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Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch provided by Hervey Bay Dive Centre

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Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch

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Overview
Between July and November, humpback whales break their long migration from Antarctica in Hervey Bay, making the area one of the world’s top whale-watching spots. This boat tour, capped at just 20 travelers, offers guaranteed sightings between August and mid-October, with a refund or replacement ticket in the unlikely event you don’t see a whale. Morning tea and lunch, as well as snorkeling gear and wetsuits, are provided.
Highlights
  • Look for humpback whales in the Great Sandy Strait Marine Park
  • Sightings are guaranteed from August to mid-October, or your money back
  • Snorkel with whales, when conditions permit
  • Enjoy a more intimate experience on a boat with maximum 20 travelers
Important Information
Departure Point
Hervey Bay Dive Centre, The Dive Office The Boat Club Marina, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Swim with whales (when conditions permit)
  • Up-close whale encounter
  • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are provided
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
Exclusions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We champion a strict Code of Practice when interacting with the whales. The key component to this agreement, and a core philosophy of ours, is “on the whales terms”. In short this means we only interact with whales that are happy for us to do so.
  • We guarantee whale sightings (seeing a whale from the vessel) between 1st August and 14th October. In the unlikely event that the skipper cannot locate a whale during this period you will be offered a full refund or free return ticket.
  • Children under 8 years are not permitted to swim with the whales and a parental guardian must remain with them on the vessel. If 2 guardians are present they can interchange between the vessel and swimming when conditions permit. The tour is not suitable for children under 4 years.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 20 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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carolynbeard01 wrote a review 18 Sep
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Hervey Bay Dive Centre provides a great day out in the surrounds of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island to view and watch the whales in action! Breaching, Slapping, Frollicking around and having a Whale of a time! Be taken out to the whales with expert attention from Captain Ed and
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Carolyn for the very kind review. So glad you had a good time out with us. Regards Ed and the Team
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Léandre22 wrote a review 09 Sep
Paris, France11 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful afternoon! We had a beautiful show all along the afternoon, with a very respectful contact from the company. The wonderful show came crescendo, and the final was amazing. We had the chance to see a male whale flirting with mum, with her baby. They were playing very
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 1 week ago
So humbled by your very kind review... thank you Regards Ed
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Leni S wrote a review 07 Sep
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic day on the water! After a few practice runs we had an incredible experience with a couple of juveniles! Great crew!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Leni, Was a pleasure to host you Ed
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Kath G F wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane Region, Australia2 contributions
Such an amazing experience! My partner and I unfortuntely had sea-sickness the entire time but it didn't matter. Not only did we get to see the whales all close up and personal but we also had a wonderful time on the boat. The lunch they provided was delcious and way more food
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey Kath.... thank you for the review..... it was a tough day.... all the best... Ed
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Beachgirl wrote a review Aug 2020
Canberra55 contributions60 helpful votes
OMG this is a must do in your lifetime! We have been wanting to do this for a while now, but COVID presented us with the opportunity to travel to QLD and give it a go, and it was amazing. The day we went out was quite overcast and a little cool, but it didn't impact the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the review Susie.... thanks for your support 🙏
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891sarahdiver
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Lovely whale watching trip
We had a great trip, everyone was very professional. We saw loads of whales that day, they weren´t really in a curi
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dtonkin08
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The Best
had nothing but a great time with these guys they really made you feel welcomed and did there best to make it a rea
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gordysusie
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Great Trip, Wonderful staff
From the moment we arrived at the jetty, we found the staff to be very friendly and professional. They were very at
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Sarah C
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Epic Experince
Epic experience with perfect conditions on the water but the unusual behaviour from the whales mean they didn't han
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Jaume V
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Amazing unique experience
What a wonderful encounter with a friendly and playful whale. That was absolutely great. The price is worth it, and
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tonislife66
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One of the highlights of my lifetime !!
When we booked the trip for the opportunity to snorkel with humpback whales, I was prepared to be disappointed, and
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589andyj
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Whale swim
Had a lovely day out with the team. Grant was nice to talk to. Glass out and got to swim with the whales, so it was
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midak809
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Thanks for the fun
Although the whales were not as inquisitive as we wanted them the day was a pleasure. The captain kept us entertai
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Lisa W
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Experience of a lifetime!
Awesome interactions with the whales. Friendly supportive professional crew. Every need catered for.
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Karenmax99
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Wonderful day with the whales
Had a great day, saw and swam with the whales, friendly crew, small boat so not too many people and close to the wa
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candicemerchant
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Great day!
The staff were amazing and made the experience great. Unfortunately we didn’t get to experience the Whales in the w
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aneekag2020
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Whale swim review
A dedicated team of people who really want to ensure you get the trip you paid for. I think 6 hours were necessary
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Tony S
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Swim with the whales
The whales weren't all that active but that didn't stop the Captain & crew from seeking out a fantastic experience
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tahnya99
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Whale Tales
Best day, best crew and an awesome experience. Well worth it. Had the most amazing day and really got up close and
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487estelleh
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Unforgettable Experience
We spent a day out whale watching and were completely blown away by how amazing the experience was. Fantastic staff
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