Whale Watching Hervey Bay

The #1 Whale Watching Spot – Guaranteed sightings

When it comes to up close interactions with Humpback Whales there’s no place like Hervey Bay.  The calm waters of the Bay make for a terrific up close and personal whale watching experience.

These gentle giants will truly take your breath away, leaving you with amazing memories and even better pictures.   20 years of research has recently confirmed that the Hervey Bay is the only genuine stopover along the migration route where up to 10,000 whales deviate from their annual journey back to Antartica.

Unlike Whale Watching in the open ocean, where the whales simply pass by en route north or south, from July to November, the whales stay for up to 10 days in the Bay using the time to rest, play and socialise.

All Hervey Bay whale watching operators guarantee sightings (or a free ticket for another cruise) from July to mid October, with plentiful whales in the Bay from the start of August.   Some operators are now offering an immersive Humpback Whale experience – a once in a lifetime experience!

Accommodation & Hervey Bay whale watch package deal

  • 2 Adults or Family packages available
  • Two nights accommodation at Shelly Bay Resort
  • Includes whale watch tour
  • From $230pp min 2 adults, 2 nights  
  • From $520 for 2 adults & 2 kids (under 14 years)

    Accommodation for Family Package is in a 2 Bedroom Family Apartment