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Select from a wide range of PWF logo gear, including t-shirts, caps and beanies, homewares, books and other unique ocean-themed eco friendly items here at our online Ocean Store.
Just like our whalewatch ecotours, all profits from our retail operations go towards Pacific Whale Foundation’s non-profit whale and dolphin research, marine education, and environmental conservation programs in Australia.
For a full range of gear visit our Ocean Store at Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina in Hervey Bay when you join us in Hervey Bay, the first Whale Heritage site on the planet. Collect mementos of your Hervey Bay Ultimate Whalewatch adventure, or find great gifts for your friends and family to enjoy.
For shipping outside of Australia, please visit our worldwide online store at https://store.pacificwhale.org/
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Hervey Bay is the Whale Watching Capital of Australia. If you want to watch whales in the wild, no other destination can rival the sheer number and quality of whale encounters you’ll experience here.
What makes Hervey Bay whale watching so unique?
During whale season, thousands of humpback whales make this calm, protected and relatively small area a popular stopover on their journey to Antarctica. So many “big fish (mammals, actually) in a small pond” makes the likelihood of sightings almost certain.
Hervey Bay’s whales also tend to stay a while, 10 days on average. All age groups of whales can be found in our waters, including mothers and their calves, as well as juvenile and adult males that can often be heard “singing” underwater.
The humpbacks of Hervey Bay are also the most active, playful and inquisitive whales found anywhere in the world. Whale “muggings” are common, when one or more of these curious creatures approaches and stays close to the boat for an extended period of time.
Other fascinating behaviours often on display include breaches, tail slaps, fluke up dives, and what we at Pacific Whale Foundation call “spy hopping” – when a whale raises its head just above the water at eye level. It makes you wonder who’s watching who?
For an up close and personal encounter with a humpback whale, there’s no better place than Hervey Bay – and there’s no better ecotour than when you go with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation.