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Whale Watching - Half Day Trip Aboard QuickCat II - Hervey Bay

Join the team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch for a fun, educational and exciting Whale Watch experience aboard Quick Cat II.

Highlights

  • 360 degree views of Whales!
  • Option to SWIM WITH THE WHALES!
  • Amazing photograph opportunities
  • Underwater viewing
  • Multi award winning vessel
  • Easy to move around boat with wide walkways and large decks incl wheelchair access
  • Licensed bar

30 years ago, Brian and Jill Perry pioneered commercial Whale Watching in Australia, in Hervey Bay. After 30 years ‘Hervey Bay Whale Watch’ was sold to friends the ‘Peaker Family’.

Johnno use to fly the spotter plane for Brian when he was busy but was keen to join the fun on the water so he started working on the boat with Brian in 1987 and qualified as a Skipper with Hervey Bay Whale Watch in 1989.

Johno perused a career as a commercial pilot but always maintained a close connection with the whale watch fleet and did occasional skipper jobs as much as possible.

30 years later he was flying over Quick Cat II and was struck by how good the boat looked moving in the water – It happened that Johno was looking for a Family business - one thing led to another and he and his family ( Josh, Sam and Kate ) took over the business in 2017 with the team all keen to share our amazing area and whales with our guests.

So it has gone full circle and the Perrys are confident that the business is in good hands with part of the original crew at the helm.

Join the team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch for a fun, educational and exciting Whale Watch experience aboard Quick Cat II.

Quick Cat II is one of the fastest boats in the fleet making sure you get maximum time to spend with our beautiful Humpback Whales.

Quick Cat II is purpose built specifically for whale watching with its 5 spacious viewing decks across 3 different levels, amphitheatre seating and full wheelchair and pram access around the whole main derck.

Quick Cat II is the only boat in the fleet allowing uninterrupted full 360 degree views on ALL levels ensuring you get the close encounter you've dreamed of.

 

Morning Whale Cruise :

Enjoy a morning Whale Watch Cruise aboard Quick Cat II. All Morning Cruises allow you to enjoy Tea and coffee, a light breakfast and morning tea for you to indulge while taking in the breath taking views of Fraser Island, Hervey Bay’s beautiful waters and of course our majestic Humpback Whales.

During July Quick Cat II departs the Urangan Harbour at 8:00AM and returns at 12:30PM.

As of August 1st our Morning Cruise departs the Urangan Harbour at 7:00AM travelling via Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island to pick up guests – then on to see the Humpback Whales and returning back at the Urangan Harbour at 12:30PM via Kingfisher Bay Resort.

**Special Exclusive Offer - Whales & Lunch at Fraser Island ** For only an extra $40 payable on the day!

After your Whale Watch cruise you can disembark at Kingfisher Bay Resort to enjoy lunch at the Sand Bar. After lunch you can relax by the spa & pool, explore the self-guided walking trails, hire a stand up paddle board or kayak or take a step back and relax at the Sunset Bar at The Jetty to watch the breath taking sunset.

You will return back to Hervey Bay with a choice of catching either the 2pm or 5pm resort barge. Once arrived the Kingfisher Bay Resort bus service will return you back at the marina or to your accommodation. AMAZING VALUE!

 

Afternoon Cruise :

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon Whale Watch Cruise aboard Quick Cat II.

All Afternoon Cruises allow you to enjoy Tea and coffee, afternoon tea and an antipasto platter for you to indulge while taking in the breath taking views of Fraser Island, Hervey Bay’s beautiful waters and of course our majestic Humpback Whales. On the return cruise back to Urangan Harbour take advantage of our licensed bar and enjoy a glass of bubbles while watching the amazing sunsets Hervey Bay has to offer.

Our Afternoon Cruise departs Urangan Harbour at 1:00PM and travels direct to the whales and returns at 5:00PM.

 

Check In:

Please ensure all guests check in to our floating office at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time. We don’t want you to miss the boat. We are the only floating office located right at the boat, look for the red harpoon gun on the board walk and you have found us. Walk through the office check in with one of our lovely office staff members and head on through onto Quick Cat II.

Morning Cruise: Please check in at 7:45AM

If you experience unexpected delays please call us as soon as you can. If you cannot make departure time your ticket is transferable to another cruise (subject to availability)

 

***Swim with the Whales – an extra $80 payable on the day***. Guests are required to bring their own snorkel, goggles and towel.

