Whale Watching Hervey Bay | Half Day Cruise | QC

Tour Code: 727

Prices From

au$110

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

Child: au$60.00
Family: au$290.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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Book a whale watching tour with one of Australia's most popular half day whale watching cruises from Hervey Bay which also has the unique optional Swim with the Whales opportunity.

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Highlights

  • Purpose built vessel for ultimate Whale Watching - 5 viewing decks on 3 levels for unobstructed viewing.
  • Family Friendly - Easy Wheelchair and pram access all around main deck with no obstructions for close viewing of whales
  • Spotter aircraft - the only company which owns a spotter aircraft.
  • Experience the sound of the whales singing underwater with the onboard hydrophones - you may also hear prawns clicking along the ocean bed.
  • Expert knowledge and personal service with Australia's longest established whale watch company.  
  • Swim with the Whales Option - a true experience of a life time! Subject to conditions on the day, the option to swim with these majestic creatures may be available. Additional fee of $100 payable onboard applies.

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Itinerary

Half Day Whale Watching Cruise - Hervey Bay

Your day of whale watching starts with complimentary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation with a friendly crew member.  Alternatively please ensure you check in at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time at the floating oaffice at the Great Sandy Straits Marina.  

Departing at 7am (August-October), 8am (July) or 1pm on the afternoon cruise you can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, a light breakfast and morning tea (morning cruise) or afternoon tea (afternoon cruise) as you take in the stunning views of Hervey Bay's calm waters, Fraser Island and the majestic Humpback Whales of course!

During your half day whale watching tour the experienced crew with share their wealth of knowlege with informative commentary on whales, and the history of Hervey Bay whale industry. 

Feel free to ask questions thoughout the cruise as you gain further appreciation of these amazing creatures.  

Ensure to have your camera ready for the perfect shot as you view the humpback whales breach, or perhaps capture the perfect shot of a pec or tail slap! 

With 5 viewing decks over 3 levels you'll be sure have uncrowded and unobstructed viewing during your half day whale watching cruise.

Get up close and personal with the amazing humpback whales as they play in the warm waters of Hervey Bay with an optional swim with whales experience!  Should the conditions be right during the cruise, you may be able to swim with the whales - ensure to bring your swimmers and towel for a once in a life time experience. 

Additional $100 fee payable onboard. Please note swimming with the whales can not be guaranteed. 

On your return to Hervey Bay enjoy a refreshment from the licensed kiosk as you soak up the views and reflect on your experience of a lifetime!

Morning Cruise Departure: 8am (July) or 7am Departure (August - October) Returns 12:30

Afternoon Cruise Departure: 1pm Returns 5pm

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Included In Price

  • Courtesy pick up & return from accommodation
  • Morning / Afternoon Tea
  • Informative commentary with local knowledge and history
  • Hydrophone equipped to listen to whales singing
  • Fully licensed
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Hervey Bay

Departure Time
  • Morning Cruise: (July) Departs 8am and returns at 12:30pm
  • Morning Cruise (August onwards) Departs 7am and returns at 12:30pm. Please note from August onwards the morning cruise travels via Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Is).
  • Afternoon Cruise: Departs 1pm and returns at 5pm
Departure Instructions
  • Departs/returns: Great Sandy Straits Marina
  • Please ensure you check in to the floating office (beside the boat) at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
Pickup Locations

Hervey Bay

Destinations

Hervey Bay

Months of Operation

July - November

Days of Operation

Daily

Whale watching is seasonal: late July to early November.

Duration

Half Day approx 4 hours

What to Bring
  • Camera (charged batteries)
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Re-fillable Water bottle
  • Cash/card for purchases
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional Swim with Whales (Weather permitting and conditions apply)
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy

Children Welcome: Every child on board receives an "Official Guide to Hervey Bay Whale Watch".

Cancellation Policy

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.

  • In the event that no whales are spotted (which is extremely rare), you will receive a return ticket to come again at a future date.
  • Tour is subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
Additional Information

Swim with the Whales - ensure to bring swimmers and towel in case the opportunity to swim with the whales becomes available. Additional $100 fee payable onboard. Subject to conditions on the day, swim can not be guaranteed.

