Annual whale watching season is from August to November with the Hervey Bay Whale Festival held in August. Hervey Bay is 300km north of Brisbane.
Hervey Bay Cruises and Whale Watching
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Swim with the Whales – Mooloolaba The opportunity to swim with a humpback whale is a rare and very special one something that people who have experienced it have described as life changing. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. (from Adrenaline)
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Hervey Bay, the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island Dolphin Watching Cruise from Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay
Enjoy this half-day dolphin watching tour from Hervey Bay allowing guests to see, experience and learn about the variety of wild dolphins that exist in the waters surrounding Hervey Bay, the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island. You'll also enjoy small passenger numbers, expert commentary and free Wi-Fi on-board. During the warmer months you'll have the chance to swim, go boom netting test your balance on the AquaMat or swim to the shore of Fraser Island. Morning tea is also provided.
Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise by Catamaran, Hervey Bay
This seasonalwhale watching tour takes you aboard a 24-passenger sailing catamaran from Hervey Bay to Platypus Bay atFrasier Island. Animmersive platform lets youobservea humpback whale underwater while you listen to sound waves byhydrophone. Morning and afternoon tea are served along with a buffet lunch and beverage during the full-day tour.
Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise, Hervey Bay
Reward yourself with this premium whale watching tour departing Hervey Bay on-board the Freedom III. There is plenty of time to witness close encounters and stunning behaviors of the majestic humpback whales whilst in the shelter of Fraser Island. Maximum 49 passengers, includes freshly baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch and fruit and cheese platter on the way home. Expert commentary, friendly and caring crew make this a tour to treasure.
Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch, Hervey Bay
Join us for an extraordinary whale watch and swim encounter. Our all inclusive 5hr tour departs from Hervey Bay daily between mid-July and October. Guestnumbers are strictly limited for a more personal experience. All gear provided.
Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise, Hervey Bay
Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whalewatch based on 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. Aboard the small group (38 passengers maximum) vessel, Ocean Defender, with forward facing seats, plenty of room and shade, you'll have a panoramic water-level whale's eye view of all of the action from the humpback whales that migrate here every year to mate and give birth. From mothers and calves interacting to males competing for females, the certified Marine Naturalists will provide expert commentary and interpretation of the various behaviors exhibited throughout your approximately 3 hour adventure. You can even interact with the onboard whale researcher who's there to record imprtant data on the sightings, or listen to live whale songs on the underwater hyrdophone. It's an experience unlike any other. Highlights including an onboard Junior Naturalist Programme and activity booklet for children and a free full colour whalewatch guide
Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise, Hervey Bay
Join a whale watching cruise in Hervey Bay. Sit back and relax enjoying the breathtaking sights asyoucruise past the beautiful white sandy beaches of Fraser Island and venture into the whales' playground.Cruise in superior comfort and style aboard this first class fast cat cruiser and spend more time with the whales. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour which includes morning or afternoon tea and a souvenir whale DVD to take home with you. Get the most from your once in a lifetime experience.
Morning or Afternoon Whale Watching Tour on the MV Whalesong, Hervey Bay
Go on a half-day adventure with the whale and dolphin specialists aboard the MV Whalesong. Experience amazingly close whale encounters, otherwise known as a “mugging”. This is when the whales are so close to the boat that they turn off the engines. The whales choose to come right up to the side of the vessel. Newest in the fleet, this boat was built specifically for amazing whale and dolphin viewing. Low passenger numbers mean that everyone has a chance to get a great view of the action from both inside and outside the vessel.
Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise, Fraser Island
Watch whales dive and play on a whale-watching cruise from Hervey Bay. Cruising in a catamaran specially designed for whale watching, enjoy encounters with majestic humpback whales from the viewing platform or underwater windows. Get more out of your wildlife encounter with experienced staff to guide you, and hear a detailed commentary about whales and their marine environment.
Hervey Bay Swim-With-Whales Impact Study, Hervey Bay
Do you want to be in the water alongside humpback whales? Would you like to contribute to important research aimed at protecting these magnificent mammals? If you said YES! then Pacific Whale Foundation has a special opportunity for you in Hervey Bay.The purpose of the Swim-With-Whales Impact Study is to assess the impact of immersive whalewatching (or swim-with-whales tourism) on humpback whales in Hervey Bay by monitoring and recording behaviours and behavioural changes before, during and after in-water encounters.
Our objectives are to (1) better understand if humpback whales change their behavior due to in-water interactions with humans, (2) identify factors which may influence behaviour change, and (3) provide recommendations to governing authorities, resource managers, and tour operators to ensure that Hervey Bay's humpback whales are not negatively impacted by swim-with-whales tourism.
Whale Watch half-day, Hervey Bay
Kids cruise FREE with Boat Club Whale Watch – the BEST VALUE in Hervey Bay! Jump aboard the Boat Club's M.V. Amaroo and experience why Hervey Bay is the best whale watching destination in the world.
Whalesong Fraser and Whale Watch SuperTicket, Hervey Bay
Combining the One Day Fraser Explorer Tour with a Morning Whale Watch Cruises with Whalesong.