3 Hour Whale Watching Cruise - Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Join us for a truly unforgettable encounter with nature on an exclusive 3 Hour Whale Watching cruise in Hervey Bay.


  • Whalewatch with the experts
  • Help save the whales
  • Cruise in comfort on Hervey Bay's newest, state of the art vessel Ocean Defender

Get up close and personal to one of the most magnificent creatures on the plant and listen to live whale songs with underwater hydrophones!

The Pacific Whale Foundation have over 30 years of whale research experience and you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and interact with our onboard expert whale researcher.

Our 3 hour trip departs from Great Sandy Straits Marina in Hervey Bay onboard our modern state of the art vessel. It provides for a small boutique style excursion with panoramic water views and outstanding photo opportunities.

Your ticket to adventure will also help to save the whales as all profits from the Pacific Whale Foundations Hervey Bay cruises support whale research in Australia.

Don’t just dream it…do it! This is a once in a lifetime must do experience, book yours today!

Adult $94.00
Child $64.00

What's included

  • Expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalists
  • EXCLUSIVE! Interaction with onboard whale Researcher
  • Underwater hydrophones to listen to live whale songs
  • Sightings guaranteed or get a free return ticket
  • Drinks, snacks and souvenirs available onboard
  • FREE Pacific Whale Foundation full colour Whalewatch Guide


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • Please check in at shop 30 min prior to boarding time. Store front is located in the Great Sandy Straits Marina Complex.


  • Minimum age: 6

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on this trip.

  • Bookings can not be changed or cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled departure.

Available Bookings from September 29 to October 05

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Keith Bridgwood from Australia wrote on 28 August 2021


What a great experience seeing these amazing creatures, so informative and cost effective. Great work guys.

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Lisa Stromborg from Australia wrote on 24 September 2021

Great Experience

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and were delighted to have seen a number of whale pods. Our tour was cancelled due to bad weather but fortunately there was space available on the next day, our last in Hervey Bay. The operators we re very amenable to a refund or booking another tour - we were pleased to have been able to book another tour and the weather was in our favour. The skipper and host were both very knowledgeable. I would do it all again. Highly recommended.

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Ian George from Australia wrote on 18 September 2021


I have never been on a whale encounter before but I don’t think I’d ever find a tour better then this one, amazing people, amazing boat and amazing Whales, loved it sooo much

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Serena Harvey from Australia wrote on 04 September 2021

Amazing creatures!

The whales were very curious and came right up close to the boat! The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly and they clearly love their job :)

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Pamela Johnson from Australia wrote on 02 September 2021

Amazing Experience

The day was perfect and couldn't have asked for a better experience with Pacific Whale Watch Foundation The knowledge and passion about the whales was shared with us through our crew. We sighted many whales and observed their activities, within a safe and unobtrusive distance. The boat was small, fast and extremely comfortable, with plenty of room to move around whilst watching and take photos. Thank you again girls for sharing with us your knowledge, passion and love for these amazing creatures.

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