Whale watching in Hervey Bay

Discover our top picks, where to book and compare experiences in Queensland’s Hervey Bay.

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If you're after an awe-inspiring experience this season, it doesn't get bigger than a whale watching cruise. From buffet lunch inclusions to getting up close and personal, this is your guide to whale watching in Hervey Bay.


Our top picks: Whale watching experiences you can book in Hervey Bay right now

3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - Morning

3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - Morning from RedBalloon

Best for: Price

    Highlights:
  • Views of the Queensland coast and the migrating whales
  • Listen to the majestic whale songs
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks on board
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    Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch

    Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch from Viator

    Best for: Meeting the whales

      Highlights:
    • Learn all about whale behaviour with an expert guide
    • Get up close and personal with a snorkel experience
    • Complimentary morning tea, lunch and snorkel gear
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      Hervey Bay Full Day Whale Watching Cruise including Lunch

      Hervey Bay Full Day Whale Watching Cruise including Lunch from Experience Oz

      Best for: The whole package

        Highlights:
      • Witness the gentle giants from 3 viewing levels and a water platform on board
      • Full day of whale watching with morning and afternoon tea as well as a tropical lunch
      • Learn all there is to know about the creatures with the onboard expert
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        Why you can trust our recommendations for whale watching in Hervey Bay

        • We compared whale watching in Hervey Bay options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
        • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
        • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our whale watching in Hervey Bay experiences.

        Whale watching in Hervey Bay: Compare experiences, locations and inclusions

        ExperienceDeparts fromDurationWhat's includedWhere to book
        Whale Watching Cruise in Fraser IslandHervey Bay Marina4 hours
        • Transfers from Hervey Bay accommodation
        • Wi-Fi on board
        • Morning tea and coffee
        • Refreshments and biscuits
        • Multi lingual crew
        RedBalloon
        Full Day Hervey Bay Whale Wathcing CruiseHervey Bay8 hours
        • Morning and afternoon tea
        • Lunch
        • Beverage
        • Transfers from accommodation
        • Multi lingual crew
        • Wi-Fi on board
        RedBalloon
        Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch and SnacksHervey Bay8 hours
        • Transfers from accommodation
        • Morning tea
        • Fruit and cheese platter
        • Lunch
        • Drinks including tea, coffee and water
        RedBalloon
        Morning Whale Watching CruiseHervey Bay3 hours
        • Snacks and soft drinks
        • Commentary on board
        RedBalloon
        Whale Watching Cruise at Hervey BayUrangan4 hours
        • Live commentary
        • Morning or afternoon tea
        Viator
        Fraser Island Whale Watching CruiseUrangan4 hours
        • Transfers from accommodation
        • Live commentary
        • Morning or afternoon tea
        • Licensed bar available for purchase
        Viator
        Hervey Bay Whale Watching CruiseUrangan6 hours
        • Transfers from accommodation
        • Live commentary
        • Morning and afternoon tea
        • Lunch
        Viator
        Half Day Whale Watching CruiseUrangan4 hours
        • Morning or afternoon tea
        • Commentary on board
        • Dining discount at The Boat Club café and restaurant
        Viator
        Hervey Bay Whale Watching and Swimming CruiseUrangan6 hours
        • Snorkelling gear and wetsuits
        • Coffee and tea
        • Lunch
        Viator
        Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise ExperienceHervey Bay5 hours
        • Morning departure includes tea and buffet lunch
        • Afternoon departure includes antipasto platter and buffet dinner
        • Transfers from accommodation
        Viator
        Full Day Whale Watching Cruise with LunchHervey Bay8 hours
        • Transfers from accommodation
        • Morning tea
        • Cheese and fruit platters
        • Lunch
        • Wi-Fi on board
        Experience Oz
        Whale Watching ExperienceHervey Bay8 hours
        • Morning and afternoon tea
        • Lunch
        • Beverage
        Finder
        Half Day Hervey Bay Whale Watching CruiseUrangan4 hours
        • Transfers from accommodation
        • Morning or afternoon tea
        • Wi-Fi on board
        Finder

        Where can I book a whale watching experience in Hervey Bay?

        Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
        Adrenaline
        Adrenaline - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
        5 years
        $10
        No
        Yes
        RedBalloon
        RedBalloon - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
        5 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Wotif
        Wotif - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Viator
        Viator - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Klook
        Klook - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Experience Oz
        Experience Oz - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
        3 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
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        Frequently asked questions about whale watching experiences in Hervey Bay

        Where can I do whale watching in Hervey Bay?

        Most whale watching tours in Hervey Bay depart from Urangan. From there you can explore whales off the coast of Hervey Bay or Fraser Island.

        When is whale watching season in Hervey Bay?

        Catch the whales in Hervey Bay between July and October annually. By the end of October, most of the whales have made their migrations and there are far fewer to spot.

        What do I wear while whale watching in Hervey Bay?

        Tour operators recommend you wear a hat, sunglasses, non-slip shoes and jacket. Note that black-soled shoes are not permitted on board as they mark the decks. Don't forget to lather on the sunscreen.

        How much is whale watching in Hervey Bay?

        Seeing these beautiful creatures right before your eyes in Hervey Bay will cost between $90 and $170 per person. The price is dependent on how many inclusions come with the package.


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