Hervey Bay Morning Whale Watch Cruise

During their annual trek along Australia’s east coast, the Humpback Whales attract thousands of visitors from all over the country. Hervey Bay is renowned as the whale watching capital of Australia, offering exceptional close-up encounters with these majestic giants of the ocean. Join the morning whale watching cruise from Hervey Bay for an exhilarating experience along the K’gari coast!

The ‘Quick Cat II’ is the perfect vessel for your whale watching expedition – boasting 5 decks – ensuring everyone has an unobstructed view of the whales! Listen to your guides as they drop valuable insights into the whales and their unique behaviours! The vessel is also equipped with a hydrophone so you can listen to the whales sing underwater!

Your whale watching cruise includes a light lunch, tea and other refreshments. Feel free to purchase additional food and drinks from the bar on board! 

So, don’t let this whale watching season pass you by, book this whale watching cruise from Hervey Bay today!

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Additional Info
  • Terms Of Services

Departure Details

Departure Location Great Sandy Straits Marina near Cafe Balena

  • Boards 06:30

  • Departs 07:00

  • Returns 12:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 5.5hr morning whale watching cruise from Hervey Bay
  • Cruise on the Quick Cat II, a purpose-built vessel with 5 viewing decks
  • Spot Humpback Whales in their natural habitat
  • Informative commentary by expert crew
  • Hydrophone to listen to whale song underwater
  • Light breakfast, morning tea & other refreshments
  • Whale sighting guarantee – come back for free next time
  • Drinks and additional food available for purchase

Additional Information

What to Bring? 

  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses 
  • Camera (preferably waterproof)
  • Money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs, ‘swim with whales’ if desired. EFTPOS is available on board
  • Swimwear & towel (if you are planning to swim with the whales)


Please ensure to check in at the floating office at least 15 minutes prior to your Whale Watch Cruise departure time. Floating office is located beside Quick Cat II, at the Great Sandy Straits Marina, near Cafe Balena

Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;

https://www.australiancruisegroup.com.au/national-terms-of-services

Book & Cruise

  • Adult Price

    from $129

  • Child 4 - 14 years

    from $70

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Group Bookings

Cruising with a group of 10 or more? Get in touch with our team to get the best price.

Group Discounts
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Exclusive Hire

This boat is available for private charter – See how we can tailor the experience for your next event.

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