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First of the fleet

Crystal Spencer/Tweed Daily News

IT has been over 20 years since Jill and Brian Perry left the ‘rat race’ behind for a quiet life at Hervey Bay.

They had no idea back then that they would be responsible for putting the bay on the map as the premier whale watching destination in the country.

Actually, when Brian first came up with the idea to take groups of people out to see the whales, his wife Jill told him he was crazy. Even the local paper thought he was nuts when he wanted to put an ad in the paper.

But sure enough his phone started ringing at 6am the morning the ad was printed and Brian knew he’d stumbled across a wonderful idea.

The Perry’s vessel takes part in the “blessing of the fleet” ceremony which marks the start of the annual Hervey Bay Whale Festival each year.

Now an annual event, The Hervey Bay Whale Festival brings thousands of tourists to the region to join in celebrations of the majestic creatures both onshore and offshore.

The Hervey Bay Whale Festival has received support from the Queensland Events Regional Development Program (QERDP). For a full calendar of supported events, visit www.queenslandevents.com.au.

For more information on The Hervey Bay Whale Festival visit www.herveybaywhalefestival.com.au .
 


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