• Fraser Coast Region, QLD
  • 07 4128 9611 or 1800 671 977
  • Floating Ticket Office, Berth A1 Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive
    Hervey Bay, 4655
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Hervey Bay Whale Watch

  • Attraction
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Cruise / Boat / Water-Based
  • Wildlife Experience

Hervey Bay Whale Watch provides whale watch cruises, eco tours and Fraser Island transfers in Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Straits.  

Brian and Jill Perry are the inventors of whale watching in Hervey Bay. Since starting in 1987 they have been at the forefront of the whale watching industry, taking out the tourism awards for excellence last year. Brian is the Vice President of the newly formed National Whale and Dolphin Watch Association.

Ecotourism in Action

Hervey Bay Whale Watch is the longest established whale watch operator in Australia, with more than 45 awards for excellence. The family business works closely with not-for-profit research and information organisation the Oceania Project and with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to protect humpback whales. They have also built a vessel with low wake, low wash, smaller engines and wheelchair access to minimise their impacts on the marine environment and ensure that all visitors can enjoy its wonders.

  • Whale Watch Cruises

    Whale watching tours operate half day tours twice daily during the season (July to October). Quick Cat II was designed specifically with whale watching in mind and is the only vessel that allows access for wheelchairs and prams around the entire main deck. Home-made morning/afternoon tea is included with snacks available for sale. Whale Watch Cruises have been awarded 45 Tourism Awards.

    We have found that we are able to offer very personal, face to face and educational whale watching trips, while adding a few stories of past years from the very beginning of the industry of experiences we have gained. Even though we can offer information and give a very informative service on each vessel we like to see our whale watching passengers becoming involved. We are not just a voice on the microphone. We like you to ask the questions, and if on the very rare occasions that we can’t answer your questions, we will find out.