Water activity

Hervey Bay: Exclusive Whale Watch Encounter

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

Hervey Bay: Exclusive Whale Watch Encounter

Activity provider: Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
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From US$ 120.38 per person

Likely to sell out

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours offers one of the most comprehensive whale watching tours in Queensland on board a comfortable, award-winning sailing vessel. Cruise the calm waters of Hervey Bay and get up close to humpback whales in their natural playground.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Hotel pick-up is available. Please contact the operator to arrange a time.


  • Hear whales singing with the on-board hydrophone
  • Experience a whale immersive experience with the vessel’s exclusive in-water platform
  • Enjoy a small-group trip, ensuring an intimate encounter with the humpback whales
Full description
Travel on board a comfortable, multi-award-winning sailing vessel to the heart of the playground of the humpback whales. The owner and skipper Peter Lynch brings his knowledge, experience and passion to each whale-watch encounter, providing expert commentary as he shows you the magnificent humpback whales in their natural environment. On this 1-day whale-watch encounter you’ll cruise the calm waters of Hervey Bay to observe the inquisitive and active humpback whales and see activities such as tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping or spy-hopping. If the conditions are right, you may be able to try out the exclusive in-water platform for an immersive experience and a once-in-a lifetime encounter with a humpback whale. Whether you’re in the water or on the boat, these magnificent marine creatures will take your breath away as you get up close and personal with them in their own environment.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Catamaran
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Morning tea
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft drink
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Soft drink
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Berth 7, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan (Hervey Bay) QLD 4655

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shoes indoors

    Know before you go

    • This tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers to operate
    • This tour will have a maximum of 24 passengers (depending on COVID-19 regulations)
    • This tour is subject to change or cancelation due to weather conditions at the discretion of the local partner, and the local partner reserves the right to transfer guests to another vessel where appropriate
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 18 reviews

    Review summary

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    Great day out Peter and Hanna look after us all day Peter is a very knowledgable guide and located plenty of Whales for us to view and photograph. Plenty of tea and coffee throughout the day the food was top notch. If back in Hervey Bay will go out again.

    October 9, 2019

    It was a lovely day from pick up to drop off from our accomodation. Thank you to the cheerful and efficient bus lady. Peter our guide and boat operator was profetional and shared his knowledge of the whales and the bay, he did his best to make it a great whale watching experience maintaining his deep respect for the whales. Hanna was our lovely host who worked hard to keep us fed and quenched, and even catered to our vegan diet. Thank you Blue Dolphin crew it was a great day.

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    September 4, 2019

    Motors are made of this

    An absolutely unforgettable experience. Pete's knowledge and enthusiasm shone out. The boat was excellent. A group of 24 max meant that there was no pushing and shoving to get good viewa as can happen on larger boats with bigger groups. More than ably assisted by Helen the hospitality was great. From tea or coffee on arrival through to a fabulous lunch with more tea and coffee and cakes along the way it was perfect. Pete does not clock watch. He asked if anyone needed to be back at the scheduled time of 3.30 which they didn't. We arrives back approximately an hour late because there were a couple of pods of active whales he wanted us to see. All in all an amazing day which was such good value. Thank you Pete and Helen

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    September 19, 2018

    Product ID: 89388