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“"Yahoo!" An amazing addition to your fleet!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spirit of Hervey Bay

Spirit of Hervey Bay
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US$85.37*
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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Urangan
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Owner description: The Spirit of Hervey Bay is a luxurious, fast power catamaran that gets you to the whales playground in minimal time for maximum time spent interacting with the whales. The speed allows the team to cruise from pod to pod (group of whales) and view the most active whales in the Bay. The Spirit also has heaps of room to keep you warm inside whilst we travel to and from the whales, but still allows for spectacular views of our lovely bay through the large windows.With five levels of viewing decks, including our fantastic underwater viewing rooms which place you below the waterline to view the whales in their underwater playground and the amazing waterline viewing platform for those extra close encounters. The Spirit offers the most viewing area of any boat with no crowding and everyone has a front row seat.Our best value cruise also includes a morning or afternoon tea of cakes, cinnamon buns, biscuits, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice and on our 3/4 day cruise you also receive a cold buffet lunch with cold meats and fresh salads. Other freebies include a souvenir whale DVD, free wifi and courtesy pickups from touristaccommodation. You can’t get better than that.The Spirit is a locally-owned company operating in Hervey Bay waters for the past 26 years. Our expert commentary of the whales and Fraser Island offers a unique insight into the whales antics and migration pattern with a bit of Aussie larrikin thrown in. The crew are all locals who have lived in the area for more than 15 years which gives them vast knowledge of not only the whales, but also Hervey Bay and surrounding areas.So do not miss out on seeing these gentle giants in the “best place in the world” to view humpback whales aboard the “best value cruise in the bay. See you aboard the Spirit.
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
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“"Yahoo!" An amazing addition to your fleet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We spent a fantastic morning out on the brand new, fast, exhilarating "Yahoo Whale Watch Adventure". If you love whales and speed then this is a fantastic combination!! I was unsure at first because I am not a boat person but this experience changed my mind. It was truly awesome, the crew Mark and Katie were lovely and the whales were too! Do yourself a favour and get on board. We will be back!

Visited August 2014
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Gladstone, Australia
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“Whale Watching - August 2014”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We had a great day on the Spirit of Hervey Bay on Monday 4 August. Whilst it was still early in the season - we did get to see a number of pods in the bay. It was great to see these magnificent creatures up close and see them interact with the boat. The trip was great - we were collected and dropped back to our accommodation. Lots of photo opportunities during the trip, friendly staff and we were provided with a commentary. We also received a DVD from previous trips - which was great as well. A very stable boat and good value for money with morning tea and lunch included.

Visited August 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“AN UNEXPECTED GREAT DAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We were unsure as to whether to go out to see the whales as it was so early in the season (29/7/14). We choose Spirit of Hervey Bay as it was quite a large boat and we could see it from our room! Spacious and clean, excellent commentary & several whale sightings. A basic but fresh lunch. We were so glad we went & intend to go again perhaps next year, Sept or Oct as the mums & babies, or male whales will be there then.

Visited August 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“a wonderful day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We have had the best day on the Spirit of Harvey Bay Whale Watching. The staff were very friendly. Morning tea and lunch was great. The boat very stable and the whales were everywhere.
We would recommend this trip to everyone, it's great value for money.

Visited August 2014
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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“Whale Watching July 2014 Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

My family and I went on a whale watch cruise on The Spirit of Hervey Bay' in July 2014. The experience was amazing, the boat was modern and clean and the staff were very friendly, helpful and very informative. We saw lots of whales, the 'open plan' of the boat allowed viewing from everywhere. If you are thinking about going and seeing the whales I would definitely recommend it and I cannot recommend The Spirit highly enough.

Visited July 2014
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