Hervey Bay - Whale Search

Join our onboard expert in searching for the Majestic Whales of Hervey Bay. Because we offer Whale Search beyond PEAK whale-watching season, we do not ensure a guaranteed whale sighting.


  • Global whale research experts for 40 years and running
  • Interaction with a certified Marine Naturalist
  • Small-group ecotour with water level views
  • Open air boat with panoramic views, foreward facing seating. Full size toilet on-board
  • Included snacks, softdrinks and Whale Watch Guide
  • Whale Sightings Guaranteed from July 16th to October 9th

Whale Search with the Experts!

Pacific Whale Foundation offers the only whale watch tour in Hervey Bay based on over 30 years of humpback whale research and more than four decades of global marine animal research and ocean conservation. All ticket proceeds support our nonprofit's research, education and conservation work. When you book your whale-watching adventure with us, you’re making a difference in the lives of marine animals around the world.

We already have the best rates in Hervey Bay, and our new Whale Search ecotour offers even more savings! Because we offer Whale Search beyond PEAK whale-watching season, we do not ensure a guaranteed whale sighting as we do with our Ultimate Hervey Bay Whalewatch. On this ecotour, we search not only for migrating whales but also dolphins, dugongs, turtles and other marine life in the Great Sandy Marine Park.

About our tour:

- Learn firsthand the latest whale facts and findings from our marine biologists as they collect data for our ongoing research studies.

- You’ll not only see whales up close and personal, but also hear these majestic mammals as they sing to and with each other with an onboard hydrophone.

- With a capacity of 40 passengers on our low-profile vessel, everyone gets personalised attention plus unobstructed 360° “whale’s eye” views.

- Help protect whales and their ocean habitat. When you go with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation, you’re supporting programs that benefit humpback whales in Hervey Bay and around the world.

Important Information:

- Whale sightings are not guaranteed on this tour as it is outside our PEAK season whale watching.

- Children 5 years and under are not permitted onboard.

- Our boat is NOT wheelchair accessible.


  • Check in and Boarding 30 minutues prior to tour depature
Adult $84.00
Child $54.00 (6-14 years)

What's included

  • A interactive 3 hour tour with our certified Marine Naturlists
  • A small snack with a soft drink or juice
  • Full colour whale watch guide


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia


  • Minimum age: 6
  • Our vessel is not wheelchair friendly, people with mobility issues will have difficulty navigating our boat.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

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.


  • Whale Watch sightings are not guaranteed on our Whale Search as it is offered outside of PEAK whale watching time.

    Please refer to our Ultimate Whale Watch for a guaranteed Whale sighting!

    Changes and cancellations can be done up to 48 hours prior to your tour departure with no additional fee, Bookme terms and conditions still apply.

    Children aged 5 and under are NOT permitted onboard.

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brittanyh7 from Australia wrote on 08 July 2021


No whales but fun

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