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Whale Watching Tour - Half Day Cruise - Hervey Bay

Spend up to 5 hours out on the waters of Hervey Bay searching for whales during this unforgettable boat tour. Listen to the expert commentary from your guide and enjoy a delicious meal onboard.

Spend up to 5 hours out on the waters of Hervey Bay searching for whales during this unforgettable boat tour. Listen to the expert commentary from your guide and enjoy a delicious meal onboard.


  • Friendly guides with lots of local knowledge and expert fauna commentary
  • Includes delicious food and complimentary filtered water, leaf and herbal tea, coffee and milo
  • Extra wide decks provide excellent viewing and seating for guests
  • Fully licensed and well stocked bar
  • Includes hotel pick up in Hervey Bay
  • Free WiFi onboard

Experience a life-changing close encounter with the amazing marine life of Hervey Bay. This epic 4-5 hour cruise aboard the specially designed, environmentally friendly, MV Whalesong will let you discover the incredible local whales and dolphins with the help of their friendly, expert crew. In addition to the guaranteed whale sightings, you could also see sea turtles, dolphins and endangered dugong, as well as local tropical fish.

Whalesong's Extended Morning Cruise - July 18th to October 31st

The Morning Cruise gets you out on the Bay, interacting with the whales before the other boats arrive, but still back in time to be able to make use of your afternoon.Of all the morning cruises, Whalesong Cruises spends the longest on the whales.

5-hour cruise includes:

• Morning Tea (fruit platter and cakes)

• Buffet Lunch (cool roasted chicken, ham, three freshly made salads and fresh bread)

Whalesong's Afternoon + Sunset Cruise - July 25th to October 11th

The Afternoon Cruise is ideal if you want to make the most of your time in Hervey Bay. It enables you to fit in a whale watch cruise on the same day you arrive as they are the latest full-service boat to leave in the afternoon.After the afternoon of whale watching, enjoy your dinner with the stunning sunset Hervey Bay is famous for.

4-hour cruise includes:

• Afternoon Tea (cheeses, sliced meats and crackers)

• Buffet Dinner (stews, soup, fresh salads and fresh bread)

Whalesong Cruises are committed sustainable practices, you can feel comfortable knowing your experience is not at the expense of the environment these incredible creatures live in.

Adult Extended Morning $140.00
Child Extended Morning $75.00 (4 - 14 years old)
Teenager Extended Morning $100.00 (15 - 17 years old)
Adult Afternoon + Sunset $140.00
Child Afternoon + Sunset $75.00
Teenager Afternoon + Sunset $100.00
Family (4*) Extended Morning $400.00 (*2A + 2C)
Family (4*) Afternoon + Sunset $400.00 (*2A + 2C)
Family (5*) Extended Morning $440.00 (*2A + 3C)
Family (5*) Afternoon + Sunset $440.00 (*2A + 3C)

What's included

  • *Guaranteed whale watch – if no whale sightings, a free return trip offered*
  • Expert commentary on marine life and local Aboriginal history
  • Multilingual crew to give one-on-one real time commentary (German, French, Spanish, Italian)
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales’ ‘sing’ (when conditions permit)
  • Children’s activity sheets
  • Morning tea – fresh fruit platter and variety of cakes
  • Buffet lunch – cold roasted chicken, ham, three salads, fresh bread


  • 5 hrs (morning) or 4 hrs (afternoon)


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

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.


  • Address: Shop 2, Great Sandy Straits Marina, 17 Buccaneer Drive. Urangan, QLD 4655.

    Please Note Important: It is a mandatory requirement that all customers have been double vaccinated. You will need to show proof of this on the day.

  • Infants 0 - 3 years old are free

    Child: 4 - 14 years old

    Teenager: 15 - 17 years old

Available Bookings from 15 Apr to 28 Apr 2024

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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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Werner Kimmeringer from Australia wrote on 06 September 2022

The tour delivered what is promised.

Great crew and guest recognition. Hot beverages offered to the seat, small snacks pass around and a cold dinner before returning. Most importantly, we did not have to wait to long for the first whale sighting and once we arrived at the second location, we were treated to a 1 hour plus spectacle of 2 adult whales. Non-stop splashing, breaches, tail flapping, what a beautiful show.

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Jayne Rhodes from Australia wrote on 02 October 2023

Whale watching

Fabulous fabulous fabulous

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rachelg17 from New Zealand wrote on 03 September 2023

Sunset & Whales

Awesome tour, fit in well with our schedule for the day.

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clairl from United Kingdom wrote on 28 August 2023

What an afternoon!!

Amazing experience! Would do it again and again if I could. Don't hesitate, the whales, the staff, the grub. Couldn't have imagined better

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Christian B. from Germany wrote on 12 August 2023

Perfect tour

It was perfect. The crew is very helpful and friendly. Thank you for this great tour

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