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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Saw a variety of whale activity, wasn't many, food was nice, staff efficient and friendly and would go back again. We were pre-warned about the rough water conditions and still chose to go for the whale watch, captain was very informative. Saw the lovely sunset on the way back to the harbour. The $10 voucher given to each of us as we boarded was handy for cold drinks.

Date of experience: August 2020
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Whalesong C, Owner at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're so glad to see you enjoyed your cruise with us and would cruise with Whalesong again. I imagine you didn't rate us 5 stars, because of the lack of whales!? If it was anything else, please let me know as I'd like to know what we could be doing better. Many thanks, Rebecca (Owner/GM).

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Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Given COVID conditions the boat was only half capacity, personally on a day where half the passengers had left their sea legs at home it was nice to have all the extra space. The crew were very attentive bringing drinks and food through the day. The captain gave everyone fair warning before we left that the conditions were a half to one metre swell and this might affect the level of whale activity seen or if you thought this might be rough you could leave now and transfer your ticket to a another day. Sitting outside in the fresh air we got plenty wet but had grins on our faces like Cheshire cats it was fun and only moved when a few big waves soaked us, but fortunately we had dressed appropriately in waterproof tops keeping camera and most of self dry. And yes we did find some whales, at which time the sea was a bit calmer however the current did not let us drift as might be expected on a millpond day. Fantastic to see three humpbacks playing in the waters with Fraser Island as a backdrop. Really enjoyable day and would consider coming again when the weather forecast is not forSouth Westerlies. Thanks to all the crew for looking after everyone and still finding smiles at all times.

Date of experience: August 2020
Thank RichardC891
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Whalesong C, Owner at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2020

We're so glad to see you enjoyed your cruise with us, despite the rough weather. Although, it sounds like this enhanced the cruise for you though, ha ha!

We try to inform everyone as best as possible (or as much as they choose to listen) to the conditions and, although it affects the bottom line of the business, give everyone the option to get off and re-schedule or receive a refund if they want to. Better to only have those on board who really want to be on board. Whilst conditions in Hervey Bay are generally stunning, there are times of rough (and more so this year with the Westerly winds!). We're currently experiencing our typical SE and E winds, so it's great again. Happy to have you back on board!

Thanks for taking the time to review us!

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Reviewed 19 August 2020

It was excellent from start to finish. It was exciting, unexpectedly comfortable and the staff were very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2020
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Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020

'Unexpectedly comfortable', that's the first time I've heard that, ha ha! So true though. Whalesong is a very comfortable boat and is a pleasure to cruise on. I'm so glad to hear you thought it was excellent from start to finish. Our entire team work hard to provide everyone the best possible experience they could hope for. Thanks for taking the time to review us (and for choosing to cruise with us!).

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Reviewed 19 August 2020 via mobile

Worthwhile cruise all the staff were very professional. Value for money. I would recommend. Whales were a little scarce but the captain did his very best to get us close to whales.

Thank Diane920
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Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. So great to see you enjoyed your cruise with us. Our crew do a great job looking after everyone and our captain is incredible finding and informing about the whales, even in the most adverse of conditions. Sometimes the whales don't want to play and like to hide...that's just nature. I'm glad to see you enjoyed your cruise anyway!

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Reviewed 19 August 2020 via mobile

Had the most amazing afternoon, the close encounter with the whales is incredible. I did the sunset cruise so was beautiful to watch the whales and sunset over the water. The crew is fantastic and would highly recommend

Date of experience: August 2020
Thank ugchubs
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Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020

I love the Afternoon + Sunset whale watch too! Nothing like watching these incredible and majestic giants of the sea, then cruising home with a beautiful Hervey Bay sunset. Thanks for the high recommendation and for taking the time to review us!

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