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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience provided by Whalesong Cruises

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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • AM departure - Morning tea and buffet lunch
  • PM departure - Antipasto platter (afternoon tea) and Buffet dinner
  • Multi-level viewing decks
  • Expert commentary - translated by our multilingual crew (German, French, Spanish, Italian)
  • Hydrophone and underwater cameras to listen to and view the Humpback Whales
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hervey Bay accommodations
  • Filtered water, tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo
Exclusions
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase on board)
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase on board)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • We recommend bringing comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • In the event that no whales are spotted, you will receive a return ticket to come again at a future date
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anne K wrote a review 08 Oct
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We had a wonderful afternoon all round, staff were great and we saw some whales, not as many as we would have liked close to the boat but that would be because we left it a little late in the season, my advice would be to go earlier than early October.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Whalesong C, General Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience
Responded 2 weeks ago
Great to hear you enjoyed your cruise with Whalesong, despite fewer whales around. It's certainly not peak whale watching season in October, but they're still out and about. If you're looking for a great number of whales, it's best to come from late July to mid September. Weather permitting, there are usually plenty of whales around. Thanks for taking the time to review us!
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Ken B wrote a review 05 Oct
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We went to see whales and that's exactly what we saw. We encountered a pair of mother and calf humpbacks on three separate occasions, with the mothers lying on their backs, showing off their long pectoral fins. We also saw lots of tail flapping, but the highlight of the trip
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Whalesong C, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the great review, Ken! We're very restricted when it comes to the whales but that's for their protection. As an operator in Hervey Bay, we demonstrate best practice when it comes to the well being of the whales...which is probably why they feel so safe and comfortable in our presence. The crew and skipper do a great job of ensuring everyone is having a great time!
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Jane C wrote a review 02 Oct
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From the booking assistance I had via phone, to the overall experience, we give the WhaleSong Team a Thumbs Up for a Fab day out on the water. Saw lots of whales, enjoyed afternoon tea and dinner onboard, all included in the very affordable price. Certainly well worth
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Whalesong C, General Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the great recommendation, Jane! The entire team do their best to give the best customer service experience possible, whilst still respecting and enjoying the whales. Great to see you thought so too!
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Stacey W wrote a review Sep 2020
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Friendly and helpful crew. Food was tasty. Boat space to people ratio really good. Good options if we didn't see any whales.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Whalesong C, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience
Responded 2 weeks ago
Great to see you enjoyed your time with us on Whalesong Cruises. We always limit our capacity (even pre-COVID) so our guests enjoy their experience and aren't squished in like sardines. Our entire team do a great job of looking after everyone, and the inclusions are by far the best for any half day cruise on the fleet. As we're continually striving for excellence, I'd love to know what we could've done to make your experience 5 star. Please email me on info@whalesong.com.au so I can hear your ideas (it's the way we ensure we're doing the best and offering the best we possibly can). Thanks Rebecca
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Beth H wrote a review Sep 2020
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All the staff was friendly and helpful. Incredible to be so close to the whales and to hear about their habits and migration. Great food. All in all, a wonderful experience. We will definitely book with them again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Whalesong C, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Experience
Responded 3 weeks ago
We absolutely welcome return passengers and love to hear about how wonderful the entire experience was for them. Each season brings something different, both from us and the stars of the show, so we highly recommend coming back too!
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About the operator

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Brad M
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Whale watching
Very easy to book online, pick up from motel was as per email timing. Friendly bus driver took us to the wharf and
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marytR9549EQ
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Super Whaling Trip
Loved it what a great crew the Captain gave so much information about the whales. The luncheon was healthy and deli
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Malandjoan
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Wonderful morning with Whale Song.
A great way to spend the morning in Hervey Bay. We were happy with all facets of this trip. The crew/ staff were
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beck4216
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Magic morning
Lovely morning trip with good staff and clean boat. Food was fresh and tasty. Knowledgeable skipper with lively co
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DeniseH780
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Awesome experience
Great boat, fabulous crew, good dinner - we didn't have to go far to find the whales, we stayed with good whales
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Brian D
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Fantastic Day Whale Watching
What a fantastic day whale watching we had on board the Whalesong boat . We had a lovely lunch from lovely Kate an
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670leas
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Whale watching.
We recommend Whalsong cruise. Nothing was to much trouble I have a food allergy and they catered for that. Kate and
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RichardC891
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Whales and great crew
Given COVID conditions the boat was only half capacity, personally on a day where half the passengers had left thei
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Leanne K
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A spectacular experience
What an amazing afternoon! It didn't look promising when we left port in the rain, but an hour later we had cleare
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X9073UClizw
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Whales were scarce, but an amazing trip.
We did this trip on an overcast day. The whales were a little scarce, however the skipper did an amazing job to tr
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vickiq2017
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Fantastic day
I went out on 8am trip which had a free pick up drop off service from my hotel which made it so easy to get there.
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754MarkN
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Great day out!
Great day out with the whales. Definitely a well organised tour operator, would certainly go again with them!
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DeniseB2917
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Best of the Bay!
What a fabulous way to spend an evening and witness a beautiful sunset over the water. The staff were delightful, f
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W7815QClynnl
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Memorable Sunset Cruise
The whole experience was magic from the friendly staff, lovely food, amazing sunset and the comfortable cruiser. Ev
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Kernow99
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Fun in the sun
We had a lovely trip with Whalesong Cruises. The half day was perfect and very well organised. Even though the se
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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