Humpback Whale Watching in Fraser Island Hervey Bay

Thursday, 01 June 2023


For over 30 years, The Spirit of Hervey Bay has been Queensland’s first choice for whale sighting tours. Hervey Bay is widely considered the world’s most unique spot for whale sightings and our team guarantees the exciting up close and personal interactions with some of the planet’s most majestic mammals, humpback whales. Read on to find out why whale watching season in Hervey Bay and K’Gari (Fraser) Island is a once in a lifetime experience. 

Why Hervey Bay? 

Although whale sightings are common in various parts of Australia, the Hervey Bay whale sighting experience stands out because of the perfectly warm, shallow waters of the Bay. 

These warm, calm waters are the perfect resting spot for humpback whales who undertake a staggering 10,000 km yearly migration from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic to breeding grounds around the Great Barrier Reef. 

Hervey Bay is the perfect resting ground for these stunning creatures that are on their way to completing the largest mammal migration known to scientists. Decades of careful study and research have indicated that a significant number of whales rest in the calm waters of Hervey Bay, where whale mothers teach their calves the skills they need to successfully survive in the ocean. 

Hervey Bay Whale Watching Tours

Most visitors to Hervey Bay arrive between July and October when the largest number of whales are present in the Bay. This region is now a protected whale heritage site and is directly responsible for increasing whale populations by over 10% each year. 

Attractive Hervey Bay Whale Watching Deals 

At The Spirit of Hervey Bay, our fast, luxurious boat gets you up close and personal with whales. We have six viewing decks, six levels and underwater viewing windows for that perfect photo. 

What’s more? Aboard our whale sighting tour, if we don’t sight any whales, we offer you another free cruise on another date for free. With over 30 years of experience, we can confidently guarantee a great day out with the whales.

Personalised Hervey Bay Whale Watching Deals in QLD

Come explore one of the world’s great natural wonders with The Spirit of Hervey Bay. Contact us today to find out more about Hervey Bay whale watching tours for you and your family.