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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Full Day Tour

Tour Code: 726

Departing: Hervey Bay

Pickup: Hervey Bay

Swim With Whales
  • Swim With Whales - 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.
  • Whale watching tour in Hervey Bay on an Eco friendly modern sailing vessel (max 24 passengers) No overcrowding, wide decks and undercover seating.
  • Morning, Afternoon Tea and lunch including complimentary beverage (beer, wine or soft drink)
  • Expert commentary with over 35 years experience with marine mammals plus high quality service from passionate crew
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales singing
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from your holiday accommodation in Hervey Bay or free all day parking in the Urangan marina.

Included In Price

  • Eco friendly, award winning, modern sailing vessel
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales singing
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious full buffet lunch
  • Complimentary beverage (beer, wine of soft drink)
  • Maximum of 24 passengers – no crowding for great views
  • A courtesy pick up and drop of from accommodation places in Hervey Bay is included. Pick ups start from 6.30am.
  • Exclusive In-water platform for a whale immersive experience (subject to conditions)
  • Free WiFi on board so you can instantly share your photos
  • Plenty of shaded seating
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Friendly multi-lingual crew

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! 

Come on board our full day reef tours and share in the opportunity to swim with whales.

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.  

Cruising the calm waters of Hervey Bay, be ready for some tail-slapping, breaching and pectoral slapping permformed by the majestic humpback whales. 

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.

For a truely unique experience remember to bring your swimmers for the opportunity for a swim with whales immersive experience!

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!  

We also have a range of Fraser Island day tours and overnight trips while you are exploring the Fraser Coast.

Whale Watching Tour - Hervey Bay - Full Day Cruise

6:30am  Complimentary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation

7:30am  Departs the Great Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay

11:00am Enjoy Morning Tea of antipasto platter and sweet baked goods enroute to the whales. 

1:00pm  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch whilst taking in stunning views of the whales at play.

2:30pm  Time to say goodbye to the whales as we head back with afternoon tea served as you relax on the deck.

3:30pm Arrive back at the marina where you can board the courtesy bus for transfer back to your accommodation.

In-Water Platform

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.

Will I See A Whale In Hervey Bay?

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.

What about sea sickness, will it be rough?

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.

Eco Sailing Catamaran

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

See more Whale Watching tours on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Hervey Bay

Departure Time
  • Check in on the boat prior to 7.15am at the Great Sandy Straits Marina.
  • A courtesy pick up and drop of from accommodation places in Hervey Bay is included. Pick ups start from 6.30am.
Pickup Locations

Hervey Bay

Destinations

Hervey Bay

Months of Operation

July - October

Days of Operation

Daily

Whale watching tours operate 13th July to 23rd October

Duration

Full Day - approx 8 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire

Drinks and souvenirs

Fitness Level Required

Low

Additional Information
  • Whale Immersive Experience opportunity - ensure to bring swimmers and towel in case the opportunity to enter the water with the whales.
  • Minimum passengers – 4 pax. Maximum passengers – 24 pax.
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Camera (charged)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Non-slip shoes (no black soled shoes)

Best suited for children 8 years and above.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

No shows and reservations cancelled within 48 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled more than 48 hours but less than 1 week prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee. This tour is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions at the discretion of the tour operator. The operator reserves the right to transfer guests to another vessel where appropriate.

Hervey Bay Whale Watching Full Day Tour

Tour Code: 726

Departing: Hervey Bay

Pickup: Hervey Bay

Swim With Whales

From

au$160.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$130.00
Family: au$500.00

Tour Code: 726

From

au$160.00

15 yrs & over

8 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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