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Whale Watching Cruise from Hervey Bay in Australia

- 3 hours tour, Fraser Island Coast

From AUD $79

Best Seller

1st of July - 30th October


Hervey Bay

Age 6-99


What you need to Know?

Start Location:

Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina 

Departure Time:

7:00am, 11:00am, 2:30pm (selected dates, check-in always 30 minutes before)

Return Time:

10:00am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm


3 hours

Free date changes:

Subject to availability


  • 3 hour Whale Watching Cruise
  • Expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalist
  • Hydrophone (to listen whale song)
  • Free Pacific Whale Foundation full colour Whalewatch Guide
  • Free snack and soft drink onboard
  • Free parking at the Marina
  • Whale sightings guaranteed from 16th of July to 9th of October
  • Tax (GST)



Step aboard the adventure of a lifetime 3 hours tour – Whale Watching Cruise from Hervey Bay in Australia. A thrilling experience that promises to leave you in awe. As a proud Tourism Australia Signature Experience and a best of Queensland gem, our tours are led by passionate Marine Biologists who will immerse you in the captivating world of humpback whales.

Picture yourself amidst the breathtaking migration phenomenon, happening from July to October. With guaranteed sightings from July 15 to October 9. Led by Pacific Whale Foundation Australia, pioneers in whale research for over three decades, you’ll embark on a journey filled with wonder and discovery.

Our team of scientists has dedicated themselves to unraveling the mysteries of humpback whales, boasting the most extensive database of Eastern Australian humpbacks. With each tour, you’ll contribute to vital conservation efforts, as every ticket supports education, conservation, and research projects.

But it’s not just about science

It’s about the thrill of the chase, the exhilaration of spotting these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Imagine listening to the haunting melodies of whale songs through underwater hydrophones, feeling the rush of excitement as you catch sight of a mighty humpback breaching the surface.

And let’s not forget the Ocean Defender, our state-of-the-art vessel designed for comfort and panoramic views. With forward-facing seats offering “whale’s eye” perspectives and ample shade for relaxation. You’ll cruise in style as you witness nature’s grandeur unfold before your eyes.

But perhaps the most rewarding part of this journey is knowing that your ticket is making a difference. By joining us on this unforgettable adventure, you’re not just witnessing the magic of the ocean. You’re actively contributing to its preservation.

Traditional country: Batchulla 

Why do we love "Whale Watching Cruise from Hervey Bay in Australia"


Mickael  says:
Picture it: the excitement as you set sail on Hervey Bay’s whale watching cruise. The breeze whispers, the waves dance, and your heart races with anticipation. Then, behold – the magnificent humpback whales! There they are, majestic and awe-inspiring. A journey of wonder, beauty, and thrill awaits!



Know Before You Go

What should I bring?

For your 3 hour tour  Whale Watching Cruise from Hervey Bay we recommend bringing:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Smartphone/Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Warm jacket and comfortable clothes

What is NOT included?

You won’t need to bring anything extra.

What else should I know before I go?

  • The above tour itinerary serves as a guideline and is subject to change based on weather conditions.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your departure.
  • We assure you a whale sighting on your cruise between dates 16th of July to 9 of October– if not, your next trip is for free.
  • We suggest to reconfirm booking by calling tour operator 1 Day before your scheduled start at 1800 454 310.

We hope this information prepares you for an incredible journey Whale watching cruise from Hervey Bay.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • If Pacific Whale Foundation cancels your tour due to weather or other reasons, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you need to change your tour date, we offer flexibility at no charge. Simply let us know at least 72 hours before your scheduled date, subject to availability.
  • However, if you change your mind or need to cancel for any other reason, a cancellation fee will apply according to VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions available on our website.
  • Cancellations made less than 72 hours of the tour date are non-refundable.
  • Please be aware that the card fee is non-refundable.

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