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Pacific Whale Foundation

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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Pacific Whale Foundation is a fantastic tour. The staff are friendly and knowledgable, and the boat... read more

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Reviewed 10 November 2017
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We had a really great experience. Beside we were very lucky with detecting 6 different individuals... read more

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Reviewed 8 November 2017
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Hervey Bay's Ultimate Whalewatch Go with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whalewatch based on over 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. 3 departures daily at 7:00am, 11:00am and 2:30pm Your Ultimate Whalewatch Includes: Expert commentary from certified Marine Naturalists Underwater hydrophones to listen to live whale songs Small-group experience with excellent photo opps Sightings guaranteed or get a free return ticket Drinks, snacks and souvenirs available onboard FREE Pacific Whale Foundation full colour Whalewatch Guide
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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| Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 1800 454 310
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Pacific Whale Foundation is a fantastic tour. The staff are friendly and knowledgable, and the boat super speedy. We saw whales so close that we could hear them breathe, and a baby whale breached the water at least 20 times. Even the staff were transfixed!...More

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Scott W, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

What a special experience it is to see humpback whales with Ocean Defender’s water-level viewing, especially when they come face to face with you. We are delighted that you had such a memorable time with our dedicated crew and internationally recognised model of responsible whalewatching....More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a really great experience. Beside we were very lucky with detecting 6 different individuals, and two babys as well, the crew and the experts were also amazing. They provide a great insight into the life of whales with real and very useful data,...More

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Scott W, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

We are so glad you had a fantastic time seeing the mothers and calves in Platypus Bay – it really is an incredible experience to observe their unique relationship. Thank you for your continued support of Pacific Whale Foundation. We hope to see you on...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

The nice staff of the PWF went to great lengths to make sure we were going to find whales at the end of the season. We were so lucky to see a mum and her baby and they came very close to the boat. We...More

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Scott W, Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for your acknowledgement of our passionate team of experts on Ocean Defender. We strive to give each and every passenger the best possible experience with the humpback whales in the whalewatching capital of Australia. It is a delight to know that you had...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great experience - staff were absolutely marvelous, so helpful and pleasant! It was a windy day, so a bit rough and they looked after us really well! The information was very informative, we learned a lot! I would recommend it to anyone.More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your praise of our wonderful, expert crew who take it upon themselves to provide a first rate whalewatch experience for each and every passenger. Our university educated Marine Naturalists and Researchers on Board provide narration based on many years of scientific research,...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

A lot of fun - great crew. But in three hours we didnt see not at all as many whales as friends on a 5hour cruise (whalesong)More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share both the highlights of your Ultimate Whalewatch and also what you think we could improve. Our passenger concerns are very important to us, and we will most definitely take your feedback into consideration. It is wonderful...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very nice experience... they are very kind and competent. I did not expect to see the whales so close. he was really excited. Thank youMore

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for your acknowledgement of our passionate team of experts on Ocean Defender. We strive to give each and every passenger the best possible experience with the humpback whales in the whalewatching capital of Australia. It is a delight to know that you had...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Great value for your dollar.. $75 is all it is. It is a 3 hour tour and it started at 11 am.. we really liked that fact because it gave you time before and after to do other things.. included is a soda or water...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Hervey Bay Ultimate Whalewatch. It is our priority to ensure that each and every person can have the chance to encounter humpback whales in the wild and have an educational and fun experience that inspires a conservation-minded attitude....More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful trip. So informative and enjoyable. The team on board were fun and professional. Alyssa the marine expert was very knowledgeable and pitched her presentation at exactly the right level. This trip gave a fantastic opportunity to be a part of their research...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful recognition of our team and specifically of our talented and enthusiastic Marine Naturalist and Researcher on Board, Alyssa. We are passionate about engaging each passenger in the important research that we do here at Pacific Whale Foundation to further our...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Our trip was beautiful and so well organised and done. We went out and it was raining a bit but the covers on the sides of the boat protected us from it a bit whilst allowing us to still see the whales up close. When...More

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

What a special experience it is to see humpback whales with Ocean Defender’s water-level viewing, especially when they come face to face with you. We are delighted that you had such a memorable time with our dedicated crew and internationally recognised model of responsible whalewatching....More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had a fantastic experience seeing the whales and their calves. We will be back again next year and will definitely recommend to othersMore

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Scott W, Operations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

We are so glad you had a fantastic time seeing the mothers and calves in Platypus Bay – it really is an incredible experience to observe their unique relationship. Thank you for your continued support of Pacific Whale Foundation and for your recommendation to others....More

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