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Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch

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Urangan, Australia

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Maximize your chances of seeing whales, and getting close to them, on this guided tour from Hervey Bay. In a small group of no more than 20 people, head out into the water in search of whales. Jump into the water for some snorkeling and, with luck, the whales will decide to swim close to you.
  • Maximize your chances of seeing whales
  • Get insights into whale behavior from your guide
  • Includes morning tea, lunch, snorkeling gear, and wetsuits
  • Have the unique experience of snorkeling close to whales
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Swim with whales (when conditions permit)
Up-close whale encounter
Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are provided
Guaranteed whale sightings
Coffee and/or Tea

Departure Point

Dive Office Boat Club marina, Jetty St, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We champion a strict Code of Practice when interacting with the whales. The key component to this agreement, and a core philosophy of ours, is “on the whales terms”. In short this means we only interact with whales that are happy for us to do so.
  • We guarantee whale sightings (seeing a whale from the vessel) between 1st August and 14th October. In the unlikely event that the skipper cannot locate a whale during this period you will be offered a full refund or free return ticket.
  • Children under 8 years are not permitted to swim with the whales and a parental guardian must remain with them on the vessel. If 2 guardians are present they can interchange between the vessel and swimming when conditions permit. The tour is not suitable for children under 4 years.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hervey Bay Dive Centre

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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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1st Swim of many to come.
, Sep 2020
An amazing day we would recommend it to anyone, a must do on your bucket list, informative fun great crew, we will be back. 😊
Fabulous day
, Aug 2020
An amazing experience, saw lots of whales and got to swim while they were around the boat. Great crew, very friendly and knowledgeable although dad jokes need work 🤣 Thoroughly recommend this company as the passenger numbers are kept low to give you a much better experience. 10/10. Thanks for a fabulous day.
Très belle rencontre avec les baleines, équipage merveilleux
, Aug 2018
Nous avons adoré cette sortie sur un petit bateau, 9 personnes seulement, avec un personnel charmant et très professionnel.Nous avons vu beaucoup de baleines, c'est magnifique !Pas facile de nager avec elles ce jour là mais peu importe, les baleines ne font pas toujours ce que les touristes voudraient.Merci à l'équipageJe recommende cette petite sortie "familialeCatherine, Gael et Audrey (France)

Product code: 55749P1

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