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Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch provided by Hervey Bay Dive Centre

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Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch

Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
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About
Between July and November, humpback whales break their long migration from Antarctica in Hervey Bay, making the area one of the world’s top whale-watching spots. This boat tour, capped at just 20 travelers, offers guaranteed sightings between August and mid-October, with a refund or replacement ticket in the unlikely event you don’t see a whale. Morning tea and lunch, as well as snorkeling gear and wetsuits, are provided.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Look for humpback whales in the Great Sandy Strait Marine Park
Sightings are guaranteed from August to mid-October, or your money back
Snorkel with whales, when conditions permit
Enjoy a more intimate experience on a boat with maximum 20 travelers
What to expect
Check-in and board the vessel, tour the Great Sandy Strait Marine Park along side of Fraser Island. Whale watch and Swim the day away, catering and equipment provided.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55749P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Swim with whales (when conditions permit) • Up-close whale encounter • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are provided • Guaranteed whale sightings • Coffee and/or Tea • Lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
Hervey Bay Dive Centre, Dive Office Boat Club marina, Jetty St, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia Enter the marina via the gate next to the fuel station.
Inclusions
Swim with whales (when conditions permit) • Up-close whale encounter • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are provided • Guaranteed whale sightings • Coffee and/or Tea • Lunch
Departure details
Hervey Bay Dive Centre, Dive Office Boat Club marina, Jetty St, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia Enter the marina via the gate next to the fuel station.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
We champion a strict Code of Practice when interacting with the whales. The key component to this agreement, and a core philosophy of ours, is “on the whales terms”. In short this means we only interact with whales that are happy for us to do so.
We guarantee whale sightings (seeing a whale from the vessel) between 1st August and 14th October. In the unlikely event that the skipper cannot locate a whale during this period you will be offered a full refund or free return ticket.
Children under 8 years are not permitted to swim with the whales and a parental guardian must remain with them on the vessel. If 2 guardians are present they can interchange between the vessel and swimming when conditions permit. The tour is not suitable for children under 4 years.
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
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amanda b
Maryborough, Australia1 contribution
Best day
Jul 2021 • Couples
Me and my partner went whale watching on the first day this season! It was amazing. Such a good day and they did their best to make sure we were happy the whole day. We got to swim with the whales and i would highly recommend it if you get the opportunity! We were given lunch and loads of snacks…we were stuffed getting off the boat! Such a great day and will definitely be going again this season to support them in the times we are in!
Written 4 August 2021
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Mark T
Brisbane, Australia788 contributions
Fabulous day with the whales!!
This tour was excellent from the start. The staff and crew were professional, helpful, personable and top rate. They went to unbelievable levels to ensure we had a great day. Talk about great value for money. Safety first always! They think of everything right down to snakes at the end of an exhausting day. Well done team.
Written 31 July 2021
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diveherveybay
Gee Wizz mark, what a nice review and kind remarks.... we do try our best to please.... all the best Ed and the Team Extreme
Written 1 August 2021
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Maddie B
6 contributions
Fantastic crew and epic whales!
Jul 2021
I have been on many whale watching experiences and it is rare you come across a crew as awesome as this one. They were incredibly considerate of the whales and patient to ensure that we swam with an appropriate pod. They don't try to rush this experience into a few hours like some tour operators might, taking that extra time is well worth it because the interactions we had when we got in the water were fantastic, for many will be once in a lifetime. You can tell the crew have done plenty of whale season and really understand the behavior of the whales in this area. They work to guarantee you the best day possible without compromising the whales.
Written 27 July 2021
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Thanks Maddie, it was great to have someone like you aboard... we were so interested in the work you do with the worms in Antarctica. all the very best with your career..... Ed, Grant and the Team Extreme
Written 28 July 2021
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sean12345
Cairns, Australia111 contributions
Great Day Out
Aug 2020
Had a really great day out with Hervey Bay Dive Centre whale watching. Our skipper Ed was personable and professional and did a great job of searching for whales! Grant was great at making sure everyone felt comfortable and relaxed whilst ensuring the activities operated smoothly. Jess the DM was great at getting the whales to interact. Worth the trip!
Written 12 October 2020
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Hey Sean, appreciate the kind review mate..... all the very best... regards Ed
Written 13 October 2020
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Brendan M
13 contributions
Whales worth it
Oct 2020 • Couples
Saw plenty of whales up close, unfortunately werent able to swim with them , nature does what nature does.
Overall great day, we even participated in a memorial of the founding whale watching gentleman
Written 5 October 2020
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Hey Brendan, thanks for the review mate.... all the best Ed
Written 6 October 2020
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carolynbeard01
2 contributions
Swim with the Whales
Sep 2020
Hervey Bay Dive Centre provides a great day out in the surrounds of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island to view and watch the whales in action! Breaching, Slapping, Frollicking around and having a Whale of a time! Be taken out to the whales with expert attention from Captain Ed and his team of professional assistants. If the conditions are good and appropriate you may join the whales in the water to Swim with the Whales! It is truly an amazing experience, see these huge bodies under the water!
Written 18 September 2020
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Thank you Carolyn for the very kind review. So glad you had a good time out with us. Regards Ed and the Team
Written 18 September 2020
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Léandre22
Paris, France11 contributions
Unbelievable
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wonderful afternoon!

