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Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch provided by Hervey Bay Dive Centre

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Overview
Between July and November, humpback whales break their long migration from Antarctica in Hervey Bay, making the area one of the world’s top whale-watching spots. This boat tour, capped at just 20 travelers, offers guaranteed sightings between August and mid-October, with a refund or replacement ticket in the unlikely event you don’t see a whale. Morning tea and lunch, as well as snorkeling gear and wetsuits, are provided.
Highlights
  • Look for humpback whales in the Great Sandy Strait Marine Park
  • Sightings are guaranteed from August to mid-October, or your money back
  • Snorkel with whales, when conditions permit
  • Enjoy a more intimate experience on a boat with maximum 20 travelers
Important Information
Departure Point
Hervey Bay Dive Centre, Dive Office Boat Club marina, Jetty St, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Swim with whales (when conditions permit)
  • Up-close whale encounter
  • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are provided
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We champion a strict Code of Practice when interacting with the whales. The key component to this agreement, and a core philosophy of ours, is “on the whales terms”. In short this means we only interact with whales that are happy for us to do so.
  • We guarantee whale sightings (seeing a whale from the vessel) between 1st August and 14th October. In the unlikely event that the skipper cannot locate a whale during this period you will be offered a full refund or free return ticket.
  • Children under 8 years are not permitted to swim with the whales and a parental guardian must remain with them on the vessel. If 2 guardians are present they can interchange between the vessel and swimming when conditions permit. The tour is not suitable for children under 4 years.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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sean12345 wrote a review Oct 2020
Cairns, Australia111 contributions22 helpful votes
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Had a really great day out with Hervey Bay Dive Centre whale watching. Our skipper Ed was personable and professional and did a great job of searching for whales! Grant was great at making sure everyone felt comfortable and relaxed whilst ensuring the activities operated
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hey Sean, appreciate the kind review mate..... all the very best... regards Ed
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Brendan M wrote a review Oct 2020
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Saw plenty of whales up close, unfortunately werent able to swim with them , nature does what nature does. Overall great day, we even participated in a memorial of the founding whale watching gentleman
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 6 Oct 2020
Hey Brendan, thanks for the review mate.... all the best Ed
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carolynbeard01 wrote a review Sep 2020
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Hervey Bay Dive Centre provides a great day out in the surrounds of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island to view and watch the whales in action! Breaching, Slapping, Frollicking around and having a Whale of a time! Be taken out to the whales with expert attention from Captain Ed and
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Thank you Carolyn for the very kind review. So glad you had a good time out with us. Regards Ed and the Team
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Léandre22 wrote a review Sep 2020
Paris, France11 contributions3 helpful votes
Wonderful afternoon! We had a beautiful show all along the afternoon, with a very respectful contact from the company. The wonderful show came crescendo, and the final was amazing. We had the chance to see a male whale flirting with mum, with her baby. They were playing very
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 11 Sep 2020
So humbled by your very kind review... thank you Regards Ed
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Leni S wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic day on the water! After a few practice runs we had an incredible experience with a couple of juveniles! Great crew!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 8 Sep 2020
Thanks Leni, Was a pleasure to host you Ed
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About the operator

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Sharon W
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Experience of a lifetime!
What an incredible day out diving the ex-HMAS Tobruk! The team at Hervey Bay Dive Centre were AMAZING!!! We saw so
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shan1812
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Amazing Dives and team!
Captain Ed, Rach, Matt & Grant!!!! What can i say, you guys are just legends. These guys are really good at what t
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Monkeejax
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Discovery Dive
Excellent Discover Scuba Dive with instructor Matt, saw a mega Groper! Very safe, relaxed way to learn.
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shawtraveller22
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CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH!!
I completed my Open Water Certification with the legends at Hervey Bay Dive Centre and all I can say is I regret no
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caseytiemens
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Great day out, will book again next year
Captain Ed and the crew provided an awesome day out on the water! The boat itself was great, lots of room with 2
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swlamsw
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Nice and experience staff
The staff is experienced in locating whales and is full of knowledge of whales. They also provide good service like
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I9699MXsarahc
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INSPIRING AND MOTIVATING
I did the open water scuba dive course with Hervey Bay Dive Centre!! Our instructor Matt was so professional, carin
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Leigh53-11
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Whale watching Hervey Bay with Hervey Bay Dive
Thoroughly recommend this company. Passionate about making it the best experience for everyone on board. Small numb
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jennu121
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Perfect day
It was absolutely the most incredible day I've had. The crew was very knowledgeable, very nice, and the plus was th
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cooperchristina
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Whale watch
Excellent Would have been nice if we had fruit salad cups instead of apple or pear for afternoon tea
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amyharris1416
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Exceeded expectations
Ed and Grant were great tour guides and clearly very passionate about their work. We experienced so much more than
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KGzet
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Amazing whale watching experience
The friendly crew ensured we had a great experience on the day. Lots of useful information about whales and their h
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murraywbell
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Whale watching and swimming with the whales.
What an amazing conservation tour, from the start to the finish my family was entertained. I can highly recommend s
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Y591ZZ_
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Legendary diving shop
I visited here for advanced open water license. I'm satisfied all the experiences at there. First of all, It was
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mtsesi
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Best whale watching we ever have done (4th time in Hervey Bay)
Ed and Matt, the best captain and dive instructor (coffee maker :-) ) funny and very informative. We took top quali
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