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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise provided by Spirit of Hervey Bay

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20/07/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Migrating humpback whales are often sighted off Hervey Bay but seeing them is best from a boat with specially designed viewing decks. This cruise delivers: optimizing your chances of seeing and understanding the whales with a multi-level deck, waterline and underwater windows; and live commentary. You can also look for dolphins and turtles; admire Fraser Island’s beaches, and enjoy tea, or lunch and tea (if option selected) on board.
Highlights
  • Whale-spotting boat trip from Hervey Bay, with hotel transfers
  • Multiple decks and live commentary for enhanced views and understanding
  • Look for wild whales, dolphins, and turtles; and see Fraser Island’s beaches
  • Choice of timings with cash bar, tea, or lunch and tea (if option selected)
Important Information
Departure Point
Whale Bay Marina, Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning tea or afternoon tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free courtesy transfers from Hervey Bay tourist accommodation or Free parking at Marina
  • Fully Licenced Bar (available for purchase)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Eftpos Available
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
221Reviews
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DeaStrega wrote a review 09 Oct
Coolum Beach, Australia217 contributions21 helpful votes
Nature is unpredicatble and being at the end of a low whale numbers season, we weren't expecting a lot of action. Spirit of Harvey Bay was determined though and we were met with a mother and inquisitive calf that spent a great deal of time within 10 metres of the boat. They were
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from SpiritAdminStaff, OfficeChick at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Yes that mother and calf was amazing for a couple of days in a row! In regards to the morning tea, the COVID environment of no buffet food has made it more difficult to put together the morning/afternoon teas. So pleased we could give you a great morning out nonetheless.
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Amanda G wrote a review Sep 2020
Beerwah, Australia16 contributions12 helpful votes
It was an unmissable experience if you’re visiting Hervey Bay! We had beautiful weather, and saw many whales. The kids were tired and over it on the return trip. But they had colouring activities for the kids which really helped.
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Response from spiritofherveybay, Office Chick at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Hi Amanda, Have to agree with you - whale watching in Hervey Bay is an unmissable experience! Thanks heaps for your 5 star review.
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Therese R wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our first time whale watching and seeing it was early in the season we didn't think we would see any whales. We saw plenty of young whales later in the afternoon and had a fabulous cruise as well. The whole team on board were very friendly and informative.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from spiritofherveybay, Office Chick at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Thanks so much for your review. Our season runs from mid July through to late October here in Hervey Bay. August and September are the peak months. So pleased you had a fabulous cruise.
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Gaye M wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a large spacious boat and the operators are very professional and experienced. Unfortunately the whales were not feeling very social on the day I went out however we still managed to see quite a few pods but they weren’t coming as close to the boat as in previous times
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from spiritofherveybay, Office Chick at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 07 Sep 2020
Thanks Gaye for your informative 5 star review. Every day is different out there on the water, as you say. So pleased we could give you a lovely morning out.
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LynandDarryl wrote a review Sep 2020
Alexandra Headland, Australia128 contributions47 helpful votes
We did the Spirit of Hervey Bay morning whale watching cruise on Lyn's birthday, and were not disappointed. We were able to rebook on this boat at the last minute due to the cancellation of our original cruise on another boat because of mechanical issues...thanks to the team at
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from spiritofherveybay, Office Chick at Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 07 Sep 2020
Thanks Lyn and Darryl for your 5 star review. We love giving our passengers great experiences for a reasonable price.
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Kelz30
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Brilliant day out
Could not have been happier with our morning trip, great commentary throughout the day, large spacious boat with pl
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ebbyy14
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Worth every cent!
We did the 1/2 day whale watching trip today and it was absolutely amazing. We were fortunate enough to see numerou
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Gerard111966
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Plenty of Whales on a Windy Day
We got on the boat knowing that the weather wasn’t going to be great. The crew advised that it would get a bit roug
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nealeo2019
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Whale watching
It was truly a life experience. The crew and captain tried their hardest to find us whales and right at the end all
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janetmI2770MC
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Mary river cruise
Whale season finished so we decided to do the Mary river cruise .What a wonderful way to see Maryborough an the sur
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katejim1
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End of season...but we still saw whales..
The Shuttle bus picked us up at our hotel, the driver was very chatty and informative - we were first pick up. At h
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117donnaa
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Awesome staff and lots of whales
We went on Spirit this morning with our two young children. The seas were a little Roley poley and the staff were s
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A2688ECangelac
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Take seasick tablets!
A group of friends and I went whale watching on Sat arvo. It was very choppy on the way there and unfortunately onl
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Funfoodfavourites
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We had a whale of our time
Perfect Winters day out on the water and with in 40 minutes we saw our first whale off pelicans island. Further ove
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Roseanne A
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Fraser Island Explorer Day Tour
Had a great day out with Mark who was our bus driver on Fraser Island. Really got the most out of the day. The ferr
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ceeceewang
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This is great!
Came in October at the end of whale watching season with friends, we chose this boat because it is the biggest one
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Sketchy47
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Loved it, plenty of whales
There was plenty of whales jumping and slapping. Lots of room on vessel although not many on board day we went. Wha
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Skeney57
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Up Close & Personal
A good boat, friendly crew, informative talk and lots of Humpbacks at play & courting ! A really good trip with man
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Caroline F
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awesome!
The trip with the Spirit was great! I saw many whales playing with their fins, spinning and jumping up several tim
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Leijac
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Whales show up
We were very happy with the whale watching activity were saw throughout our tour. Plenty of whales to see and they
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
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