Spend an incredible day exploring the natural beauty of Fraser Island, seeing highlights such as Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, the Pinnacles, and the Maheno shipwreck. The island is a natural treasure chest, with abundant animal and plant life on land, and dolphins, dugong, sharks and humpback whales offshore. You’ll experience the island’s best on a full day trip with an expert guide, with plenty of time to enjoy the pristine lakes, beaches, creeks and rainforest.
• 9 hours
Watch whales dive and play on a whale-watching cruise from Hervey Bay. Cruising in a catamaran specially designed for whale watching, enjoy encounters with majestic humpback whales from the viewing platform or underwater windows. Get more out of your wildlife encounter with experienced staff to guide you, and hear a detailed commentary about whales and their marine environment.
• 4 hours
Go snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in Fraser Island’s pristine waters on a relaxed full-day boat trip from Hervey Bay. See dolphins, dingoes, turtles and sea eagles, go bushwalking on the dunes, and learn about the island’s history and wildlife from your professional guides. Enjoy a fantastic buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea on this leisurely full-day cruise excursion that celebrates Fraser Island’s spectacular beauty and unique wildlife. As an added bonus, during the Hervey Bay whale season from mid-July to October, be on the look out for humpback whales and experience the thrill of getting up close to these majestic creatures as they enjoy the calm clear waters off Fraser Island.
• 9.5 hours
Reward yourself with this premium whale watching tour departing Hervey Bay on-board the Freedom III. There is plenty of time to witness close encounters and stunning behaviors of the majestic humpback whales whilst in the shelter of Fraser Island. Maximum 49 passengers, includes freshly baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch and fruit and cheese platter on the way home. Expert commentary, friendly and caring crew make this a tour to treasure.
• 6 hours
Go on a half-day adventure with the whale and dolphin specialists aboard the MV Whalesong. Experience amazingly close whale encounters, otherwise known as a "mugging". This is when the whales are so close to the boat that they turn off the engines. The whales choose to come right up to the side of the vessel. Newest in the fleet, this boat was built specifically for amazing whale and dolphin viewing. Low passenger numbers mean that everyone has a chance to get a great view of the action from both inside and outside the vessel.
• 4.5 hours
This seasonal whale watching tour takes you aboard a 24-passenger sailing catamaran from Hervey Bay to Platypus Bay at Frasier Island. An immersive platform lets you observe a humpback whale underwater while you listen to sound waves by hydrophone. Morning and afternoon tea are served along with a buffet lunch and beverage during the full-day tour.
• 8 hours
For a great day out on the pristine waters between Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast, join this 5-hour cruise. Be as active as you want on your supplied kayaks, have a go at fishing or chill out on a secluded beach as you experience a taste of the incredible Fraser Island.
• 5 hours
Start your night on the Queensland coast with a 2-hour sunset dinner cruise. Watch the glow of the setting sun on Hervey Bay while gliding along the waterways between Fraser Island and the mainland, and admire the lights of the city, pier, and harbor precinct. On board, enjoy fresh Hervey Bay seafood as well as non-seafood items, and sip a provided welcome drink (more are available for purchase). When booking, you have the ability to select a family option.
• 2 hours
Pink Queensland skies, crystal clear azure waters of Hervey Bay, and a cold glass of bubbles in your hand – it doesn’t get much better than this!The Champagne Sunset Sail on Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ luxury yacht offers a relaxing 90 minute sail of the Great Sandy Strait. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold as the warm night invites the stars out to play.Enjoy the all-inclusive drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and unwind.
• 1.5 hours
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
• 3 hours