Water activity

Hervey Bay 4-Hour Whale Watch Encounter

Activity provider: Tasman Venture

Hervey Bay 4-Hour Whale Watch Encounter

Activity provider: Tasman Venture

From US$ 91.72 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up is provided at all main Hervey Bay accommodations.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Half-day whale watching cruise
  • Pickup 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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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    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 178 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    We had an amazing experience watching lots of whales; Mums with their babies. Lots of fins slapping the water. So very exciting. We were on a wonderful boat with Tasman Venture. The crew were fabulous. Weather was perfect. Also saw a Loggerhead turtle, a dolphin and a dingo on K'Gari beach.

    October 7, 2022

    It was incredibly beautiful. Among other things, we have had a mother and her calf at the side of our boat for over 30 minutes. The whole crew was so nice and was so happy about this whale watching. In total we were able to observe 10 whales really well.

    October 3, 2022

    The crew of the Tasman Venturer made this experience truely special, plenty of whales to see and an explanation of behaviours enhanced the experience. We were collected from our accommodation & dropped back afterwards, made it a wonderful stress free outing. A delicious afternoon tea & cheese & crackers as we travelled back to port was welcomed. The crew were so friendly & answering any questions we had was most helpful. The stars of the show were the humpback whales lots of females with calves, some very young lots of variety we got some great photos, very happy with our experience

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    September 10, 2022

    Product ID: 97434