Whale Watching

Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park has a FREE Fraser Island and Whale Watching tour booking service. We pride ourselves on helping you pick a tour that suits your needs and your budget, and we can also provide local advice and maps. When booking your tour we can organise courtesy pick-up and drop-off, making your day as relaxing as a holiday should be. There is so much to see and do in Hervey Bay – an extended stay may be required!

Book in advance and take advantage of our accomodation and Fraser Island/ Whale Watching packages.


Be our guest, not just a passenger…….

Climb aboard and enjoy intimate water level  viewing, and let the friendly staff aboard ensure you enjoy, not only the whales but the whole experience.   Our purpose built eco-friendly vessel will ensure that whichever trip you choose, whether it be the Morning Buffet Lunch or the Afternoon Sunset Cruise your once in a lifetime experience with the whales will have a smaller impact on the environment  we all seek to enjoy.

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Departure: Hervey Bay Marina, free courtesy coach pick up from Fraser Coast Top Park

Extended Morning Tour: 8:00 am – 1.00 pm              |              Afternoon Sunset Tour: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Complimentary Morning Tea and Buffet Lunch                            Complimentary Light Lunch and Savoury Platter                                                          

Morning Afternoon
Adult $125 $115
Concession $115 $105
Child (4-14) $65  $60
Family 2A + 2CH $340 $310
Family 2A + 3CH $390 $355

Information : 

  • Purpose built luxury catamaran
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Unique water level viewing platform and other viewing decks
  • Extra wide decks suit wheelchairs and prams
  • Guaranteed Sighting (or return ticket)
  • Expert commentary by friendly staff
  • Crew with many years of experience
  • Comfortable air-conditioned saloon, with well stocked bar at affordable prices
  • Advanced eco accreditation
  • Environmentally conscious, using sustainable practices
  • Souvenirs available

Tasman Venture

You can’t get much closer than this…..

This fast and luxurious catamaran enables you to travel to the whales quickly, meaning more time with the whales for an unforgettable tour in the whale watching capital of the world, Hervey bay where the whales come to play! The specially designed vessel with its famous water level viewing platform will bring you face to face with these incredible creatures as they spy hop for a closer look, you may even get your feet wet.  Now that’s an encounter of a completely different kind!

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Departure: Hervey Bay Marina

Starting on the 16th of July (unless otherwise advised)

Morning Tour: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm  |  Afternoon Tour: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm                       

Adult $115.00 Family 2A+2CH   $310.00
Concession $105.00 Family 2A+3CH   $355.00
Child (4-14) $60.00 Extra Child      $45.00


Half-Day Tour Includes 

  • Free Whale Documentary DVD
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fast & Luxurious 20m Catamaran (maximum viewing time)
  • Locally Owned and Operated for 25 years!
  • Unique Viewing Platform & 4 Other Viewing Decks
  • Underwater Viewing Windows
  • Hydrophone
  • Guaranteed Sighting (or return ticket)
  • Morning/Afternoon Tea: Danish, Focaccia bread, Biscuits etc
  • Antipasto Platter
  • Kids Activity’s: colouring in, DVD & toy box
  • Expert Commentary by Accredited Staff
  • Multilingual Staff and Information (Dutch-German-French)
  • All Crew with Many Years of Experience
  • Comfortable Air-Conditioned Saloon & Fully Licensed
  • Informative on Whale Education, Conservation and Research
  • Courtesy transfers from all local accommodation in Hervey Bay

Blue Dolphin

Sail with the Whales ….

Climb aboard this multi award winning whale watching sailing vessel, one of the smallest in the fleet. Get up close and personal with the magnificent humpback with our unique water platform that allows you to enter the water with the whales at no additional charge.

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Courtesy Transfers Prices : Adults $160 | Children $130 |  Family (2A and 2C) $500, extra children $80 each.                                       (To help families we are including any dependant children up to 17 yrs in the family ticket.)

  • Our departure time is 7.30am and returning approx 3.30pm
  • Morning, afternoon tea, buffet lunch and a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink included
  • Most experienced and knowledgeable marine mammal expert (14 yrs at Seaworld)
  • In water platform; see the whales eye to eye
  • Locally owned and operated for the last 20 years
  • Luxury new comfortable vessel with wide decks and plenty of undercover seating
  • Low passenger numbers
  • Hydro-phone and viewing scopes
  • On board payment facilities
  • Lowest carbon footprint – responsible whale watching
  • Full walk in bathroom
  • 240v power
  • Reference books and material
  • Multi Award Winning
  • Personal and high quality service
  • Free Wifi

If you have not seen our vessel we encourage you to come and have a look and a chat to see the difference for yourself, just give us a call to arrange a time or check out Trip Advisor. If you have any other questions please contact Peter or Jodie

Blue Dolphin

Freedom III Whale Watch

A ¾ day Luxury Experience…..

