garden. Our beautifully manicured lawn offers tables for relaxing out in the open, enjoying the fresh air and full views of the ocean. Don’t forget to ask to borrow the restaurant binoculars for a close up of those breeching whales.

Whale Watching Cruise

Consider adding a Whale Watching cruise to your visit to Jonah’s. With a local Palm Beach departure, our friends at Fantasea Tours are a great way to get a close up look. Our featured picture was taken by the crew whilst on one of their tours. Learn More >

Once you have had your fill of whale spotting, our cozy bar with open fireplace is an inviting, warm and relaxing space to sit with an aperitif.


Our Winter Getaway Package is the perfect luxury escape to Jonah’s during whale watching season. With a night in an Ocean Retreat Room, a welcome glass of Champagne Bollinger, a 3 course a la carte dinner and a full breakfast all for $399 per person, twin share. Available from June until the end of August on Thursday and Sunday nights.

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