Morning or Afternoon Whale Watching Tour on the MV Whalesong

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Hervey Bay

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Go on a half-day adventure with the whale and dolphin specialists aboard the MV Whalesong - Hervey Bay's premium mid-sized whale watching and charter boat, with a strong focus on ecological practices and sustainability. 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.
Your crew are whale and dolphin watching specialists, and the sheltered waters between the World Heritage listed Fraser Island and the mainland provides the best place in Australia to experience a humpback whale or dolphin close encounter like no other. Put the two together and expect to have a great time out on the water with guaranteed whale sightings.The marine life love the attention and may come within meters of the boat just to interact with the people. This is known as a "mugging" and the boat engines will shut down until they decide to move away. Some of the wildlife that has been spotted on cruises include: several varieties of dolphins, turtles, fish, and birds, the shy and bashful, yet endangered dugong, otherwise known as the sea cow, and 5 different species of whales.The MV Whalesong is an environmentally friendly, low carbon impact vessel and designed to allow guests to cruise in comfort. Featuring open-air viewing on two levels, a water level viewing area, and extra-wide decks, the MV Whalesong provides the ultimate in viewing comfort and seating space. There is no shortage of space to find the best viewing point or to just sit back and enjoy the day.On the morning cruise you will enjoy a breakfast of a freshly-made tropical fruit platter and cake, and a buffet lunch as the boat cruises back from the whale watching area. If you choose the afternoon cruise option, a lunch of sub style-sandwiches is served on the way out and a savory platter on the way back as the sun sets. Other refreshments and drinks can be purchased on board. Pickup service is available from Hervey Bay accommodation.

What’s included

  • Morning tea and buffet lunch (morning departure)
  • Light lunch of subway sandwiches, savory platter of cheese and biscuits and cold meats (afternoon departure)
  • Access to water-level viewing area
  • Local guide
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hervey Bay accommodations

What’s not included

  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase on board)
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase on board)


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide