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Pacific Whale Foundation

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Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hervey Bay's Ultimate Whalewatch Go with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whalewatch based on over 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. 3 departures daily at 7:00am, 11:00am and 2:30pm Your Ultimate Whalewatch Includes...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 1800 454 310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were extremely happy with the whale watching experience we participated in today. All the staff, Scott, Sarah, Stephanie and Tara were excellent. Thanks for a great experience.

Thank Colin L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very professional, found whales, dolphins and a Turtle. Two couples - we went on the 11am trip - left on time and they delivered the goods!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome and extremely worthwhile - Such nice staff and so knowledgeable. - was the highlight of our weekend.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A superb experience, up close and personal with the humpbacks. The staff and vessel rate 10 out 0f 10. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the third whale watching cruise I have undertaken in Hervey Bay over the past seven years - each one on a different vessel. This one offered a far superior and informative commentary and we appreciated that towards the end of the cruise the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second whale watching trip I have done while visiting Hervey Bay and this one was very informative and the staff and researchers on board made the trip that much more fun. The highlight was when they turned off the boat and we...More

Thank gaeleo
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We were blessed to see quite a few whales so the experience was a positive one. The boat was clean and easy to view from and the guides were exceptionally informative. We loved it and would recommend using Pacific Whale foundation for anyone wanting to...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We have snorkled at Molokini in the past. The trip this time was especially enjoyable. Proceeds go to thr foundation for conservation of whales and turtles. The catamaran is new. Staff are awesome. Food and beverages are aplenty. I did not see alcoholic beverages which...More

Thank Juma B
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Pacific Whale Foundation is a fantastic tour. The staff are friendly and knowledgable, and the boat super speedy. We saw whales so close that we could hear them breathe, and a baby whale breached the water at least 20 times. Even the staff were transfixed!...More

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Scott W, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

What a special experience it is to see humpback whales with Ocean Defender’s water-level viewing, especially when they come face to face with you. We are delighted that you had such a memorable time with our dedicated crew and internationally recognised model of responsible whalewatching....More

Reviewed November 8, 2017

We had a really great experience. Beside we were very lucky with detecting 6 different individuals, and two babys as well, the crew and the experts were also amazing. They provide a great insight into the life of whales with real and very useful data,...More

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Scott W, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

We are so glad you had a fantastic time seeing the mothers and calves in Platypus Bay – it really is an incredible experience to observe their unique relationship. Thank you for your continued support of Pacific Whale Foundation. We hope to see you on...More

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