Hervey Bay: Ultimate Whale Watching Experience

4.8 / 5

89 Reviews

Hervey Bay: Ultimate Whale Watching Experience

From US$ 68.37 per person

Encounter these majestic creatures on the ultimate whale watching experience lead by experts. Enjoy an experience based on over 30 years of whale research.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Listen to expert commentary from certified marine naturalists
  • Gain exclusive interaction with an on-board whale researcher
  • Enjoy underwater hydrophones to listen to live whale songs
  • Eat complimentary snacks and soft drinks on-board
  • Sightings guaranteed or receive a free return ticket
Full description
This whale watching tour is led by certified marine naturalists who provide expert interpretation of the amazing whale behaviors you'll encounter. As an exclusive, you'll also interact with an on-board whale researcher. Listen to live whale songs with underwater hydrophones and learn the latest whale facts and findings. Drinks, snacks and souvenirs are all available on-board. You'll cruise in comfort on Hervey Bay's newest, state of the art vessel the Ocean Defender. Enjoy a fast, smooth ride with panoramic water-level views from forward-facing seats offering plenty of shade. On this small-group tour, there are excellent photo opportunities. The Ocean Defender is eco-friendly, fully licensed and follows all regulations for whale protection. Enjoy the knowledge that your ticket supports whale research, marine education and ocean conservation in Australia and around the world. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you will receive a free return ticket.
Includes
  • Expert commentary from certified marine naturalists
  • Interaction with on-board whale researcher
  • Underwater hydrophones to listen to live whale songs
  • On-board Jr. Naturalist Programme and free activity booklet
  • Snack and soft drinks on-board
  • Pacific Whale Foundation full color whale watch guide
  • Sightings guaranteed or a free return ticket
  • Travel on Hervey Bay’s newest, state of the art vessel
  • Forward-facing seats with plenty of room and shade
  • Panoramic water-level “whale’s eye” views
  • Toilet facilities on-board
  • Small-group experience with excellent photo opportunities
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 6 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Shop 1, Tourist Terminal, Great Sandy Straits Marina. Check in 30 minutes before activity starts.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please bring a cash for snacks and souvenirs, a camera, hat and sunglasses
    • It is also recommend you bring a spray jacket and something to keep you warm as it could be wet or cold
    • You must check in at the marina 30 minutes before departure time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 89 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
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    • Organization
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    • Value for money
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    • Safety
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    The captain and marine biologist were delightful, very helpful and informative. They were very good at spotting the mother & calf whale, and keeping an appropriate distance to allow a great few of the whales breaching etc. we would have been close to them for over 30 minutes and we were delighted by their antic and incredible size. Very enjoyable well worth it.

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    9 October 2020

    An absolutely brilliant experience. We saw plenty of whales and calves and also large turtles and dolphins - it was just sensational. The whales put on a show for us, especially the calves. Three hours was more than enough time to experience this tour. Millie (our Captain) took us safely out and back and Jess (our guide) was very, very informative. If you want value for money choose this tour - just wonderful!

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    28 September 2020

    Amazing

    Was an amazing trip getting too see the whales up close a day I’ll never forget. I couldn’t believe how big the whales are. Definitely worth the money and the staff was very nice and had lots of information. All round brilliant experience. Thank you keep up the good work.

    15 September 2019

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