Notes

                           The above packages are based on 2 or 3 Guests in a Deluxe Room with stipulated Hervey Bay Whale Watching operators.

                           For different operators, Family prices or different combinations of tours please contact Rob by phone or email rob@emeraldene.com.au

                           Online Bookings are available for these packages. Please use the "Guest Comments" section of the booking form
                           to stipulate your preferred Hervey Bay Whale Watching operator if different to our suggested package.

                           Whale Watching bookings will be made for the morning cruise unless requested otherwise.

                           Tour portions are subject to availability. We will contact you immediately if there are any availability issues.
     Package WW1
2 Nights Accommodation plus Whale Watching

       from $420 for 2 Adults   :   $570 Family (2 adults / 2 child)


  Includes :   



     Package WW2
2 Nights Accommodation plus Whale Watching & Fraser Island

        from $710 for 2 Adults   :   $1025 Family (2 adults / 2 child)


Includes:
    Package WW3
3 Nights Accommodation plus Whale Watching

       from $495 for 2 Adults   :   $660 Family (2 adults / 2 child)


  Includes :   

     Package WW4
3 Nights Accommodation plus Whale Watching & Fraser Island

         from $770 for 2 Adults   :   $1140 Family (2 adults / 2 child)


  Includes:

Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge
Multi Award Winning Hervey Bay Accommodation

Winner - Fraser Coast Tourism Awards 2009 - 2013
Hervey Bay Whale Watching and Hervey Bay Accommodation Packages
Email: relax@emeraldene.com.au

Phone: 07 4124 5500    Fax: 07 4124 0218

International: +61 7 4124 5500

166 Urraween Road, Hervey Bay

Super Hervey Bay Accommodation, Fraser Island Tours and Hervey Bay Whale Watching Packages
Hervey Bay's Tour & Accommodation Specialists
Accessible Hervey Bay Accommodation
When booking online, indicate preferred operator and morning or afternoon cruise for 1/2 day trips. If entitled to a Seniors discount, indicate number of seniors in party. Package is subject to reconfirmation of cruise availability. Full package confirmation will be sent by email ASAP after booking is received. Guaranteed whale sightings from July 25th (free tickets on another cruise if whales are not seen). Children are 4 - 14yrs. Infants travel free. Xtra person charges include accommodation.
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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Season 2014

July 13  -  October 31

Over the last 20 years the earliest whale sighting in the Bay has been July 9th. By July 15th there is roughly a 50% chance of sighting whales, and historically from July 24th you are almost certain of seeing whales. All Hervey Bay whale watching operators guarantee sightings (or a free ticket for another cruise) from August 1st to October 31st, with plentiful whales in the Bay from the start of August.

WhaleSong Cruises is usually the first boat to launch for the season, and around July 5th will start Whale Search / Dolphin Watch Cruises (you will need to enquire closer to this date as to when these trips will officially start). These are 3/4 day trips until July 25th.

There are a great many whale watching boats in the fleet, with a number of new and technologically advanced boats launched in the last 2 years. The newer and faster boats are preferred as they have better designed and more stable decks and viewing platforms, more environmentally friendly engine systems, and being faster you get more time with the whales.

Our recommended operators for this season are:  (based on boat, crew service, crew experience, quality of offering, reliability)

Whalesong Cruises : Brand new (2012) purpose built whale watching vessel. This is an exceptional, eco-friendly boat. WhaleSong is licensed for 78 passengers but limits its whale watching numbers to 60 to ensure plenty of viewing space for all (average 30 - 50). Whalesong includes a substantial morning tea (or afternoon tea), including pastries, cake, fruit platters and savoury items in their ticket price.

Spirit of Hervey Bay : Spirit launched a brand new purpose built boat in 2008, and it has proved to be a great boat. Spirit is the biggest boat in the fleet, with 3 levels of viewing platforms (inc a waterline viewing platform and underwater cameras and viewing windows). Licensed for 300 passengers it averages 100 per cruise. For those worried about sea-sickness or weather conditions, Spirit is the pick.

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours : Launched a brand new purpose built sailing catamaran in the 2011 season! Pete has plenty of experience on the Bay, and is a retired Sea World dolphin trainer to boot. The new boat is a lot faster, with motor-sailing speeds of above 11 knots allowing much more time with the whales. This is a full day trip with small group size (24) and meals included in the ticket price.

Freedom : Our pick of the 3/4 day cruises. This is a 3/4 day trip and includes morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch. Freedom is a 58ft catamaran with 2 viewing levels, and was previously owned by documentary producer Ben Cropp. (45 passengers)

All Hervey Bay Whale Watching operators offer free transfers from your accommodation. We are agents for all the operators, so if you prefer to cruise with an operator not mentioned here, please ask.

