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

Tour Code: 710

Departing: Hervey Bay

Pickup: Hervey Bay

Half Day Tour
  • 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

Included In Price

  • MORNING CRUISE
  • * 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
  • * Morning tea – fresh fruit platter and variety of cakes
  • * Buffet lunch – cold roasted chicken, ham, three salads, fresh bread
  • AFTERNOON CRUISE
  • * Afternoon tea – antipasti platter of cheeses, olives, salamis, crackers
  • * Buffet dinner – cold roasted chicken, ham, three salads, fresh bread

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, 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 65 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:

* 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.

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 – 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:

* Morning tea – fresh fruit platter and variety of cakes
* Buffet lunch – cold roasted chicken, ham, three salads, fresh bread

The afternoon + sunset cruise includes:

* Afternoon tea – antipasti platter of cheeses, olives, salamis, crackers
* Buffet dinner – cold roasted chicken, ham, three salads, fresh bread

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

Extended Morning Cruise (5 hours)  
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) 
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.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • 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

2022 Whale watching season: 16/07/2022 to 09/10/2022 (approx. end date)

Duration

Morninf Cruise 5 hours (the longest ½ day whale watch in Hervey Bay)
Afternoon 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/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.

  • Cancellations outside 48 hours – full refund
  • 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

Half Day Tour

From

au$130.00

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

Child: au$70.00
Family: au$360.00

Tour Code: 710

From

au$130.00

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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