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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This was truly an outstanding ‘bucket list’ experience. Easily one of the most unbelievable things I’ve done in my life. We were lucky to see some very inquisitive whales right at the end of the day which meant out tour ran almost half an hour...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Epet27792
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to give us the review.... your comments mean a lot to me .... all the best regards Ed (skipper)

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    After doing a similar tour in Coral Bay (where we didn't succeed in swimming with the whales), I tried my luck in Hervey Bay with these guys. Best decision ever. Not only did we see heaps of whales, we finally got to swim with them...More

    Thank michellemeuffels
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Michelle, Was a pleasure hosting you on the tour... very kind of you to say such nice things about out tour... we have just as much fun I can assure you..... regards Ed

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This was a “bucket list” experience! It checked all the boxes. 1. We had an amazing, sunny day on the water. 2. We saw heaps of whales, even a number of calves, and even a few dolphins. 3. The crew were FANTASTIC, and worked very...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Go Canada 🇨🇦.... it was a real joy to have your energy and spirits on the boat.... I would have loved to have spent more time with you guys instead of driving the boat all day..... it is pretty well our motto to never give...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Drove 9 hours in one day to get a chance to swim. Absolutely Incredible Experience. 100% worth it. Curious whales come right up to you. Thanks to the crew for getting me my PERFECT day!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Bobby B
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    WOW... perfect day!..... we are really happy you got all your dreams resolved.... thanks so much for the review..... Ed

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    What a brilliant day. Staff were friendly, entertainiong, helpful and fun and made sure we were safe, well-fed and enjoying every part of the day. Big thanks to the whales who just wouldn't leave us around and loved to play with us. Wow! Memories forever...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Evania E
    diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Evania, thank for the review..... our tour is only great because of the people that join us everyday like yourself...... it is so easy to have fun when folks are fully engaged..... thanks again..... Ed

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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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