The Boat Club Adventure Cruises Whale Watch from Hervey Bay

Adults from $95

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

An affordable, fun and family-friendly whale watching experience in Hervey Bay aboard the M.V. Amaroo!


  • Cheapest whale watching tour in Hervey Bay
  • Children travel FREE with adult
  • Great for families
  • Complementary morning/afternoon tea


  • Morning Tea or Afternoon Tea
  • Pickup From Your Accommodation
  • Accredited Commentary
  • Guaranteed Sightings or a Free Recruise

Vessel Features

  • Hydrophone
  • Underwater Camera
  • Licensed
  • Kiosk On Board
  • Fully enclosed lower seating and spacious, covered top deck.
  • Childrens Facilities
  • Eco Accredited

Vessel Specs

  • Tour Group Size: 80ppl max
  • Vessel Capacity: 100ppl
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 20m
  • Speed: 20-24 knots

This is the lowest priced half-day tour on offer, and with children travelling FREE with a paying adult and a discount for breakfast/lunch/dinner/coffee at the Boat Club with each booking, this is a very popular and affordable option for families!

This isn’t a catered tour, so you are welcome to bring your own food on board to enjoy while taking advantage of the licensed bar and complementary tea and coffee and listening to the experienced crew’s commentary.

The M.V. Amaroo Hervey Bay is a recent (and colorful) addition to the Hervey Bay Whale Watching fleet and features a covered top deck for easy 360 degree viewing, fully enclosed lower deck, a hydrophone and an underwater camera.

Rated: 43210 (4.7/5 based on 3 customer reviews)

54321 An awesome experience, great boat, knowledgeable and professional crew, we saw many whales including a mother and week old baby. A fantastic day and a wonderful tour.
Judy Walker — 18 August, 2017

54321 What a fantastic afternoon. A lot of whales and two of them just playing next to the ship. Good informations about the animals and Fraser Island - very friendly and exprienced crew.
Gitte Larsen — 5 August, 2017

43211 Great boat and crew...fantastic boom net experience and hospitality.
Penny Morel — 25 June, 2015


Ticket Price Details
Adults $95
Children (0-14 yrs) Free 1 child travels FREE with every adult - each additional child is $60
Family (2ad+2ch) $190
Family+ (Extra Child) $250 Each additional child is $60


Season Calendar

1/2 Day 13 July to 31 October


Departures: These tours depart daily at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm from 13 July until 31 October! Located at the Boat Club Marina (just south of the Great Sandy Straits Marina).

  Start Finish Duration
Morning Tour 8:30am 12:30pm 4.00 hrs
Afternoon Tour 1:30pm 5:30pm 4.00 hrs

Our Tour Review

Things to Consider

  • This is the cheapest half-day tour, which also means it’s a pretty “no frills” option and doesn’t include much in the way of complementary food like some of the other tours on offer. However, each booking receives a discount to the Boat Club at the marina (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee), and guests are welcome to bring their own food. So if you don’t want to pay for food you don’t think you’ll eat, or you want to bring food you know you will, this could be a good option. Some other half day cruises have light meals included.
  • Given the price and flexibility with food, this is a popular tour in particular for families with children under 14 and those who are watching their wallets.
  • The top deck is covered with great viewing experience, but make sure you bring a hat and sunscreen. There is access to the front deck.
  • The lower, enclosed area means you’re protected no matter the weather; however, it’s worth noting that if the tour is busy that could affect viewing if you stay indoors. If this is important to you, you may want to look at the other half-day tours on offer.
  • At 20-24 knots maximum speed; this means the faster tour boats can spend more time with the whales on a 4-hour cruise.
  • What to bring? We recommend you wear flat shoes and bring your camera, sunscreen and a hat, a warm jacket, and money for food/drinks/souvenirs.

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