Whales and Heli Flight

This Exclusive partnership between Hervey Bay Whale Watch & Great Ocean Helicopters offers this experience of both sea & air at an unbeatable value.

Enjoy a fun, educational and exciting Whale Watch experience aboard Quick Cat 2 and spend an extra 10 minutes at a time of your choice exploring the Great Sandy Straits from above on a Helicopter flight with Great Ocean Helicopters.


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 Morning or Afternoon Whale Watch Tour:


  • Light Breakfast, Morning Tea (or Afternoon Tea for Afternoon Whale Watch) and light refreshments
  • Informative commentary, local knowledge and history
  • Australia's most experienced whale watch crew
  • Hydrophone equipped to listen to whale song underwater
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Non-smoking vessel

 What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sense of adventure
  • Camera (preferably waterproof)
  • Mask, snorkel, towel and swimwear (if you are planning to swim)
  • Money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs, whale swim, additional activities at Kingfisher Bay Resort if desired. 

Departure Times

  • 7 days a week *Available from the 17th of July 2022*
  • Morning Cruise
    6:45AM check in 
    for a 7:00AM departure and returns at 12.30pm
  • Afternoon Cruise
    12:45PM check in for a 1:00PM departure and returns at 5:00pm

Check In

Please ensure all guests have checked in at our floating office at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time. Our office is located beside Quick Cat 2, on the right-hand side of the marina entrance.

If you experience unexpected delays, please call us as soon as possible on 1800-671-977.  If you cannot make your departure time, your ticket is transferable to another cruise (subject to availability).

Optional Extras:

  • Exciting opportunity to swim with the Humpback Whales - Extra $100.00 per person to be paid during the tour (Weather permitting & conditions apply)

Weather and Sea Conditions

The team at Hervey Bay Whale Watch have been operating in the area for over thirty years and so, are very familiar with the conditions and enjoyment levels of their guests. Quick Cat 2 will not depart the harbour if conditions are dangerous, with guests advised of adverse conditions prior to departure time.  Expectations differ from person to person with some relatively unaffected by rough conditions, despite this, we are more than happy to rebook your cruise for a calmer day if you feel uneasy about the weather. If the day is too rough to be enjoyable, we will advise you as soon as possible of the cruise cancellation with the choice of a refund or to rebook.


While it is extremely rare to not sight any whales onboard our cruises, it can occasionally happen very early or late in the season. To largely avoid this happening, we modify our cruise start and finish dates each year to best align with whale watching projections, thereby minimising possible disappointment!

Hervey Bay Whale Watch have always guaranteed whale sightings, meaning if you have joined us for our whale watch cruise and we haven’t sighted whales, your ticket is valid for any of our other whale watch cruises until Humpback whales are sighted! (Subject to availability)

Hervey Bay Whale Watch has always maintained this policy, with one guest waiting 15 years to redeem their ticket! 


  • Hervey Bay Whale Watch reserve the right to substitute another vessel at any time.
  • Cruise may be cancelled or substituted due to weather or tide conditions or if viable passenger numbers are not reached and length of tour may vary slightly due to conditions or distance travelled.
  • This package can only be booked from the 17th of July - 16th of October.

Heli Flight Tour:

Marvel at the unique beauty of Big Woody Island, Moon Point and Pelican Banks from above. With this flight, you will be mesmerised by the colours of the gorgeous Local Islands & sand cays. Keeping your eyes open for marine life as we soak up stunning views of the Urangan pier, Torquay and Scarness beaches, and finally Hervey Bay's quaint township, as we return to base. A highlight on this flight is seeing Pelican Banks from the air, pure magic (especially on low tide!) Departing from Hervey Bay Airport. This flight is perfect for anyone.

Duration- 10 Minutes

Time- Choose between Morning or Afternoon & the team at Great Ocean Helicopters will contact you to book in a time with you that suits you best.


Maximum of 3 passengers per flight or 4 passengers if have smaller children (Please contact us directly if you wish to book with 4)

Weight limit of 135kgs per person

All flights are weather dependent

- Low passenger bookings may require a shared flight.



The team at Great Ocean Helicopters have years of experience, thousands of safe flying hours and have great understanding of the impacts that all different weather conditions have in the sky.

We will never take off if we think the conditions are dangerous and we will advise you of the expected conditions before departure. Different people have different expectations, some people aren’t bothered by turbulence, but we want you to enjoy your experience with us so if it’s a rough day we are happy to re book your flight for a calmer day.

If we deem the conditions on the day to be too uncomfortable, we will advise you as soon as possible and that flight will be cancelled. You have the choice of a refund or to book for another flight.


Adult $190.00
Child $100.00