Your Guide to K'Gari Fraser Island Boat Tours, QLD

Saturday, 15 July 2023

There is no better way to experience Queensland’s incredible whale migration season than on a Hervey Bay and K’gari Fraser Island cruise. Although there are a number of tour operators offering Fraser Island whale watching packages, the team at The Spirit of Hervey Bay has some advice on how to narrow down the options and choose the best tour company for you. 

Whale Watching Season 

Every year, between July and November, over 35,000 humpback whales and calves break journey in the warm, calm waters of Hervey Bay. The natural shape of the Bay creates a secure harbour where mothers teach their calves important skills, before continuing their journey down to the feeding grounds of Antarctica. Whale-sightings in Hervey Bay are famous because they give tourists an opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. 

Factors to Consider Before Choosing Fraser Island Whale Watching Packages

Value For Money

A Fraser Island cruise for whale-watching should include details such as complimentary meals, drinks, transport and comfortable waiting area. More importantly, your tour company should be able to get you to and from the whale sighting area quickly, so that you get real value for money. At The Spirit of Hervey Bay, our guests are ferried to the whales on a fast ship that ensures that you spend as much time with these beautiful creatures as possible. 

Environmentally Friendly

A responsible touring company makes every effort to ensure that they have a minimal impact on the environment. Ask prospective tour companies about the measures they take to prevent litter, whether their boat is eco-friendly, and how they protect the whales while observing them. 


An excellent touring company does more than just ferry you to see whales. A Fraser Island cruise for whale watching should include a detailed and educational commentary, a team that is passionate about answering questions and explaining the sights to passengers of all ages. The Hervey Bay whale migration is truly one of nature’s most unique wonders. 

Fraser Island and Hervey Bay Whale Watching Tours 

The perfect whale watching boat cruise is a mixture of luxury, education and fun! Contact The Spirit of Hervey Bay for information on half day and full day whale sighting tours for the whole family!