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3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Join us for a truly unforgettable encounter with nature on an exclusive 3 Hour Whale Watching cruise in Hervey Bay.

Highlights

  • Whalewatch with the experts
  • Help save the whales
  • Cruise in comfort on Hervey Bay's newest, state of the art vessel Ocean Defender

Get up close and personal to one of the most magnificent creatures on the plant and listen to live whale songs with underwater hydrophones!

The Pacific Whale Foundation have over 30 years of whale research experience and you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and interact with our onboard expert whale researcher.

Our 3 hour trip departs from Great Sany Straits Marina in Hervey Bay onboard our modern state of the art vessel. It provides for a small boutique style excursion with panoramic water views and outstanding photo opportunities.

Your ticket to adventure will also help to save the whales as all profits from the Pacific Whale Foundations Hervey Bay cruises support whale research in Australia.

Don’t just dream it…do it! This is a once in a lifetime must do experience, book yours today!

Adult $89.00
Child $59.00
Adult - Afternoon $79.00

What's included

  • Expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalists
  • EXCLUSIVE! Interaction with onboard whale Researcher
  • Underwater hydrophones to listen to live whale songs
  • Sightings guaranteed or get a free return ticket
  • Drinks, snacks and souvenirs available onboard
  • FREE Pacific Whale Foundation full colour Whalewatch Guide

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on this trip

Available Bookings from September 17 to September 23

Change Dates

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$59.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$49.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Child$49.00
  • Adult - Afternoon$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Child$49.00
  • Adult - Afternoon$72.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Child$49.00
  • Adult - Afternoon$79.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Child$59.00
  • Adult - Afternoon$79.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Child$59.00
  • Adult - Afternoon$79.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Child$49.00
  • Adult - Afternoon$79.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

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Ana Domingos from France wrote on 01 September 2017

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Amazing experience

We had a really great time watching whales and their calfs. The staff were friendly and explained everything you need to know about whales. Thank you Pacific Whale Foundation! :)

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Thank you for joining us on our Hervey Bay whalewatch eco adventure. We appreciate your support and kind words. Pacific Whale Foundation has been studying humpback whales in Hervey Bay since 1987 and we are so pleased to share the whales and our experiences with you

Heather Copeland from Australia wrote on 11 August 2017

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Bucket List ✔️

Most amazing experience. Maddie and Scott freely shared their knowledge of the whales and were happy to answer all questions. Fantastic boat which enabled us to be really close, especially when they swam under the boat! Life changing. Thankyou so much for awesome day.

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Thanks for sharing your incredible photos from your Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch onboard Hervey Bay's newest vessel Ocean Defender. Amazing close encounters and our vessel allows all our guests incredible close to the water views. Maddie is a fantastic certified marine naturalist and researcher and Captain Scott is the best most respected captains in the Bay; You too have an awesome day!!

Gail Nilsson from Australia wrote on 16 August 2018

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Awesome experience

What can I say? What an awesome experience my husband and I had on this amazing whale watching adventure,from the minute we left the very informative staff were brilliant .Thinking we would see the whales from a distance,we were blown away when six amazing whales came up close and personal with our boat.They were frolicking and showing off to a female whale in their pod,but we also believe they were showing off to us as well.They went under and around our boat with such ease.would highly recommend this adventure with this crew.Something we will never forget.....unbelievable.....thank you pacific whale foundation Australia.

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Vaish from Australia wrote on 02 October 2017

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Absolutely Amazing!!!

The most amazing thing to see in Hervey Bay and definitely the best company to go with. We got to see about 15-20 whales including calves learning to breach from their mothers. Great guides and felt wonderful that the money goes to a great cause!

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Seeing a mother teaching her calf to breach is quite a special experience, and we are delighted that you were able to have such a fun and educational experience with our expert captain and crew. All of the proceeds from our whalewatches go directly back into the research Pacific Whale Foundation has been doing in Australia for over 31 years, and we are thankful for your support.

Pat from Australia wrote on 23 August 2017

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Best Whale Watching Experience in Harvey Bay

The Pacific Whale Foundation ( non-profit & research organisation) runs a fantastic 3 hour whale watching tour in Harvey Bay. They operate a very fast & comfortable 40 ft vessel that has a toilet on board. Everyone has a fantastic view. A great commentary is provided by a qualified marine biologist. We saw heaps of whales frolicking in the bay. The whales came right up to the boat ! Because the vessel is very fast , plenty of time is available to locate and watch the magnificent whales. Great value for money and an unforgettable experience. It is good to support a Whale research organisation by taking the trip. A free return trip is offered if no whales are seen!

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Thank you for the amazing review and acknowledging the tremendous work Pacific Whale Foundation has done to protect and save the incredible whales of Hervey Bay. Our vessel, Ocean Defender, is like a larger version of our research vessel providing low water views of the whales and an amazing close encounter experience. We appreciate your support and recommendation for others to join us!

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