Whales & Heli Flight
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hervey Bay, QLD
- Product code: WHF
In an exclusive partnership between Hervey Bay Whale Watch &
Great Ocean Helicopters we are able to offer this experience of both sea &
air at an unbeatable value.
Half Day Whale Watch Experience:
- Tea & Coffee and light refreshments
- Informative Commentary + Local Knowledge & History
- Australia's most experienced Whale Watch crew
- Hydrophone equipped to listen to the beautiful singing of the whales underwater
- Fully licensed bar for food and beverage purchases
- Non smoking vessel
- Exciting opportunity to swim with the Humpback Whales
- Extra $100.00 per person to be paid during the
tour (Weather permitting & conditions apply)
- Mask, Snorkel, Towel and Swimwear (if you are planning to swim with the whales)
- Camera (preferably waterproof)
- Sense of adventure
- Money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs, whale swim if desired.
- 7:00AM and returns at 12:30PM
- 1:00PM and returns at 5:00PM
Please ensure all guests check in to our floating office at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time. We don’t want you to miss the boat. We are the only floating office located right at the boat, look for the Red Harpoon Gun on the board walk and you have found us. Walk through the office check in with one of our lovely office staff members and head on through onto Quick Cat II.
Half Day Whale Watch: Please check in 15mins prior to your departure time.
If you experience unexpected delays please call us as soon as you can. If you cannot make departure time your ticket is transferable to another cruise (subject to availability)
INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR CRUISE
Weather & Sea Conditions
The team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch have been doing this for a long time and know the bay and the conditions well.
Quick Cat II is one of the best "Sea boats" in the fleet. We usually have great conditions and the bay is usually protected and calm BUT… Sometimes it may get a bit rough!
We will never leave the harbour if conditions are dangerous and we will advise you of the expected conditions before departure. Different people have different expectations, some people aren’t bothered by rough days, but we want you to enjoy your experience with us so if it’s a rough day we are happy to re book your cruise for a calmer day.
If the day is too rough to be enjoyable, we will advise you as soon as possible that the cruise will be cancelled. You have the choice of a refund or to book for another cruise.
It is extremely rare that we don't find whales on our Whale Watching cruises, however, occasionally this may happen very early in the season or very late in the season. This is why we set our start and finish dates to minimise the chance of this happening and minimise the chance of leaving passengers disappointed.
Hervey Bay Whale Watch have always guaranteed whale sightings. This means that if you have joined us for our Whale Watch Cruise and for some reason we don’t see whales, your ticket is valid for any of our other Whale Watch Cruises until you see the majestic Humpback Whales. (Subject to availability)
This company has always maintained this policy. The longest time taken to redeem a ticket was 15 years so the guarantee stands for as long as it takes. It was nice to have the customers return after 15 years!
- Hervey Bay Whale Watch reserve the right to substitute another vessel at any time
- Cruise may be cancelled or substituted due to weather or tide conditions or if viable passenger numbers are not reached.
Heli Flight Tour:Duration: 10 minutes
Location: Hangar 1, Don Adams Drive, Hervey Bay Airport, QLD 4655
Before or after your whale watch tour come for a 10 minute Helicopter Scenic flight & marvel at the unique beauty of Big Woody Island, Moon Point and Pelican Banks from above. With this flight, you will be mesmerized by the colours of the gorgeous local islands and sand cays. Keeping your eyes open for marine life as we soak up stunning views of the Urangan pier, Torquay and Scarness beaches, and finally Hervey Bay's quaint township, as we return to base. A highlight on this flight is seeing Pelican Banks from the air, pure magic (especially on low tide!) Departing from Hervey Bay Airport. This flight is perfect for anyone.
Departure Time- Choose between Morning or Afternoon & the team at Great Ocean Helicopters will contact you to book in a time with you that suits you best.
Check In - Guests are required to check in at the Helicopter hangar 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
- Maximum of 3 passengers per flight or 4 passengers if you have smaller children (Please contact us directing if you wish to book with 4)
- Weight limit of 135kgs per person
- All flights are weather dependent
INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT
The team at Great Ocean Helicopters have years of experience and thousands of safe flying hours and have great understanding of the impacts that all different weather conditions have in the sky.
We will never take off if we think the conditions are dangerous and we will advise you of the expected conditions before departure. Different people have different expectations, some people aren’t bothered by turbulence, but we want you to enjoy your experience with us so if it’s a rough day we are happy to re book your flight for a calmer day.
If we deem the conditions on the day to be too uncomfortable, we will advise you as soon as possible and that flight will be cancelled. You have the choice of a refund or to book for another flight.