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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 Sandy 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

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 for the whole experience

Location

  • Please check in at shop 30 min prior to boarding time. Store front is located in the Great Sandy Straits Marina Complex.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 6

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
  • Bookings can not be changed or cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled departure

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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

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Tania Armstrong from New Zealand wrote on 10 September 2019

Amazing experience

Loved this experience a smaller boat meant we got so close to the whales we experienced their gentle inquisitive nature’s. The staff were all fabulous and it was so awesome to have research scientists on board, their love of the whales was infectious, I’m now whale obsessed. This trip was great value for money and I love that profits go back into whale research.

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Wow! Incredible photos, Tania! Thank for sharing. We love our small vessel as well, and the connection with the whales it provides. Thank you for coming out with us and supporting our research here in Hervey Bay; we couldn't do it without you!

becr1 from Australia wrote on 20 September 2019

Hervey bay humpbacks

Up close and personal experience with the Hervey bay humpback whales. A truly memorable and educational trip, well worth it. With very knowledgeable and friendly staff on board. I loved that they offered us refreshments during the trip that was a really nice touch.

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Beautiful photos, Bec! Thank you for joining us. We are happy to have support from the public to allow us to continue our important work.

Graham Reid from Australia wrote on 19 September 2019

Great tour

We got to see whales in their natural environment. Great commentary, experienced crew. Very enjoyable.

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Beautiful photos, Graham! Looks like you got to experience some powerful tail-slapping! Thank you for joining us and supporting our research here in Hervey Bay.

Mark from United Kingdom wrote on 16 September 2019

A fantastic experience

We got really close to the whales and saw some really interesting behaviour (as shown by our tour guide's face in the picture). You really feel close to the whales in such a small boat, but if you were wanting a relaxing meal and things maybe pick one of the bigger boats.

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

What a great photo, Mark! Our naturalists are certainly passionate about the work that they do. Thank you for joining us and supporting our work.

Tayla Hamlet from Australia wrote on 09 September 2019

Excellent experience for a really great price

The staff on board were very friendly and knowledgeable. We had lots of sightings in early September, especially mum's and calf's. We debated doing a longer tour, but 3 hours ended up being perfect. Only downside is that as it's a smaller boat, so there is no bar or food available onboard. The benefit to this though, is that the boat is far faster than a lot of the other tours available, meaning that you get out of the bay quicker and get to spend more time with the beautiful whales. They also provide snacks (biscuits) and soft drinks on board free of charge. Thanks again for an incredible afternoon!

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From 3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Thank you, Tayla. We feel like all the operators here in Hevery Bay offer a different experience and we certainly offer a unique whale watching experience. We are so glad that our 3-hour tour ended up meeting your expectations. Having a quicker boat means quicker to the whales. Thank you for your support of the foundation! We couldn't do it without you.

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