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

Tour Code: 710

Departing: Hervey Bay

Pickup: Hervey Bay

Premium Whale Watching Tour
  • Wheelchair and pram access
  • 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
  • Extended Morning Cruise - The only half day whale watch tour to provide lunch and morning tea (5hr cruise)
  • Afternoon & Sunset Whale Watch - 4 Hours 2pm to 6pm with afternoon tea and dinner.

Included In Price

  • Local knowledge and expert fauna commentary with an emphasis on whales
  • Multi-lingual crew to give direct translation in French, German, Spanish and Italian - if preferred
  • Multi-level viewing throughout the entire vessel
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales sing
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Low passenger numbers (only carry max. 70% of actual capacity)
  • Extra wide decks provide many excellent viewing and comfortable seating options
  • Complimentary filtered water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo available all cruise
  • Delicious morning tea AND lunch on morning cruise; afternoon tea AND dinner on afternoon cruise. Special dietary requirements catered for on request and with reasonable notice.
  • Fully licensed and well stocked bar
  • Snacks, souvenirs and merchandise available for purchase
  • Kids activity sheets
  • Wheelchair ramps and accessible toilet
  • Courtesy bus transfers from Hervey Bay accommodations

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 and lunch, licensed bar, on luxury whale watching boat

Hervey Bay affectionately known as the Whale Watch Capital of Australia, 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 12 to 70 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.

If you have a wheelchair or a pram just let us know when booking so we may accommodate you comfortably. 

Our Hervey Bay premium whale watch tour boat features:

* 16.4m in length, 6.8m beam and 1.4m draft
* Advanced Eco tourism certification
* Custom built for whale and dolphin viewing – extra wide decks
* Multiple viewing levels (enclosed and open air) – 3 levels
* Comfortable, modern interior with main salon and small upstairs lounge
* Fully licensed bar and snacks available
* Wheelchair accessibility (including toilet)

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

Extended Morning Whale Watch: 5 hours, 8am - 1pm: Morning tea and Lunch included

Both tours offer:

* Guaranteed whale watch – if no whale sightings, a free return trip offered*
* Expert commentary on marine life and local Aboriginal history
* Multilingual crew to give one-on-one real time commentary (German, French, Spanish, Italian)
* Hydrophone to listen to the whales’ ‘sing’ (when conditions permit)
* Children’s activity sheets

The morning cruise incudes:

The Extended Morning Whale Watch will get you out on the Bay and interacting with the whales before the other boats, but still back in time to be able to make use of your afternoon. 

Of all the morning cruises, Whalesong's spends the longest on the whales. 

In addition, enjoy unlimited hot drinks, water, morning tea (fresh fruit platter and cake selection), lunch (cold roast chicken, ham, greek salad, green salad, potato salad and fresh bread) whilst cruising back to the marina.

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

Afternoon + Sunset Whale Watch: 4 hours +, 2pm - 6pm-ish: Afternoon tea and Dinner included

Our Afternoon Cruise is great if you want to optimise your time in Hervey Bay as it enables you to fit in a whale watch cruise on the same day you arrive as we're the last full-service boat (in other words, includes food and courtesy hotel transfers) to leave in the afternoon.  Enjoy unlimited hot drinks, afternoon tea grazing platter (cheeses, cured meats, crackers, vege sticks and dips) whilst watching the whales. During the cruise back to the marina, we enjoy a dinner (roast chicken, ham, greek salad, green salad, potato salad and fresh bread) whilst taking in a stunning sunset Hervey Bay is known for.

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 a strong focus on ecological practices and sustainability.

Our boat is surveyed for 100 guests however for your comfort we limit our number of guests to 70.

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 mid July to early 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 15 July to 8 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 15 July to 8 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:

  • Afternoon Tea (antipasti pltter of cheeses, olives, salami and crackers)
  • Buffet Dinner (cold roasted chicken, ham, three salads, fresh bread)
  • 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

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Departs From

Hervey Bay

Departure Time
  • Morning Cruise check in 7.45am departs 8.00am sharp, returns 1.00pm
  • Afternoon Cruise check in 1.45pm departs 2.00pm sharp, returns 6.00pm (approx)
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

15/07/23 to 08/10/23

Duration

Morning Cruise 5 hours (the longest ½ day whale watch in Hervey Bay) - Afternoon 4 hours (approx)

Available for Purchase / Hire

Souvenirs, drinks and snacks available for purchase 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/Jumper
  • Sunglasses
  • Re-fillable Water bottle
  • Cash/card for purchases

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 4-14 years (0-3 years is FOC)

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.

  • Fewer than 8 guests - Cancellations outside 48 hours – full refund
  • Fewer than 8 guests - Cancellations inside 48 hours – 100% fee
  • No Whale Sightings: If no whales sighted, a free return trip offered. If guest cannot make another trip, a voucher will be given so they can pass on to family/friends.
  • Minimum Numbers: If minimum numbers not met, guest will be transferred to another vessel offering a similar tour, at no additional charge to the guest.
  • Weather Policy: Cancellations due to ‘Whalesong’ deeming it bad weather, will be fully refunded.
  • COVID 19 Policy: Full refund if cannot travel due to Government enforced restrictions. Must advise Whalesong prior to cruise or will be considered ‘no show’.
  • No Show: no refund

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

Tour Code: 710

Departing: Hervey Bay

Pickup: Hervey Bay

Premium Whale Watching Tour

From

au$145.00

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

Child: au$85.00
Family: au$430.00

Tour Code: 710

From

au$145.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

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

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