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Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch

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    What to Expect

    Check-in and board the vessel, tour the Great Sandy Strait Marine Park along side of Fraser Island. Whale watch and Swim the day away, catering and equipment provided.

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    • Hervey Bay Dive Centre, 1 Jetty Rd Boat Club Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 Australia
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hervey Bay Dive Centre, The Dive Office The Boat Club Marina, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Had a once in a lifetime experience on the Swim with the Whales tour today! Swimming with these amazing gentle giants is awe inspiring. The skipper Ed and the staff were fantastic - very professional, well organised, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jamie S
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you Jamie..... certainly was a top day.... we are so glad you had a good time.... kind regards Rach and Ed

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I wanted a special experience to celebrate my birthday and I couldn't have wished for a better outcome. The crew were marvellous, professional and knowledgable. They looked after us very well. We were briefed on what and what not to do, we entered the water...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Gerrylavmike
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    It was our absolute pleasure to see you have a wonderful birthday

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Together with my 11 year old son, I especially traveled to Hervey Bay to see the whales. Looking for a more intimate experience I found the "Swim with a Humpback Whale & Watch Tour" from the Dive Centre. We had an excellent day! Very nice...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank BreachingJustForFun
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for the review... we are all so very happy that you had a great experience with us.... regards Ed

    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    We had a fantastic time on Sunday, the staff are amazing, they are very accomodating and try their very best to maximise your chance to swim with whales. We had some very special encounters with the humpbacks. We were very well looked after with food...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Larissa T
    Rachel G, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

    Thank you Larissa for the review... it was a cracking good day was it not? So glad you had a blast. Regards...... Ed

    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    I can highly recommend this company for the swim with whales trip. Yesterday I went out with them and did get into the water but unfortunately got a bit seasick. The crew were very helpful and attentive to me all afternoon checking on me and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tori M
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Gidday Tori, thanks so much..... the crew rang me yesterday after the tour to let me know how the day went in my absence.... they told me all about you and how lovely you were.... all the very best.... Ed and Team Extreme

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    Aravind S
    20 September 2018|
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    Response from Reynojl | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for the late reply, but no, whale season is from mid-July to mid-November. Whales are pretty much gone by late November.
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