Whale WatchingHervey Bay

Hervey Bay whale watching season: June to November

Welcome to Whale Watching Hervey Bay, the ultimate guide to whale watching tours in Hervey Bay! We offer tours operated by the best companies in the area, providing an unforgettable experience with these magnificent creatures.

Experience the excitement of whale watching on the Fraser Coast at Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is known as the whale watching capital of Australia, and for good reason. Every year from July to November, humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters of Hervey Bay to mate, give birth, and nurture their young. This makes Hervey Bay the perfect spot to witness these majestic creatures up close and personal.

One of the unique things about whale watching in Hervey Bay is that the whales tend to stay longer in the area than in other parts of Australia. This means that visitors have a greater chance of seeing more whales and having longer encounters with them. In addition, the calm and sheltered waters of Hervey Bay make it an ideal location for whale watching, with the added bonus of being able to enjoy a smooth and comfortable boat ride.

Hervey Bay Whale Watching Tour Options

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What is Whale Watching?

Whale watching is a unique and exciting experience that allows you to observe these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Once the whales are spotted, the boat will approach them slowly, allowing you to get a closer look and take pictures.

Our experienced guides will provide you with interesting and educational information about the whales and their behavior. It is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and it is an opportunity to create lifelong memories.

Highlights of your Hervey Bay whale watching tour:

Whale watching is a must-do activity for anyone interested in nature and the ocean. Here are some of the highlights you can experience on your tour:

Hervey Bay Whale watching operators

We work with the best whale watching tour operators in Hervey Bay to provide you with a high-quality and safe experience. Our operators follow strict guidelines to ensure the safety and comfort of both the passengers and the whales. They have knowledgeable guides who are passionate about whale watching and marine conservation. These experts provide insightful commentary on the whales' behaviour and biology, as well as the local marine ecosystem. They also adhere to strict regulations to ensure the safety of both visitors and whales. Tour operators also educate visitors about the importance of conservation and sustainability to protect these magnificent creatures for future generations.

Each operator has their own unique style and approach to whale watching, so you can choose the one that best fits your interests and preferences.

What happens when I book?

Booking your whale watching tour with us is easy and hassle-free. Simply browse our selection of tours and choose the one that suits your needs. Our online booking system makes it easy to book your tour and pay for it securely. Once you have booked your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details you need, including the meeting point and time. You will also have the contact details of your whale watching operator in case you need to ask any questions.

What happens if we don’t see any Whales?

While we can't guarantee that you'll see whales on your tour - after all, these are wild animals that can be unpredictable - many of our tour operators do offer a sighting guarantee. This means that if you don't see any whales during your tour, you'll have the option to come back for another tour free of charge or receive a partial refund. Please check the details of your chosen tour before booking as conditions can vary between operators.


Amazing day out!
Day on the boat with activities in the water and on land.
Kai and hospitality were spot on. I'm coming back for the whale watching.
A must-do!


Tiara Williams

Google Review

Fantastic day out with the family. The crew are very friendly, informative and really go the extra mile to make every part of the experience amazing. I highly recommend this company, snorkelling with a whale has to be a life high point!! Thanks team Tasman, we will be back for more😊


Matt Awty

Google Review

We had a wonderful morning out whale watching, at first it didn't look like too much whale activity was going to happen. But our friendly crew assured us they would find more and sure enough we came across many playful whales.


Garry Dickeson

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Disclaimer: As a booking agent for whale watching tours in Hervey Bay, it’s important to note that when you book a tour through us, you’re purchasing from the tour operator themselves. This means that their terms and conditions will apply to your purchase, including any cancellation or rescheduling policies. While we work hard to ensure that all of the operators we partner with provide exceptional service, we cannot be held responsible for any issues that arise during the tour itself. The contact details for your tour operator are included on your booking confirmation. If you can’t find these details on your booking confirmation you can contact us. Please allow up to 48hrs for a reply.

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