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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the departure dock at Hervey Bay to board the catamaran for your 4-hour or 5.5-hour cruise.

    Head out into the calm waters of Platypus Bay and take in the lovely scenery of Fraser Island’s white-sand beaches. Continue to the sites where the whales are most often spotted during their annual migration along Australia's coast. When you encounter the whales, you might witness spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and loud tail slaps as the whales play and feed.

    Your boat is equipped with six levels of spacious viewing decks, underwater viewing rooms that allow you to catch the action below the waterline, a waterline viewing platform, and a hydrophone that captures the sound of the whale vocalizations. Learn about whale behavior and other fascinating facts from the informative guide. You can also nibble on morning or afternoon tea, and fuel up with the lunch that is provided on the longer tour.

    When your boat returns to the dock at the end of your tour, receive a complimentary souvenir DVD to take home.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Whale Bay Marina, Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels, motels, resorts, caravan parks and backpacker hostels.
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Morning tea or afternoon tea
    • Live commentary on board
    • Free souvenir whale DVD
    • Free courtesy transfers from Hervey Bay tourist accommodation or Free parking at Marina
    • Fully Licenced Bar (available for purchase)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    As Whale watching was over did the Mary River Luncheon cruise. Had a lovely cruise with informative narration along the way. Morning tea was provided and a delicious smorgasbord lunch of salads and cold meats. Great option for the older generation with plenty of seating and a
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    Response from spiritofherveybay, Manager at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Julie, thanks so much for your review and especially glad you had a great day out with us. Merry Christmas :)
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    Went with Spirit of Hervey Bay whale watching on October 5 in the afternoon. We did see many whales but all of them were far away. None came near the boat. I did not understand why the boat didn't try to go near them, when the whales weren't coming themselves. The boat could
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    Response from spiritofherveybay, Manager at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi 177aniketd, so sorry to hear you had a disappointing trip out with us to see the whales. Our tour takes place in a marine park which means we are governed by strict rules and regulations with regards to our behaviour out on the water. We are restricted to being 100 metres away from the whales and not allowed to chase or cut across their path etc. The close up encounters are when the whales, of their own free will, venture close to our vessel. I can assure you my crew do all within their legal power to get the best show they can for our guests on board the Spirit. I am terribly sorry the whales did not decide to cooperate on your cruise. Every day, every tour is different, thats nature I'm afraid.
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    A real privilege to be able to witness many whales in waters near to where the boat moved. Size of boat was a plus especially for small children, along with colouring in sheets and underwater windows which helped entertain them. Morning tea a bonus.
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    Response from spiritofherveybay, Manager at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    Thanks for your review. Yes the size of the boat is a plus for many reasons. We are so pleased we could give you and your children a great day out on the water with the whales.
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    The highlight of our trip to Hervey Bay. We saw whales and the boat and commentary was fantastic. Thank you!
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    Response from spiritofherveybay, Office Chick at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 8 Oct 2019
    Thanks for the recommendation Vesta, great to here you had a such a wonderful time Whale Watching.
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    Simply wonderful. Bucket list ticked. Saw whales so up close...staff great...boat great. Great length of time on boat
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    Response from spiritofherveybay, Office Chick at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
    Responded 7 Oct 2019
    Hi Sita, 'yes' have to agree it really is a once in a life time experience seeing our beautiful whales, such magnificent creatures ....
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    About the operator
    By: Spirit of Hervey Bay
    386 reviews
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    janetmI2770MC
    Hervey Bay, Australia
    12533
    Mary river cruise
    Whale season finished so we decided to do the Mary river cruise .What a wonderful way to see Maryborough an the
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    Julie D
    40
    Mary River Cruise
    As Whale watching was over did the Mary River Luncheon cruise. Had a lovely cruise with informative narration
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    katejim1
    Boonah, Australia
    18645
    End of season...but we still saw whales..
    The Shuttle bus picked us up at our hotel, the driver was very chatty and informative - we were first pick up. At
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    177aniketd
    Frankfurt, Germany
    51
    Disappointing
    Went with Spirit of Hervey Bay whale watching on October 5 in the afternoon. We did see many whales but all of
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    Pauline S
    Melbourne, Australia
    40
    Good value
    A real privilege to be able to witness many whales in waters near to where the boat moved. Size of boat was a
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    Vesta15
    21
    Great experience
    The highlight of our trip to Hervey Bay. We saw whales and the boat and commentary was fantastic. Thank you!
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    Sita K
    10
    Wonderful
    Simply wonderful. Bucket list ticked. Saw whales so up close...staff great...boat great. Great length of time on
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    Oskar_Baxter
    Canterbury Region, New Zealand
    22380
    Thar Be Whales!
    I was thrilled with this cruise. I chose this company because I'm not a fan of boats and this was the largest
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    T8345YCstevek
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom
    104
    What a trip!
    Firstly I left my phone in their booking office, What a fool! It was handed back to me as I boarded their boat. I
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    GregBravo1972
    Brisbane, Australia
    32
    A very enjoyable morning trip
    Had a great morning session with these guys. They worked hard to keep us on whales all morning, even discounting a
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    robynt939
    Mackay, Australia
    294
    Whale watching for a 60th get together
    This trip was awesome would totally recommend it and would do it again and saw heaps of whales. The weather was
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    Chris H
    Melbourne, Australia
    81
    Amazing
    We had a fantastic afternoon on Spirit of Hervey Bay. A couple of whales came right up to the boat and everyone
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    Silver_tourists2014
    Adelaide, Australia
    318
    We had a whale of a time
    We were not disappointed. We saw whales even though they can be elusive popping out of the water where you dont
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    Susan J
    Sydney, Australia
    6623
    great day out
    You just can't go wrong whale watching at Hervey Bay in September. Beautiful weather made a great day out. Staff
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    Anne S
    10
    Anne Scholes/John Davis
    Excellent afternoon. Saw lots of pods and mothers and calves- one calf swimming just under the Boat! Afternoon tea
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    Key Details
    • Spirit of Hervey Bay
    • Duration: 4h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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