Quick Cat II
Hervey Bay Whale Watching trips
Quick Cat II is a vessel built specifically for whale watching in the waters of Platypus bay. Owned and operated by Brian and Jill Perry who have their daughter Sarah as one of Queenslands rare female skippers.
Brian and Jill are pioneers of the whale watching industry here in Hervey Bay being the first operator to offer to take people out to see the magnificent Humpback Whales. Back in those days the whales were harder to spot due to low numbers and Brian would fly a plane out to spot the whales for the boat.
Thesedays the whales are becoming numerous so a plane is no longer necessary. In fact you are gauranteed to see whales during whale season or you get offered another trip free of charge.
Quick Cat II is currently the only whale watching vessel to offer a morning whale watch cruise from Kingfisher Bay Resort. The boat departs from Hervey Bay, heads to Kingfisher bay and picks up around 7.40am from the island. Passengers can also board at Hervey Bay. This option is only available on a morning cruise.
Departs Twice Daily
August - September - October each year
Morning Whale Watching tour
departs Hervey Bay 7.00am and returns 12.30pm
departs Kingfisher bay 7.40am and returns at mid day
Afternoon Whale Watching trip
departs Hervey Bay 1.00pm and returns 5.00pm
Tours Cost 2016 Season
Children 4 - 14 years $60.00
Family 2 Adults 2 children $299.00
Seniors - Students - YHA $100.00
You will cruise along the scenic West Coast of Fraser Island on your way to Platypus Bay to view the whales, taking in the spectacular sandblows and coloured sands, the white sandy beaches, blue water and if you are lucky you may spot a dingo foraging on the beach.
Quick Cat II Offers
Pram and wheelchair access around the entire main deck.
A fully licensed onboard kiosk.
Free childrens activity booklet.
Courtesy pick up from Hervey Bay accommodation venues.
A Hydrophone to listen to the songs of the whales when singing.
Low numbers maximum of 95 people on any one trip.
Onboard videographer, you can purchase a DVD of your trip.
Quick Cat II is a non smoking vessel.
Quick Cat II is environmentally friendly.