Whale Watching Tours

Discover the best whale watching tours from RedBalloon and see these mammals from up close. With tours offered around Australia, there is no better way to experience these creatures during whale watching season! Tick a whale watching tour off your bucket list today with RedBalloon.
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Best whale watching tours

Viewing migrating whales in the wild during whale-watching season is an unforgettable experience. It’s an adventure you will wish to relive over and over when the annual time is right and migrating whales and their newborn calves populate the waterways along the east and west coasts of Australia. RedBalloon offers some of the most scenic, informative and luxurious selections of whale-watching tours in the country. Every event and adventure is offered with leading tour providers and marine biologists on board state-of-the-art cruising vessels. Whale watchers can choose from tall ships, luxurious catamarans and fast cats, lightning-quick speed boats and all types of custom-engineered touring vessels, complete with multi viewing platforms and spacious decks.

The comfortable vessels include licensed bars offering delicious lunches, snacks, beverages, free Wi-Fi, expert and multilingual commentary and use of hydrophones to hear the mesmerising whale song. The range of tours is second to none, from full day, half-day and shorter experiences at all prime whale-watching destinations. From Sydney to Sorrento, Surfers Paradise to Perth, Bruny Island to Bremer Bay, Newcastle to Ningaloo, and all seaways in between, RedBalloon can help provide the seasonal whale-watching spectacle of your dreams at almost every location. RedBalloon also offers a range of Hervey Bay whale-watching tours at this Fraser Coast whale-watching capital of Australia. The Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch and Snacks for 2 – Full Day Tour is a best seller for its experiential and family-style value.

What is included on a whale-watching tour?

Depending on your tour of choice, whale-watching experiences offered at RedBalloon include return transfers, use of life jackets, snorkelling, wetsuits and safety equipment, informative commentary and a fun-filled day out. Many packages also include gourmet lunches, snacks and afternoon teas. Complimentary bottled water and a glass of bubbly are offered on select tours. There are also fantastic facilities, high-tech audio equipment and, most importantly, the opportunity for regular sightings of migrating whales in season on every tour offered at RedBalloon.

What is the best whale-watching tour in Australia?

The best whale-watching tour depends on your location and preference. This could involve whale, dolphin, seal and all marine life viewing, as well as swimming and snorkelling adventures with whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and all other fascinating sea creatures.

Where can you see whales in Australia?

You can see the annual migration of humpback and Dwarf Minke whales, Southern Right whales, rare blue whales, Orcas and all species during whale-watching season throughout Australia. RedBalloon offers an extensive range of whale-watching and swimming/snorkelling experiences in every state.

What should I take whale watching?

You should provide confirmation of your RedBalloon whale-watching tour booking. Don’t forget to also pack your camera for capturing these majestic mammals breaching and in surface-active form. From an essential enjoyment level, if you’re prone to seasickness, you are advised to take prescription medication prior to your whale-watching tour.

What to wear on a whale watching tour?

If you’re touring above board, wear comfortable attire that’s suitable for the weather conditions on the day. Bringing a hat, sunglasses, applying sunscreen and packing a warm jacket is advisable on most tours, in winter or spring. For swimming and snorkelling tours, bringing your bathers, a towel and sunblock is compulsory, as well as a change of clothing following your exhilarating underwater adventure.