What is the best month for whale watching in Hervey Bay?
The best time to whale watch in Hervey Bay is from early August to late September when the whales can be seen with their calves and are at their most playful and plentiful.
How much does it cost to go whale watching in Hervey Bay?
$110 per adult
Cost and inclusions: Hervey Bay Whale Watch: $110 per adult, $315 per family (2 adults + 2 children). Swim with whales experiences is an additional $100pp, and you must be 13 years or older to swim with the whales.
Which whale watching tour is best?
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Can you see whales from the shore in Hervey Bay?
You won’t see whales from the barge where you cross to the island. You need to do a whale watch tour out into the Bay to see the whales “up close and personal”. You also cannot see the whales from the shore in Hervey Bay (although there was 1 day last year that a pod was seen from the pier – first time ever though!).
Is whale watching best in the morning or afternoon?
One of the reasons that the morning time is the best time of day for whale watching has to do with weather and ocean conditions. The wind is a key player when it comes to smooth seas, and morning trips often have less wind.
What time of year is whale watching in Hervey Bay?
Best half-day Humpback Whale Watching in Hervey Bay. Our 2022 Whale Watching season commences on July 16th, so secure your spot now. With flexible cancellation policies, it makes sense. If you’re visiting during the June/July school holidays (between June 25th and July 15th), check out our Whale Search cruise.
Can you see whales from Fraser Island?
You can see whales from Fraser Island. They love to frolic in the waters of Platypus Bay, it’s the best place to see whales from the land or boat. Yearly they head north on a 5,000 km trip along the east coast of Australia to breed and give birth to their young within the waters of Fraser Island.
Is Hervey Bay Rough?
Whether you are looking at crime rate or safety from a more natural point of view, you can be sure that Hervey Bay is somewhere that will not pose a high level of danger. In general, Hervey Bay is a safe place to visit or live.
Can you see whales from shore in Hervey Bay?
Is morning or afternoon better for whale watching?
Benefits of Morning Whale Watching One of the reasons that the morning time is the best time of day for whale watching has to do with weather and ocean conditions. The wind is a key player when it comes to smooth seas, and morning trips often have less wind.
What time of the day are whales most active?
Whales are never diurnal, but they can be crepuscular. This means they are most active during twilight hours which are both before sunrise and after sunset.
What is included in the Hervey Bay whale watching package?
All whale watch operators offer a courtesy bus service. Our standard package includes your choice of whale watching cruise (Blue Dolphin & Freedom III incur additional fees) plus one or 2 nights accommodation in Hervey Bay. The Beach Motel package does not include breakfast but this can be added on request for an additional fee.
When is the best time to go whale watching in Hervey Bay?
A fleet of 9 whale watching vessels depart from Hervey Bay daily from mid-July to late-October. A number of pre-made whale watch and accommodation packages are available to suit any budget. Or you can contact us to organise a custom package.
Who is behind Hervey Bay whale watch?
Brian and Jill Perry began commercial Whale Watching in Australia back in 1987 in the calm, pristine waters of Hervey Bay. After 30 years of running and operating Hervey Bay Whale Watch they sold the business to the Peaker Family (long time friends) in 2017.
Why choose our whale watching packages?
Our whale watching packages gives you the opportunity to go on a trip of a lifetime without spending a fortune. After all, there is nothing quite like getting up close and personal with some of the largest yet most graceful creatures in the world.