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Whalesong Cruises - Hervey Bay Whale Watching experience

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    What to Expect
    We'll depart from the Great Sandy Straits Marina out towards Platypus Bay, where the mighty Humpback Whales come to rest and play. Some of the behaviours we'll observe are: breaching, spy-hopping, pec-slapping, tail-slapping and lunges. We usually see our resident bottlenose dolphins playing with their Humpback whale friends too. Cruising alongside the West Coast of K'gari (Fraser Island), we may even be lucky enough to spot a dingo. Let us know if you do!
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    Departure Point
    Great Sandy Straits Marina
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • AM departure - Morning tea and buffet lunch
    • PM departure - Light lunch of sub sandwiches, savoury platter of cheese and biscuits and cured meats
    • Access to water-level viewing area
    • Expert commentary - translated by our multilingual crew (German, French, Spanish, Italian)
    • Hydrophone and underwater cameras to listen to and view the Humpback Whales
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hervey Bay accommodations
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Bottled water - Chilled, filtered, drinking water on tap - no plastic water bottles in sight!
    • Entry/Admission - Whalesong Cruises
    • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase on board)
    • Souvenirs (available for purchase on board)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
    • We recommend bringing comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
    • In the event that no whales are spotted, you will receive a return ticket to come again at a future date
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We knew when we booked this tour that there could be a chance we would not see whales however we were lucky enough to see many whales and calves. The crew form Whalesong were great. Doug, our captain ensured we were given lots of time...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Thecusp
    Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for the high recommendation. The entire team at Whalesong, from the office staff to the bus driver, from the crew to the skipper, all strive to give the best guest experience possible. Although it's the end of the season and there aren't many whales...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A thoroughly enjoyable experience. We took advantage of a morning cruise and despite being towards the end of the season we were fortunate to see a dozen or so whales which was fantastic. The cruise was very comfortable and the crew worked tirelessly to keep...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank waynesI6578OG
    Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    We're so glad to hear that you couldn't fault the experience. We try our best to make sure you can't! :-) . Thanks for the great review!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great activity, perfect for couples and families. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. We managed to see a few whales but only in the distance (depends how the whales are feeling that day). Lunch was adequate but portions felt limited. Seating was also an issue...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank KyleM2914
    Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review for your experience with us. You're right, we're whale watching in the wild and their behaviour depends on how they're feeling - as it does with us humans. It also depends on the time in the...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Fantastic five hours were spent Whale Watching on Whalesong. The size of the boat and passengers were perfect - not too crowded and easy to move around to get a good view from any angle. The crew were very passionate and knowledgeable, and the morning...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Connector665988
    Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    We would love to have you back next season and thanks for the fantastic review! Whalesong was purpose built for whale watching and we only take a maximum 60% of capacity. As we like to say 'everyone has a front row seat on Whalesong'. :-)...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The team were friendly and passionate about their work and showed great knowledge and respect for the animals. They did their upmost to make sure we had some great experiences (so much so we arrived back late). Highly recommend this opportunity.More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Hannah-Lucy19
    Whalesong C, General Manager at Whalesong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for the high recommendation. Our entire team strive to give our guests the best experience possible! As long as we don't need to be back on time, because our guests have somewhere to be, we're often back a little bit late - more time...More

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    August 3, 2018|
    Response from susan_david_74_76 |
    no Smoking . My husband. And I do not smoke. Going on Freedom Hervy Bay on Friday. third year to Enjoy the whales and will ask about smoking.
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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