Pacific Whale Foundation
Ocean Defender Whale Watch

3 hour tour departs daily at 7am, 11am and 2.30pm

With each ticket helping to save whales, Pacific Whale Foundation offers the only whale watch tour in Hervey Bay based on over 30 years of humpback whale research and nearly four decades of marine animal research and ocean conservation around the world. Because we have the best rates, the ultimate Hervey Bay whale watching adventure is affordable for all.

What’s Included:

Interact with our onboard Whale Researcher
Learn firsthand the latest whale facts and findings from our marine biologists as they collect data for our ongoing research studies.

Hear expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalists
All crew members are trained in marine sciences and have extensive experience interpreting the amazing humpback whale behaviours you’ll encounter.

Listen to live whale songs on our underwater hydrophones
You’ll not only see whales up close and personal, but also hear these majestic mammals as they sing to and with each other.

Engage your child in our onboard Jr. Naturalist Programme
Featuring fun and educational activities led by our Marine Naturalists to help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

Enjoy a small-group ecotour with water-level views
With a capacity of 40 passengers on our low-profile vessel, everyone gets personalised attention plus unobstructed 36​0 ​“whale’s eye” views.

Ride in comfort on our eco-friendly vessel
Ocean Defender​ is a 12m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) built specifically for whale watching and research, with comfortable forward facing seats, plenty of shade and full size toilet.

Experience our hospitality
With FREE snacks and soft drinks, plus a full colour commemorative Whalewatch Guide developed by the Research Department at Pacific Whale Foundation.

Go again free if you don’t see whales
Whale sightings are guaranteed (July 16 – Oct 9), if you don’t see whales (an unlikely occurrence), we’ll give you a free return ticket good for up to one year.

Help protect whales and their ocean habitat
When you go with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation, you’re supporting programs that benefit humpback whales in Hervey Bay and around the world.

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