Hervey Bay Whale Watch being the pioneers of swimming with the Humpback Whales in Australia can offer the amazing an experience of a life time swimming with our beautiful Humpback Whales – an experience you will never forget.

Our team try their hardest to give everyone a chance at this amazing experience. However, Whale Swims cannot be 100% guaranteed as we are working with wild animals and need appropriate conditions to ensure this is a safe and enjoyable experience.

For a higher chance of a Whale Swim please note that the best time is between July through until early September. After early September we start seeing more mothers and calves arrive and although this is a wonderful sight to see , legislation prohibits Whale Swims with mothers and calves.

Water temperature on average varies from 19 to 23 degrees, however once being in the water most people forget about the temperature when face to face with our friendly and curious Humpback Whales.

Adult $99.00
Adult 1pm $100.00
Child $59.00
Infant (0-3 yrs) $0.00
Senior $94.00

What's included

  • Guaranteed whale sightings. Free return ticket if none are sighted
  • Morning/afternoon tea, fresh muffins
  • Low passenger numbers
  • Marine park levys
  • Official guide to Hervey Bay Whale Watching for children
  • Courtesy pick up

Notes

  • The operator reserves the right to postpone/cancel the trip for weather reasons or any other unforeseen circumstances. In the rare occasion of this happening, the operator will need to contact you so please be sure to leave your phone number when booking.
  • Child price applicable for ages 4 - 14 years. Infants 0 - 3 years go free - these tickets can be added as you proceed through the checkout.

Available Bookings from August 06 to August 12

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Thu 6 Aug
Fri 7 Aug
Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
Mon 10 Aug
Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$59.00
  • Infant (0-3 yrs)$0.00
  • Senior$94.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$59.00
  • Infant (0-3 yrs)$0.00
  • Senior$94.00

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

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Megan Ruddy from Australia wrote on 01 October 2019

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A perfect whale watching day, in Platypus Bay

October is great if you want to watch the calves learn how to breach and play with mums watching close by! The boat doesn’t have underwater viewing as per the booking blurb so that was the only disappointment for my daughter, but I suppose stay above board is where it’s all happening.

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Leslie Fotakis from Australia wrote on 24 September 2019

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A great way to spend an afternoon!

Wonderful tour. Excellent staff. Magnificent whales!!!

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Lesley from Australia wrote on 16 September 2019

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Happy Whale Watcher

Had an amazing afternoon, lots of whales playing around. Staff and crew are fantastic as well

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From Whale Watching - Half Day Trip Aboard QuickCat II - Hervey Bay

Thanks for leaving us a review. Until you have been whale watching in Hervey Bay its pretty hard to describe how amazing it is. Glad you enjoyed the day and love the photos. Regards Quick Cat II team

Liz Stower from Australia wrote on 29 July 2020

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Fantastic Whale watching experience!

Excellent experience all round, From lots of options to choose with plenty of information including terms and conditions.was easy to book, clear instructions and simple to follow when we got to the launching location. The actual activity was amazing a great family run professional business. Good information whilst heading out on the QuickCatii without been intrusive or over the top and the whales 🐳 were obviously the highlight. Saw around 20 over course of the tour from next to the boat to 50 or so meters away and others further away. Tail and fin slapping and breaches all in the mix. Curious creatures which were intrigued by us as much as we were by them. A great time ✅👍

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From Whale Watching - Half Day Trip Aboard QuickCat II - Hervey Bay

Hi There, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was our absolute pleasure to have you out on board with us on QuickCat2 and receiving reviews like this one is exactly why we do what we do. This season is running a lot differently for us all in these times and your comments and appreciation for our small family run business does not go un noticed. We really hope to see you return to see our beautiful whales again and look forward to having you back out with us in the future..... Keep safe and cheers, Your team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch :)

kim elford from Australia wrote on 29 July 2020

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Half day whale tour

Fantastic day out on the water seen lots of Wales staff was amazing friendly recommend quick cat 2 to anyone

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From Whale Watching - Half Day Trip Aboard QuickCat II - Hervey Bay

Hi Kim Thank you so much for you 5 star review and glad you enjoyed your day. We certainly get some friendly whales here in Hervey Bay, the only place where they stop to rest and play!

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