Hervey Bay is also known as the whale watching capital of the world. This small town in Queensland is widely regarded as the best destination to see humpback whales because the whales stay here for an extended period, and visitors get to experience them as they relax and play with the whale watching vessels.
AVAILABILITY: 13th July to 28th October 2019
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Join Australia's original Whale Watch operators on Australia's most awarded whale watching vessel for a trip of a life time in Australia's best Whale Watching location. Hop in the water for a bucket list experience and swim with the magnificent and gentle Humpback Whales.
Morning Whale Watch - 7:00am to 12:30pm
Afternoon Whale Watch - 1:00pm to 5.00pm
PRICES: $110 adult - $60 child
+ $95 extra for a successful whale swim (pay on board)
MORNING TOUR: Upgrade for included lunch, resort amenities and a half day experience at Kingfisher Bay resort including return transfers back to Hervey Bay - all for $35.
Want to know more about Hervey Bay Whale Watch 1/2 Day Whale Watching tour's & swims?
The Freedom III vessel is a stable and comfortable 58 foot catamaran with a 360 degree whale viewing on all 3 levels plus a water level viewing area to get you as close to these magnificent creatures as possible.
Whale Watch Tour - 9:30am to 4:30pm
PRICES: $140 adult - $100 child
Want to know more about Freedom III's Whale Watching Tour?
Morning Whale Watch - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Afternoon Whale Watch - 2:00pm to 6.00pm
PRICES: $125 adult - $65 child
Want to know more about Whalesong's Whale Watching Tour?
Experience the trip of a lifetime aboard the Tasman Venture! Let the humpback whales amaze you with their close encounters, magical songs, spectacular breaching and their ultimate display of trust while they share their newborn calves. Tasman Venture is a fast and luxurious catamaran with large decks, offering unobstructed whale watching.
Morning Whale Watch - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Afternoon Whale Watch - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
PRICES: $115 adult - $60 child
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Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organisation supported by their members and award-winning Eco-Adventures. PWF's mission is to protect oceans and marine life through science and advocacy. Join the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whale watch based on over 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay.
Morning Whale Watch - 7:00am to 10:00am
Mid Day Whale Watch - 11:00pm to 2:00pm
Afternoon Whale Watch - 2:30pm to 5:30pm
PRICES: $89 adult - $59 child
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Hervey Bay's longest running and only award winning sailing tour operator. Brand new superior eco-friendly vessel for 2011. Most experienced with marine mammals - over 31 years, including 14 years with Seaworld and a summer with the Australian Antarctic Division. Whale and dolphin watch operator since 1996.
Whale Watch Tour - 7.30am - 3.30pm
PRICES: $160 adult - $130 child
Want to know more about Blue Dolphins exclusive full day Whale Watching Tour on a Catamaran?
Our professional PADI Dive Team give 100% to ensure you get the experience of a lifetime. This exclusive experience is an incredibly special opportunity to watch & swim with one of nature's most majestic mammals. Our vessels, the M.V. Utopia and M.V. Arcadia, have experienced local skippers and friendly dive crew - wildlife dependent Dive Centres cruises maximise the opportunity to swim with the whales, taking place via a 20m mermaid line connected to the stern of the vessel.
Whale Watch Tour - 9.30am - 3.30pm
PRICES: $195 adult - $150 child
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For the ultimate whale watching experience, cruise aboard the Spirit of Hervey Bay for an exhilarating interactive adventure with the humpback whale. Fast and luxurious, the Spirit gets you to the whale's playground with minimal travelling time for maximum viewing pleasure with the whales.
Morning Whale Watch - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Afternoon Whale Watch - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
PRICES: $100 adult - $60 child
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