Jump aboard the Spirit of Hervey Bay and join our friendly crew for the best whale watching in Queensland. With over 25 years experience interacting with the friendly whales of Hervey Bay, you and your family will enjoy breathtaking viewing opportunities and close encounters.
Did you know the whales are attracted to bright colours, making the Spirit your best choice for fantastic whale encounters? The Spirit is a favourite amongst the friendly & inquisitive whales that visit Hervey Bay from late July, August, September & October each year.
After their long journey, they spend their time in Hervey Bay enjoying some well earned rest, relaxation, fun & frivolity and generally showing off to excite & delight our passengers!
The Spirit of Hervey Bay is a purpose built luxury catamaran that is safe & stable, making it the best choice for young & old. We are an extra fast, extra comfy vessel which means less travelling time to reach the whales, more time spent enjoying their company.
The most spacious vessel in the fleet, you will have loads of room to move around to create those special family holiday snaps and videos. We even have plenty of room for prams & strollers. Our spacious catamaran offers front row viewing opportunities on 6 viewing decks spread over 5 levels which allows you the freedom of walking around and discovering the many vantage points to capture the whales’ captivating behaviours.
You don’t want to miss the excitement of seeing the majestic whales through our extra large Underwater Viewing rooms. These rooms are located in each hull of the boat and put you under the waterline and into the whales underwater world, for your chance to come eyeball-to-eyeball with a mighty humpback whale, it will take your breath away.
Watch in amazement as the whales swim back and forth beneath the boat as though toying with the passengers.
Experience their sheer size and strength as they roll and wallow, wrestle and breach, and perform a variety of behaviours guaranteed to excite and delight.
Our large waterline viewing platform places you right on top of the water’s surface allows for those extra-close-up encounters - maybe even that “personal touch”.
Relax in the tiered seating up front or check out the open-air top deck 10m above the water for spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of Platypus Bay, Fraser lsland and the whales.
Underwater hydrophone - hear the unique song of the humpback whales communicating with each other.
We offer kids activities to keep the little ones amused, including colouring-in, books, toys and more.
To top all this off, we have FREE WiFi on board so you can upload those great shots to Facebook and share with all your friends AND throw in a FREE whale dvd to take home!
Spirit's cruises are suitable for every age group. So, join our friendly crew for an adventure of a lifetime - the whales would love to meet you!
FARES: Adults - $110, Concession - $100, Child (4-14yrs) - $60,
Family (2a + 2ch) - $300, extra child in family $50