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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise
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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: Expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalists Underwater hydrophones to listen to live whale songs Small-group experience with excellent photo opps Sightings guaranteed or get a free return ticket Drinks, snacks and souvenirs available onboard FREE Pacific Whale Foundation full colour Whalewatch Guide
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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"whale research"
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"money goes"
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"whale watching"
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"captain scott"
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"marine biologist"
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"non profit"
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"trip today"
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"smaller boat"
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"amazing experience"
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"staff were lovely"
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"great information"
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"three hours"
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"weather was perfect"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"these amazing creatures"
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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

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

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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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Reviewed October 30, 2017

The nice staff of the PWF went to great lengths to make sure we were going to find whales at the end of the season. We were so lucky to see a mum and her baby and they came very close to the boat. We...More

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

Thank you for your acknowledgement of our passionate team of experts on Ocean Defender. We strive to give each and every passenger the best possible experience with the humpback whales in the whalewatching capital of Australia. It is a delight to know that you had...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Great experience - staff were absolutely marvelous, so helpful and pleasant! It was a windy day, so a bit rough and they looked after us really well! The information was very informative, we learned a lot! I would recommend it to anyone.More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you for your praise of our wonderful, expert crew who take it upon themselves to provide a first rate whalewatch experience for each and every passenger. Our university educated Marine Naturalists and Researchers on Board provide narration based on many years of scientific research,...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

A lot of fun - great crew. But in three hours we didnt see not at all as many whales as friends on a 5hour cruise (whalesong)More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share both the highlights of your Ultimate Whalewatch and also what you think we could improve. Our passenger concerns are very important to us, and we will most definitely take your feedback into consideration. It is wonderful...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Very nice experience... they are very kind and competent. I did not expect to see the whales so close. he was really excited. Thank youMore

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Thank you for your acknowledgement of our passionate team of experts on Ocean Defender. We strive to give each and every passenger the best possible experience with the humpback whales in the whalewatching capital of Australia. It is a delight to know that you had...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Great value for your dollar.. $75 is all it is. It is a 3 hour tour and it started at 11 am.. we really liked that fact because it gave you time before and after to do other things.. included is a soda or water...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Hervey Bay Ultimate Whalewatch. It is our priority to ensure that each and every person can have the chance to encounter humpback whales in the wild and have an educational and fun experience that inspires a conservation-minded attitude....More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful trip. So informative and enjoyable. The team on board were fun and professional. Alyssa the marine expert was very knowledgeable and pitched her presentation at exactly the right level. This trip gave a fantastic opportunity to be a part of their research...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful recognition of our team and specifically of our talented and enthusiastic Marine Naturalist and Researcher on Board, Alyssa. We are passionate about engaging each passenger in the important research that we do here at Pacific Whale Foundation to further our...More

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