The whales stay and play from July - November

Say hello to the best whale watching in Australia in the calm waters of Hervey Bay, sheltered by Fraser Island. Every year from late July to early November majestic humpbacks turn this bay into their marine playground as they take a break on their 5000km migration from Antarctica to the tropics.

Scientific studies confirm whales stay and play in Hervey Bay for up to 10 days, which makes whale-watching around here such a unique experience.

Mums brings their babies close to the boats to introduce their offspring and then show off as they teach their calves to breach, spy-hop and fin slip. We guarantee you will be left breathless by this amazing spectacle.

And for the really adventurous, you can jump into the water and swim with these giant, 40-tonne mammals. 

Why is Hervey Bay Australia's #1 whale watching destination?

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Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters

Nature and wildlife, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Full Day

Freedom III is a 17 metre Power Cat perfectly suited to luxury whale watching in Hervey Bay Queensland. Three levels of uninterrupted viewing plus a

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Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Encounter

Nature and wildlife, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Full Day

Be one of the few, not the many, to experience their award winning Exclusive Full Day Whale Watch (late July to October). For an up

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Spirit Of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruises

Nature and wildlife, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Half Day or Less

Spirit of Hervey Bay is your best choice for a first rate whale watching adventure. Close encounters, breaching, tail slapping, head lunging being just a

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Boat Club Adventure Cruises

Nature and wildlife, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Half Day or Less

Adventure Cruises' purpose built vessel is a large, fast, comfortable and 20 metre InCat designed alloy catamaran. Extremely stable and spacious with three different viewing

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Remote Fraser Island Experience and Whale Watch Encounter - Tasman Venture

Nature and wildlife, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Experience the unique and untouched remote west coast of Fraser Island (K’gari) and enjoy up close and personal encounters with majestic Humpback whales. This is

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Tasman Venture Whale Watching Hervey Bay

Nature and wildlife, Sightseeing Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Half Day or Less

Experience the trip of a lifetime aboard the luxurious and fast 20 metre catamaran, Tasman Venture. Let the humpback whales amaze you with their close

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Whale Watching with Whalesong Cruises Hervey Bay

Nature and wildlife, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Evening, Extended, Full Day, Food and Wine Tours, Half Day or Less, Customised

The guaranteed, experience of a lifetime, aboard Whalesong is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year. Whalesong Cruises is a

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Hervey Bay Whale Watch Quick Cat II

Nature and wildlife, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Half Day or Less

Quick Cat II is operated by Brian and Jill Perry who founded the industry in 1987. They offer half-day whale watching cruises morning and afternoon

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Hervey Bay Dive Centre

Nature and wildlife, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Half Day or Less

The Hervey Bay Dive Centre is Hervey Bay's premier marine and dive tour operator. Owned and operated by a local family with years of experience

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Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia

Nature and wildlife, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Half Day or Less

An international NGO and world ecotourism leader, Pacific Whale Foundation has been working to save the whales since 1980.

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