Hervey Bay Whale Watching

The whale-watching capital of Australia, Hervey Bay, is a popular spot for our biggest coastal visitors, the humpback whales from June to November. More than 7,000 whales holiday in the Fraser Coast on their 5,000km migration from Antarctica to teach their baby calves sweet skills like breaching, spy hopping, tummy flashes and plenty of other survival tools. 

Mmwwwwwwaaah (that’s whale speak for “Either way, you’ll have a whale of a time!”).

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Whale Watching with Whalesong Cruises Hervey Bay

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Hervey Bay’s premium mid-sized whale watching and charter boat, with a strong focus on ecological practices and sustainability. Whalesong Cruises is a locally owned family operated business, specialising in Humpback whale and dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose-built vessel.

Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II

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Quick Cat II is operated by Brian and Jill Perry who founded the industry in 1987. They offer half-day whale watching cruises morning and afternoon during the whale season, which runs from mid July to early November.

Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters

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Freedom III is a 17 metre Power Cat perfectly suited to luxury whale watching in Hervey Bay Queensland. Three levels of uninterrupted viewing plus a water level platform gets you as close to the whales as possible making this an ideal Whale Watch Vessel.

Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise

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Experience Fraser Island plus whales from Kingfisher Bay Resort with Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise. Seeing a whale in the wild is an experience of a lifetime and one of the easiest and safest places to watch whales is in the Hervey Bay marine park.

Tasman Venture Whale Watching Hervey Bay

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Experience the trip of a lifetime aboard the luxurious and fast 20 metre catamaran, Tasman Venture. Let the humpback whales amaze you with their close encounters, magical songs through the hydrophone, spectacular breaching and see them swim through the underwater viewing windows.

Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia

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An international NGO and world ecotourism leader, Pacific Whale Foundation has been working to save the whales since 1980. All profits from Hervey Bay cruises support Pacific Whale Foundation’s whale research in Australia.

Fraser Beach and Barbecue Cruise

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Specialising in whale and dolphin watching, their cruises provide so much more with ‘A Taste of Fraser Island’ on their Fraser Beach and Barbecue Cruise, or a great way to start your night or finish your day with their Seafood at Sunset Cruise.

Boat Club Adventure Cruises

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Adventure Cruises' purpose built vessel is a large, fast, comfortable and 20 metre InCat designed alloy catamaran. Extremely stable and spacious with three different viewing decks means you are assured of an unobstructed, 360 degree view of all marine life allowing you to enjoy your day watching the Whales and Dolphins.

Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

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Spirit of Hervey Bay is your best choice for a first rate whale watching experience. Close encounters, breaching, tail slapping, head lunging being just a few of the spectacular behaviours the whales share and entertain you with.

Yahoo Whale Watch Cruises

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Yahoo gets your adrenaline pumping even before you see your first whale! Yahoo offers close encounter whale watching to the extreme, just see how close you are to the waterline. With 32 passengers maximum on board this tour makes for a unique, intimate experience with friendly humpback whales.
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