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Fraser Island Whale Watch Cruise

Experience Fraser Island plus humpback whales from Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Seeing a whale in the wild is the experience of a lifetime and one of the easiest and safest places to watch whales is in the Hervey Bay marine park.

This area is regarded as the whale watch capital of the world because of the number of whales and the calm, clear waters, sheltered by Fraser Island, which provide excellent viewing.

From August to October, about 1,500 humpback whales take time out from their migration to spend anywhere from a day to two weeks relaxing and nurturing their calves.

During this time, Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island has daily whale watching cruises to get you out amongst the whales very quickly. Marine rangers on board the Kingfisher whale watch catamaran provide commentary on the whale’s behaviour.

The whales are curious about the whale watch boats and often come in close to dive under the boats and swim around. They often provide spectacular action. To see an animal the size of 11 elephants rise out of the water or wave its’ tail flukes is a thrill of a lifetime.

Kingfisher whale watch catamaran gives guests comfortable and good views of the whales with all round viewing from the upper deck and a viewing deck on the lower bow.

Kingfisher Bay and all its tours have Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation and the whale watch tour was the first to be accredited in Australia.

Kingfisher Bay Resort has a two night whale watch package, which includes return catamaran transfers from Hervey Bay, resort hotel accommodation, hot buffet breakfasts and a half day whale watch cruise with morning tea.

This package gives you time to relax and have fun at Kingfisher Bay Resort and explore Fraser Islands’ ancient rainforest, beautiful lakes and beaches.

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Kingfisher Bay Resort Whale Watch Cruise

Experience the great humpback migration from August to October, watch mothers and calves play in the calm waters of the bay. Marvel at whales breaching and slapping their pec fins and tails, or coming in close to the boat to spy hop.
Get close up to the whales on the all round viewing decks. Marine rangers provide commentary and a multimedia presentation.


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