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Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

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Urangan, Australia
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About Pacific Whale Foundation Australia
Hervey Bay's Ultimate Whalewatch. Cruise 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, and a FREE Pacific Whale Foundation full colour Whalewatch Guide.
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chrisI3953DE wrote a review Yesterday
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The trip was reasonable however your craft is too small and made the majority of the trip, 3.5 hours uncomfortable. For a total of 15 minutes of viewing whales, which was worth it, we spent over two hours at a high rate of knots in wind and spray to get there and back. This
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Date of experience: July 2020
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zilly83 wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
By far the most exciting whale watching trip I have been on. The scientists and crew were friendly and highly knowledgeable. We loved the smaller more intimate group and the fact that scientific research was happening. We were lucky that two whales played with the boat and
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Andrew E, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation Australia
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Thanks Zilly, Great to be able to share the knowledge of our team to raise the awareness of the wonder of our marine environment. Proceeds from your ticket allow us to continue our not for profit programs in education, research and conservation. Hope to see you aboard Ocean Defender again in Hervey bay
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Jacky M wrote a review Aug 6
Bristol, United Kingdom16 contributions8 helpful votes
Would definitely recommend Pacific Whale Foundation Australia. Good value, great staff and crew. A very enjoyable experience in Hervey Bay.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Andrew E, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation Australia
Responded yesterday
Great to have you aboard Jacky and thanks for the recommendation, we are very proud of how our team showcases the marine life in the Great Sandy Marine Park
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KarenJ77 wrote a review Aug 6
Gympie, Australia8 contributions3 helpful votes
We've been wanting to swim with whales for a couple of years now and took this trip because it's main purpose is to put you into the water with them. We didn't get to swim because the pod of two whales we approached were super inquisitive and excitable, breaching constantly
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Andrew E, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation Australia
Responded yesterday
Very Happy Karen that you enjoyed your time with us. Sometimes nature dictates what we can and cannot do, but always gives a memorable experience. Hope to see you again
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Melissa C wrote a review Aug 4
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Great trip with knowledgeable guides. Small group that made seeing whales easy. Had a lovely morning out on the water.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Andrew E, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation Australia
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Thanks Melissa, whale watching in Hervey Bay is undoubtedly the best viewing of humpback whales anywhere on the planet. We do hope to see you aboard Ocean Defender again!
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