COVID-19

Hervey Bay Whale Watch recognizes the serious nature of COVID-19 and we wish to explain the necessary changes we have made to ensure the safety and well being of all guests that travel with us.

2021 Whale Season
Adapting to COVID-19

Long before COVID-19 began, Hervey Bay Whale Watch took pride in ensuring Health and Safety was our number one priority. You can still expect our same attention to detail while complying with the new Queensland Health Guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Changes to our operation 

Our Vessel

  • Quick Cat II is surveyed for 100 passengers, however due to social distancing we have reduced our capacity to 50 passengers to ensure adequate distancing is easily maintained throughout our tours.
  • Quick Cat II's handrails and floors are marked and signed wherever possible with clear and easy guidelines to follow while on board.
  • Quick Cat II adheres to a thorough cleaning schedule before, during and after daily operations.
  • We have installed extra, easily accessible hand cleaning stations around the vessel for our guests to use frequently. 
Food and Beverage
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have ceased offering our complimentary buffet style foods. **We have adjusted our tour price to reflect this**
  • Individual food and beverage items are still available for purchase from the Krill Bar on board.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, juice and light refreshments are still offered for morning/afternoon tea; however, these will be served individually by our crew.
  • If desired, you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks on board ** We strongly advise against sharing food with other guests** 
Courtesy Bus
  • Unfortunately, due to social distancing arrangements limiting capacity, our courtesy bus is not operating at this time.
Whale Swims
  • We strongly advise against sharing personal snorkelling equipment with others on board. We have masks and snorkels available for purchase onboard but advise bringing your own. We supply sanitised swimming gear but strongly advise you bring your own onboard.
  • Floating life vests (PFD) will be supplied by Hervey Bay Whale Watch.
Social Distancing

Coronavirus is spread from person to person when we come into close contact with one another. Fortunately, Quick Cat II has the most spacious decks in the fleet allowing optimal social distancing practices. These distancing practices will be monitored by our trained staff.  Floor and wall markings are visible on board the vessel and also in our office to ensure social distancing is adhered to.

We urge our guest not to shake hands or exchange physical greetings wherever possible and stay at least 1.5 metres away from others while in the office and on board. 

Hygiene

Hervey Bay Whale Watch recognizes it is important to practice good hygiene, especially after being in public places. Multiple hand washing / sanitisation stations will be available in both the office and vessel, we strongly encourage the use of these facilities provided for our guests. 

You can help reduce this risk by coughing or sneezing into your elbow or use a tissue then disposing of it immediately. Quick Cat II has rubbish bins placed throughout the vessel in various locations.


 

 As restrictions begin to ease, the team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch want to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our guests on board and help to stop the spread of Covid-19. We have mapped out and planned our operations to be conducted in a safe manner, should you need anything or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with our team.

 

Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you on board for an unforgettable experience on Quick Cat II