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Quick Cat II - Hervey Bay Whale Watch

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Buccaneer Drive | Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Excellent day out

Highly recommend this for a day out to the coast of Fraser Isle. The staff are fantastic and the... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Mavrick232
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Melbourne, Australia
Brilliant

Whales and weather unfortunately didnt play the game but the crew were more than helpful and very... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Jimmy271986
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Hervey Bay Whale Watch operate 2 half day cruises daily during whale season (mid July - end Oct)on board Quick Cat II, the most awarded vessel in Queensland. Quick Cat II *morning cruise 7am-12.30pm includes light breakfast, home made morning tea. *During July only cruises depart 8am. Afternoon cruise 1pm-5pm includes home made afternoon tea. All cruises Guarantee whale sightings or free retun ticket issued. Wheelchair & pram access around the entire main deck. Now offering Swim with whales!(when conditions permit. This is your opportunity to experience Humpback Whales up close and personal in their natural environment.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Buccaneer Drive | Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Highly recommend this for a day out to the coast of Fraser Isle. The staff are fantastic and the food and drink abundant.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Whales and weather unfortunately didnt play the game but the crew were more than helpful and very accommodating. We saw whales despite the weather and this was down to the expertise of the crew. Being towards the end of the season also made it more...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We live around the area and have been on several whale watching trips before, all of which were fantastic.This was our second time to use Quick cat II, as we had a positive experience with them the first time. Their vessel was also the only...More

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QuickCatII, General Manager at Quick Cat II - Hervey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi Paulo , I remember speaking with you now , and discussing the weather conditions and the weather forecast several times on the phone ..... and mentioning that we may cancel IF the conditions are not suitable ....I am a little surprised when you mentioned...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Just wanted to praise the Quick Cat II team for their friendliness and honesty. We were incredibly unlucky as we didn't spot any whales (a first in years - end of the migration season, rough sea), but we were carefully looked after and the company...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We watched whales coming next to the boat. This was an amazing experience. The group is small and the crew is very friendly. Lots of fun for money - highly recommended.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. Staff were very informative and entertaining. Emotional experience being so close to these majestic mammals

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

As we have lived in Hervey Bay for 6 years and we still hadn't done this tour we decided to take our UK visitors. We had a great time with plenty of whales and the commentary was great. Well worth it.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to see 9 whales. Took awhile to find then. Found a mother and calf first which was special then a pod of ~7 whales. We must have spent an hour and a half hanging about while they circled the boat, even...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I took my 85yo mother in law out yesterday with this company after checking suitability for someone who has mobility issues. they assured me that all would be fine. Apart from the very steep ramp down to the boarding area, not their fault, it really...More

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QuickCatII, Front Office Manager at Quick Cat II - Hervey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks for the review- our motto is Happy Crew = Happy customers so we are glad you and your mum enjoyed the day. Quick Cat II was designed so everyone has access all around the main deck so glad it worked out for your mum....More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had such an incredible day, amazing experience, we swam with the whales, best experience in my life! I didn't even know it was possible! The team is really nice, the boat not too big, so we where able to get really close from the...More

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Amy L
5 August 2017|
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Response from QuickCatII | Property representative |
Hi John, We have been running the swim option for the last 3 years and mainly swims are possible with the sub-adults whales which are generally in the Bay earlier in the season July/August. In September we often have... More
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Anca N
26 July 2016|
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Response from QuickCatII | Property representative |
Hi Anca, The Whale season is from June until the end of October. So unfortunately you wont get to see them in January. If you were able to change your trip, to the above months you would be guaranteed Whales. Thanks Kerry
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Debbie C
14 July 2016|
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Debbie, we guarantee every cruise & have done for 30 years. Our season is already running with whales in the bay & we will have many more by August. Looking forward to seeing you in Hervey Bay where the whales stay... More
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