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Now is the Time, the Whales are in Full Flight!

October 11, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Now in its 30th year, Hervey Bay remains world famous for its whale watching experiences, one of the greatest eco-experiences on the planet.


Watching whales in their natural habitat is a special experience, and Hervey Bay guarantees an unmatched, interactive experience like nowhere else in the world!

It’s personality plus from the Hervey Bay humpbacks – expect to come face to face with a 40 tonne whale performing, relaxing and interacting with the vessels and their guests.

After 20 years of research, Hervey Bay is the only recognised migration stopover in the world. The humpbacks stay an average of 10 days, so with plenty of time on their pectoral fins, they will give you a show that you will never forget.

Think Olympic diving, synchronised swimming and high jump teams… We guarantee you won’t care that you missed Rio!

Peter Lynch, owner of Blue Dolphin Marine Tours gives guests an opportunity to have an immersive experience, by lowering a platform down into the waters which allows swimmers to be safely in the water with whales.

“There is nowhere better in the world than Hervey Bay to view or swim with the whales. The waters of the Great Sandy Strait become a nursery for humpback whales between July and November each year where we see some of the most incredible behaviours.”

“The whales show such an interest in humans during this time, where they approach the boat to see what we are doing, and if you’re lucky enough to be in the water, it’s an experience you will remember forever,” said Mr Lynch.

Away from the immersive experiences, Hervey Bay’s renowned whale watching fleet continues to be industry leaders, with underwater windows and hydrophones to hear the whales sing are just a couple of the perks.

To endorse the title of ‘Whale Watching Capital of the World’, Hervey Bay has been named one of the first destinations in the world to be in the process of becoming a Whale Heritage Site, a scheme that was established in January by World Cetacean Allicance (WCA).

Whale watching in October is brilliant and the whales are here… Well, while the whales are here (to early November).

Book your whale watching adventure now with our awesome fleet in Hervey Bay! Accommodation, tours and activities across the Fraser Coast are available from

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