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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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Urangan, Australia

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Go whale-watching from Hervey Bay on your choice of a 4-hour or 5.5-hour cruise. Ride the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay in a stable catamaran that offers superior comfort and clear views of the whales. You are likely to also see dolphins, turtles and seabirds, and perhaps even a dingo on the sandy beach at Fraser Island. The tour includes complimentary morning or afternoon tea, and the longer tour includes lunch and tea.
  • 4-hour or 5.5-hour whale watching tour from Hervey Bay
  • Look for humpback whales and other marine life including dolphins and turtles
  • Cruise past the lovely beaches of Fraser Island
  • Includes morning or afternoon tea, lunch (if option selected), and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Morning tea or afternoon tea
Live commentary on board
Free courtesy transfers from Hervey Bay tourist accommodation or Free parking at Marina
Fully Licenced Bar (available for purchase)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Eftpos Available
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the departure dock at Hervey Bay to board the catamaran for your 4-hour or 5.5-hour cruise.

Head out into the calm waters of Platypus Bay and take in the lovely scenery of Fraser Island’s white-sand beaches. Continue to the sites where the whales are most often spotted during their annual migration along Australia's coast. When you encounter the whales, you might witness spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and loud tail slaps as the whales play and feed.

Your boat is equipped with six levels of spacious viewing decks, underwater viewing rooms that allow you to catch the action below the waterline, a waterline viewing platform, and a hydrophone that captures the sound of the whale vocalizations. Learn about whale behavior and other fascinating facts from the informative guide. You can also nibble on morning or afternoon tea, and fuel up with the lunch that is provided on the longer tour.

When your boat returns to the dock at the end of your tour, receive a complimentary souvenir DVD to take home.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Spirit of Hervey Bay

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.

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221 Reviews

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, Oct 2020
Commenced On time...the crew was very interactive throughout the tour and with enjoyed their birthday present
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Kylie, Thanks for your review. We try to make every trip special.
Whale watching
, Oct 2020
Great boat plenty of room due to COVID Staff polite and helpful the skipper was great to listen too and very knowledgeable. He was committed to making our trip memorable even if it meant running late getting back
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Mark, Thanks for your review. After 30 years in the industry we are definitely committed to giving great experiences to our passengers.
Whales in the bay
, Sep 2020
Due Covid the boat was at 50% capacity. This resulted in plenty of room to walk around. The staff were vigilant regarding children wandering from parents. Plenty of whale activity. A great day.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi Laurie, Thanks for your review. So pleased we could give you a great day out.
Great tour
, Sep 2020
Tour was great, got up very close with the whales and it was very easy with our 16 month old baby. Would recommend
Pods of whales
, Aug 2020
The whales were great. The staff left something to be desired, some of the commentary was poor especially with children around. Lack of information. No mention of Frazer Island. Coffee cups old and stained.
Frasier Whale watch
, Aug 2020
Great boat and the staff were amazing. The whales played around the boat it was awesome. Highly recommend this tour to anyone
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for your review. We love giving our customers awesome and amazing trips on the Hervey Bay waters.
, Aug 2020
Beautiful and clean vessel. Lovely staff who do their very best for their oassengers. Had an amazing time, with plenty if activity from the whales very close to the boat. Amazing. Should have a collection to support tge organisations that are very active in protecting whales.
Whale watching cruise
, Aug 2020
Had an awesome experience!! Kind and friendly crew !!! looking forward to having that experience in near future 😊😊
Staff from captain to cleaners where exceptional
, Aug 2020
Wonderful experience. The staff went above and beyond as my friend was sea sick they treated her with kindness and dignity. They provided my granddaughter with colouring activities for the trip back. The boat was clean and you got a great view from every area.
the perfect attraction.
, Sep 2019
this cruise was amazing. the staff we friendly and happy. the knowledge was fantastic and the whales were breathtaking. a must do.

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