Whale Watch Details - Hervey Bay

Celebrate the return of Hervey Bay's Humpback Whales in July with the Fleet cruise by. Meet Hervey the Whale, view the boats, talk to the crews and learn more about whales and special offers for locals and their visitors.

Highlights will include conservation and research talks, local live music and local wine sampling. For the kids, there will be marine-themed face painting, balloon twisting and the Whale Factivity competition.

Saturday 6th August

The Illuminated Street Parade, McDonalds Kids Festival, and the LIVE Whale Aid Concert at Seafront Oval with stage entertainment, market stalls, rides, food and beverages and roving performers.

Illuminated Sea Creatures Street Parade winds its way along the Esplanade to the Seafront Oval.

Sunday 14th August

'Lions Hervey Bay Seafood Festival' A premier event family fun day at Urangan, celebrating the abundant seafood available from our local fishery.

Enjoy a family atmosphere with stalls, demonstrations, hot and cold seafood. And don't miss out on the Tastes of the Bay Celebrity Chef seafood lunch.

The Hervey Bay whale watch fleet includes up to 8 different craft to suit all tastes and degrees of luxury.

The most recent addition's to the fleet include: “That's Awesome”, to cater for those who like to get out and view the Whales as fast and in as an exciting way as possible. This craft boasts low passenger numbers and super stability. The Business was voted “Best Tourism Business 2007”; and the “Spirit of Hervey Bay MV Grant Dorn” (In memory of the owners late son). This craft weighs 40 tonne and reaches 10 meters into the air and is 24m long. The boat was built locally by Streamline Catamarans. Passengers are treated to four Dolphin and Whale Cameras. These are complimented by modern underwater viewing windows.

Our whale watching experience was on the Tasman Venture. We had a wonderful time in the calm Bay waters and got to see two different whale pods, including new calves, during the afternoon viewing.

A catered lunch was supplied that met our special dietary needs (Celiacs Disease) which was much appreciated.

Whale Watch Fleet

Quick Cat II

Founders of the whale watch industry in Hervey Bay, Brian & Jill Perry operate half-day whale watching with Quick Cat II and That's Awesome Adventures...

Mikat Cruises

Mikat is a 20 metre ocean going cat with extensive whale watching experience in Hervey Bay...

Spirit of Hervey Bay

With 8 underwater viewing windows a close up encounter with a whale will send a tingle down your spine...

Blue Dolphin

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay’s longest running and leading sailing tour operator...

Shayla Sailing Cruises

Come feel the excitement and awe-inspiring experience that is Whale Watching aboard Shayla...

Tasman Venture

Experience the trip of a lifetime with Vicki Neville & Carolena Gillies who both love the whales, Fraser Island, wildlife and the marine environment. Vicky founded "the National Whale Day" in 2006 and has won awards for her conservation work...

Freedom III

The Freedom III vessel is a stable and comfortable 58 foot catamaran (previously owned by world renowned documentary producer Ben Cropp) with 360 degree viewing...


Half day cruise on the spectacular pristine waterways between Fraser Island and the mainland...

Thanks I'm finished with Whale watch details, time to go home to Hervey Bay