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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

  • 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
Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
From US$72.86
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Morning Whale Watch CruiseMost Popular
4.5 Hour Whale watch Cruise, departing 8.30am, returning 1.00pm. Includes morning tea.
From US$72.86
Afternoon Whale Watch Cruise
4 Hour whale watch cruise, departing 1.30pm, returning 5.30pm. Includes afternoon tea.
From US$72.86
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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (144)
1 - 5 of 141 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile
Lovely afternoon sailing!

So sadly we went on this at the tail end of whale watching season, so we really had to hunt for whales. However, the team were amazing and we managed to find every single whale left in the Fraser Island bay area. We only got...More

Thank Moradeyo A
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
Morning half day tour was a good choice

Informative and engaging commentary, friendly crew, comfortable boat, good amount of time spent with each whale pod, left the Marina on time, seamless boarding process, returned feeling happy with the whales we had seen even though it was the end of the season. Benefit is...More

Thank hofftoexplore
Reviewed 14 October 2018
What a terrific day

From the moment we met the crew we were made to feel welcomed. Such a friendly,fun and informative team. We got to see whale mums and babes tail slapping and beaching many times. We got up nice and close and had many great photo opportunities....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank veronica j
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Staff very friendly, professional and very informative. They delivered what they promised, whales😃🐳. Boat was very comfortable and heaps of room for viewing. Perfect weather, perfect day, 👍

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gil L
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The provider keeps what he promises. I saw many whales from a distance and some were right beside the boat. It was so great to see the mothers with their kids. The kids were playful and jumped out of the water. There were a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline F
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26 July 2018|
Response from Val H | Reviewed this property |
Hervey Bay Whale Watching as far as I know doesn't do full day cruises, you would need to check with them, last time we did the lunch cruise and it was brilliant, nice food, plenty of whales and excellent commentary. The... More
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