Fraser Island Whale Watching Encounter

Come face-to-face with giant whales and watch them before the surface from underwater viewing rooms!
Hervey Bay, Australia
Half Day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8.30 am or 1.30 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level

What's Included

  • Guaranteed sightings
  • Underwater viewing windows and water level viewing platform
  • Free documentary DVD
  • Hydrophone
  • Experienced crew
  • Free WIFI
  • Delicious morning or afternoon tea plus antipasti platter on return cruise
  • Fully licensed
  • Kids corner
  • Free "Close Encounters" Whale Watch DVD
  • Free courtesy transfers (Hervey Bay area)

What to Expect

Come face to face with Hervey Bays local whales on this epic whale watching tour! Enjoy a tranquil cruise through the Great Sandy Strait, along the remote pristine western side of World Heritage listed Fraser Island to Australia’s ultimate humpback whale playground.

Standing on the specially designed viewing platform on the boat, you'll be taken right to the water’s edge. Come face-to-face with giant whales and get ready for an up close and personal interaction. You may even get your feet wet! Now that’s close encounters of a different kind!

You'll also be able to delve beneath the surface and check out the whales from the underwater viewing rooms. See the whales in their natural environment and watch them swim and play.

There is also a hydrophone equipped to hear the whales sing onboard!

Learn about these majestic mammals and other marine creatures including dolphins, turtles, dugongs, sharks and seabirds. You'll also gain knowledge on Fraser Island and surrounds. 

Research and conservation is another aspect of your tours with expert commentary from a passionate and dedicated crew. There will be multilingual staff aboard and whale information in 6 languages.

Onboard you can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a kids area with toys, colouring in and DVDs and a licenced bar. Throughout your journey, you can enjoy tea/coffee with biscuits and cake and antipasto platter on the way home.

You'll also receive a free "Close Encounters" Whale Watch DVD after your ride! 

Trips depart 8.30 am and 1.30 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Great Sandy Straight Marina - located at Urangan

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Cancellation Policy:

  • No refund shall be given should the vessel sail without you at the advertised time.
  • Should the trip be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and you are unable to transfer your booking we will refund your fare.
  • All trips may be cancelled without notice, in the event of adverse weather conditions.
  • Tour operators reserve the right to substitute another vessel in the event of unavailability of the advertised vessel.
  • All trips are subject to 24 hours notice of cancellations.
  • All booking to be confirmed 48 hours prior to departure

Pickup Locations

  • Akama Resort - Within walking distance
  • Alexander Apartments
  • Allegra - pickup on Cyrpress Street
  • Ambassador Motor Inn
  • Angie's Garden Beachouse
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