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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 20 July 2019

    Had a fantastic time. Wonderful friendly crew. Very knowledgeable. Swim with whales was amazingly. Granddaughter Haley got a fantastic experience. Too young to swim but close up encounter won't be forgotten in a hurry. Will be back again next year! Thanks again to all the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Eric H
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2019

    Was great to have your family out..... it was a great day.... be safe for the rest of your holiday.... Ed

    Reviewed 18 July 2019

    We just came of the boat as the first whale watch / swim group of the season. Unfortunately the whales arrived later this year and we didnt get to swim with the whales. But the crew and customer care of this centre is beyond incredible....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Leonie B
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2019

    Wow, we are so humbled by your comments. I sat down with our small team and read it out with pride. It was and always is pleasure to makes sure everyone who goes out with us had a good time and a safe experience.... thanks...More

    Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

    The Tour was really amazing. We saw so much mother wales with their calves. It was fantastic. And in the end we had luck and swim with a little whale. He was direct under our feets. It was so unreal. It was a really short...More

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    Diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

    Great to host you..... whales were great! see you again some time..... regards... Team Extreme

    Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

    Our first tour was canceled due to the weather, and when trying to reschedule, the crew actually created a tour on a day/time it usually isn’t offered! They were so helpful & really had the customer in mind, no to mention they really care about...More

    1  Thank danielle_galbraith16
    Diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

    Can't wait to see you again..... Ed and the team

    Reviewed 3 October 2018

    My boyfriend and I visited Hervey Bay Dive Centre on one leg of our road trip around Australia. The experience couldn't have been any better; the whole excursion was absolutely wonderful. Grant and Ed were fantastic, providing the perfect blend of enthusiasm, knowledge and dad...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank EmilyCoops
    Diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

    Thanks heaps for your kind words... sorry about the delay in responding but just learnt how to access the response side of things... :-)... regards.... Ed, Matt, Grant & Rachel (the 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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