Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Australia

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Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whalewatch based on 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. Aboard the small group (38 passengers maximum) vessel, Ocean Defender, with forward facing seats, plenty of room and shade, you’ll have a panoramic water-level “whale’s eye” view of all of the action from the humpback whales that migrate here every year to mate and give birth. From mothers and calves interacting to males competing for females, the certified Marine Naturalists will provide expert commentary and interpretation of the various behaviors exhibited throughout your approximately 3 hour  adventure. You can even interact with the onboard whale researcher who’s there to record imprtant data on the sightings, or listen to live whale songs on the underwater hyrdophone.  It’s an experience unlike any other. Highlights including an onboard Junior Naturalist Programme and activity booklet for children and a free full colour whalewatch guide
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you depart on your approximately 3 hour adventure from Great Sandy Straits Marina out into the waters of Hervey Bay in search of the humpback whales that migrate here every year.  You'll have a water-level "whale's eye" view of all the action, from mothers interacting with calves to competition pods of males competing for females.  You can witness a multitude of behaviors throughout your excursion (breaches, tail and pectoral slaps, etc.). Each excursion is a new adventure as you never what you'll see.  But there are certified Marine Naturalist onboard to provide expert commentary and interpretation of the various behaviors being exhibited, as well as a whale Researchewr gathering important sightings data for use in ongoing research.

What’s included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Free soft drinks and snacks provided.
  • Local taxes

What’s not included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (we do not provide hotel pick up or drop off services)


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide