Water activity

Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale Watching Experience

4.7 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: Whalesong Cruises

Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale Watching Experience

Activity provider: Whalesong Cruises

From US$ 100.11 per person

Whale sightings are guaranteed on this small–group, half-day cruise with advanced eco–accreditation. Witness whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and birds on a purpose-built luxury catamaran. Enjoy a morning tea and lunch or afternoon tea and dinner.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick–up from your hotel or accommodation in Hervey Bay. If accommodation not listed above, please contact the local operator.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Have majestic humpback whale encounters
  • Listen to real-time marine and local history commentary
  • Glide over the water on a purpose built, low carbon footprint vessel
  • Relax and take in the scenery with wide decks, special viewing areas and low passenger numbers
  • Enjoy free WiFi, to upload your incredible experiences as you're having them
Full description
Hervey Bay has a reputation as one the best places in the world in which to observe Humpback whales, enjoy this excursion with the guarantee of seeing these wonderful animals. See these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat on this enthralling half–day tour.  Depart from your hotel or accommodation in Hervey Bay and travel to the marina to begin your aquatic adventure. Travel across the beautiful blue, clear water of Hervey Bay and take in the stunning views. Spot humpback and other majestic species of whales as they frolic in the water. Look out also for birds, turtles, dugongs and 3 different species of dolphin. While you watch whales and a whole host of wonderful sea creatures, the friendly crew will serve morning tea and lunch (on Extended Morning cruise) or afternoon tea and dinner (on Afternoon and Sunset cruise).
  • Hotel pickup
  • Morning/afternoon tea and lunch/dinner
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Water, tea, coffee, and chocolate drink
  • Kid's activity sheets
  • Sunscreen
  • Soft drinks and juices
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Snacks and souvenirs

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • If you would like to purchase additional drinks alcoholic beverages, please bring cash or card for the fully licensed bar
  • Wear comfortable flat shoes and dress for the day, a jacket if you feel the cold and a hat
  • Bring sunglasses and a water bottle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

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We were very lucky the weather was supposed to be terrible but wasn't and the whales were pleased to see us. Three or four pods came together at various times and put on quite a show . We were out about an hour and half before we saw much activity but from then on it was all go. The staff and the food were great too making it a great day out.

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September 16, 2022

Checkin and boarding was easy. The boat was clean. The cruise team were very helpful and knew there roles. The captain made every effort to manoeuvre the boat so that all passengers had the opportunity to view the whales which we did see. The morning tea and lunch served were also very good. Thoroughly recommend.

August 8, 2021

what an amazing day from the Captain whowas so knowledgeable and even sang to the whales - to the fruit platter at morning tea to the lovely lunch despite Covid- the covid plan on board was first class as were the Whales up to four at a time just stuck with us the whole morning it was a great day

August 12, 2020

Product ID: 163902