Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Find a hotel

Spirit of Hervey Bay

The Spirit of Hervey Bay offers you the opportunity of eyeballing a magnificent humpback whale and getting closer to them than you could ever imagine. The “Spirit” features eight Underwater Viewing Windows located in two rooms, one in each hull of the boat. Experience first hand the thrill of seeing a humpback whale from only inches away. With three levels of viewing platforms great sights are assured both above and below the waterline.

The “Spirit” is a fast, modern catamaran which gets you to the whales in the quickest time possible, allowing plenty of time to view the whales playing, resting and frolicking in the calm waters off Hervey Bay.

A delicious morning or afternoon tea is included in your fare, along with an expert commentary about the whales and features of Fraser Island. They also have a hydrophone to listen to the whales singing and communicating with each other.

They have childrens activities and games for those who make get a little bit distracted, thus allowing the adults to enjoy the humpbacks without any distractions. Strollers are also welcome.

From late July to early November each year the whales visit the calm waters off Hervey Bay. The Spirit offers half day whale watching tours seven days a week.

Come cruise the calm waters off Hervey Bay for an experience you will never forget.

Touring Options

Whale Watching

The Spirit of Hervey Bay whale watching tours depart Great Sandy Straits Marina twice daily during the whale watching season. The tour is packed with wonderful sights, above and below the water line. Spoil yourself and cruise in luxury aboard The Spirit.

Activites and Experiences at Spirit of Hervey Bay

  • Sightseeing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public Transport
  • Public phone
  • Public toilet
  • Taxi rank
  • Waiting Area
  • Adventure
  • Cruise
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Marine
  • Water based
  • Japanese
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Fraser Coast
  • Fraser Coast South Burnett
  • Whale Watch Industry Association Hervey Bay.
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Host/Hostess
  • Interpreter Service
  • Meet & Greet
  • Pickup
  • Resource Material
  • Amphibian
  • Coach
  • Coaster
  • Glass Bottom Boat

Map of Hervey Bay

Where Are Australia's Best Islands?

Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island. See if you aggree with our selection of Australia's best island escapes.