Whale watching in Hervey Bay: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals
Discover the beauty of the underwater world's most curious creatures in Hervey Bay.
When it comes to whale watching in Hervey Bay, you're spoiled for choice. Each cruise offers something a little different, so we've broken down all of the information you need to decide which experience is right for you based on length, location and extra bonuses.
Keep reading to find out the best whale watching cruises to take in Hervey Bay to spot one of the most impressive species in the sea.
Where can I book a whale watching experience in Hervey Bay and surrounding areas?
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Our top picks: Whale watching experiences you can book now in Hervey Bay
Thee-Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - Afternoon from RedBalloon
Best for: Price
Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch and Snacks from Adrenaline
Best for: Luxury
Half-Day Whale Watching Encounter from finder.com.au
Best for: All-inclusive experience
Whale watching in Hervey Bay: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Experience||Location||Duration||Extras/inclusions||Where to book|
|Half-Day Whale Watching Encounter||Hervey Bay||4 hours||Finder.com.au|
|Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch and Snacks||Hervey Bay||7.5+ hours||Adrenaline|
|Three-Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - Morning||Hervey Bay||3 hours||RedBalloon|
|Three-Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - Afternoon||Hervey Bay||3 hours||RedBalloon|
|Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise||Hervey Bay||4.5 hours||Viator|
Ready to cruise? See the latest whale watching cruise deals in Hervey Bay
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Available on select dates and activities like spas, skydiving, hot air balloon flights, tours, whale watching, skywalks, classes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and more. Maximum of $40 discount. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select dates and activities like skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, off road v8 race buggies, scuba diving, whale watching, bridge climbing and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
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Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Hervey Bay whale watching experiences from $79
Available for travel on select dates. Sample price is for a whale watching cruise with snacks and drinks. T&Cs apply.
Hervey Bay whale watching tour from $195
Available for travel on select dates. Includes a tour in Fraser Island National Park and more. T&Cs apply.
Frequently asked questions about whale watching in Hervey Bay
Where can I go whale watching in Hervey Bay?
Whale watching cruises depart from the Urangan area and cruise between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.
When is the whale watching season in Hervey Bay?
If you're in Hervey Bay or heading there for the humpback whale season, it's best to visit from mid-July to early November for the best chance to spot whales.
Is the morning or afternoon better for whale watching?
Whales are active throughout the day and there's no difference between their behaviour in the morning compared to the afternoon.
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