Hervey Bay, where Whales Play and Nature Comes Alive
Hervey Bay has often been referred to as "The Whale Watching Capital of The World"! From late July to early November, these magnificent whales "stopover" in the protected waters between Fraser Island and Hervey Bay, to nurture their young, frolic, play and prepare for the long journey back to Antarctic waters. Hervey Bay is one of the few places in the world where whales remain stationary with their young for any length of time, allowing a unique, up-close and personal interaction with these amazing, huge and gentle creatures.
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Brand New Boat 2012
Purpose Built for Hervey Bay Whale Watching
Owner / operators Jason and Virginia Brigden have been operating Whalesong Cruises for 16 years in Hervey Bay, and prior to that had extensive experience in tourism, hospitality and charter boats.
Jason, certainly the most passionate of the whale watching skippers, is an accomplished amateur photographer, fisherman, and sailor (when he gets time) as well!
Virginia, originally trained as a food technologist, is the heartbeat of the operation, organising everything other than driving the boat with military precision!
This family owned and operated business ensures that you are not just a passenger on Whalesong - you are a guest!
The big news this year is that Whalesong will be launching a new, eco-friendly, custom designed and built whale watching boat for the 2013 Hervey Bay whale watching season!
The new Whalesong has taken all the fine features of the old boat, and incorporated new and efficient technologies to create a faster (more time with the whales), more comfortable and significantly more fuel efficient vessel.
The new boat features extra wide decks, waterline viewing platform, large saloon / dining area and fully accessible facilities for wheelchair access, those less mobile, and families with prams.
Whalesong will again be the only 1/2 day whale watching cruise to offer a full meal in your ticket price. The morning cruise offers a large buffet breakfast selection of bacon, sausages, toasted sandwiches, muffins, pastries etc, while lunch includes various meats and salads, quiches, cheese and bikkies etc. Complimentary tea / coffee and water are available throughout the day.
Whalesong is licensed for 100 passengers, but to ensure plenty of room for all, limits its whale watching cruises to 70 passengers (averaging between 30 and 50 for most of the season). These small passenger numbers make for a far more intimate cruise, and allow guests uncrowded and up close viewing of the whales.
The attentive and highly professional crew, coupled with low numbers, a family approach to service, and a spanking new boat makes Whalesong one of the top picks in the Hervey Bay whale watching fleet for 2013.