Exclusive Whale Watching Encounter

Top Rated on Tripadvisor 5/5

Full day (From mid July to end October)

With over 35 years experience in the field, we offer one of the most comprehensive Hervey Bay whale watching tours in Queensland. Join us aboard a comfortable multi award-winning sailing vessel, taking you right to the spot where the whales are performing. Be ready for some tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping or spy-hopping. These magnificent marine mammals will take your breath away as you get up close and personal with them in their own environment, creating a memory that will last forever. Whale watching at its best!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Expert commentary with over 35 years experience with marine mammals
  • Multi award winning sail vessel
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious full buffet lunch
  • Complimentary beverage (beer, wine or soft drink)
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Only full day vessel – giving you more time with the whales
  • Free WiFi on board so you can instantly share your photos

FEATURES & FACILITIES

  • In-Water Platform

    For a whale immersive experience

  • No Crowds = Great Views

    Maximum of 24 passengers

  • Eco Friendly Sailing Vessel

    Lowest carbon footprint

  • Hydrophone

    Listen to the whales singing

  • Wide Decks

    Plenty of undercover seating

  • Free All Day Parking

    Park in the Urangan marina for free

  • Spacious Modern Bathroom

    For your convenience & comfort

  • Catering For All Diets

    Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian etc

  • Fully Licensed

    Buy beer, wine and spirits onboard

  • Onboard Payment Facilities

    No need for cash

ABOUT HUMPBACK WHALES

From mid July to November the calm waters of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island (K’gari) become a sanctuary for the most magnificent and beautiful humpback whales. Every year the whales return to Hervey Bay; one of the worlds most exclusive whale watching destinations.

Most of the whales you will see are 10 to 13 metres in length and 30 tonnes or more, that’s over 5 times the boats weight. So when you see a whale with Blue Dolphin, you will really see a whale!

MEET YOUR SKIPPER

Peter Lynch

Your Skipper Pete has over 35 years experience with marine mammals. Over the years Pete has been involved with the rescue and rehabilitation of many stranded marine mammals both here in Australia and overseas. You can rest assured that your whale watching day will be very informative thanks to Pete’s wealth of experience and knowledge. He welcomes all your questions so please be sure to ask.

ITINERARY

6:30 am
Complementary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation.
7:30 am
Departs the Great Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay.
11:00 am
Morning tea en route to the whales. Includes; tea, coffee, hot soup, muffins, biscuits, slices
1:00 pm
Delicious full buffet lunch served with a complimentary drink.
2:30 pm
Enjoy a fruit platter, cake, tea or coffee as we head back to the marina
4:00 pm
Arrive back at the marina between 3:30 - 4:30pm where you can then board the courtesy bus and be dropped back at your accommodation.

These are approximate times.

What to Bring

  • Camera

    Don't forget to capturing your incredible whale watching moments (and tag us)!

  • Hat

    Having a hat with a wide brim will help shade your from the Queensland sun.

  • Sunglasses

    There can be a bit of glare out on the water, so a pair of sunglasses will help you see the whales better.

  • Jacket

    Bring a jacket as the wind can get a little chilly as we sail to the whales.

  • Sensible Non-Slip Shoes

    Please avoid wearing black soled shoes as these mark the deck or you can take them off when you are on board.

PRICES

Adult
$160
Child (8 - 14 years)
$130
Family: 2 adults + 2 children (over 8yrs old)
$500
Extra children in family
$85 each

Prices valid for the 2019 whale season

  • Please note that this tour is best suited for children aged 8 years and above.
  • Group prices are available for 6 or more people - Contact us for more details.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • We are a non-smoking vessel. 

Our Other Tours

Champagne Sunset Sail

Sit back, relax and take in the beautiful panoramic views of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island (K’gari) while sipping champagne.

  • Available: November - June
  • Departure Time: 5:00 pm
  • Duration: Not Available

Private Sailing Charters

Book your exclusive birthday, Christmas party, conference, engagement, hens night, wedding, staff party or any other event with us.

  • Available: All Year Round
  • Departure Time: Not Available
  • Duration: Not Available

Fraser Island (K’gari) Eco-Sailing Adventure

Outside of whale season we operate Fraser Island Eco-Sailing Adventures with the opportunity to explore the south coast of Fraser Island.

  • Available: October - July
  • Departure Time: 8:30 am
  • Duration: Half day

Fraser Island (K’gari) Hummer Tours

For the ultimate experience combine the 1 day Fraser Island (K’gari) Hummer Tour with our whale watching or dolphin cruise!

  • Available: All Year round
  • Departure Time: Not Available
  • Duration: 2 or 3 day

Insanely amazing, awesome hospitality! If the whales were any closer they’d be on the boat with us! Wouldn’t that be a sight? Time stood still as the whales drew nearer and nearer to the catamaran… and when they literally popped their heads up against the boat… WOW!

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