Whale watching tourism is probably the single most important activity that will preserve and protect the Humpback Whale. Hundreds of thousands of people head out every year to see the Humpback whales all over the world at various locations.
This nurtures a love and respect for the whales and shows people why we must protect them.
The whale watching industry is an important one to many communities and assists in boosting the economy of the region the boats work out of.
Most people just don’t realize how close you can get to a humpback whale nor how curious the whales are about us.
If you want to give yourself and your children one of life’s special and unique experiences you must go whale watching. It is simply one of the most amazing things you will ever do.
On the east coast of Australia there are many locations you can go whale watching. Whale watching industries are springing up along the east coast of Australia and you can go whale watching between June and early November depending on where you are departing from.
I give a special mention to Jason and Virginia Brigden of Whalesong Cruises in Hervey Bay, Queensland as they are the only people who showed me genuine interest and supported my projects by giving me free trips AND by paying me for work I performed for them. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They run a quality business and are well worth traveling with to see the whales.