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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Tours

In 2021, the whale watching season runs from July 15th to October 23rd. Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast boast some of the best whale watching in all of Australia. Each year, the majestic migration of thousands of whales lures people from far and wide, delighting visitors and charming locals. Watch whales breach, flip around and make the most of their time in the crystal-clear waters of the north, gifting incredible sights that the whole family will enjoy.

Let the magic of the deep blue take over. Enjoy a front row seat to this season's whale migration!

  • Water level deck for close interactions
  • Extra wide stable decks with ultimate viewing, meaning all guests get a front row seat
  • Modern and eco-friendly boat
  • Low passenger numbers in sheltered calm waters

2024 Whale Watching Season: 13 July - 13 October

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Enjoy an exclusive and charming whale-watching encounter aboard a comfortable and lavish sailing boat. This is a glimpse into the untouched beauty of nature.

  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour with a company that boasts 30 years of experience 
  • Curb your curiosity with incredible commentary from your friendly skipper
  • Cruise the calm waters of Hervey Bay, one of Australia’s best whale locations
  • Witness the magic with an exclusive in-water platform for an immersive experience

2024 Whale Season: 14 July - 20 October

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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!

2024 Whale Watching Season: July 15th to October 15th

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There's no better way to whale-watch than aboard Quick Cat II. Soak up a whirlwind adventure and view the incredible creatures up close and personal!

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

2024 Whale Watching Season: July 15th to October 15th

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Tasman Ventures offers astounding half-day whale-watching trips twice a day! 

  • Stand on our specially designed platform, taking you directly to the water’s edge
  • Learn about these majestic mammals and other marine creatures
  • See dolphins, turtles, dugongs, sharks and sea birds
  • Fast and luxurious catamaran enables you to travel to whale-watching grounds
  • Watch the whales from our air-conditioned underwater viewing rooms

2024 Whale Watching Season: 13th July to 20th October

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Discover the wonder of Humpback whales and learn something new on the Ultimate Hervey Bay Whale Watching tour.

  • Enjoy the thrilling, face-to-face experience with playful whales
  • Intimate, small-group eco-tour
  • Soak up the expert commentary from our certified marine naturalists
  • Cruise through the pristine, tropical waters on our spacious Ocean Defender
  • All ticket proceeds going to the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research and conservation work

2024 Whale Season runs from July 16 to October 31, with guaranteed whale sightings on every trip. (exact dates may vary each year)

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Discover the seclusion and the hidden delights of K'gari (Fraser Island), with an exclusive nature-focused intimate tour!

  • See a less touristy side of the world's largest sand island
  • Whale-watching encounters included in the itinerary during winter months
  • Try fun water sports including snorkelling, kayaking, and tubing
  • Visit remote, white-sand beaches and spot marine life
  • Amphibious vessel designed to bring you right up to shore
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Hang out with Humpbacks on the Spirit of Hervey Bay for a spectacular day of marine magic!

  • Score a front-row seat and witness playful whale behaviour in the crystal waters of Hervey Bay 
  • Spot whales, turtles, dolphins, seabirds, fish and Fraser Island's magnificent scenery from our six spacious viewing decks
  • Our friendly crew of locals will illuminate the underwater world of Humpback whales and give you fun facts about Fraser Island
  • Smooth sailing at a quick 22 knots will optimise your day, giving you plenty of time to rub shoulders with the majestic mammals of Hervey Bay

2023 Whale Watching Season: July 16th to October 24th on the Spirit of Hervey Bay

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