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Whale Watching Hervey Bay - Half-Day Premium Whale Watching Cruise

Departing: Hervey Bay

Pickup: Hervey Bay

Half Day Tour

From

au$115.00

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

Child: au$60.00
Family: au$310.00

Tour Code: 710

  • Award-winning, environmentally friendly guaranteed whale watch tour
  • Luxury, purpose-built whale and dolphin watch boat with multi-level viewing and extra-wide decks
  • Listening to the Whales sing via the underwater hydrophone
  • The only half day whale watch tour to provide lunch

Experience incredible close encounters with humpback whales on half-day Hervey Bay guaranteed whale watch cruises. Listen to whales sing underwater on hydrophones, enjoy Free WIFI, morning tea/afternoon tea, lunch, licensed bar, on luxury whale watching boat

Hervey Bay affectionately known as the Whale Watch Capital of Australia, Hervey Bay is the only place on the Eastern seaboard where humpback whales take a break from their annual migration north and south to play and rest in the warm, sheltered waters.

The humpback whales from Antarctica begin to arrive in Hervey Bay from mid-June/July and remain until the end of October/beginning of November before heading south back to the summer in the Antarctic waters to chase Krill.

Our premium, award-winning half-day Hervey Bay whale watch cruises operate from July to October, and is the ultimate way to witness the majestic whales at play during their migratory stopover in the calm waters off Hervey Bay.

You’ll also have the chance to spot dolphins, sea turtles, fish and the endangered dugong  and even hear the whales sing underwater on our hydrophones! Make sure you bring some tissues as listening to these whales singing to each other really bring a tear to your eyes, it’s a life changing experience for sure.

Our Hervey Bay whale watching tours were launched in 2010, our up-market, fast boat is purpose-built for whale and dolphin watching and crewed by whale and dolphin watching specialists.

With low passenger numbers of only 25 to 45 guests, extra wide decks and multi-level viewing, there’s plenty of room to move and numerous vantage points to interact with the whales, who often come within metres of the boat.

Our Hervey Bay premium whale watch tour boat features: 

  • Concertinaed seats on the front deck that allow 3 levels of viewing  
  • Water level viewing decks at the rear
  • Comfortable, upholstered interior seating and bar facilities
  • Main saloon and small lounge upstairs
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales’ 'sing'
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fully licensed bar to purchase alcohol
  • Wheelchair and pram ramps, access and toilet
  • Extra wide decks provide excellent viewing and seating
  • Environmentally friendly, low carbon impact vessel
  • 4 Ballast tanks for added stability

Our strong focus on ecological practices and sustainability means that we reduce, reuse and recycle where possible to minimise our carbon footprint.

Choice of Morning or Afternoon Whale Watching Tour

Choose from a half-day extended 5-hour Hervey Bay whale watch morning cruise or a 4-hour Hervey Bay whale watch afternoon/sunset cruise. Both tours offer:

  • guaranteed whale watch experience
  • delicious lunch, morning/afternoon tea
  • expert commentary and interpretation
  • complimentary tea, coffee and milo.

Snacks, souvenirs and alcohol are available for purchase on board. No BYO.

Extended Morning Cruise (5 hours)  Operates 13 July to 31 October
Out of all the Hervey Bay whale watching tours in the morning, ours is the only one to offer lunch and spends the longest time whale watching. The extended morning cruise includes morning tea and buffet lunch.  


Afternoon + Sunset Cruise (4 hours) Operates 20 July to 13 October 
Spend the afternoon whale watching then enjoy a breathtaking sunset as we cruise back to Hervey Bay. The afternoon cruise includes a light lunch and afternoon tea.


We also offer a great range of whale watching packages and Fraser Island tour packages.

Whale Watching Tours Hervey Bay

A premium, mid-sized, guaranteed half-day Hervey Bay whale watching tour with low passenger numbers of 25 to 45 and a strong focus on ecological practices and sustainability.

Offering a convenient choice of and extended morning or afternoon departure times.