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Book a whale watching tour with one of Australia's most popular half day whale watching cruises from Hervey Bay which also has the unique optional Swim with the Whales opportunity.

Read More

Highlights

  • Purpose built vessel for ultimate Whale Watching - 5 viewing decks on 3 levels for unobstructed viewing.
  • Family Friendly - Easy Wheelchair and pram access all around main deck with no obstructions for close viewing of whales
  • Spotter aircraft - the only company which owns a spotter aircraft.
  • Experience the sound of the whales singing underwater with the onboard hydrophones - you may also hear prawns clicking along the ocean bed.
  • Expert knowledge and personal service with Australia's longest established whale watch company.  
  • Swim with the Whales Option - a true experience of a life time! Subject to conditions on the day, the option to swim with these majestic creatures may be available. Additional fee of $100 payable onboard applies.

Perfect Selfie

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Half Day Whale Watching Cruise - Hervey Bay

Your day of whale watching starts with complimentary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation with a friendly crew member.  Alternatively please ensure you check in at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time at the floating oaffice at the Great Sandy Straits Marina.  

Departing at 7am (August-October), 8am (July) or 1pm on the afternoon cruise you can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, a light breakfast and morning tea (morning cruise) or afternoon tea (afternoon cruise) as you take in the stunning views of Hervey Bay's calm waters, Fraser Island and the majestic Humpback Whales of course!

During your half day whale watching tour the experienced crew with share their wealth of knowlege with informative commentary on whales, and the history of Hervey Bay whale industry. 

Feel free to ask questions thoughout the cruise as you gain further appreciation of these amazing creatures.  

Ensure to have your camera ready for the perfect shot as you view the humpback whales breach, or perhaps capture the perfect shot of a pec or tail slap! 

With 5 viewing decks over 3 levels you'll be sure have uncrowded and unobstructed viewing during your half day whale watching cruise.

Get up close and personal with the amazing humpback whales as they play in the warm waters of Hervey Bay with an optional swim with whales experience!  Should the conditions be right during the cruise, you may be able to swim with the whales - ensure to bring your swimmers and towel for a once in a life time experience. 

Additional $100 fee payable onboard. Please note swimming with the whales can not be guaranteed. 

On your return to Hervey Bay enjoy a refreshment from the licensed kiosk as you soak up the views and reflect on your experience of a lifetime!

Morning Cruise Departure: 8am (July) or 7am Departure (August - October) Returns 12:30

Afternoon Cruise Departure: 1pm Returns 5pm

See more whale watching tours on the Great Barrier Reef.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Courtesy pick up & return from accommodation
  • Morning / Afternoon Tea
  • Informative commentary with local knowledge and history
  • Hydrophone equipped to listen to whales singing
  • Fully licensed
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Hervey Bay

Departure Time
  • Morning Cruise: (July) Departs 8am and returns at 12:30pm
  • Morning Cruise (August onwards) Departs 7am and returns at 12:30pm. Please note from August onwards the morning cruise travels via Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Is).
  • Afternoon Cruise: Departs 1pm and returns at 5pm
Departure Instructions
  • Departs/returns: Great Sandy Straits Marina
  • Please ensure you check in to the floating office (beside the boat) at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
Pickup Locations

Hervey Bay

Destinations

Hervey Bay

Months of Operation

July - November

Days of Operation

Daily

Whale watching is seasonal: late July to early November.

Duration

Half Day approx 4 hours

What to Bring
  • Camera (charged batteries)
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Re-fillable Water bottle
  • Cash/card for purchases
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional Swim with Whales (Weather permitting and conditions apply)
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Child Policy

Children Welcome: Every child on board receives an "Official Guide to Hervey Bay Whale Watch".

Cancellation Policy

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.

  • In the event that no whales are spotted (which is extremely rare), you will receive a return ticket to come again at a future date.
  • Tour is subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
Additional Information

Swim with the Whales - ensure to bring swimmers and towel in case the opportunity to swim with the whales becomes available. Additional $100 fee payable onboard. Subject to conditions on the day, swim can not be guaranteed.

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism

Tour Code: 727

Prices From

au$110

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

Child: au$60.00
Family: au$290.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Fraser Coast?

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