Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

If you want to watch whales in their natural home, no other Australian destination can rival the sheer quality and number of encounters in Hervey Bay. Recognised as the whale watching capital of Australia, the best time to go whale watching in Hervey Bay is during July to early November. 

Tens of thousands of Humpback Whales make the nutrient-rich waters of Hervey Bay a popular resting point during their annual trek from Antarctica. Hervey Bay whale watching tours offer you the opportunity to get up close and personal with these colossal swimmers of the ocean.
From mothers and their offsprings to the juvenile younger ones and adult males, the Hervey Bay whales comprise all groups! Watch them breach, blow, sing, and playfully interact, all within metres of the boat. The whales are used to the vessels, and quite often, a curious whale swims close to you for inspection!

Most whale watching cruises in Hervey Bay are skipped by knowledgeable (and witty!) captain and crew who will share fascinating insights into the whales and their behaviours. Plus, some tours come with extras like hydrophones and snorkelling opportunities

Book your whale watching adventure in Hervey Bay today!

4Hr Humpback Whale Watching Encounter

Head to the world's whale-watching capital to see Humpback Whales on a purpose-built catamaran with water-level viewing platform & underwater windows.

Duration 4hr

From $149

9Hr Remote K’Gari & Whale Watching Cruise

Visit the UNESCO-listed K’gari & explore up to 3 remote locations. Swim, snorkel, kayak, amphibious rides & bushwalk. See whales & other wildlife.

Duration 9hr

From $249

7hr Whale Watching Cruise & K’Gari Lunch

Full day tour combining a morning whale watching cruise and a resort lunch at K’Gari. Access to pool, spa, showers etc. Optional kayaking, SUP & more.

Duration 6hr

From $180

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4 Reasons Why Hervey Bay Is The Whale Capital Of Australia

With its pristine waters and abundant marine life, Hervey Bay attracts thousands of Humpback Whales each year during their migration season. It is celebrated as the prime destination for whale watching in Australia, drawing visitors from all around the globe.