Relax aboard our stable catamaran while our dedicated staff cater for your every need. See the majestic humpback whales playing in the crystal waters from one of our 3 viewing levels. Enjoy a sumptuous morning and afternoon tea along with a freshly prepared buffet lunch. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

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  • 9:30am – 3:30pm Maximum 49 Passengers
  • Courtesy transfers from Accommodation
  • Includes Morning Tea – Scones and Profiteroles
  • Tropical buffet lunch – 2 cold meats, hot chicken wings, three salads and bread rolls
  • Cheese and fruit platters for the trip home
  • Licensed Bar available
  • Plenty of time with the whales
  • 3 levels of viewing plus hydraulic lift platform to get you close to the whales
  • Expert commentary from the skipper
  • Informative DVD’s Hydrophone
  • Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Children’s activities and toys
  • Locally owned and operated with experienced and friendly crew.
  • FREE Wi-Fi 

Currently No. 1 Activity in Hervey Bay-TripAdvisor

Pricing: Adults $130,  Seniors students and YHA $120,

Children 4-14 $90,  under 4 free,  Family 2A+ 2ch $370  |  2A +3ch $420

Spirit Yahoo Cruise

Available 30 July to 30 October 2016

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MORNING WHALE WATCH – Departs 10.00am, Returns 1.00pm
AFTERNOON WHALE WATCH – Departs 2.00pm, Returns 5.00pm

Our cruise times are an indication only, as we tend to stay out a little longer as the whales just won’t let us leave.

FARES:  Adult – $95 | Children (6-16yrs) – $60
(Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.)  

YAHOO whale watching offers the adventure tourist a unique experience with speed and waterline whales at a premium.  Low passenger numbers, 32 maximum, means everyone has front row viewing. Lowest deck level to the water of any vessel, making for a terrific up close and personal whale watching experience.  Full walk around deck means you are virtually at the whales’ level.  The best boat for speed lovers, people short on time, the young and young at heart and of course thrill seekers.

Whale Watch Cruise includes:

  • Expert commentary on the whales & features of Fraser Island
  • Guaranteed sightings with full refund (10/8/ – 10/10/16) or free open return cruise ticket outside these dates
  • Courtesy pickup from tourist accommodation in Hervey Bay
  • Full walk around decks mean you are virtually at the whales’ level.
  • Waterline Viewing for that oh so close personal touch
  • Super fast for maximum time spent with whales, also able to dash to whales that are breaching to catch the action before they stop
  • We supply weatherproof jackets for trip if desired.
  • Whole lotta fun

Spirit of Hervey Bay

Enter the spiritual world of the Humpback Whale

This is a remarkably comfy and stable vessel offering plenty of space to move around.  With five levels of viewing platforms, including underwater and waterline viewing you won’t miss a moment with these magnificent creatures.

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  • WHALE WATCH CRUISE SCHEDULE3/4 Day Whale Watch – 16 July to 16 September AND 3 October to 30 October 20168.30am – 2.00pm – Includes morning tea and buffet lunch (cold meats, chicken, ham etc, fresh variety of salads, bread rolls) gluten free & vegetarian available on request.FARES:  Adults – $120, Concession – $110, Child (4-14yrs) – $60, family (2a + 2ch) – $330, extra child in family $50__________________________________________________________________________1/2 Day Whale Watch – 17 September to 2 October 2016 (QLD school holidays)
    1. Morning Cruise (8.30am – 12.30pm) includes morning tea
    2. Afternoon Cruise (1.30pm – 5.30pm) includes afternoon tea

    FARES:  Adults – $110, Concession – $100, Child (4-14yrs) – $60, family (2a + 2ch) – $300, extra child in family $50




    • FREE courtesy transfers from tourist accommodation
    • FREE souvenir whale DVD
    • FREE WiFi
    • Expert commentary on the whales & features of Fraser Island
    • Guaranteed sightings with full refund (10/8/ – 10/10/16) or free open return cruise ticket outside these dates
    • 6 viewing decks spread over 5 levels allowing you to move around at your leisure
    • Hydrophone equipped to listen to the whales singing
    • Largest Underwater Viewing Rooms with windows (yes you are beneath the waterline)
    • Kids activities, including a whale activity book
    • Large Waterline Viewing Platform for that oh so close personal touch
    • Bow cameras – for dolphin surfing and whale action between the hull of the boat
    • Fast for maximum time spent with whales, also able to dash to whales that are breaching to catch the action before they stop
    • Extra comfortable, luxurious and stable catamaran
    • 29 Years family owned & operated whale watching business
    • Friendly and inviting atmosphere suitable for all ages

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