Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watch from Hervey Bay

Adults from $100

Not allowed on whale watching boats due to proximity to other guests.

Spend a thrilling day whale watching aboard the spacious Spirit of Hervey Bay, with the largest viewing area on offer in the Bay!


  • Most spacious vessel in Hervey Bay
  • 6 viewing areas over multiple levels
  • Underwater viewing windows
  • More time out with the whales
  • Guaranteed sightings or full refund (select dates)


  • Morning tea (e.g. bun loaf and biscuits plus tea, coffee & hot chocolate) for Morning Tours
  • Afternoon tea (offered on afternoon 1/2 day tours only) for Afternoon Tours
  • Pickup From Your Accommodation
  • Accredited Commentary
  • Guaranteed sightings or a full refund on tours between 10/08 to 10/10 or free return cruise outside these dates
  • Kids activities (e.g. colouring in, toys, activity booklet)
  • Souvenir whale watching DVD

Vessel Features

  • Hydrophone
  • Underwater Camera
  • Underwater Windows
  • Water Level View
  • Licensed
  • Kiosk On Board
  • Undercover and open seating/viewing
  • Air Conditioned
  • Childrens Facilities
  • Eco Accredited
  • Free WiFi

Vessel Specs

  • Tour Group Size: 100ppl max
  • Vessel Capacity: 230ppl
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 24m
  • Speed: 22-30 knots

Experience stunning Hervey Bay whale watching aboard the Spirit of Hervey Bay, the largest vessel in the area with the largest viewing area of any other boat!

With 6 viewing decks to choose from, an underwater viewing room, a hydrophone and an accredited commentary during the journey, you’ll have every opportunity to watch and learn about these magnificent creatures (and then tell everyone about it thanks to the free onboard wifi). And with a cruising speed of around 22 knots, you’ll spend less time travelling and more time with the whales.

While cruising, you can enjoy the licensed kiosk and complementary food, and children can be entertained with activity books and toys. You’ll also receive a free souvenir whale DVD to keep the memory of your experience alive long after you’ve left the boat. A great choice for anyone!

Rated: 43210 (4.9/5 based on 17 customer reviews)

54321 Just amazing ! We were told that whale season was nearing its end, however we saw 2 pods . Mum brought her calf very close , lots of breaching by the calf and tail slapping by mum. I got to glimpse the calf swimming close to the boat through the underwater viewing windows . Something I’ll never forget. Just a beautiful day.
Lorelle Kingsbury — 21 October, 2018

54321 Absolutely friggen awesome. Saw heaps of whales. Worth every cent paid for the trip. We'll be back next year. :)
Paul — 8 October, 2018

54321 Had a wonderful half day trip fantastic weather friendly crew and most of all saw such amazing whales and would recommend to anyone thanks for making it an amazing experience
Marelle kerridge — 2 September, 2018

43211 The trip is great, although we didn't see many whales. Most of them are too shy to come closer. The sunset is amazing. We took lots of beautiful pics on board.
Cheng Daoyan — 14 August, 2018

54321 It was a fantastic day :) Saw many whales and dolphins. A nice experience with spirit hervey bay. Staff were really friendly and food was awesome :)
Priya — 11 September, 2017

54321 Went on the spirit of hervey bay on friday the 1st september,Had a fantastic day saw heaps of whales,morning tea and lunch was great and staff very friendly and helpful.We enjoyed it immensely.
Lyn — 4 September, 2017

54321 WOW-totally awesome-whales everywhere-staff were friendly & helpful & the food for lunch was very nice-all in all what a great day we had -we'll be back- highly recommend
Julie — 2 September, 2017

54321 Three of us went on the wale watch tour on Friday 25 August 2017, the staff were very friendly & the tour was fantastic. We saw mother n baby wales, plenty of breaching by the babies, lots of fin slapping & all very close. Morning tea & lunch was provided which was very nice, you could not complain. I would recommend the Spirit of Harvey Bay, it was a super day.
Anne Pobar — 1 September, 2017

54321 What a fabulous 1st time of whale watching yesterday (29/8/2017) for us group of 8. Got to see so many amazing Whales, playing, breaching, slapping the water. Was the most fabulous experience, with the great Team that worked on the boat, very informative with loads of friendly people, staff are amazing even to get a picture with my Daughter who also had her 12th Birthday on there yesterday & the captain was nice enough to announce that it was her 12th Birthday over the P.A system. I'll be happy to do it again when whale watching is back! Extremely happy all round, food, staff and seeing the amazing whales! Thanks heaps Spirit of Hervey Bay & team.
Cassandra — 30 August, 2017

54321 What an amazing day, It was such a short boat ride out to where the whales were, once we spotted the first ones they seemed were every where around us and in the distance, they are so beautiful and so calm around the boats, great experience, will be back for another trip next year. Thankyou to the crew on board, we very well looked after, lovely lunch and we were kept well informed about what was going on. Thankyou again from Chris, Lyn & Lorna
Chrisitne O'Brien — 28 August, 2017

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54321 AMAZING DAY !! The whales were everywhere, and they are so curious that they come really close to the boat and play with us. The crew is really nice, explains a lot of things and give us plenty of time to watch the whales. Lunch is good too. I recommend !! À mes amis français, n'hésitez pas ! C'est incroyable vous ne le regretterez pas.
Laura — 10 August, 2017

54321 Terrific day, lots of whales. Thanks to the powers that be that have protected these species to make this possible today. Very experienced crew, the information talk through was excellent as was everything about the cruise. Thank you very much, I highly recommend this cruise, really the best value.
glenn — 6 September, 2016

54321 Was a fantastic trip out , we saw lots off whales and calves Gary and Lisa were great Gary new the right places to be , would love to do it again
Karen — 15 September, 2015

54321 A fantastic morning out, saw plenty of whales and their calves,want to do it all again .Great crew and very experienced..Than you.
Theresa Searle — 14 September, 2015

54321 Had a great time. Saw plenty of whales. Food was good, weather perfect. Would love to do it all again. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Chris Parker — 14 August, 2014

54321 So many whales! Definitely have to come back and experience whale watching with you again. Thanks!
Susan G — 13 July, 2012

54321 So many whales! Definitely have to come back and experience whale watching with you again. Thanks!
Jarad Higgins — 11 July, 2012


A full refund is guaranteed if there are no sightings on tours operating between 10 August and 10 October. If there are no sightings on tours outside those dates, then a free return cruise is offered.

Ticket Price Details
Adults $90 Afternoon Tour
$100 Morning Tour
Children (4-14 yrs) $60 Morning / Afternoon Tours
Concession $85 Afternoon Tour
$95 Morning Tour
Family (2ad+2ch) $270 Afternoon Tour
$280 Morning Tour
Family+ (Extra Child) $310 Afternoon Tour
$320 Morning Tour
Infants (0-3) Free


Season Calendar

1/2 Day 23 July - 28 October


Departures: These tours leave every day between 23 July and 28 October! Note that tour times are only an indication, as the Spirit may linger a little longer with the whales.

  Start Finish Duration
1/2 Day: Morning 8:30am 12:30pm 4.00 hrs
1/2 Day: Afternoon 1:30pm 5:30pm 4.00 hrs

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Things to Consider

  • This is the largest whale watching tour boat in Hervey Bay, so while that means a larger crowd on busy days, it also means you’ll have a lot more personal space on this tour than any of the others on quieter days.

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