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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise

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Overview
Enjoy the majestic migration of humpback whales on this whale watching cruise from Hervey Bay. Listen to informative commentary about the whales and their migration towards the Antarctic from your guides. This premium tour includes morning tea, a buffet lunch, and an afternoon tea with fruits and cheeses.
Highlights
  • Head out to Platypus Bay for a whale watching tour
  • Learn about the humpback whale and their migration to the Antarctic
  • Enjoy morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch on this premium tour
  • Complimentary round-trip hotel transportation from Hervey Bay
What to Expect
Begin your day at Great Sandy Strait Marina and hop on the 58-foot catamaran to start your premium whale watching tour. Spend the day searching for humpback whales at Hervey Bay and Platypus Bay during their annual migration to the Antarctic. Listen to informative commentary about the whales and their migration while enjoying tea, coffee, and snacks throughout the day. Sightings usually include fin splashes, tail slaps, and breaches from pods of whales as well as dolphins, turtles, and seabirds. The catamaran is equipped with a hydrophone, allowing you to listen to whale noises on board. Enjoy a lunch buffet on board as you view the western beaches of Fraser Island. After a few afternoon nibbles, head back to the dock and head back to your hotel on the complimentary shuttle service.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Esplanade pick-ups are from the beachside opposite most motels.
Urraween Pickups are at 8:30
Pt Vernon pickups are at 8:40
Pialba pickups are at 8:45
Scarness pickups are at 8:50
Torquay pickups are at 9am
Shelly Beach pickups are at 9:05
Urangan Pickups are at 9:10
Other accommodation pick-ups can be arranged.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Lunch - Tropical Buffet lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed sightings form 1 August to 20 October or a free return tour
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We can arrange pet sitting if required.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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What more could you ask for on a tour? We went the last few days of the season so wasn't expecting too much, but we thought we'd try our luck anyway since we were in Hervey Bay. We got to see a couple of pods one with a mother and calf swimming right up the boat quite a few
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, Great to have you join us, so we could share our experience with you.. It is a pleasure to read that you had a great day. We hope to see you again in future. Keith The Skipper
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Excellent day trip & well organised crew & a great time .The boat was great for moving around & seeing the action ,the skipper was a great & fun character ,fantastic day job :) .
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time for your review. It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your day. That’s what we try and acheive daily. Thank you Keith The Skipper
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The boat was pristine, well run & the food was delicious. It was near the end of the season but we still saw lots of whales. The captain was very informative & moved the boat closer to whales when they were sighted. The two attendants were very attentive and offered sea
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
What a review...”Thank you”...on occasion the weather can be a bit temperamental and I personally hate our guests getting sea sick, so we will go to great lengths to try and minimise the impact of sea sickness. If our guests get sea sick then they don’t come back and that’s not good for business.. Thank you and we hope to see you soon Keith The Skipper
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We took the six hour trip that included morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The trip was at the end of the season, however, we saw plenty of whales, mostly with calves. A really enjoyable experience. Highly recommended. Warning, cover up and use the sunscreen provided
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We do see lots of Mum and calves from early September till late October and it’s a real pleasure to see an ever increasing population of our humpback whales. Hopefully we will see you again , and for a different experience try early August with the young whales.. Thanks again and very happy to hear you had a great day. Keith The Skipper
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As it was the end of the season, we half expected to not see any whales. We were wrong. We had a fabulous day, with a mum bringing her calf up to the boat, a guide whale breaching and dolphins playing in the bow waves. An awesome day out with lovely food and friendly,
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the day and the whales turned up. The dolphins are a pleasure to watch and an extra bonus for our guests some days. We look forward to welcoming you back next season perhaps.
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