The Pacific Whale Foundation's Hervey Bay whale watching experience demonstrated just why Hervey Bay is considered the premier choice for witnessing the majestic giants of the ocean.
More than 52,000 people experienced the gentle giants of Hervey Bay waters this year despite strong winds putting a dent in numbers.
All eyes will be on the Fraser Coast as it hosts the biennial World Whale Conference and Whale Heritage Sites Summit in 2019.
"Usually once people go on a whale watch, they are hooked and can't wait to do it again."
A pair of whales that were headed for a shallow part of the ocean had their direction diverted by a team from Marine Rescue Hervey Bay.
HERVEY Bay MP Ted Sorensen is calling for local tour operators to be given the power to help whales in trouble.