SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA
Whale Watching on board Steve Irvin’s Boat Whale One:
If you are visiting Australia during the Whale migration season(August to November) then this is one activity you must absolutely fit into your itinerary. Viewing these majestic creatures up close is simply an out of the world experience and is sure to leave you spell bound.
We said hello to these beautiful creatures onboard the ‘Whale One’, a 65 foot luxury yacht, originally belonging to Australia Zoo which has day trips sailing out of Mooloolaba Wharf and guarantees sightings. The trip lasted about 3 hours and we came face to face (or is it face to flipper?)with a mother and calf duo.
Timings – First trip departs at 08.30 Hrs.Further Information : Whale One Link
Tickets available at the Tourist Counter (Hire Hut – Call : 0754776375) at The Wharf, Mooloolaba as well as online.
Although we did our whale watching at Mooloolaba (because of the 50% discount and also because stopping at Hervey Bay only for Whale watching did not fit in our itinerary), I would recommend doing this activity in Hervey Bay for several reasons.
Firstly, the waters are sheltered within the bay as opposed to heading nearly 10 kilometers off shore in open waters at Mooloolaba, causing many passengers on board to reach out for the Barf Bags!
Additionally you are sure to see many more whales at Hervey Bay compared to anywhere else because having mated and giving birth in the northeast Australian waters, these gentle giants cruise into Hervey Bay’s sheltered waters before proceeding to Antarctic. Moreover, there are several companies operating at Hervey Bay so you can pick and choose your type of cruise.
Video Attribute – Whaleone (http://whaleone.com.au/)
Further Reading – Whale One
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