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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

  • 4-hour or 5.5-hour whale watching tour from Hervey Bay
  • Look for humpback whales and other marine life including dolphins and turtles
  • Cruise past the lovely beaches of Fraser Island
Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
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Morning Whale Watch CruiseMost Popular
4.5 Hour Whale watch Cruise, departing 8.30am, returning 1.00pm. Includes morning tea.
Afternoon Whale Watch Cruise
4 Hour whale watch cruise, departing 1.30pm, returning 5.30pm. Includes afternoon tea.
Go whale-watching from Hervey Bay on your choice of a 4-hour or 5.5-hour cruise. Ride the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay in a stable catamaran that offers superior comfort and clear views of the whales. You are likely to also see dolphins, turtles and seabirds, and perhaps even a dingo on the sandy beach at Fraser Island. The tour includes complimentary morning or afternoon tea, and the longer tour includes lunch and tea.
What to Expect

Make your way to the departure dock at Hervey Bay to board the catamaran for your 4-hour or 5.5-hour cruise.

Head out into the calm waters of Platypus Bay and take in the lovely scenery of Fraser Island’s white-sand beaches. Continue to the sites where the whales are most often spotted during their annual migration along Australia's coast. When you encounter the whales, you might witness spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and loud tail slaps as the whales play and feed.

Your boat is equipped with six levels of spacious viewing decks, underwater viewing rooms that allow you to catch the action below the waterline, a waterline viewing platform, and a hydrophone that captures the sound of the whale vocalizations. Learn about whale behavior and other fascinating facts from the informative guide. You can also nibble on morning or afternoon tea, and fuel up with the lunch that is provided on the longer tour.

When your boat returns to the dock at the end of your tour, receive a complimentary souvenir DVD to take home.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Whale watching review

Staff were great and we saw whales with a fantastic informative commentary. Boat was very comfortable.

Thank timminstony
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Big boat whale watching

Was lucky enough to go out whale watching on two different boats during a recent trip to Hervey Bay. We had a fabulous time on both. The Spirit is a BIG FAST boat. It will get you to the whales quickly and we saw plenty...More

Thank OzMum21
spiritofherveybay, Manager at Spirit of Hervey Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Yes the Spirit is a BIG FAST boat. We find that there is plenty of room for everyone to have a good vantage point as we have a number of levels inside and outside even when we have a larger number of people. So don't...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
Best boat for Whale Watching on all levels

I have been on this vessel nearly every year since she was launched and have always had the best whale watching experience. Every trip is so different but each remains special in my memory. The knowledge and friendliness of the Spirit crew, combined with the...More

Thank bridgit932
spiritofherveybay, Manager at Spirit of Hervey Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your comments and love having you back every year. As you say every trip is different and you never know what will be in the offing each day. See you next year!

Reviewed 6 days ago
One to tick of the bucket list

This is something everyone should do at least once in there life. These amazing creatures will put a smile on anyones face. Spirit is the largest boat in Hervey Bay, which is good if the weather turns bad.. the crew were very informative, chatting to...More

Thank Alan W
spiritofherveybay, Manager at Spirit of Hervey Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So pleased we could give a great day out on the water.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely Amazing

I travelled with Spirit of Hervey Bay this past Monday with my partner and his parents. Its been my partners dad's lifelong dream to see a whale and WOW did we see whales!! We could probably not even count to how many whales we saw...More

Thank Ellie A
spiritofherveybay, Manager at Spirit of Hervey Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So pleased we could fulfill your parents lifelong dream while giving you all a great experience.

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26 July 2018|
Response from Val H | Reviewed this property |
Hervey Bay Whale Watching as far as I know doesn't do full day cruises, you would need to check with them, last time we did the lunch cruise and it was brilliant, nice food, plenty of whales and excellent commentary. The... More
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