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.
There are numerous operators offering whale watching tours and all vessels depart from the Urangan Boat Harbour. Most of the whale watching 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 includes lunch as well.
The whales in Hervey Bay are used to the boats that come out to view them in action. They are inquisitive and swim right up beside the boats 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!