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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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Urangan, Australia
Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
  • Includes morning or afternoon tea, lunch (if option selected), and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Morning tea or afternoon tea
Live commentary on board
Free courtesy transfers from Hervey Bay tourist accommodation or Free parking at Marina
Fully Licenced Bar (available for purchase)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Eftpos Available
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

Just look for the Big Whale on the side of the road.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Spirit of Hervey Bay
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.

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Reviews

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262 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Sleeping mama
Julia_P
, Oct 2021
Seeing the mother and calf up close while they were sleeping then when they woke up they were slapping the water with there fins and came up really close
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your 5 star review, Julia. Humpbacks are such amazing mammals. They sleep with one side of their brain awake, so would have been aware you guys were there!
star-5
Best Day Ever
Judith_W
, Oct 2021
Just seeing the beautiful whales and their calves. So many of them. The commentary was so good too. The whole day from start to finish was amazing
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Judith, So pleased we could give you the best day ever! We might be slightly biased but there is nothing better than a day on the water with our whales in Hervey Bay.
star-5
Worth whale watching
Guntas_D
, Oct 2021
The most memorable part is when the whales moving around the cruise and that was an amazing time and it was really fun experience with you whales.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your 5 star review Guntas. So pleased you had an amazing time out on the Spirit of Hervey Bay, with our whales.
star-5
Amazing experience
Jade_D
, Oct 2021
Friendly, informative staff. We saw heaps of whales. Lots of calves doing tricks and breaching. Mummy’s yea hung calves to communicate. Had a sonar so we could hear the males singing. Amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Jade, Thanks for your 5 star review. As you say the claves are so relaxed in our waters here in Hervey Bay. They love showing off and jumping out of the water!
star-5
Trip of a lifetime
Jody_B
, Oct 2021
This was an amazing adventure that I would recommend to everyone. The crew onboard were friendly and helpful. The captain of the boat and his staff were extremely informative and gave us the best experience ever. Thank you so much.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your five star review Jody. We love giving our passengers amazing experiences with our whales in Hervey Bay.
star-5
Bucket list event. TICK.
John_T
, Sep 2021
The whales were the highlight but the attentive staff and genuine interest in you having a good time was amazing.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks John for your great 5 star review. We all love our jobs - I mean why wouldn't we! So pleased you got to tick off your bucket list event with us and you took away some great memories.
star-5
We got to see a whale...
Kristy_I
, Sep 2021
We got to see a whale breach which was amazing. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. We had a great time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Kristy, Thanks so much for your 5 star review. We love giving our passengers amazing lifelong memories out with our whales in Hervey Bay.
star-5
Awesome day with whales
Yvette_C
, Sep 2021
Great weather, first time I have been whale watching, an amazing experience, shared with a long time friend, loved hearing the children's reactions when they saw the whales.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks for your great 5 star review. As you say watching the reactions of everyone seeing whales is cool. So pleased we could give you an amazing experience to remember for a long time to come.
star-5
Amazingly beautiful
Helen_W
, Sep 2021
The whales all the staff were amazing and I would recommend the trip to anyone We all had the best experience
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We love giving our passengers an amazing time out on the bay with our whales. So pleased to be able to create some great memories for you.
star-5
A whale of a time.
Samantha_W
, Sep 2021
What a wonderful experience, staff were very friendly and helpful, captain's knowledge was great, we learned so much about the local whales. Highly recommended as a beautiful day out.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Pleased you had a wonderful time in Hervey Bay with our whales. Having been operating in whale tours for many years, we have experienced and knowledgeable crew with a lot of information to pass on.

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