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

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Overview
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.
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
Important Information
Departure Point
Hervey Bay Dive Centre, The Dive Office The Boat Club Marina, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jocelyn R wrote a review Today
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Absolute rubbish the worst experience ever and the worst customer relations ever experienced. My friend and I along with our 3 daughters booked this tour in 2017. We arrived in Hervey Bay on Friday night at 7pm after a 5 hr drive, we were ready to swim with the whales at 8am
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tia R wrote a review Oct 2019
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The most incredible thing I have ever done. I can not put into words how amazing it was swimming with these beautiful animals. Watching them play around with the dolphins with zero care in the world that we were there. I would highly recommend swimming with these beautiful
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Thanks 🙏 for the nice review.... we are most appreciative..... good luck with your birth and all the best! Regards Ed (skipper) and the Team Extreme
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Morgane G wrote a review Sep 2019
Montpellier, France15 contributions1 helpful vote
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No words for describe this experience, I think one of the best I’ve ever done! We had the chance to swim with whales but also dolphins. I really want to say thank you for all the team, they are really friendly! And we had a really awesome day with them! I highly recommend
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 16 Sep 2019
The dolphins were are real surprise when they turned up with the whales.... it was awesome 😎 thanks heaps Ed
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Ben S wrote a review Sep 2019
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It’s not often that anything really impresses me, yet yesterday to say I was impressed would be an understatement. We swam/snorkelled with Hump Back Whales In Hervey Bay and it was by far the most unparalleled experience I have ever had. Ed, Matt and Lee from Hervey Bay Dive
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 16 Sep 2019
Thanks Ben, really appreciate the kind review.... was our pleasure to have you aboard... Ed
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Daydream354153 wrote a review Sep 2019
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So lucky we get to do this in Australia, swim was great one whale breached right in front of us to check us out! I'd go again. Team also fit me into a wreck dive nearby the next day, they book out fast, they were so professional and accomodating and truly do get you in for a
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from diveherveybay, Owner at Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Responded 11 Sep 2019
What a nice review... thanks so very much Regards Ed
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By: Hervey Bay Dive Centre
Faarbaek1212
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Padi Open Water Course - Great experience and a very nice dive instructor
I did my Padi Open Water Course in 2-days at the HBDC. It was great and the instructor Matt was very helpful along
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FarAwayFlojo
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Fantastic wreck dives with awesome crew at Hervey Bay Dive Centre
Awesome day trip to the HMAS Tobruk with the brilliant crew from Hervey Bay Dive Centre! Saw turtles, dolphins and
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Brett H
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Hmas Tobruk
Scuba Dive the Hmas Tobruk Great dive shop Local friendly people The Tobruk can be as advanced or easy as you lik
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NathanS15
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Ex-HMAS Tobruk - June 2020 (We'll be back)
Ex HMAS Tobruk has been on my list to dive since its sinking - unfortunately a cyclone disrupted my first attempt l
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gdipaolo123
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PADI open water course: great experience
We completed our open water PADI course with the team at this dive centre. Brilliant group of instructors, very fri
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Ninasox
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Professional outfit
We were super impressed with the crew of Dive Hervey Bay. We did two dives on the Tobruk and two local wreck dives.
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SerpicoOz
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Great two days diving the Ex-HMAS Tobruk!
After spending time carefully researching the best option for diving the Tobruk, we settle on Hervey Bay Dive Centr
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Em B
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They welcome you like you're part of the crew :)
First time diving the HMAS Tobruk with the crew from Hervey Bay Dive Centre. We had John as our dive guide. These g
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magiciannamedcob
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Proessional, Passionate and Friendly Dive Centre
I booked a week holiday in Hervey Bay and decided to do my Open Water and Advanced Open Water PADI dive courses. I
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KT_posts
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Open water dive course
Rachel and Matt were so accommodating for our trip to Hervey Bay. Thoroughly enjoyed completing my open water certi
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catherinebY4293II
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Scuba Diving
My partner and I completed an open water and advanced open water scuba dive course with Hervey Bay Dive Centre - we
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laurencemM3189QM
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Best group of people
Grate group of people to dive with very Knowledgeable and very easy to talk to was so lucky to to be able to dive
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JJtravels00
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Great Company, Great Day!
Just returned from a day out to ex Hmas Tobruk, and what a day! The company is a small family run business with ope
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RainerLanghoff
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Fantastic All Around Experience - Highly Recommended...!!!
We booked the open water scuba course followed by a dive the Tobruk and were impressed the entire time. Right from
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FarAway51845116833
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Great Team
Great Team, Great Service. Saw lots of whales, Team was very attentive and went out of their way to give us a great
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Key Details
  • Hervey Bay Dive Centre
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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