1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Hervey Bay
  4. Fraser Island

Hervey Bay 4-Hour Whale Watch Encounter

Product ID: 97434
Experience the thrills of close encounters with majestic humpbacks on Hervey Bay's ultimate half-day whale watch encounter. Head out on a luxury catamaran that’s equipped with viewing decks, underwater viewing windows and more.

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About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:30 AM, 1:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up is provided at all main Hervey Bay accommodations.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience an up-close experience with humpback whales
  • Cruise along Hervey Bay on a fast and luxurious 20-meter catamaran
  • Listen to expert commentary from friendly and experienced staff
Full description
This half-day whale watch cruise departs twice daily from the Hervey Bay Marina on the luxury 20-meter catamaran Tasman Venture. Experience a tranquil cruise across the Great Sandy Strait and past rugged islands before sailing along the pristine western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

The catamaran was specifically designed for whale watching, offering clear viewing decks, underwater viewing windows and a unique water-level viewing platform for the ultimate personal experience.

Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime up-close and personal encounters with the majestic humpback whales and marvel at their sheer size and athleticism. Friendly, experienced staff will provide expert commentary throughout the tour and serve a morning or afternoon tea and delicious antipasti platter.
  • Half-day whale watching cruise
  • Pick-up and drop off at Hervey Bay accommodation
  • Morning or afternoon tea including tea/coffee, biscuits and antipasti platter
  • WiFi on board
  • Close Encounters Whale Watch DVD
  • Access to unique water-level viewing platform
  • Air-conditioned, underwater viewing windows
  • Expert commentary

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tours are subject to change or cancelation due to weather conditions
• The tour operator reserves the right to substitute another vessel as required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Fantastic! We & our grandkids, aged 12 & 8 loved it! From Kate (??), our coach pick-up driver to the boat itself, to the skipper, the crew, the commentary, the extended morning tea & even the weather - everything was just perfect. Even the whales appeared to be "showing off" especially for our benefit??!! Thank you to everyone associated with 'Tasman Venture'!

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September 11, 2018

The trip exceeded my expectations. The crew were helpful and knowledgeable. I certainly had very close encounters with several whales and one incredibly close enough to touch if I had dared, but not advised. The vessel was very comfortable and I felt safe in spite of being a non swimmer.

August 22, 2018


I went on many cruises and I did a lot of different activities. I can tell you that this was the best ever. The crew were fantastic so much patience and trying their best for us to see the whales. At the end of the cruise, we were so happy. A big thank you all

August 11, 2018

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Tasman Venture

Product ID: 97434