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. Quick Cat II was launched in 2003 and has been recently refurbished and has not only set the standards for whale watching vessels to follow, but has been accredited with Advanced Ecotourism ECO Certification. Quick Cat II guarantees whale sightings and Whale Swims are now also offered (conditions apply).
Quick Cat II is a state of the art whale watching vessel with wheelchair and pram access allowing everyone to see and hear the whales that visit the pristine waters of Hervey Bay for four months each year. It is a non-smoking vessel.
Quick Cat II provides a courtesy pick-up and drop-off from accommodation around Hervey Bay. Complimentary morning and afternoon tea, with Jill's famous homemade muffins and free activity booklets for all children. Sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls and snacks are for sale on board. Quick Cat II is also fully licensed. Cruises depart the Great Sandy Straits Marina at the Urangan Boat Harbour in Hervey Bay where their floating office is situated.
Half day whale watch tour 7am to 12.30pm (July only 8am to 1pm). Including light breakfast and morning tea of home made muffins . Courtesy pick up in Hervey Bay area.
From August 1 this tour travels via Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island to collect guests and can be upgraded to a Whales and Fraser Super pass with morning cruise and lunch on Fraser Island with ferry transfers back to mainland at AUD20 extra per person.
Half day whale watch tour from 1pm to 5pm. Includes afternoon tea or home made muffins and danishes. Over the years they have developed underwater cameras that are not restricted to an area around the vessel, but can track the whale right to the ocean floor. Live to air vision is beamed direct to on board monitors that allow passengers to view the action both on the surface and below the vessel at the same time. This vision is recorded live and available on DVD for purchase.