What to pack for your whale watching tour in Hervey Bay

Are you itching to witness the wonders of Humpback whales? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our Hervey Bay whale tours just off the coast of Fraser are a truly special way to see these majestic mammals in their natural environment.

Whether it’s your first time spying a Humpback Whale or you’re a seasoned watcher, there are a few basic items you’ll need to get the most out of your day. Keep it light with a small bag for your whale watching tour, but don’t forget these essentials to guarantee a worry-free experience!

1. Camera

You won’t want to miss the chance to capture the magic of Humpback whales. As naturally playful and curious creatures, you’ll have ample opportunity to get the perfect shot. Grab one of our friendly crew to snap a picture of you with the whales, and don’t forget to tag us in any Instagram or Facebook posts so we can share your adventure!

fraser island photo moment

2. Warm Jacket

Whales are usually spotted in Hervey Bay between July and November on their Antarctic migration route. It can get pretty chilly out at sea, especially during the winter months, and a jacket is essential. A wind and waterproof jacket is ideal, and we suggest layering in the winter. So, rug up before you hop on board to explore the world of whales in comfort. 

3. Sunglasses

It’s super pesky when a huge, wonderous Humpback is splashing about only meters from you, and you’re… squinting. Ditch the glare with a pair of sunglasses. You won’t regret throwing a pair of polarised sunnies in your bag when you’re face-to-face with these incredible creatures without a glare in sight.

4. Seasickness tablets

While our whale watching tours are incredibly smooth and steady, it is always better to prepare for a random wave of seasickness, particularly if you are not used to being on a boat. Rather than being hit with nausea and an urge for solid ground, ensure a worry-free tour with seasickness tablets found at your local chemist.

5. Hat

Queensland is renowned for its strong sun and hot days. Stay sun-safe and bring along a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and marvel at the inquisitive Humpbacks of Hervey Bay. Chin straps are great so you don’t have to hold onto your hat in the sea breeze!

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6. Sunscreen

Not only will you soak up the spectacular sights on our spacious whale watching decks, but you will also soak up the sun! Bring along a trusty bottle of sunscreen to ensure your day ends with a smile rather than a sunburn. 

sunscreen and camera on a boat, whitsundays

7. A sense of adventure!

Last but not least, a sense of adventure is a must! Our experienced and friendly crew will illuminate the hidden world of Humpback whales in Hervey Bay. The whales will be just as curious about you as you are about them, so ask our crew questions, and allow the magnificence of these wonderful and playful Humpbacks to take your breath away!

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