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Hervey Bay Whalewatching

Departs Daily

Adult
A$94.00
Children (ages 6 to 14)
A$64.00

With each ticket helping to save whales, Pacific Whale Foundation offers the only ​whalewatch tour in Hervey Bay based on over 30 years of humpback whale research and nearly 4 decades of marine animal research and ocean conservation around the world. Because we have the best rates, the ultimate Hervey Bay whalewatching adventure is affordable for all.

VIP DATES

20 July, 12 August and 1 September 2:30pm

We are proud to welcome Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour aboard our 2:30pm Hervey Bay Ultimate Whalewatch ecotours 20 July, 12 August and 1 September! Mayor Seymour joins our team of experts to give added insight into the incredible history of the Fraser Coast, along with the expert commentary from our research team.

Mayor Seymour is an active mayor who is committed to conservation, and we are thrilled that he wants to be further involved as an ambassador for the whales. He is an author of several historical books on the Fraser Coast and his engaging speaking style brings to life the stories of our past and how they relate to our present and future. Mayor Seymour expresses his excitement for the upcoming VIP tours commenting, “As a community, the Fraser Coast is very proud of our relationship with whales and the research that PWF does in the waters around us. I am keen to raise the profile of whale watching and research – it should form a key part of Hervey Bay’s identity. There is still a lot to learn about these whales that visit us each year and it is great that this research is happening in our region. For decades now, Hervey Bay has been recognised as the best place in Australia to see whales up close, in their natural habitat. It is a very magical experience and an unforgettable one.

Whalewatching Details

  • Departs daily at 7:00am, 11:00am, 2:30pm daily from Urangan Harbor
  • Trip duration approximately 3 hours
  • Check in at Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina
  • BEST RATES IN HERVEY BAY

On your Ultimate Whalewatch, you’ll get to

Interact with our onboard Whale Researcher
Learn firsthand the latest whale facts and findings from our marine biologists as they collect data for our ongoing research studies.

Hear expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalists
All crew members are trained in marine sciences and have extensive experience interpreting the amazing humpback whale behaviours you’ll encounter.

Listen to live whale songs on our underwater hydrophones
You’ll not only see whales up close and personal, but also hear these majestic mammals as they sing to and with each other.

Engage your child in our onboard Jr. Naturalist Programme
Featuring fun and educational activities led by our Marine Naturalists to help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

Enjoy a small-group ecotour with water-level views
With a capacity of 40 passengers on our low profile vessel, everyone gets personalised attention plus unobstructed 36​0 ​“whale’s eye” views.

Ride in comfort on our eco-friendly vessel
Ocean Defender ​ is a state of the art boat built specifically for whale watching and research, with comfortable forward facing seats, plenty of shade and full size toilet.

Experience our hospitality
With FREE snacks and soft drinks, plus a full colour commemorative Whalewatch Guide developed by the Research Department at Pacific Whale Foundation.

Go again free if you don’t see whales
Whale sightings are guaranteed, if you don’t see whales (an unlikely occurrence), we’ll give you a free return ticket good for up to one year.

Help protect whales and their ocean habitat
When you go with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation, you’re supporting programs that benefit humpback whales in Hervey Bay and around the world.

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Hervey Bay Whalewatching

Departs Daily

The experts at Pacific Whale Foundation present: The Ultimate Hervey Bay Whalewatching Experience

Adult
A$94.00
Children (ages 6 to 14)
A$64.00

With each ticket helping to save whales, Pacific Whale Foundation offers the only ​whalewatch tour in Hervey Bay based on over 30 years of humpback whale research and nearly 4 decades of marine animal research and ocean conservation around the world. Because we have the best rates, the ultimate Hervey Bay whalewatching adventure is affordable for all.

VIP DATES

20 July, 12 August and 1 September 2:30pm

We are proud to welcome Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour aboard our 2:30pm Hervey Bay Ultimate Whalewatch ecotours 20 July, 12 August and 1 September! Mayor Seymour joins our team of experts to give added insight into the incredible history of the Fraser Coast, along with the expert commentary from our research team.

Mayor Seymour is an active mayor who is committed to conservation, and we are thrilled that he wants to be further involved as an ambassador for the whales. He is an author of several historical books on the Fraser Coast and his engaging speaking style brings to life the stories of our past and how they relate to our present and future. Mayor Seymour expresses his excitement for the upcoming VIP tours commenting, “As a community, the Fraser Coast is very proud of our relationship with whales and the research that PWF does in the waters around us. I am keen to raise the profile of whale watching and research – it should form a key part of Hervey Bay’s identity. There is still a lot to learn about these whales that visit us each year and it is great that this research is happening in our region. For decades now, Hervey Bay has been recognised as the best place in Australia to see whales up close, in their natural habitat. It is a very magical experience and an unforgettable one.

Whalewatching Details

  • Departs daily at 7:00am, 11:00am, 2:30pm daily from Urangan Harbor
  • Trip duration approximately 3 hours
  • Check in at Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina
  • BEST RATES IN HERVEY BAY

On your Ultimate Whalewatch, you’ll get to

Interact with our onboard Whale Researcher
Learn firsthand the latest whale facts and findings from our marine biologists as they collect data for our ongoing research studies.

Hear expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalists
All crew members are trained in marine sciences and have extensive experience interpreting the amazing humpback whale behaviours you’ll encounter.

Listen to live whale songs on our underwater hydrophones
You’ll not only see whales up close and personal, but also hear these majestic mammals as they sing to and with each other.

Engage your child in our onboard Jr. Naturalist Programme
Featuring fun and educational activities led by our Marine Naturalists to help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

Enjoy a small-group ecotour with water-level views
With a capacity of 40 passengers on our low profile vessel, everyone gets personalised attention plus unobstructed 36​0 ​“whale’s eye” views.

Ride in comfort on our eco-friendly vessel
Ocean Defender ​ is a state of the art boat built specifically for whale watching and research, with comfortable forward facing seats, plenty of shade and full size toilet.

Experience our hospitality
With FREE snacks and soft drinks, plus a full colour commemorative Whalewatch Guide developed by the Research Department at Pacific Whale Foundation.

Go again free if you don’t see whales
Whale sightings are guaranteed, if you don’t see whales (an unlikely occurrence), we’ll give you a free return ticket good for up to one year.

Help protect whales and their ocean habitat
When you go with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation, you’re supporting programs that benefit humpback whales in Hervey Bay and around the world.

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