VIP Whalewatch

Exclusive Dates

  • VIP seats sell out quickly!
Adult
A$99
Children (ages 6 to 14)
A$64
Concessions
A$89

2019 dates TBD

VIP Whalewatch is an exciting opportunity to get exclusive access to decades of knowledge and expertise from one of the world’s foremost experts on humpback whales.

Paul Forestell literally “wrote the book” on whalewatching, as co-author of a pivotal guide to ecotourism with Pacific Whale Foundation Founder, Greg Kaufman.

Having studied whales off the coast of eastern Australia since 1984, Paul has unique insights into Hervey Bay’s humpback whales. He and others from Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team have amassed detailed life histories of over 7,000 whales that migrate to this region every year.

Paul is an internationally recognized and widely published expert on marine mammals. He is the author or co-author of 10 books and book chapters, 21 peer-reviewed articles, and nearly 70 symposium and conference reports on whales and other marine wildlife. His work includes the development of international training programs for marine naturalists who provide wildlife interpretation for ecotour operations. Currently a university professor and dean, Paul is also a prominent authority in science education.

On your 3-hour VIP Whalewatch, you’ll hear fascinating facts and insightful commentary from Paul, as well as live whale songs from underwater hydrophones. You’ll cruise in comfort on Ocean Defender, a state of the art vessel that delivers a fast, smooth ride with panoramic “whale’s eye” views.

This small-group tour offers excellent opportunities for personal interaction and Q&A with Paul, as well as close-up photos of the amazing whale behaviours you encounter. In addition, your VIP Whalewatch includes free snacks and soft drinks, a free Whalewatch Guide, and guaranteed whale sightings (or get a free return ticket).

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VIP Whalewatch

Exclusive Dates

Go with the expert on a special VIP Whalewatch with renowned scientist and whale expert Paul Forestell.

Adult
A$99
Children (ages 6 to 14)
A$64
Concessions
A$89

2019 dates TBD

VIP Whalewatch is an exciting opportunity to get exclusive access to decades of knowledge and expertise from one of the world’s foremost experts on humpback whales.

Paul Forestell literally “wrote the book” on whalewatching, as co-author of a pivotal guide to ecotourism with Pacific Whale Foundation Founder, Greg Kaufman.

Having studied whales off the coast of eastern Australia since 1984, Paul has unique insights into Hervey Bay’s humpback whales. He and others from Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team have amassed detailed life histories of over 7,000 whales that migrate to this region every year.

Paul is an internationally recognized and widely published expert on marine mammals. He is the author or co-author of 10 books and book chapters, 21 peer-reviewed articles, and nearly 70 symposium and conference reports on whales and other marine wildlife. His work includes the development of international training programs for marine naturalists who provide wildlife interpretation for ecotour operations. Currently a university professor and dean, Paul is also a prominent authority in science education.

On your 3-hour VIP Whalewatch, you’ll hear fascinating facts and insightful commentary from Paul, as well as live whale songs from underwater hydrophones. You’ll cruise in comfort on Ocean Defender, a state of the art vessel that delivers a fast, smooth ride with panoramic “whale’s eye” views.

This small-group tour offers excellent opportunities for personal interaction and Q&A with Paul, as well as close-up photos of the amazing whale behaviours you encounter. In addition, your VIP Whalewatch includes free snacks and soft drinks, a free Whalewatch Guide, and guaranteed whale sightings (or get a free return ticket).

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