Experience the magnificent humpback whales with one of Hervey Bay's longest and only award winning whale watching sailing tour. Enjoy small numbers aboard the modern sailing catamaran, expert commentary plus whale immersive experience for a once in a lifetime experience!
Join Hervey Bay's only multi award winning whale watching sailing vessel for an up close and personal Humpback whale experience!
We are an Australian family owned and family operated Whale watching tour company.
This full day whale watching tour offers expert commentary with over 35 years of experience with these marine mammals and boasts a highly personalised tour with low passenger numbers of up to only 24 passengers - perfect for getting that great shot of the whales as they play beside the boat.
Your full day whale watching tour includes morning and afternoon tea, plus a tasty lunch (catering for all diets with advance notice) including a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink.
Listen to the Humpback whales sing with the onboard Hydrophone, and share your photos instantly with FREE WiFi onboard.
With an in-water platform you may be able to enter the water with the whales as the whales approach the vessel. ***Please note, this is only available if the conditions are right on the day.
You could also be fortunate to see Bottlenose Dolphins, turtles, dugongs, sharks, seals and sea birds.
With experience and an advanced knowledge of the local Hervey Bay waters there is a very high rate of finding Humpback Whales however as every whale watching tour is a unique experience and as we know whales are wild animals and unpredictable, there is no guarantee.
These magnificent creatures will take your breath away as you witness them in their own environment, creating life time memories.
Ensure to book your Hervey Bay whale watching tour early to avoid missing out!
6:30 am - Complementary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation.
7:15 am - Boarding vessel.
7:30 am - Departs the Great Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay.
10:30 am - Morning tea. Includes; tea, coffee, hot soup, muffins, biscuits, slices & bread.
1:00 pm - Delicious full buffet lunch served with a complimentary drink.
2:30 pm - Enjoy a fruit platter, cake, tea or coffee as we head back to the marina
4:00 pm - Arrive back at the marina between 3:30 - 4:30pm where you can then board the courtesy bus and be dropped back at your accommodation.
Whale Immersive Experience - Get even closer to the magnificent Humpback Whales with the option to enter the water on the in-water platform as the whales approach.
What is the whale immersive experience?
We have an in-water platform that allows our guests to enter the water with the whales. We believe this to be a safe option for our guests and is very whale friendly as it allows the whales to decide whether they come in for a look or not.
This is a great value add to our tour as we do not charge anything extra for this experience. It will be opportunistic as it does depend on the weather and the whales themselves to come over.
Every Hervey Bay whale watching tour is a unique experience and whales are wild animals so there is no guarantee you will see a Humpback Whale.
However we have a very high rate of finding Humpback Whales due to our experience and advanced knowledge of the Hervey Bay waters.
Whilst on your Whale watching tour there is also a chance that you could see Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Australian Humpback Dolphins, turtles, dugongs, sharks, seals and sea birds.
Our Whale watching boat is a stable catamaran that is designed to provide a smooth ride. We don’t go out into open ocean waters but depending on the sea conditions you may experience some motion sickness if you are prone to it.
If you think you may experience motion sickness there are medications that you can take prior to boarding the Whale watching cruise.
Please talk to your doctor or pharmacy for advice on which is right for you. In addition to this you can also eat ginger, sao biscuits and bananas to ease this feeling.
Our Whale watching yacht cruises at approximately 7 – 8 knots motoring – greater with wind speed.
The boat is surveyed for 30 passengers but we limit numbers to around 24 for passenger comfort.
Luxurious 11.6m catamaran
Fastest day vessel (giving you more time with the whales)
Low passenger numbers
Wide decks with plenty of undercover seating
Full walk in bathroom, 240v power, wifi enabled, hydrophone
On board payment facilities
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Boat Location: Berth B7 Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay 4655, Queensland, Australia
July - October
This tour operates during whale watching season only from mid July to mid October
8 to 9 hours approx.
Drinks and souvenirs
Best suited for children 8 years and above.