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Spirit of Hervey Bay

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The Spirit of Hervey Bay is a luxurious, fast power catamaran that gets you to the whales playground in minimal time for maximum time spent interacting with the whales. The speed allows the team to cruise from pod to pod (group of whales) and view...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Buccaneer Drive | Whale Bay Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 5131
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Had a great day out with Mark who was our bus driver on Fraser Island. Really got the most out of the day. The ferry ride across to Fraser Island was really smooth. He recommended the flight with Jessie on the island who is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roseanne A
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Came in October at the end of whale watching season with friends, we chose this boat because it is the biggest one and most comfortable. It was such great experience, we saw a mother of whale with her baby and a big male playing together...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ceeceewang
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

There was plenty of whales jumping and slapping. Lots of room on vessel although not many on board day we went. Whales were the stars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sketchy47
Reviewed October 27, 2018

A good boat, friendly crew, informative talk and lots of Humpbacks at play & courting ! A really good trip with many close ups and got to see the whole gamut ! Rouge males chasing females, mothers protecting their calves, breaching, tail slapping , fin...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

So sadly we went on this at the tail end of whale watching season, so we really had to hunt for whales. However, the team were amazing and we managed to find every single whale left in the Fraser Island bay area. We only got...More

Thank Moradeyo A
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Informative and engaging commentary, friendly crew, comfortable boat, good amount of time spent with each whale pod, left the Marina on time, seamless boarding process, returned feeling happy with the whales we had seen even though it was the end of the season. Benefit is...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2018

From the moment we met the crew we were made to feel welcomed. Such a friendly,fun and informative team. We got to see whale mums and babes tail slapping and beaching many times. We got up nice and close and had many great photo opportunities....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank veronica j
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The trip with the Spirit was great! I saw many whales playing with their fins, spinning and jumping up several times. We have seen many mothers with their children. It was definitely worth the money. The ship is very family friendly. The kids all behaved...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline F
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Staff very friendly, professional and very informative. They delivered what they promised, whales😃🐳. Boat was very comfortable and heaps of room for viewing. Perfect weather, perfect day, 👍

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gil L
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The provider keeps what he promises. I saw many whales from a distance and some were right beside the boat. It was so great to see the mothers with their kids. The kids were playful and jumped out of the water. There were a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline F
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South Carolina, USA
Transportation from Noosa to Hamilton Island (2 Replies)
Decided on the following for our vacation plans: Fly into Brisbane and arrange coach transfer to Noosa. Spend 3 nights in Noosa, including one full day of whale watching in Hervey Bay (pick up in Noosa). Then spend 5 nights in Club Med on Lindeman Island. Questions: 1. What is the best way to get from Noosa to Hamilton Island? It does not appear that JetStar or Virgin Blue flys this route. Is there coach transfer or possibly train? 2. Any recommendations on Whale Watching? Got one...More
July 06, 2005|
Response fromGurusW🍷🍤|
Qantas only flies to Hamilton on Tues, Friday and Sundays...Jetstar run daily services at approximately the same cost as Virgin Blue..imho go with Virgin at a minimum as you'll get an allocated seat...Jetstar is a rush to get a seat and often the planes to HTI are filthy.
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Whale Watch in Hervey Bay (10 Replies)
We are planning to be in Hervey Bay in mid Sept. Due to our schedule, we can only do the half day tour. So far, there are only four companies that do that. Anyone has any thoughts about: Spirit of Hervey Bay and Whalesong? Also, I heard that the morning tour is better as you can see more whales. We can only make it for the afternoon tour. Will that make any difference?
July 17, 2008|
Response fromMartin12003|
Whalesong are locals and here all year round even outside of whale watch season. I go with them every year. Morning cruise is usually the best.