What whales are in Hervey Bay? The calm safe waters of Platypus Bay off the north-western coast of Fraser Island, in the Hervey Bay Marine Park, have become known world wide as a prime whale
What whales are in Hervey Bay?
The calm safe waters of Platypus Bay off the north-western coast of Fraser Island, in the Hervey Bay Marine Park, have become known world wide as a prime whale watching area. From August to October humpback whales on their migration south to the Antarctic stop to rest, play and nurture their calves in the bay.
Can you see whales from Hervey Bay?
The whale watching season in Hervey Bay runs from July – November. The whales start to arrive in July and tours begin in the middle of the month. By late October there are fewer whales in the bay and operators end whale watching on the 31st of October. However, whales can still be seen in to November.
How many whales come into Hervey Bay each season?
It is estimated at least 1,200 humpback whales come to Hervey Bay each season during their migration. Overall, it is also estimated that close to 40,000 humpbacks make their journey north each year. Not all 40,000 whales stop in at Hervey Bay, but at least 1,200 get close to Hervey Bay waters!
When can you see whales in Depoe Bay?
Mid-December through mid-January is a great time to go, as nearly 20,000 grey whales migrate south to Mexico for the winter. Late March to June is another prime time to watch for gray whales traveling north toward Alaska.
Do whales like the rain?
Whale Watching with clouds and rain The whales don’t care if it is raining. As much as our water temperatures are colder for us, the Humpback Whales love the warmer conditions as they have come from freezing conditions.
What weather is best for whale watching?
Whale Watching with clouds and rain Sometimes a cloudy day is the best whale watching weather. The whales don’t care if it is raining. It sometimes helps to remember that our Humpback whales spend much of their time in Alaska so they are used to cooler waters, a little wind and rain.
How to visit Pacific Whale Foundation in Hervey Bay?
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION! We offer the only whalewatch based on over 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. 3 departures daily at 7:00am, 11:00am, 2:30pm Trip duration approximately 3 hours Check in at Shop 4, Great Sandy Straits Marina Your ticket to adventure will HELP SAVE WHALES!
When is the best time to see whales in Hervey Bay?
Every whalewatch is different. More than 21,000 humpbacks migrate to Australia’s eastern coast and over 30% of them stop in Hervey Bay between July and October. That’s a lot of whales for a relatively small area, resulting in some of the best whale watching in the world.
Is there a train from Hervey Bay to Fraser Coast?
Seair Pacific operates daily flights between Hervey Bay and Lady Elliot for your adventure to the start of the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re located throughout Queensland, there is a great rail service offered by Queensland Rail to the Fraser Coast region.
Who are the owners of Seair Gold Coast?
Seair Pacific commenced Tourism and Charter Operations on the Gold Coast in 1971. Peter and Julie Gash joined the company in 1985 and purchased the business in 1989. They are the sole owners, and Peter has held the position of Chief Pilot since then.