Freedom Hervey Bay Whale Watching Premium Tour

$150

Witness the whales in their natural habitat aboard a purpose-built vessel

Freedom Hervey Bay Whale Watching Premium Tour

Departure Details

  • Departure Urangan, QLD
  • Boards 09:15
  • Departs 09:30
  • Returns 15:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 6-hr Hervey Bay whale watching cruise
  • Delicious plated lunch
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Amazing commentary from the skipper
  • Hydrophone for hearing the whale song

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours Whale Watching Cruise

$170

See the Humpback Whale from up close with this stunning Hervey Bay cruise

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours Whale Watching Cruise

Departure Details

  • Departure Berth B7 Great Sandy Straits Marina, Bucaneer Dr, Urangan, Hervey Bay
  • Boards 07:15
  • Departs 07:30
  • Returns 3:30PM + free drop off to accommodation

Cruise Inclusions

  • 8-hr whale watching cruise
  • Delicious buffet lunch
  • Complimentary beverage
  • In-water platform whale experience
  • Hydrophones to listen whales singing

Whalesong Cruises - Extended Morning Whale Watching Cruise

$130

Thrilling whale watching experience in Hervey Bay with complimentary drinks

Whalesong Cruises - Extended Morning Whale Watching Cruise

Departure Details

  • Departure Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, QLD
  • Boards 07:45
  • Departs 08:00
  • Returns 13:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 5hr whale watching cruise
  • Delicious morning tea and buffet lunch
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Fully licensed and well-stocked bar
  • Expert commentary & Free Wifi

Half Day Whale Watching Encounter

Scenic whale watching cruise in the Great Sandy Strait on board a luxury vessel

Half Day Whale Watching Encounter

Departure Details

  • Departure Buccaneer Drive
  • Boards 13:30
  • Departs 13:30
  • Returns 17:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 4-hr whale watching cruise
  • Experienced crew
  • Tea and antipasto platter
  • Guaranteed sightings
  • FREE Wifi

Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

Extraordinary whale watching cruise and Fraser Island tour with friendly crew

Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

Departure Details

  • Departure Buccaneer Drive
  • Boards 07:30
  • Departs 07:30
  • Returns 16:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • Full day Fraser Island tour
  • Spectacular whale encounter
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious plated lunch
  • Free watersports & activities
Whale Watching Cruises departing Hervey Bay
Whale watching in Hervey Bay is an extremely popular attraction, both for locals and tourists. During the whale watching season in Hervey Bay between July and November, hordes of people head out on whale watching tours to catch the playful Humpback whales in action.

Watching whales in their natural habitat is a pleasing thing for the mind. Watching one the largest mammals on Earth breaching and tail slapping shows the raw power of these gentle giants. The best time to go on a whale watching cruise in Hervey Bay is from end of June to the end of November.

The whale song might seem baleful and sad to us, but it is in fact a means of communication, most often a mating call, by the male whales of the pod. Only the males sing or vocalise and each song might last from ten to twenty minutes with varying amplitude and frequency. Some performances can be as long as a day!

Whales have no vocal cords and they sing by forcing air through their blow holes. The whale songs are mostly area specific – the North Atlantic Humpbacks sing the same song whereas the North Pacific Humpbacks have a different song.

There are numerous operators offering Hervey Bay whale watching tours, with most vessels departing from the Urangan Boat Harbour. Most of the vessels are purpose-built boats designed with viewing platforms, underwater viewing windows and sound systems to hear the whales sing. Educational videos are also screened on the way to the Hervey Bay Marine Park. Some operators offer half-day tours with beverages and snacks, while others offer full day tours that include lunch as well.

The Hervey Bay whales are used to the boats that come out to view them in action. They are inquisitive and swim right up beside the vessels giving guests a great up, close and personal experience – literally the experience of a lifetime! You may also be lucky enough to see some dolphins, turtles or maybe even dugongs! So plan your whale watching and book your whale watching cruise, now!

Whale Watching Cruises departing Hervey Bay