Our luxury half-day Hervey Bay whale watch cruise operates during whale migration season, from July to October, and includes:

  • Guaranteed whale sightings (or free return ticket)
  • Local knowledge and expert fauna commentary with an emphasis on whales
  • Friendly, experienced whale watching crew with over 30 years’ experience
  • Complimentary filtered water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo available all day
  • Delicious morning/afternoon tea AND lunch (special dietary requirements catered for on request and with reasonable notice)
  • Kids activity sheets and toddler toys
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off in Hervey Bay

Whale Watch Tour Boat Features

Specs:

Length: 16.4m beam 6.8m Draft 1.4m
Engines: 2 x Cummins QSB5.9 Horsepower 355

Choice of Morning or Afternoon Whale Watching Tours

Extended Morning Whale Watching Tour (5 hours) ‒ Operates 13 July to 31 October

Out of all Hervey Whale watching morning tours, ours is the only one to offer lunch and spends the longest time observing the whales.

The extended morning cruise includes:

  • Morning Tea (fruit platter and cakes)
  • Buffet Lunch (cool roasted chicken, ham, three freshly made salads and fresh bread)
  • Complimentary filtered water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo available all day

Afternoon + Sunset Whale Watch Tour (4 hours) ‒ Operates 20 July to 13 October

Spend the afternoon whale watching then enjoy a breathtaking sunset as we cruise back to Hervey Bay.

Ours is the last full-service boat to leave in the afternoon.

The afternoon whale watching tour includes:

  • Light Lunch (freshly made sub style sandwiches with a variety of meat and/or salad fillings)
  • Afternoon Tea (cheeses, sliced meats and crackers)
  • Complimentary filtered water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo available all day

Snacks, souvenirs and alcohol are available for purchase on board. No BYO.

What to bring

  • Camera (charged batteries)
  • Comfortable flat shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Jacket  
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Cash/card for purchases

See more Whale Watching Tours from Hervey Bay and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Included In Price

  • Guaranteed sightings (or free return ticket)
  • Friendly, experienced whale watching crew (over 30 years’ experience)
  • Expert whale watching commentary and local knowledge
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off in Hervey Bay
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales’ sing
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Low passenger numbers (only carries 70% of actual capacity)
  • Morning tea & buffet lunch (morning cruise)
  • Light lunch & afternoon tea (afternoon/sunset cruise)
  • Fully licensed bar, well-stocked bar for purchases
  • Complimentary filtered water, tea, coffee and Milo
  • Kids activity sheets and toddler toys
  • Wheelchair/pram ramps, access and toilet
  • Extra wide decks provide excellent viewing and seating
  • Open-air viewing on two levels and water level viewing area
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Departs From

Hervey Bay

Departure Time
  • Morning Cruise - Departs: 8.00am - Returns: 1.00pm
  • Afternoon Cruise - Departs: 2.00pm - Returns: 6.00pm
Departure Instructions

Departs/returns: Great Sandy Straits Marina

Pickup Locations

Hervey Bay

Destinations
  • Hervey Bay
  • Platypus Bay
Months of Operation

July - October

Days of Operation

Daily

Whale watch morning cruise operates from 13 July to 30 October 2019
Whale watch afternoon cruise operates from 20 July to 13 October 2019

Duration

Half day extended morning or afternoon cruise
Extended Morning Cruise: 5 hours
Afternoon/Sunset Cruise: 4 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Souvenirs, drinks and snacks available for purchase on board
  • Alcohol can be purchased at the bar on board
Fitness Level Required

Low, Disabled

Additional Information

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Camera (charged batteries)
  • Comfortable flat shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Re-fillable Water bottle
  • Cash/card for purchases

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

  • Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of tour date will receive a full refund.
  • Tour is subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
  • In the event that no whales are spotted, you will receive a return ticket to come again at a future date.

Whale Watching Hervey Bay - Half-Day Premium Whale Watching Cruise

Departing: Hervey Bay

Pickup: Hervey Bay

Half Day Tour

From

au$115.00

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

Child: au$60.00
Family: au$310.00

Tour Code: 710

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