Hervey Bay Whale Watching
The Spirit of Hervey Bay
Platypus Bay on the scenic west coast of Fraser Island is the scene of the best whale watching in the world. Each year over 10,000 Humpback Whales pass through the waters of Playpus Bay with most staying a few days to play, feed up their newborn calves for the long migration south to Antartica.
The Spirit of Hervey Bay is the largest of the whale watching boats based in and departing from Hervey Bay. There is plenty of room to move with three viewing decks on the Spirit. The viewing decks allow for a variety of photographic opportunities from the very high top deck to the lower deck where you can get close to the whales.
On the aft deck a viewing platform will lower you to water level allowing you to be extremely close to whales if they decide to come and have a look at you.
You are gauranteed to spot whales or a free trip will be given, this offer applies during August - September - October each year although the whales are often here in July and very early November as well.
Departs Twice Daily August - September - October each year
Morning Whale Watch 8.30am and returns 12.30pm
Afternoon Whale Watch 1.30pm and returns 5.30pm
Cost 2012 Season
Children 4 - 14 years: $60.00
Family 2 Adults 2 children $310.00
Seniors - Students - YHA $105.00
Subsequent trips after the first trip are at half price
Light snacks are provided on the Spirit of Hervey Bay with free coffee and tea available throughout your cruise. An oboard kiosk stocking alcohol and snacks also offers souvenirs.
Spirit of Hervey bay is equipt with underwater viewing windows so you can catch a glimpse of a Humpback Whale underwater, a hydrophone will allow you to hear the songs if the whales are singing.
Spirit of Hervey Bay is perfect for large school groups or organisations please use our enquiry form to ask about group bookings.
Spirit of Hervey Bay Offers
Pram and wheelchair access lower deck
A fully licensed onboard kiosk.
Very high top viewing deck
Comfortable mid viewing deck including soft lounges and seats
Massive forward lower viewing deck
Rear viewing platform that can be lowered to water level
Fully licensed onboard kiosk with snacks and souvenirs
Spirit of Hervey Bay is a non smoking vessel.
Massive deck space comfortable surroundings
Two trips daily
Enthusiastic and friendly crew