(Jul - Sep)
(Sep - Oct)
Child: 4 - 14 years (Children under 8yrs are not permitted to swim. Not suitable for children under 4yrs)
Family: 2x adults & 2x children
Experience a unique and personal tour that takes whale watching to a whole new level.
Hervey Bay is world renowned as one of the best whale watching destinations on the planet, and for good reason. The sheltered bay between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island provides the perfect rest stop for the humpback whales on their annual migration. Here is where the whales are most relaxed and playful, and that makes for exceptional whale encounters.
Now you can enter the whales realm and experience these majestic giants up close and personal.
Hervey Bay Dive Centres whale swim* and watch tour departs Hervey Bay daily on a high-speed 40ft power cat.
The whale season in Hervey Bay runs from mid-July to late October. During early September more mother and calve pairs begin to appear in the Bay. Permits restrict operators from swimming with calves.
With this in mind the Dive Centre has introduced a high vs low season.
High season runs from mid-July to early September. This period is your best opportunity to swim with the whales and the tour focues on seaking out suitable whales to swim with.
From mid-September to the end of the season in October it is more challenging to find suitable whales to swim with due to the calve restriction. As such the tour's focus switches to a whale watch experience and is priced to reflect this. Should suitable swim whales be found during this time the team will aim to get you in the water.
The comfort and safety of the whales and guests is paramount. The swim experience will only proceed if suitable whales* and conditions are present.
If the swim will proceed the crew will prepare the boat and guests for entering the water. You will have pre-selected your wetsuit and snorkelling gear. Entering the water is easy from the stern (back) of the boat.
The whales in Hervey Bay are curious and inquisitive and you should experience some sensationally close encounters.* Please note: Swimming cannot be guaranteed. Swimming with the whales is whales and conditions dependant. Permits restrict operators from swimming with mothers and calves.
Check-in: 30 minutes prior to departure.