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“YAHOO the best way to see whales up close and personal”

Spirit of Hervey Bay
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Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Ranked #2 of 17 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.
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We went on the afternoon whale watch tour on 17th August 2014. Lovely day weather wise. This is a fast boat with the ride out to the whale area a bit rough but also exhilarating. Saw plenty of whales really close to the boat. We could almost touch them. A wonderful experience seeing these majestic creatures so closely. Would recommend the YAHOO to any one. not afraid of bumps and speed.

Denise & Dave Phillips

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was a very good trip. The captain was very enthusiastic and went on the hunt to find us pods of whales and he found them in great numbers. Some interacted with the boat, in and out around and under they went. It was really wonderful to see these majestic creatures close up and they were really close up. Some were competing around the female with other males joining in with frightening speed as we saw them steam in from far off. Anyone who sees this must realise the whale's right to be here and not hunted to near extinction as they were so nearly were. This was a fantastic day out on a good boat that allowed you to get round on two levels 360 degrees so you could follow the action plus the staff looked after you. I highly recommend this boat and trip.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

spent a day last week whale watching on this boat . Captain was very knowledgeable & we saw 11 whales that day . Buffet lunch was adequate , staff were efficient 7 friendly

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We had a great day out even with poor weather. The staff were great, the food was good and the overall experience was great.
Do not forget your cameras you will need them :)
They guaranteed Whales and we got whales, I cannot fault the day, absolutely awesome and we will be back next year.
Thank you very much for an awesome experience guy's, my wife and I drove down from Mackay just for this trip out and it didn't disappoint.

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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!

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