We had a beautiful show all along the afternoon, with a very respectful contact from the company.
The wonderful show came crescendo, and the final was amazing. We had the chance to see a male whale flirting with mum, with her baby.
They were playing very closely from the boat.
The crew was giving very interesting explanations about whales behaviours. We really felt the passion and excitement for the whales from the crew. We also heard their songs.

Amazing time. Thanks so much, we probably going to dream about it for a very long time.
Written 9 September 2020
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So humbled by your very kind review... thank you Regards Ed
Written 11 September 2020
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Leni S
7 contributions
Fantastic whale swim
Sep 2020 • Solo
Fantastic day on the water! After a few practice runs we had an incredible experience with a couple of juveniles! Great crew!
Written 7 September 2020
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Thanks Leni, Was a pleasure to host you Ed
Written 8 September 2020
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Kath G F
Brisbane Region, Australia2 contributions
The crew were AMAZING!
Aug 2020
Such an amazing experience! My partner and I unfortuntely had sea-sickness the entire time but it didn't matter. Not only did we get to see the whales all close up and personal but we also had a wonderful time on the boat. The lunch they provided was delcious and way more food than I expected and the staff were exceptional. They were able to keep us involved and enjoying ourselves even though we felt so ill while still managing to keep the rest of the people attending happy. I highly reccommend this experience to everyone :)
Written 24 August 2020
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Hey Kath.... thank you for the review..... it was a tough day.... all the best... Ed
Written 25 August 2020
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Beachgirl
Canberra57 contributions
A must do
Aug 2020
OMG this is a must do in your lifetime! We have been wanting to do this for a while now, but COVID presented us with the opportunity to travel to QLD and give it a go, and it was amazing.

The day we went out was quite overcast and a little cool, but it didn't impact the experience. We saw and some of the group interacted with a couple of whales on the way out, but after lunch we found two juvenile whales that were so intrigued and interested in us, that they hung out with us, swimming around us, spy hopping and tail slapping. It was amazing, They got so close to us, In the end we had to be taken out of the water because they were getting too curious and too close!

We are coming back next year to do it again! It was incredible, even with the rain on the way back. Loved it, and the staff were so lovely!
Written 24 August 2020
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Thanks for the review Susie.... thanks for your support 🙏
Written 25 August 2020
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Swimming with the whales
A must do :) was an excellent day. the Crew went above and beyond to make the day awesome. dont have to be a good s
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Sensational
Can not rate highly enough. Skipper and crew very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. Willing to stay out late
macfod
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Fabulous Diving Crew
As experienced divers we opted to dive the local reef with Rachel and the crew. All were first rate and friendly an
laurenpagelp
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Amazing experience
Super chilled day on the water. The crew were all really nice. Saw lots of whales and swimming with them is amazing
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My diving experience
Doing my open water course with them and it is the best decision i have made. I am 15 and i have learned so much wi
as503
as503
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Great experience as a learner
Came up all the way from Sydney to learn to dive in Hervey Bay, such an incredible experience and I can't recommend
BlairM151
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Open water dive training
Completed my Open water dive training with Matt and the team over the weekend. Couldn't have asked for a more knowl
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No. 1 Dive School and Dive Tour Operator in Hervey Bay in my opinion
Brilliant from start to finish. Did our Open Water PADI with Matt as our instructor and it was fun fun fun. Matt an
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The best Wreck Diving course you will do
Just completed our Wreck Diving qualification with HBDC. Best course, best instructors who set us challenges that t
Somanythoughts
Somanythoughts
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Local wreck dives Hervey Bay
Just finished up a wonderful morning with the Hervey Bay Dive Centre crew on the local wreck double dive. From star
writingangelat
writingangelat
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Amazing dive experience
Diving with Hervey Bay Dive Centre has been truly one of the best experiences of my life. I did my introduction t
petermD6658YW
petermD6658YW
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Great dive! Must do in Hervey Bay.
These guys are fantastic. Ed and his crew Grant and Matt ensured we were well looked after. We are relatively inexp
160macac
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Padi Open Water Diver
I did my Open Water Padi with this company, english is not my first language and i was scared of being under the wa
Dreamer553562
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Open water padi course. Amazing!
Did my open water padi course with Grant. Would highly recommend using these guys Grant, Mat and Rachel were an ama
El_MacDonald
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Thank you guy's:-)
After not diving for 12 years or so and after an upsetting experience at another dive shop, I was hesitant about di
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