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 enjoyment. The guaranteed experience of a lifetime aboard Whalesong is only available to a fortunate few. Purpose-built vessel with wide decks and low passenger numbers (surveyed for 100 but only take maximum 60) provides many vantage points and space for ultimate humpback whale encounters.

With a crew dedicated to the guest experience, Whalesong offers twice-daily half-day cruises with real-time expert commentary.

Extended Morning cruise – morning tea and buffet lunch.
Afternoon and Sunset cruise – afternoon antipasto platter and buffet dinner.

The only half-day boat to serve meals and the only boat on the fleet to serve dinner.

Complimentary filtered drinking water, loose leaf tea, herbal tea, coffee and milo are available all day.

Listen to the whales sing underwater with their hydrophone.

Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay.

With Advanced Eco-Tourism Accreditation and Quality Tourism Accreditation – Sustainable, you know your experience will have a minimal environmental impact.

Other cruises:
– November to June: Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise
– November to May: West Coast Fraser Island Beach and barbeque cruise
– Year-round: private charters, of the cruises above or something more specific, e.g. Weddings, Parties (birthdays, engagements, anniversaries), Scattering of the Ashes, Christmas or Corporate Functions. Cruise designed for your needs.


Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Free Wifi


Birdwatching Boating


Basic Moderate

Disabled Assistance

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 Disabled access available Wheelchair access


Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Safe ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia


From $95 to $130

The ultimate bucket list experience is only available to a lucky few. Whalesong Cruises, a locally owned family operated business, specialises in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose-built, wheelchair-accessible vessel. Wide decks and low passenger numbers provide everyone with a ‘front row seat’ to interact with the curious and playful whales, sometimes breaching and frolicking within metres of the boat or to simply sit back and enjoy the cruise. Three levels of spacious enclosed, open-air or water level vantage points

The perfect afternoon light for capturing those once-in-a-lifetime moments on film. You also get to enjoy the sunset over the Bay and the iconic Urangan Pier as the last boat to arrive back for the day.

Expert commentary and interpretation throughout the cruise, afternoon tea and buffet dinner. The only boat on the entire fleet to serve dinner.

Complimentary tea, herbal tea, coffee, milo and filtered drinking water are available all day. Courtesy pick up from Hervey Bay accommodations. Fully licensed bar. Free WiFi on board.

Whalesong is environmentally friendly and minimises its carbon footprint. Opportunities to listen to the whales sing underwater may be available.

COVID-19 safe and highly trained, friendly and compassionate crew.

Disabled Access

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From $80 to $120

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.

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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.

Disabled Access

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From $70 to $130

Whalesong Cruises, a local family owned/operated business specialises in Humpback Whale and Dolphin close encounters from their luxurious, purpose built vessel. Wide decks, multi-level viewing and low passenger numbers provides you optimal space to interact with the curious and playful whales.

An ultimate bucket list experience is to watch breaching, pec/tail slapping, spy-hopping, majestic Humpback whales in their natural environment; sometimes so close to the boat you could almost touch them. Listen to them ‘sing’ with our hydrophone. Convenient twice daily cruises with expert commentary and interpretation. Courtesy pickup within Hervey Bay.

The guaranteed experience of a lifetime, is only available to a lucky few, for a limited time each year (July – October). This experience in Hervey Bay’s calm waters is like no other and on board Whalesong, you can relax and enjoy the entire experience whilst the friendly, experienced and COVID-19 safety trained crew look after you and your friends and family’s needs.

The longest half day cruise in Hervey Bay, includes morning tea and a buffet lunch (only 1/2 day boat to include lunch).

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

Disabled Access

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From $80 to $115

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.

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