Whalesong Cruises – Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Hervey Bay’s premium mid-sized whale watching and cruise boat, with a strong focus on ecological practices, sustainability, education and fun. The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, aboard Whalesong is only available to a fortunate few.

Whalesong Cruises is a locally owned family operated business, specialising in Humpback whale and dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose-built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers (surveyed for 100 but only take maximum 60) provides many vantage points and space to interact with the curious and playful whales often frolicking within metres of the boat.

With a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offer two cruises daily with real-time expert commentary by our Marine Biologist (provided in English with direct translation in German, Spanish, Italian and French by multilingual crew).

Extended Morning cruise – morning tea and buffet lunch.
Afternoon and Sunset cruise – light lunch and savoury platter.

Whalesong is the only half day boat to serve lunch.

Filtered drinking water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo available all day.

Listen to the whales sing underwater with their hydrophone.

Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reducing, reusing and recycling to minimise their carbon foot print.

Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Facilities

Advanced Ecotourism Certified Adventure and Outdoors Tours Basic Birdwatching Birdwatching Boating Boating Canoeing/Kayaking Carpark Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Caters for vision impairment Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Customised Disabled access available ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Evening Extended Family Family Friendly Fishing Food and Wine Tours Four Wheel Driving Free Wifi Full Day Half Day or Less International Land - Motorised Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Snorkelling Swimming The Ecotourism Association of Australia Walk Water - Motorised Whale Watch Industry Association Wheelchair access

Services

From $90 to $125

The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year. Whalesong Cruises, a locally owned family operated business specializes in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers of 25 to 45 people provides you optimal space to interact with the curious and playful whales sometimes frolicking within metres.

On board you will enjoy two levels of spacious enclosed, open air or water level vantage points to observe and encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Capture that perfect breach or sit back and enjoy the cruise, there is seating available for all. Local and national award winners with a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offers convenient cruises daily with expert commentary and interpretation.

The Afternoon + Sunset cruise offers expert commentary and interpretation, afternoon tea and buffet dinner. Complimentary tea, herbal tea, coffee, milo and filtered drinking water available all day. Courtesy pick up from Hervey Bay accommodations. Fully licensed bar.

Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reusing and recycling where possible to minimise their carbon foot print. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $80 to $115

With the possibility of spotting the first humpback whales of the season, the ‘Hervey Bay Whale Search and Dolphin Watch Cruise’ has great protection from the ocean swells, as you cruise along the inside edge of World Heritage listed Fraser Island in the spectacular, pristine Hervey Bay waterways. The extensive five and a half-hour cruise, includes complimentary morning tea and buffet lunch.

There are four different species of dolphins observed often, in these unspoilt water ways. But there is so much more that can be seen, including turtles, birds, sting rays, shy dugongs and different whale species.

The new M.V. Whalesong, is environmentally friendly, low carbon impact and was designed to allow guests to cruise in comfort. Enclosed and open air viewing on two levels, a water level viewing area and extra wide, walk around decks, provide the ultimate in extra viewing and seating space. So all guests have excellent vantage points for viewing a wide variety of wildlife or to just sit back and enjoy.

Cruises available in June and into July and at other times for groups or private charters.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

$79

Take in the beautiful Hervey Bay sunset whilst our crew serve you local seafood and non-seafood delights. A perfect way to end your day or start your evening.

Sunset/night time cruises take you into the spectacular pristine waterways between Fraser Island and the mainland to look out for our resident dolphins and turtles as well as enjoy the vibrant Sunset over Hervey Bay. Our selection of hot and cold canapés is served to you on deck, so you don’t miss any of the views. We show you the sparkle of the city lights along the 13 kilometres of the Beachfront that is The Charlton Esplanade. We cruise past Hervey Bay’s monumental Urangan Pier and admire the brilliant glow of the lights that make up the Harbour precinct.

Available Friday and Saturday nights November to June with a maximum of 30 passengers – canapes include:
– Hervey Bay King Prawns
– Mixed Pastries, arancini balls, meatballs
– Fresh Coffin Bay Half Shell Oysters
– Half Shell Hervey Bay Scallops
– Fish bites
– Salmon rolls, vege sticks and dips
– Cheese board

Let Whalesong design the cruise, function or party that you want. Contact their office for more information.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $90 to $125

The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year. Whalesong Cruises, a locally owned family operated business specialises in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose built vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers of 25 to 45 people provides you optimal space to interact with the curious and playful whales sometimes frolicking within metres.

On board you will enjoy two levels of spacious enclosed, open air or water level vantage points to observe and encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Capture that perfect breach or sit back and enjoy the cruise, there is seating available for all. Local and national award winners with a crew who love what they do, Whalesong offers convenient cruises daily with expert commentary and interpretation.

The longest half day cruise in Hervey bay, includes morning tea and a buffet lunch. Free filtered drinking water, tea, herbal tea, coffee available all day. Whalesong is environmentally friendly, reusing and recycling where possible to minimise their carbon foot print. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available. Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay Fraser Island packages available.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $80 to $110

Venture to the sandy shores of iconic Fraser Island on this five hour cruise that includes a delicious Aussie barbecue lunch, beach activities and much more.

Heading out from Hervey Bay Marina at 9am and returning at 2pm, you’ll get a fantastic experience both on and off the boat. Enjoy morning tea as you keep your eyes open for wildlife both in and out of the water – dolphins, turtles, fish and marine birds can all be seen from the vessel on the way from the mainland to the island…bring your camera.

Their smaller tender boat will transfer you to Fraser island where you’ll have two hours to enjoy a remote western beach of the world’s largest sand island, with opportunities for both exploration and adventure or simple relaxation available – go for a swim, traipse along the sand, go kayaking, have a bit of a snorkel or fun fish, take an adrenaline filled inflatable tube ride or simply take it easy and soak in the Queensland sunshine.

Once back on board the boat kick back and enjoy a freshly-prepared Aussie style barbecue lunch including delicious Hervey Bay prawns, juicy steak and sausages, salads and fresh bread.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

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