Experience Hervey Bay's best action packed whale watching tour - 6 viewing decks, underwater viewing windows, Waterline platform, listen to the whales sing on the hydrophone, free WiFi, free transfers. Tours Start 16 July 2022
Morning Departure: 8:30am Return 1:00pm
Afternoon Departure: 1:30pm Return 5:30pm
Join us for the most exciting 4.5 hours whale watching. Our tour takes us cruising past the beautiful white sandy beaches of Fraser Island as we venture into the whales' playground.
Feel the excitement as we scan the waters for our first splash or blow from a mighty humpback whale.
Loud tail and pectoral slaps, spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and close encounters are just some of the antics the whales display to keep us captivated.
Fantastic feature: Two Underwater Viewing Windows located in each hull of the boat which put you below the surface with the whales in their underwater world.
Another feature for close up encounters is our Waterline Viewing Platform.
This platform can be lowered right to the waterline for your chance to come face to face with a friendly humpback whale, what a thrill to be only an arms length away from one of the largest creatures of the sea.
We are a fast, extra comfy vessel which means less travelling time to reach the whales, more time spent interacting with them.
See more Hervey Bay whale watching tours.
Your Whale Watching Cruise Includes:
What should I wear on the boat?
To ensure your comfort and safety we recommend flat shoes, and something warm to throw on in case it gets cool. You may also consider something to throw on in case of a rain shower….we have seen that sometimes a whale that is close by can do a tail or pectoral slap and can actually splash our passengers but that’s the kind of shower that is fun! Also if you wear a hat be prepared that you may have to hold on to it if you sit outside as we cruise outre.
What do I need to bring on the boat?
Camera, video, camera, sunscreen, polaroid sunglasses, hat, jacket, flat shoes and money for drinks and souvenirs.
Is the ocean water rough?
We do not cruise in to the open ocean areas. The whales congregate in Hervey Bay which has much calmer water as it is given wind protection by Fraser Island. Our 24 metre long catamaran and was built with supreme stability, comfort and safety in mind
Is it better to go on a morning cruise or an afternoon cruise?
There is no difference between the morning or afternoon cruises. There is no rhyme or reason to the whales antics and activity at any particular time, they basically do what they want when they want.
I would choose your cruise depending on your family situation. Do you like to sleep in? Are the kids up early and ready to get going in the morning? Would you prefer to return to the harbour with the sunset and a cold drink in hand?
How big is the boat?
24 metres long and 10 metres wide featuring viewing decks spread over 5 levels with loads of room for all to move around to take that perfect. In addition there are two underwater viewing areas, walk down a few steps and in each hull of the boat spy on the whales in their underwater playground, it will take your breath away. Our waterline platform, which we lower to the waters edge, gets you closer to the whales for that “personal touch”
Can I smoke on board?
No, you are not permitted to smoke whilst on board.
Can I purchase drinks or alcohol on board?
Yes, we are fully licensed and provide a range of beer, wine and mixers for sale.
Can I bring food on board?
Yes you can however we do serve refreshments for both morning and afternoon tea, and we also have a licensed kiosk where you can purchase light snacks and nibbles.
Can I bring my pram on board?
Yes you can. When you make the booking please let us know so that we can ensure our crew is ready to help you with your boarding.
Are there toilets on board?
Yes, we have 4 full size toilets aboard.
Are there any life jackets on board?
Yes, we certainly do have life jackets. There are both adult and child life jackets.
Why do whales sing?
There is a traditional explanation which attributes whales singing to male whales as a way to seduce female whales while looking to reproduce. The sound they produce is melodic and is known as a whale song.
Why do whales communicate with each other?
It is believed that whales use sound for echo location, a sonar-like capability that allow whales to locate dangers and other animals.
How long do whales live?
Some whales have a lifespan similar to humans as they reach up to 85 years old.
How big are humpback whales?
Humpback whales are the 5th largest of the great whales, growing up to 15 metres. The largest whale is the blue whale. They can grow up to 25 metres (80 feet) long. The image on the right shows the comparison of a humpback whale to a bus!
Why do whales migrate?
During the warm season, whales migrate to cold waters where food is abundant. When the weather becomes coler, the food starts to become scarce so whales migrate to warmer water for mating and breeding. Hervey Bay in Queensland is the perfect location for what is known as the southern whales as they rest their young and prepare for the journey back to the Atlantic.
How do whales reproduce?
Like most mammals, whale calves are nourished in the womb of the mothers through an umbillical cord and they grow inside their mother until they are aready to perform some basic actions such as swimming, so that will help them survive outside their mothers.
What do Whales Eat?
Humpback whales have a diet of krill, (shrimp-like crustaceans up to 5cm long), plankton and small fish. Humpbacks sieve food from huge volumes of water using baleen which is specialised fringed, mouth plates.
July - October
Whale Watch Season 16 July to 22 October 2022
Morning Cruise 4.5 hours apporx.
Afternoon Cruise 4 hours approx.
Camera, sunscreen, hat, jacket, wear flat shoes, Polaroid sunglasses, money for drinks, souvenirs etc. Prams are welcome. Licensed kiosk with alcohol, snacks, souvenirs etc, eftpos available
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.
Operator's cancellation policy:
We know that life throws a few curve balls every now and again, all we ask is that you give us 24+ hours notice if possible.
Full refund if you need to cancel for any reason.
This cancellation policy is for WHALE WATCH CRUISES ONLY.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 728