Whale Watching in Hervey Bay guest post by Ashley Whiteside.
Hervey Bay is known to have the best Whale watching experience anywhere in the world, and it did not disappoint.
Filled with anticipation I boarded Whalesong Cruises, little did I know it would be one of the best experiences I have ever had.
The weather was great! The sun was shining and the air was crisp; fresh air mixed with the smell of saltwater what a great way to clear my senses and prepare myself for the magical time ahead.
Whalesong the boat was spacious and had plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy the sun. I sat on the front deck of the boat and had a great view on the short trip to the whale’s playground. This was my first time whale watching and I was so excited.
We were told some very interesting facts about the majestic Humpback Whales by the very knowledgeable crew, some facts I was totally surprised about. The crew told us how big an adult Humpback can get, I didn’t realise how big this actually was until I saw one burst out of the water right in front of us. As big as a car plus some.
We were fed a delicious buffet lunch and were offered morning and afternoon tea as well. There was also a fully licensed bar and plenty of snacks available.
The whales never stopped entertaining us though, if they weren’t breaching out of the water, the adults where playing with their young. The teenage whales were the most curious and came right up to the boat, which gave us the best view. The whole time I had a blast. The whales were magnificent and watching them was so exciting & emotional.
The whole time the crew helped cater for everyone’s needs, from commentating about the whales behaviour to ensuring everyone was comfortable.
On the way back in from Platypus Bay, I was over the moon with what I had just experienced and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Whale watching in Hervey Bay is truly a magical experience and I can’t wait for next season!
Ashley lives in Hervey Bay & worked at Alexander Lakeside Bed and Breakfast for 2014 to complete her school based studies in Business Certificate 3.
Whalesong is one of our recommended half day cruises stay tuned for information on other boats & their offerings.