Water activity

Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale-Watching Cruise

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Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale-Watching Cruise

From US$ 89.90 per person

Enjoy a half-day whale-watching cruise from Hervey Bay, the world's first Whale Heritage Site, with morning or afternoon tea.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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The experience
  • Join the crew of the Amaroo for a world-class whale watching tour
  • Enjoy guaranteed whale sightings on Hervey Bay
  • Listen to the expert commentary on their behaviour and the history of Hervey Bay
  • Treat yourself to dinner in the Boat Club after your tour with discounted meals and drinks
  • Feel the cool breeze on your face as you get up close to these majestic animals
Full description
Join the crew of the Amaroo, a purpose-built whale-watching vessel, for a world-class whale-watching tour departing from Hervey Bay, one of the best destinations in the world to watch humpback whales. Explore the 3 open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and see the whales from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of a highly trained team and captain. They are passionate about the whales and will provide expert commentary on their behavior and the history of Hervey Bay. Watch the migrating humpback whales take a break during the annual season. Here they stop and relax in large numbers, making for the most amazing whale-watching encounters on earth. You can assist the crew by scanning the seas for the first flash, or splash, as pods of whales play, signaling the start of your awe-inspiring experience. Experience the unique phenomenon of whale 'mugging', as they move in close to watch you, watching them. After your tour, enjoy a discount on meals and beverages at the Hervey Bay Boat Club, one of the region's premier dining venues and the departure point for your cruise.
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Expert commentary
  • Discount on dining at The Boat Club café and restaurant
  • Marine park fees
  • Parking
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Please park in the Boat Club car park and make your way to reception, just across the road.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Whale sightings are guaranteed between the 1st of August and 14th of October
    • In the unlikely event that the captain is unable to locate a whale during these dates, a complimentary return ticket will be offered, no refund will be offered
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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