What you do see is up close and very personal. While there are obvious advantages in being able to see whales from a bird's eye view (the kind of experience you can have with one of the Gold Coast's larger whale watching operators), on a yacht you're right down at the whale's level. I imagine that you could be eyeballing a curious whale in the right circumstances.
There are no crowds. You won't be sharing this experience with more than one hundred other noisy and excited people. There'll just be Darryl (the perfect host) and your own personal group of family or friends - up to a maximum of seven people.
You can be out on the water for 5 to 6 hours, up to twice as long as other whale watching tours.
You can BYO your food and drinks - no extra expenses.
This is as much about the whole sailing experience as it is about whale watching. There's just you, the ocean, the silence, the whales, and the rhythmic action of the waves and the boat. Bliss. Darryl has even thoughtfully supplied a double bean bag that sits at the bow of the boat. I can vouch for the fact that this is the perfect spot to relax and let the everyday world become a distant memory.