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Pacific Whale Foundation

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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
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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

ac whale is the real deal in eco tourism- knowledgeable and passionate guides with science degrees and field experience as well as tons of facts to share. You'll learn a lot about what you're seeing, the context and how to conserve habitats and the ocean...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed November 11, 2018

A great morning up close to the whales, friendly staff, not too many people allowed on this boat so it was easy to take photos and also get a good view. Great to hear the whale song coming from under the water.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Very nice and lovely tourguide with a lot of information about humpback whales and the great experience to see them. Thanks a lot for this unforgetable experience!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

We love to hear that you had such a positive experience on your whalewatching ecotour with our crew. Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed November 8, 2018

The crew of the ocean defender knows a lot about the whales. They keep their distance and try to encourage everyone to "be green". We saw 3 mothers with calves. These are wild animals...so you will never know what you are about to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thanks for joining us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

We didn’t know before that the whale watching saison is over. And nobody told us. They offered us a tour next year, but we are traveller and we are not here next year! They don‘t give a refund !! Was the worst Tour

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

The weather was glorious, the boat is very comfortable, the staff are very friendly and helpful, unfortunately we saw no whales - but that's nature and they have honoured their policy of a return trip if no whales are spotted. We will go back in...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks for joining us Sharon. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans.

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Learned a great deal about whale behaviour, very informative from the twoThe crew were excellent & informative of whale behaviour, we learned a lot. A special treat on the way home was seeing the Bottle Nose Dolphins, we had a great day

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

We love to hear that you had such a positive experience on your whalewatching ecotour with us. Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Had a great time. Excellent, informative commentary. Makes a difference when the commentary is by some-one who has studied whales. We saw a pod of three. Mother and calf, calf playing, Mum joining in sometimes... watched for sometime, all sorts of behaviours including the breach....More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thanks for joining us Simon! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

This whale watching tour is run by some very passionate people who have a love and respect for marine life especially whales. We did a morning tour out to the bay and saw many whales, some with calfs and I must say it was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with our crew. Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

Took my 6year old Whalewatching with PWF & the staff were amazing, very informative and really pleasant to be around.They took the time to run through “everything whales” with my daughter and she found it so educational..They also have the best boat to whale watch...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

We love to hear that you and your daughter had such a positive experience on your whalewatching ecotour with us. Thanks for joining us!

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