Pacific Whale Foundation offers the only whalewatch tour in Hervey Bay based on over 30 years of humpback whale research and more than four decades of global marine animal research and ocean conservation.
- Adult Ages 15 and over
- Child No children under 6
Whale Search with the Experts!
All ticket proceeds support our nonprofit’s research, education and conservation work. When you book your whale-watching adventure with us, you’re making a difference in the lives of marine animals around the world.
We already have the best rates in Hervey Bay, and our new Whale Search ecotour offers even more savings! Because we offer Whale Search beyond PEAK whale-watching season, we do not ensure a guaranteed whale sighting as we do with our Ultimate Hervey Bay Whalewatch. On this ecotour, we search not only for migrating whales but also dolphins, dugongs, turtles and other marine life in the Great Sandy Marine Park.
Whale Search Details:
- Departs daily at 11:00am from Urangan Harbor
- Trip duration approximately 3 hours
- Check in at Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina
- Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure time
- BEST RATES IN HERVEY BAY
On your Whale Search, 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 360 “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.
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.