Join the team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch for a fun, educational and exciting Whale Watch experience aboard Quick Cat II.
30 years ago, Brian and Jill Perry pioneered commercial Whale Watching in Australia, in Hervey Bay. After 30 years ‘Hervey Bay Whale Watch’ was sold to friends the ‘Peaker Family’.
Johnno use to fly the spotter plane for Brian when he was busy but was keen to join the fun on the water so he started working on the boat with Brian in 1987 and qualified as a Skipper with Hervey Bay Whale Watch in 1989. Johno perused a career as a commercial pilot but always maintained a close connection with the whale watch fleet and did occasional skipper jobs as much as possible.
30 years later he was flying over Quick Cat II and was struck by how good the boat looked moving in the water – It happened that Johno was looking for a Family business - one thing led to another and he and his family ( Josh, Sam and Kate ) took over the business in 2017 with the team all keen to share our amazing area and whales with our guests.
So it has gone full circle and the Perrys are confident that the business is in good hands with part of the original crew at the helm. Join the team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch for a fun, educational and exciting Whale Watch experience aboard Quick Cat II.
Quick Cat II is one of the fastest boats in the fleet making sure you get maximum time to spend with our beautiful Humpback Whales. Quick Cat II is purpose built specifically for whale watching with its 5 spacious viewing decks across 3 different levels, amphitheatre seating and full wheelchair and pram access around the whole main deck. Quick Cat II is the only boat in the fleet allowing uninterrupted full 360 degree views on ALL levels ensuring you get the close encounter you've dreamed of.
Morning Whale Watching Cruise :
Enjoy a morning Whale Watch Cruise aboard Quick Cat II. All Morning Cruises allow you to enjoy Tea and coffee, a light breakfast and morning tea for you to indulge while taking in the breath taking views of Fraser Island, Hervey Bay’s beautiful waters and of course our majestic Humpback Whales.
Departure: Morning Cruise departs the Urangan Harbour at 7:00AM travelling via Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island to pick up guests - then on to see the Humpback Whales and returning back at the Urangan Harbour at 12:30PM via Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Special Exclusive Offer - Whales & Lunch at Fraser Island: only an extra $35 payable on the day! Available from 17th July.
After your Whale Watch cruise you can disembark at Kingfisher Bay Resort to enjoy lunch at the Sand Bar. After lunch you can relax by the spa & pool, explore the self-guided walking trails, hire a stand up paddle board or kayak or take a step back and relax at the Sunset Bar at The Jetty to watch the breath taking sunset. You will return back to Hervey Bay with a choice of catching either the 2pm or 5pm resort barge. Once arrived the Kingfisher Bay Resort bus service will return you back at the marina or to your accommodation. AMAZING VALUE!
Afternoon Whale Watching Cruise :
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon Whale Watch Cruise aboard Quick Cat II. All Afternoon Cruises allow you to enjoy Tea and coffee, afternoon tea and an antipasto platter for you to indulge while taking in the breath taking views of Fraser Island, Hervey Bay’s beautiful waters and of course our majestic Humpback Whales. On the return cruise back to Urangan Harbour take advantage of our licensed bar and enjoy a glass of bubbles while watching the amazing sunsets Hervey Bay has to offer.
Departure: Our Afternoon Cruise departs Urangan Harbour at 1:00PM and travels direct to the whales and returns at 5:00PM.
Swim with the Whales - an extra $100.00 payable on the day: Guests are required to bring their own snorkel, goggles and towel.
Hervey Bay Whale Watch being the pioneers of swimming with the Humpback Whales in Australia can offer the amazing an experience of a life time swimming with our beautiful Humpback Whales - an experience you will never forget. Our team try their hardest to give everyone a chance at this amazing experience. However, Whale Swims cannot be 100% guaranteed as we are working with wild animals and need appropriate conditions to ensure this is a safe and enjoyable experience.
For a higher chance of a Whale Swim please note that the best time is between July through until early September. After early September we start seeing more mothers and calves arrive and although this is a wonderful sight to see, legislation prohibits Whale Swims with mothers and calves. Water temperature on average varies from 19 to 23 degrees, however once being in the water most people forget about the temperature when face to face with our friendly and curious Humpback Whales.
All prices are shown in AUD ($)
hi Sally thanks for leaving us a 5 star reviews, Hervey Bay is the place to see those magnificent humpbacks. we look forward to seeing you again Jenn
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