                                           Rob                                 Feel free to email me with questions : rob@emeraldene.com.au
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2 Nights Accommodation at the Emeraldene Inn in a
Deluxe Suite (Upgrade to a Superior Suite for $34)

Whale Watching Experience (1/2, 3/4, Full Day)

Free transfers for your Hervey Bay Whale Watching trip

Whale Watch available with other operators on request

Accommodation for Family Package is in a 1 Bedroom Family
Apartment (cannot be booked online - please call or email)

Call or email Rob (rob@emeraldene.com.au) for further information or for a different Whale Watch operator
** Spirit runs 3/4 day trips except during school hols, where they run 1/2 day morning and afternoon trips (20 Sep - 5 Oct). Prices remain as above.
3 Nights Accommodation at the Emeraldene Inn in a
Deluxe Suite (Upgrade to a Superior Suite for $39)

Whale Watching Experience (1/2, 3/4, Full Day)

Free transfers for your Hervey Bay Whale Watching trip

Whale Watch available with other operators on request

Accommodation for Family Package is in a 1 Bedroom Family
Apartment (cannot be booked online - please call or email)

Call or email Rob (rob@emeraldene.com.au) for further information or for a different Whale Watch operator
** Spirit runs 3/4 day trips except during school hols, where they run 1/2 day morning and afternoon trips (20 Sep - 5 Oct). Prices remain as above.
When booking online, indicate preferred operator and morning or afternoon cruise for 1/2 day trips. If entitled to a Seniors discount, indicate number of seniors in party. Package is subject to reconfirmation of cruise availability. Full package confirmation will be sent by email ASAP after booking is received. Guaranteed whale sightings from July 25th (free tickets on another cruise if whales are not seen). Children are 4 - 14yrs. Infants travel free. Xtra person charges include accommodation.
2 Nights Accommodation at the Emeraldene Inn in a
Deluxe Suite (Upgrade to a Superior Suite for $34)

Whale Watching Experience (1/2, 3/4, Full Day)

1 Day exploring Fraser Island with the Fraser Explorer
Day Tour      (Upgrade to Hummer Tour +$90)
(Upgrade to Explorer Premium Tour +$20/adult +$30/child)

Free transfers for both tours from the Emeraldene Inn

Accommodation for Family Package is in a 1 Bedroom Family
Apartment (cannot be booked online - please call or email)

If booked online Fraser Explorer Day Tour will be booked for the
day after arrival, and 1/2 day Whale Watching for morning after.
When booking online, indicate preferred operator and morning or afternoon cruise for 1/2 day trips. If entitled to a Seniors discount, indicate number of seniors in party. Package is subject to reconfirmation of cruise availability. Full package confirmation will be sent by email ASAP after booking is received. Guaranteed whale sightings from July 25th (free tickets on another cruise if whales are not seen). Children are 4 - 14yrs. Infants travel free. Xtra person charges include accommodation.
** Spirit runs 3/4 day trips except during school hols, where they run 1/2 day morning and afternoon trips (20 Sep - 5 Oct). Prices remain as above.
Peak Season : 20th September - 5th October  (surcharge applies as above)
3 Nights Accommodation at the Emeraldene Inn in a
Deluxe Suite (Upgrade to a Superior Suite for $39)

Whale Watching Experience (1/2, 3/4, Full Day)

1 Day exploring Fraser Island with the Fraser Explorer
Day Tour      (Upgrade to Hummer Tour +$90)
(Upgrade to Explorer Premium Tour +$20/adult +$30/child)

Free transfers for both tours from the Emeraldene Inn

Accommodation for Family Package is in a 1 Bedroom Family
Apartment (cannot be booked online - please call or email)

If booked online Fraser Explorer Day Tour will be booked for the
day after arrival, and 1/2 day Whale Watching for morning after.
When booking online, indicate preferred operator and morning or afternoon cruise for 1/2 day trips. If entitled to a Seniors discount, indicate number of seniors in party. Package is subject to reconfirmation of cruise availability. Full package confirmation will be sent by email ASAP after booking is received. Guaranteed whale sightings from July 25th (free tickets on another cruise if whales are not seen). Children are 4 - 14yrs. Infants travel free. Xtra person charges include accommodation.
** Spirit runs 3/4 day trips except during school hols, where they run 1/2 day morning and afternoon trips (20 Sep - 5 Oct). Prices remain as above.
Peak Season : 20th September - 5th October  (surcharge applies as above)
Blue Dolphin Whale Watching
Freedom Whale Watching
Spirit Whale Watching
Whale Watching on Blue Dolphin