Join in the Magic of Whales in Hervey Bay
Take a Whale Watching Tour in Hervey Bay
Tourists coming to Hervey Bay are in for an amazing journey. Each year, humpback whales migrate from the cold waters of Antarctica to enjoy the warm waters of Queensland. The really fortunate part for tourists is that the whales make their stay in Hervey Bay the longest of all the whale watching season. From August to November, tours are available every day.
That season starts in late June and continues until mid-November, during which time the mother whales teach their calves how to survive in the ocean, and to relax and rest before their migration back to Antarctica. This gives us time to go watch the whales as they use Hervey Bay as a birthing area and kindergarten for their newborn calves.
What to Expect? Expect the Unexpected!
This is where tourists can enjoy a spectacle of nature that is so moving, so powerful, that it will stay with them for a lifetime. If those tourists have a bucket list to fulfil, this is definitely one of the places to go. People will be able to see the playful, majestic whales interacting with their curious human counterparts.
It’s easy to get up close and personal. People can either paddle out on surfboards or ride in canoes or rafts, and enjoy the massive, majestic whales in their natural element. This is nothing like a documentary on the television. Not at all! This is an in-your-face experience like no other as these gentle giants frolic with one another, and sometimes, with their human visitors.
Humpback whales are extremely intelligent and very curious. It’s not unusual for them to come up to a boat, roll on their side, and look directly at the humans in the water beside them. This is a breathtaking experience that will be forever cherished. Be sure to take a camera on this trip. Envious friends and family members will be delighted to share these experiences, even if only second-hand.
The humpback whale is also known to be the most acrobatic of its seagoing companions. They display their skill by breaching water, tail- and fin-flapping, and spy-hopping. When out with them on a raft or boat, be ready to share in their fun. Some of the adult whales have been seen to breach water from twenty to thirty times in a span of just five minutes. With them frolicking right beside those lucky tourists, it’s impossible to not be drawn into their joy at their heart-stopping antics.
Listen and Enjoy the Songs of the Sea
One of the most wonderful experiences is to hear the songs of the whales. Their vocalisations are typically done during breeding. Only the male whale sings, and each different family of whales has their own song. Each family’s males sing the same songs year after year, though their annual songs may have slight differences. These songs can last up to thirty minutes and can be heard from many kilometres away. This is definitely a must-see (or hear) experience for any nature lover.
When all is said and done, and tourists slowly head back home, they can take home the memories of a lifetime. It’s time now to come enjoy the whales in Hervey Bay, so make a reservation soon!