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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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Urangan, Australia
Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Go whale-watching from Hervey Bay on your choice of a 4-hour or 5.5-hour cruise. Ride the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay in a stable catamaran that offers superior comfort and clear views of the whales. You are likely to also see dolphins, turtles and seabirds, and perhaps even a dingo on the sandy beach at Fraser Island. The tour includes complimentary morning or afternoon tea, and the longer tour includes lunch and tea.
  • 4-hour or 5.5-hour whale watching tour from Hervey Bay
  • Look for humpback whales and other marine life including dolphins and turtles
  • Cruise past the lovely beaches of Fraser Island
  • Includes morning or afternoon tea, lunch (if option selected), and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Morning tea or afternoon tea
Live commentary on board
Free courtesy transfers from Hervey Bay tourist accommodation or Free parking at Marina
Fully Licenced Bar (available for purchase)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Eftpos Available
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

Just look for the Big Whale on the side of the road.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the departure dock at Hervey Bay to board the catamaran for your 4-hour or 5.5-hour cruise.

Head out into the calm waters of Platypus Bay and take in the lovely scenery of Fraser Island’s white-sand beaches. Continue to the sites where the whales are most often spotted during their annual migration along Australia's coast. When you encounter the whales, you might witness spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and loud tail slaps as the whales play and feed.

Your boat is equipped with six levels of spacious viewing decks, underwater viewing rooms that allow you to catch the action below the waterline, a waterline viewing platform, and a hydrophone that captures the sound of the whale vocalizations. Learn about whale behavior and other fascinating facts from the informative guide. You can also nibble on morning or afternoon tea, and fuel up with the lunch that is provided on the longer tour.

When your boat returns to the dock at the end of your tour, receive a complimentary souvenir DVD to take home.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Spirit of Hervey Bay

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.

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Amazingly beautiful
Helen_W
, Sep 2021
The whales all the staff were amazing and I would recommend the trip to anyone We all had the best experience
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A whale of a time.
SamanthaWells
, Sep 2021
What a wonderful experience, staff were very friendly and helpful, captain's knowledge was great, we learned so much about the local whales. Highly recommended as a beautiful day out.
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Great Whale Watching
Carolyn_M
, Sep 2021
the tour was great from the start, very warm welcoming from the crew and the captain. great weather and even better saw a lot of whales. They were very active and put on a good show.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Carolyn, Thanks for your great review. Our whales in Hervey Bay are great! We love creating special memories for our passengers.
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star-4
Great afternoon out
Toni_G
, Sep 2021
Great commentary with info on the whales- afternoon tea was a bit ordinary - otherwise fantastic afternoon out. Toni
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Toni, Thanks for your review. So pleased you had a fantastic afternoon out with us. The afternoon tea is complimentary to the main event, which is the whales. Pleased it didn't detract from the rest of your cruise.
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Good trip
michael_d
, Sep 2021
Seeing the whales and Fraser Island up close Good viewing areas on the boat with good bar service Lots of whales but didn’t see them fully roll out if water up close
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Michael, Thanks for your review. Every day is different out there on the water. Some days the whales interact with us more than others. Sounds as though you had a good trip anyway.
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Excellent trip with...
Bob_H
, Sep 2021
Excellent trip with great commentary, able to see whales close to. We saw whales within 10 minutes of leaving port.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Bob, Thanks for your 5 star review. We love giving our passengers great experiences with the whales.
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Whale watching
Geordie_E
, Sep 2021
The experience of getting to see the whales up close and the boat trip was great aswell it's a experience that I would like to do again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
So pleased we could give you a great experience in Hervey Bay with the whales. Look forward to welcoming you back at some stage.
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👌🏼
Katherine_G
, Sep 2021
Was a beautiful morning with so many different pods around the bay. Was a good experience and would love to bring the kids back to experience it with us next time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Katherine, Thanks for your 5 star review. We look forward to your next trip back with us, so the kids can experience how great whale watching in Hervey Bay is!
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A good trip, but....
David_T
, Aug 2021
The Spirit of Hervey Bay provided an excellent cruise with appropriate information and assistance. But Australians beware! Booking through Viator, an American company, cost us an extra $35 because of the exchange rate.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi David, Viator, as you say are an American company. They sell tours worldwide. You just need to change the 'Currency' at the top of the booking site, to Australian Dollars and then you will be charged in Australian dollars and not pay the exchange rate. All our bookings come through in Australian dollars. So pleased you had an excellent cruise with us despite the issue with the booking.
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Amazing
Gemma
, Aug 2021
Boat was very comfortable for all and very spacious. Felt like we could get an amazing view of the whales without feeling crowded. The most memorable part for our family was when the whale came right up beside the boat and gave us a show
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Gemma, Thanks so much for your 5 star review. Hervey Bay is a great place to have those amazing up close encounters with the whales. We love making awesome memories for our passengers.
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