Whale Watching with Lady Musgrave Experience

Great Barrier Reef Whale Watching Tours

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We are a high quality, luxurious and environmentally friendly operator offering whale watching from Bundaberg, just 45 minutes drive north of Hervey Bay. Board our vessel, with comfortable, luxurious seating and 360 degree viewing decks.

Our crew will make you feel valued and ensure you will have the best experience from the minute you step on board to the moment we bid you goodbye. The tour includes a light lunch and morning tea, and cold drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.

To date, we have had a 100% success rate and have never come home without a sighting! Of course whales are wild animals and it is difficult to predict their behaviour, but whether you are lucky enough to witness breaches, spy-hops, fin and tail slapping, or even getting “mugged,” every encounter will be different to the next.

Often these creatures are just as curious about us as we are about them and will relax and play alongside our vessel. You can even try giving them a wave to see what their reaction could be. You can never get enough of the playful humpbacks and we guarantee you won’t go home disappointed.

If you’d like to experience the best in whale watching, then come and play with us here in Bundaberg. If you’re a local, why drive all the way to Hervey Bay when you have a local operator who delivers exceptional humpback whale experiences, leaving right from your doorstep at the Burnett Heads Port Marina.

Why not package your whale watching experience with a trip to the southern Great Barrier Reef? We do day tours out to Lady Musgrave Island where you can swim with turtles, rays and a myriad of colourful coral and reef fish.


What our clients say about Lady Musgrave Experience

Spectacular Whale Watching Cruise

What an amazing experience on the Lady Musgrove whale watching cruise from Bundaberg. It was one of the most spectacular things I have ever seen watching these majestic creatures. The boat was very comfortable and the staff were very informative. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely be doing another cruise on my next visit to Bundaberg.

Australia Whale Experience

As a holder of a local’s season pass (July to October), I’ve been able to do numerous whale watching trips from Burnett Heads on the Main Event…a beautiful, well equipped boat, run by the Lady Musgrave Experience, who also do the cruises to Lady Musgrave. Nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful crew. A substantial morning tea and lunch are provided. It’s the only licensed whale watching boat leaving Burnett Heads and is very well run by the enthusiastic skipper and crew. This boat has made over 30 whale watching trips and there has never been a day when whales have not been sited, often a number of pods. There have been some really amazing close encounters and I’ve witnessed all types of activities…breaches, spyhops, lunges, tail action, mugging and more! I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a unique experience.. No need to go to Hervey Bay when this is so close to Bunderberg and the surrounding suburbs!

Whale watching most memorable

A group of friends elected to take the whale watching tour over the weekend. The day was windy, and a little lumpy at sea, but the whales made any discomfort forgotten. It was amazing to see these wonderful, huge creatures so close by, apparently having fun with us and enjoying the many breaches we observed. Crew was first class, a solid operation I would recommend highly to anyone visiting Bundaberg.

Australia Whale Experience from Port of Bundaberg Marina

A wonderful day out on the luxury Catamaran “Main Event”. The crew and onshore staff were all extremely helpful and pleasant. We saw many whales and Brett was constantly scanning around to alert us where the next breach or whale would appear, so we could have our cameras at the ready. The morning tea was lovely and fresh and served with a smile. Our lunch wraps were brought around to us on the deck so as not to interrupt our whale watching. This experience was fantastic and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Our photos caught some fine action, but those with the more professional cameras have posted brilliant photos of breaches and slapping. We would recommend this highly and please check it out and tell your friends about this venture. We even had someone arrive in a wheelchair and that was no problem to the crew or anyone.

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