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Hervey Bay Whale Watch: Half Day - Morning Tour

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Departure Times

Departs: Approx 7:00am - Daily
Returns: Approx 12:30pm - Daily

Enjoy a serene morning aboard Quick Cat II, offering the most beloved whale watching trip in Australia!

  • The award-winning vessel has won over 40 awards including 10 Fraser Coast South Burnett Tourism Awards for Excellence
  • Soak up the sights of migrating whales up close in their natural environment
  • Relax on a state of the art vessel - both wheelchair and pram accessible
  • Enjoy a special experience seeing majestic creatures up close!

2021 Whale Watching Season: July 15th to October 23rd

As Australia's longest established whale watch company, Half Day Hervey Bay Whale Watch is ready to take you on a whirlwind whale-watching adventure. Quick Cat II was designed by its passionate owners specifically to cater to this unique experience, so relax in comfort and style! Alongside the Quick Cat's fast and wide-bodied super catamaran, your professional and passionate crew will create an experience you'll never forget! 


Features

  • New vessel features which are rarely seen on other whale-watching tours
  • Fully licensed with kiosk onboard
  • Every child on board receives a whale-watching booklet
  • State of the art vessel
  • Amphitheatre seating
  • Equal opportunity vessel - the only vessel with wheelchair and pram access around the main deck
  • Australia's most experienced whale watch crew
  • Australia's original whale watch operators
  • DVD of your tour available
  • 2021 Season - Departs From July 15 - October 22

Additional Extras

  • Exciting opportunity to Swim with the Humpback Whales - Extra $100.00 per person to be paid during the tour (Weather permitting & conditions apply)

The Vessel

Quick Cat II spotter aircraft

As the only company that owns a spotter aircraft, this is a tour you'll never forget. Historically, spotter aircrafts were essential on whale-watching tours, but today we use the aircraft more as a security measure. Regardless, a spotter aircraft ensures you will spot these majestic creatures without fail.

Please note, this tour departs on 7:45am till 12:30pm 


Sample Itinerary

Morning Cruise

  • Departs Urangan Harbour, travels via Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
  • Enjoy a light Breakfast & morning tea

View Afternoon Cruise

Important Information

  • This tour departs from Hervey Bay
  • Please note, this tour is available from July 15th to October 23rd

More Information

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mask, Snorkel, Towel and Swimwear (if you are planning to swim)
  • Jacket
  • Camera (preferably waterproof)
  • Sense of adventure
  • Money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs, whale swim if desired.

What's Included

  • Tea & Coffee and light refreshments
  • Informative Commentary + Local Knowledge & History
  • Australia's most experienced Whale Watch crew
  • Hydrophone equipped to listen to the beautiful singing of the whales underwater
  • Fully licensed bar for food and beverage purchases
  • Non smoking vessel

What's Extra

Passengers can purchase souvenirs, snack food such as pies, sausage rolls, chips, lollies & drinks 

Terms and Conditions


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling outreview-table-column the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Fraser Tours. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


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