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Pacific Whale Foundation

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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 1800 454 310
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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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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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+61 1800 454 310

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a fantastic experience seeing the whales and their calves. We will be back again next year and will definitely recommend to othersMore

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 and for your recommendation to others....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Pacific Whale Foundation cruise on the recommendation of friends and we were not disappointed. The crew were not only extremely well educated in marine biology but were fun, helpful and obviously loved their role as whale researchers and educators. Our boat captain...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing to come out with Pacific Whale Foundation for your whalewatching experience in Hervey Bay. We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself on board with us. It most certainly was a great trip packed full of marine life! Our enthusiastic naturalist...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time with Pacific Whale Foundation and saw so many whales. This is the best way to see whales in Hervey Bay, the staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable, boat was very comfortable, it was the cheapest tour in the area...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Seeing whales from the shoreline in other parts of the world is wonderful, but there truly is nothing like going out on a small, personal vessel like Ocean Defender to encounter them in the whalewatching capital of Australia. We pride ourselves in being able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, informative guides and quick transfer to the whale watching areas.Great that they provide discounted tickets for locals which will encourage more people to travel with friends and relatives visiting Hervey BayMore

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted that you had a great experience on your Ultimate Whalewatch with Pacific Whale Foundation. It is important to us that everyone is able to encounter humpback whales in the wild and engage in our mission to protect our oceans through science and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The team are dedicated to providing a great experience to view the whales while being respectful that they are wild animals.More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your acknowledgement of our amazing team, who are indeed dedicated to providing a great experience, engaging passengers in our mission to protect our oceans through science and advocacy, and following Pacific Whale Foundation’s internationally recognised model of responsible whalewatching. We are delighted...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing day. Staff were friendly and knowledgable. I took lots of photos and videos. Highly recommend this trip. We had to go to the north of Fraser Island to find whales and they performed perfectly, we even stayed longer to enjoy them.More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ocean Defender offers the perfect opportunity to take amazing photos of humpback whales from a water-level perspective, and our dedicated captain and crew work tirelessly to provide interesting information and outstanding customer service. It is not every day that we are able to show you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

very well organised whale watch tour. Staff are so knowledgeable and you hear a lot new things about these wonderful marine creatures. Boat is very comfortable and brings you quickly to the "action" area. Saw male whales, mums feeding the calves, turtles chilling out and...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you had a great day with us at Pacific Whale Foundation and that you were able to see not only whales, but turtles and dolphins as well. Our university educated Marine Naturalists and Researchers on Board are enthusiastic about creating an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wondeful time and saw plenty of whales! They had a really good eyeto spot them and explained what was happening well. On our way back we deove close to Fraser Island Coast so that one could still see something. Wonderful!!More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Not only are our captain and crew passionate about humpback whales, they also strive to provide each passenger with a fun and educational experience. We are glad that you were also able to enjoy a scenic close-up view of Fraser Island from Ocean Defender, which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only did we get up close to these amazing creatures but our trip enables the passionate scientific team to collect behavioural data on the whales to better understand their well being and contribution to our planet. This is the venture to supportMore

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us and supporting the research that Pacific Whale Foundation has been doing in Australia for over 31 years! Our Researchers on Board collect data for our ongoing humpback whale photo-identification project, which enables us to learn more about these animals and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been Whale watching many times and realised that we were coming towards the end of the season, so we would be lucky to see many whales. However, we saw a number of mother whales with their calves. The beauty of this boat is that...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While the whalewatch season in Hervey Bay is gradually drawing to an end, there are still amazing humpback whale encounters to be had. It is wonderful that you were able to see mothers and their calves from the unique vantage point that Ocean Defender offers....More

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