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Whale Watching

Over 20 years experience on the Great Barrier Reef

Join us for our NEW Marine Biologist led whale watching tour.

Townsville Whale Watching Tours

 A wonderful day on the water around the sheltered bays of Magnetic Island offering magnificent scenery, potential for spotting wildlife like Snub-fin Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Seabirds including Osprey and Sea Eagles, Dugong and Turtles and the chance to get you up close and personal with some of the most magnificent animals on our planet, the Humpback Whale.

Whale Watching Tour Prices

Departing from Townsville

Adults

$165

Child 6 - 16 yrs

$85

Child 2 - 6 yrs

$45

Read about our Tours from previous trips.

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I understand this was the last Trip of Whale Watching from Townsville in 2020 I wanted to be apart of the whale watching and the such I was asking people about where can I go and find out - where I can see the massive animal in my own eyes. A friend of mine gave me the clue. So I booked in one of the chartered boats which leaves Townsville and goes in the ocean and since it was the last trip of the year I had no other alternatives but to avail this. The organiser (Mr Dave and his team in Affordable Charters Group ) of this boat trip did wonderful arrangements, time management facilities food and knowledge about this area and the Whales. Whales roam throughout all of the world's oceans, communicating with complex and mysterious sounds. Their sheer size amazes us: the blue whale can reach lengths of more than 100 feet and weigh up to 200 tons—as much as 33 elephants. Most whales migrate to eat and breed. For example, baleen whales feed mostly on krill, which is abundant in very cold waters. However, these cold waters are not a suitable environment in which to give birth – newborn calves are born without a protective blubber layer under their skin and would quickly freeze to death. So whales meet their need for food and suitable calving areas by travelling long distances from cold feeding areas, to warm, shallower waters for calving and mating.Most large whales migrate, but migratory patterns vary from species to species and also vary within and between populations. For example, in right whale populations, migration seems to be undertaken mostly by pregnant females heading to warm waters to give birth, while both male and female humpback and gray whales seem to undertake seasonal migrations. I am lucky to see a mother and child whale.
Sen
Sen
12/09/2020
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Totally awesome Dave, Ryan, Kelsey and the great cook made this trip a lot of fun. Everyone on board had a great time. Saw lots of whales and other equally awesome marine life. The food was fresh and delicious.
Mark L
Mark L
23/08/2020
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Whale watching A great day out on the water. The staff are super friendly and the food nice and fresh. Will definitely do again.😁
Kylie W
Kylie W
20/07/2020
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Tough day to top It was amazing. A hard day to top. What was most surprising was that it is on our door-step. Would encourage any locals out there to check out this amazing experience. Easy to stay close to home with such fabulous adventures during the current restrictions. A big thank you to all the staff who made us feel special.
Sharon S
Sharon S
20/07/2020
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Whale watching adventure Amazing! Locky was fantastic, so knowledgable. I learnt so much about the reef and what global warming is doing to the reef. So lucky today as the water was like glass, my first time in our waters in the north, how lucky are we. Lunch on Orpherus Island was magical. The fish so colourful. Just when it looked like we wouldn't find a whale 🐳 Kirk one of the other customers spotted a blue hole & we had an active baby & it's mum. A few dolphins spotted & a turtle (I missed it). I liked the fact the tour is capped at 8. Those that have left negative comments, go and take the tour again. Spotting whales is the icing on the cake, just being in the outdoors and seeing what we have on our door step was AMAZING. Thanks Locky, will definitely be back. Enjoyed the day & your company
Gayle1972
Gayle1972
09/08/2019
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Whale watching within easy reach. I was so excited that we could do whale watching from Townsville - normally the domain of boaties - instead of having to travel hundreds of kilometres. Thank you Sealink. We had a beautiful day which started with a delicious and generous morning tea but soon there was the shout of "Ahoy" and we spotted signs that there whales up ahead. We cruised slowly alongside two adults and a new calf which was exciting. I guess we can excuse mum for being not being to exuberant but the calf did a bit of showing off. A pod of dolphins swimming alongside on the way home was a bonus. A wonderful trip.
sheenabrad
sheenabrad
16/08/2018
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Perfection We had such a great day out with Andrew! We saw 5 whales including a calf and snorkled off Orpheus Island which has the most amazing rock formations and unimaginably clear blue water. A perfect day.
Angela L
Angela L
01/09/2017
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Whales not very enthusiastic but amazing manta rays! We've been a bit unlucky on the whales side, as we saw "only" a couple of whales that ignored us and did no breach, fin slapping, etc. But Chris managed to find a group of manta rays, and we've been able to swim with them 🙂 . The visibility wasn't perfect (5-10 meters), but that was still amazing! The only downside is the price, quite expensive as everything in Australia. As a comparison whale watching in France is 82€ (122AUD) for a 9h excursion. We liked the fact that the boat was small, it made the experience more intimate and we've been able to record the whales singing by putting our waterproof camera in the water! Not a good idea if you're subject to sea sickness though, but nobody was in our group!
Tim A
Tim A
08/08/2017
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Whale watching - mother and calf Brilliant day out - saw both mother and calf breaching & pec fin slapping - stayed with them all afternoon - lots of close sightings
steve g
steve g
30/07/2017
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Monday Musings Had an amazing day out last Monday. Chris took us on a little 4 person tour. We did see a tail wave on the way back but I was too busy watching to get any of the good shots. But I think that's the way the Whales like it. Thanks again Chris for being an awesome tour guide
Kylee T
Kylee T
28/08/2016