Whalesong Cruises - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

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Hervey Bay’s premium mid-sized whale watching and cruise boat, with a strong focus on ecological practices, sustainability, education and fun. The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, aboard Whalesong is only available to a fortunate few.

Whalesong Cruises is a locally owned family operated business, specialising in Humpback whale and dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose-built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers (surveyed for 100 but only take maximum 60) provides many vantage points and space to interact with the curious and playful whales often frolicking within metres of the boat.

With a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offer two cruises daily with real-time expert commentary (provided in English with direct translation in German, Spanish, Italian and French by multilingual crew).

Extended Morning cruise - morning tea and buffet lunch.
Afternoon + Sunset cruise - afternoon antipasto platter and buffet dinner.

Whalesong is the only half day boat to serve meals and the only boat on the fleet to serve dinner.

Complimentary filtered drinking water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo available all day.

Listen to the whales sing underwater with their hydrophone.

Free WiFi onboard.

Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reducing, reusing and recycling to minimise their carbon foot print.

Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay.

COVID safe tours and services.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Kiosk

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
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Whale Watch Afternoon + Sunset Cruise

Whale Watch Afternoon + Sunset Cruise

The ultimate bucket list experience, is only available to a lucky few. Whalesong Cruises, a locally owned family operated business, specialises in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose built, wheelchair accessible vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers provides everyone with a 'front row seat' to interact with the curious and playful whales, sometimes breaching and frolicking within metres of the boat or to simply sit back and enjoy the cruise. Three levels of spacious enclosed, open air or water level vantage points

The perfect afternoon light for capturing those once-in-a-lifetime moments on film. You also get to enjoy the sunset over the Bay and the iconic Urangan Pier as the last boat to arrive back for the day.

Expert commentary and interpretation throughout the cruise, afternoon tea and buffet dinner. Complimentary tea, herbal tea, coffee, milo and filtered drinking water available all day. Courtesy pick up from Hervey Bay accommodations. Fully licensed bar. Free WiFi onboard.

Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reusing and recycling where possible to minimise their carbon foot print. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available.

COVID-19 safe and highly trained, friendly and compassionate crew.

Indicative rates

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$90 $125

Hervey Bay Whale Search and Dolphin Watch Cruise

Hervey Bay Whale Search and Dolphin Watch Cruise

With the possibility of spotting the first humpback whales of the season, the 'Hervey Bay Whale Search and Dolphin Watch Cruise' has great protection from the ocean swells, as you cruise along the inside edge of World Heritage listed Fraser Island in the spectacular, pristine Hervey Bay waterways. The extensive five and a half-hour cruise, includes complimentary morning tea and buffet lunch.

There are four different species of dolphins observed often, in these unspoilt water ways. But there is so much more that can be seen, including turtles, birds, sting rays, shy dugongs and different whale species.

The new M.V. Whalesong, is environmentally friendly, low carbon impact and was designed to allow guests to cruise in comfort. Enclosed and open air viewing on two levels, a water level viewing area and extra wide, walk around decks, provide the ultimate in extra viewing and seating space. So all guests have excellent vantage points for viewing a wide variety of wildlife or to just sit back and enjoy.

Cruises available in June and into July and at other times for groups or private charters.

Indicative rates

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$80 $115

Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise

Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise

Take in the beautiful Hervey Bay sunset whilst our crew serve you local seafood and non-seafood delights. A perfect way to end your day or start your evening.

Sunset/night time cruises take you into the spectacular pristine waterways between Fraser Island and the mainland to look out for our resident dolphins and turtles as well as enjoy the vibrant Sunset over Hervey Bay. Our selection of hot and cold canapés is served to you on deck, so you don’t miss any of the views. We show you the sparkle of the city lights along the 13 kilometres of the Beachfront that is The Charlton Esplanade. We cruise past Hervey Bay’s monumental Urangan Pier and admire the brilliant glow of the lights that make up the Harbour precinct.

Available Friday and Saturday nights November to June with a maximum of 30 passengers - canapes include:
– Hervey Bay King Prawns
– Mixed Pastries, arancini balls, meatballs
– Fresh Coffin Bay Half Shell Oysters
– Half Shell Hervey Bay Scallops
– Fish bites
– Salmon rolls, vege sticks and dips
– Cheese board

Let Whalesong design the cruise, function or party that you want. Contact their office for more information.

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$79 $79

Whale Watch Extended Morning Cruise

Whale Watch Extended Morning Cruise

The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year. Whalesong Cruises, a locally owned family operated business specialises in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers of 25 to 45 people provides you optimal space to interact with the curious and playful whales sometimes frolicking within metres.

On board you will enjoy two levels of spacious enclosed, open air or water level vantage points to observe and encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Capture that perfect breach or sit back and enjoy the cruise, there is seating available for all. Local and national award winners with a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offers convenient cruises daily with expert commentary and interpretation.

The longest half day cruise in Hervey bay, includes morning tea and a buffet lunch. Free filtered drinking water, tea, herbal tea, coffee available all day. Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reusing and recycling where possible to minimise their carbon foot print. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available. Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay Fraser Island packages available.

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$90 $125

FraserIsland Beach + BBQ Cruise

FraserIsland Beach + BBQ Cruise

Venture to the sandy shores of iconic Fraser Island on this five hour cruise that includes a delicious Aussie barbecue lunch, beach activities and much more.

Heading out from Hervey Bay Marina at 9am and returning at 2pm, you'll get a fantastic experience both on and off the boat. Enjoy morning tea as you keep your eyes open for wildlife both in and out of the water - dolphins, turtles, fish and marine birds can all be seen from the vessel on the way from the mainland to the island...bring your camera.

Their smaller tender boat will transfer you to Fraser island where you'll have two hours to enjoy a remote western beach of the world's largest sand island, with opportunities for both exploration and adventure or simple relaxation available - go for a swim, traipse along the sand, go kayaking, have a bit of a snorkel or fun fish, take an adrenaline filled inflatable tube ride or simply take it easy and soak in the Queensland sunshine.

Once back on board the boat kick back and enjoy a freshly-prepared Aussie style barbecue lunch including delicious Hervey Bay prawns, juicy steak and sausages, salads and fresh bread.

Indicative rates

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$80 $110

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