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
  • Go Pro and Photo friendly

Whale Search with the Experts!

Pacific Whale Foundation offers the only whalewatch 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.


Regular price

Adults (age 15 and over): A$84

Children (age 6-14): A$54

Under age 6 not permitted

Departures Daily at 11am


Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina

Boarding 30 minutes prior to departure time

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 hyrdophone

- With a capacity of 40 passengers on our low-profile vessel, everyone gets personalised attention plus unobstructed 360 0 “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.


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

- Children 5 years and under are not permitted on board

- 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 friends, people with mobility issues will have difficulty navigting our boat.

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 5 years and under are not permitted on our tour.
    Our tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues and is not wheelchair friendly.
    Whale Watch sightings are not garunteed on our Whale Search as it is offered outside of PEAK whale watching time. Please refer to our Ultimate Whale Watch for a garunteed Whale sighting!
    Changes and cancellations can be done up to 48 hours prior to your tour depature with no additional fee.
  • Children under 5 years old are not permitted on our vessel.

Available Bookings from July 01 to July 07

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

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  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$54.00

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  • Adult$84.00
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  • Adult$84.00
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  • Adult$84.00
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10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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    Child 6-14 years

      *This option must be made together with another price type.

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