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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.

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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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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
No
Yes
Yes
RedBalloon
RedBalloon - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
5 years
$10
Yes
Yes
Klook
Klook - 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
Experience Oz
Experience Oz - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
1 year
No
Yes
Yes
Wotif
Wotif - Whale Watching in Hervey Bay
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
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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

Thee-Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - Afternoon from RedBalloon

Best for: Price

Highlights:
  • Take in expert commentary on the whales' behaviour
  • Cruise in the state of the art eco-vessel, the Ocean Defender
  • Interact with an on-board whale researcher
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    Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch and Snacks

    Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch and Snacks from Adrenaline

    Best for: Luxury

    Highlights:
  • Relax on a 58-foot catamaran for the day
  • Cruise along the western beaches of Fraser Island
  • Spot humpback whales from four viewing platforms
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    Half-Day Whale Watching Encounter

    Half-Day Whale Watching Encounter from finder.com.au

    Best for: All-inclusive experience

    Highlights:
  • Enjoy a tea or coffee with biscuits, cake and antipasto platter
  • See the whales from an underwater viewing room
  • Entertainment for kids available including toys, colouring books and DVDs
  • Relax with air-conditioning in all cabin areas
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    Whale watching in Hervey Bay: Compare experiences, locations and more

    ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
    Half-Day Whale Watching EncounterHervey Bay4 hours
    • Guaranteed whale sighting
    • Expert commentary
    • Complimentary transfers from Hervey Bay accommodation
    • Hydrophone equipped to hear the whales sing
    • Free Wi-Fi
    Finder.com.au
    Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch and SnacksHervey Bay7.5+ hours
    • Freshly baked morning tea
    • Tropical lunch, fruit and cheese platters, tea, coffee and filtered water
    • Expert commentary
    • Complimentary bus transfers from Hervey Bay accommodation
    Adrenaline
    Three-Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - MorningHervey Bay3 hours
    • Expert commentary from certified marine naturalists
    • Complimentary snacks and soft drink
    • Listen to live whale songs through underwater hydrophone
    RedBalloon
    Three-Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Drinks - AfternoonHervey Bay3 hours
    • Expert commentary from certified marine naturalists
    • Complimentary snacks and soft drink
    • Listen to live whale songs through underwater hydrophone
    RedBalloon
    Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching CruiseHervey Bay4.5 hours
    • Morning tea or afternoon tea
    • Live commentary on board
    • Complimentary transfers from Hervey Bay accommodation
    • Fully licenced bar
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Viator

    Ready to cruise? See the latest whale watching cruise deals in Hervey Bay

    Groupon Groupon

    Up to 75% off local deals + Extra up to 20% off with code

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    Adrenaline Adrenaline

    Up to 63% off domestic activities

    RedBalloon RedBalloon
    Exclusive

    Extra 10% off Australia activities with code

    RedBalloon RedBalloon

    Hervey Bay whale watching experiences from $79

    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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