Whalesong Whale Watch from Hervey Bay

Adults from $115

No. We at this point do not have the option with our Whale Watch Commercial activity agreement to be able to operate drones from our vessel in the Great Sandy Straits Marine Park.

Smallest group sizes on a half day Hervey Bay whale watch tour and a high open deck make for perfect viewing!


  • Smaller group size = more space to move and view
  • High level top deck perfect for getting a wide angle view
  • Water-level viewing platform
  • Family-/Child-friendly


  • Tropical fruit platter, cake + buffet lunch of cold meats and salads and fresh bread (morning cruise only)
  • Tropical fruit platter, subway bites, cheeses, cold meats & crackers (afternoon cruise only)
  • Complementary coffee/tea/milo
  • Pickup From Your Accommodation
  • Accredited Commentary
  • Kids Activities
  • Guaranteed Sightings or a Free Recruise

Vessel Features

  • Hydrophone
  • Underwater Camera
  • Kiosk On Board
  • Licensed
  • Undercover Seating
  • Wheelchair access (deck and toilets)
  • Eco Accredited

Vessel Specs

  • Tour Group Size: 60ppl max
  • Vessel Capacity: 100ppl
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 16m
  • Speed: 22-28 knots

Whalesong has been operating whale watching tours in Hervey Bay for many years now, so they knew just what makes for perfect whale watching when designing their 2011 MV Whalesong vessel.

The high angle of the top deck provides an ideal spot for getting a good look at the whales and taking photos or videos, while the water-level viewing area will get you up close and personal. And whales may not be the only wildlife you spot; there’s a chance you’ll see dolphins, sea turtles and a variety of tropical fish!

As you cruise along, you’ll be able to enjoy the accredited commentary from an expert local guide, locally-sourced food, complementary tea and coffee, a licensed bar, and the space that comes with a smaller tour group size. Meanwhile, children can be entertained with free activity sheets and toys.

The friendly and experienced crew are there to ensure you have a most enjoyable and memorable whale watching experience.

Rated: 43210 (4.8/5 based on 18 customer reviews)

54321 This trip was amazing! The crew were absolutely brilliant. We saw many whales and the group size and size of the boat was perfect. The whales came up really close, I never realised they were so inquisitive! The staff were also really knowledgeable and interesting helping the time pass to get us out to the whales. Thoroughly recommend.
Dawn Newman — 8 September, 2018

54321 We had a GREAT time on the WHALESONG...GREAT crew, not overcrowded and saw quite a few dolphins and whales who put on a show for us...Very memorable, loved every minute...Gavin and Bernadette - 5/9/2018
Gavin Bourke — 7 September, 2018

54321 What a fantastic experience! We saw whales staying with us for 30 minutes with is so close to the boat. A real once in a lifetime experience. The crew was very friendly and skilled and was eqipped with a lot of humor. Fruit and lunch delicious. I cannot recommend the trip more. Go for it. Outstanding. Thanks to the crew. You did a marvelous job.
Jochen — 9 August, 2018

54321 A really wonderful day. Didn't get to see any whales but before official season. Saw Dolphins. Crew were lovely, friendly , helpful and knew lots of interesting information. They were also extremely tolerant of our 2 very active 3 and 5 year olds. Boat immaculate , lunch and snacks outstanding.
Margaret Johnson — 18 July, 2018

54321 Had a wonderful experience recently on Whale song.The vessel itself is spotless and very comfortable.Had lovely light lunch of subway on the way out and cheese and biscuits on the trip back plus tea and coffee.The crew are just terrific,so friendly and enthusiastic.As for the whales they were simply awesome,saw heaps of mothers and babies and they put on quite a show for us.Thanks Whale song for an unforgettable experience.
Julie Curran — 20 September, 2017

54321 Excellent crew and skipper, very friendly and helpful, going the extra mile, to explain and get you to see the Wales close up. Unforgettable experience well done Walesong crew!
Herbert — 6 September, 2017

54321 was awesome except for being sea sick but the staff looked after me very well Thanks for a great adventure
michelle bolger — 29 August, 2017

54321 Excellent service by all staff on way out an when we spotted the first whales. Got some good photos. Got sick but staff very helpful. Trip was put off from Saturday to Sunday morning which we didn't mind. Now time to get my land legs back again. Would go again but maybe next season.
John Woodford — 20 August, 2017

54321 My wife Sandy and i had the most amazing time on Whale song. The skipper and his crew made it a memorable day that we will never forget. Well done and what an ambassador for the area. We loved the NZ white wine but suggest that you use local or Queensland drinks to support the state. Thankyou Tony Nash Sunshine coast Qld 14Th Aug 2017
tony nash — 15 August, 2017

14321 If wind if predicted Don't listen to the staff if they tell you the wind is perfect for whale watching as we had a terrible experience with freezing winds choppy waves and a rocky boat. Only go if it is perfect calm weather!!! The skipper tried his best & staff we're pleasant food was very average, better to go on a Catermaran boat as you will see more & get better value for money.
Sally — 7 September, 2014

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54321 My sister and I would like to commend the whale-watching cruise that we took yesterday on WhaleSong. It was a wonderful afternoon, and I can’t recommend the crew, the food and the general good feeling. We even managed to see whales! But the main thing is that even if we hadn't seen whales the whole trip was wonderful, and I shall book again, if only to be on a lovely boat at sea.
Flora — 30 September, 2013

HALL FAMILY — 2 September, 2012

54321 I would just like to thank you and your team for an amazing day with the whales on Saturday. I was not really that excited about seeing the whales but after the experience that you gave me and my family on Saturday it was something that I will never forget. The children are still talking about how close the whales got to boat and are looking forward to telling all of their kindy friends. I will be recommending you to all of my friends and family. Thank you once again for such a great experience. Odette Page
Odette Page — 28 August, 2012

54321 What a awesome trip, the kids had a great time and we couldnt believe the amount of whales we saw. Thank for making our first whale watching trip very enjoyable. Redpaths
Rachel — 13 July, 2012

54321 I did book with your recommended accommodation and received a really good deal with them. Thanks so much. Look very much forward to use and recommend your business in the future to everyone. Thanks Johannes
Johannes — 13 July, 2012

54321 I did book with your recommended accommodation and received a really good deal with them. Thanks so much. Look very much forward to use and recommend your business in the future to everyone. Thanks Johannes
Jarad Higgins — 10 July, 2012

54321 What a awesome trip, the kids had a great time and we couldnt believe the amount of whales we saw. Thank for making our first whale watching trip very enjoyable. Redpaths
Jarad Higgins — 10 July, 2012

54321 I booked my family and two others on a whale watching tour through you last week and it was amazing. Thank you so much for recommending the Whale Song we couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Justine — 4 July, 2012


​Peak price valid for travel on the 5-hour morning whale watch. Off peak valid for travel on the 4-hour afternoon whale watch.

Ticket Off-peak Peak Details
Adults $115 $125
Children (4-14 yrs) $60 $65
Concession $105 $115
Family (2ad+2ch) $310 $340 Family (2 + 2)
Family+ (Extra Child) $355 $390 Family (2 + 3)
Infants (0-3) Free Free
Teen (15-17 yrs) $80 $90


Season Calendar

3/4 Day 1 - 15 July only (Please enquire for special rates)
1/2 Day 15 Jul - 31 Oct (Afternoon tour starts 22nd July)


Departures: This tour leaves every day from 1 July to 31 October! The Off Peak Rate is valid for travel on afternoon tours only.

  Start Finish Duration
Morning 8:00am 1:00pm 5.00 hrs
Afternoon 2:00pm 6:00pm 4.00 hrs

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