Water activity

Fraser Island (K'gari): Remote Island and Whale Experience

Activity provider: Tasman Venture

Fraser Island (K'gari): Remote Island and Whale Experience

Activity provider: Tasman Venture

From US$ 136.35 per person

Hike, snorkel, kayak and more on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island's (K'Gari) remote side. Be one of the few to swim with majestic humpback whales in their natural environment.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French, German
Pickup included
Meet your driver outside your accommodation 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy up close and personal encounters with humpback whales
  • Escape the crowds: visit the remote, untouched side of Fraser Island (K'gari)
  • Travel by exclusive amphibious vehicle and discover remote areas
  • Paddle a kayak in the crystal-clear waters of Awinya or Bowarrady Creek
  • Have an immersive experience by swimming alongside whales in their natural environment (subject to conditions)
Full description
On this full-day excursion, you’ll cruise the Great Sandy Strait along the pristine shores of Fraser Island (K’gari). The fast and comfortable 20 meter catamaran is perfect for a small number of passengers ensuring an intimate, personalized tour. Spot dolphins, turtles, dugongs, birds and dingoes as you enjoy a light morning tea. An amphibious watercraft will take you to the western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island (K’gari), driving right onto the beach to ensure you remain dry and comfortable. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Wathumba Creek during a range of activities including snorkeling with turtles, kayaking, tubing, beach walks or a sand dune climb. Following a delicious buffet lunch served on the boat, the tour continues to Awinya or Bowarrady Creek. Enjoy the diverse natural surroundings and a variety of water activities. Be on the look out for Humpback whales and experience the thrill of getting up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they frolic in the calm clear waters off Fraser Island (K’gari). Marvel at their sheer athleticism as they explode out of the water in a spectacular breach or be awestruck as you come face to face as they spy hop right next to the boat. Be one of the few and very fortunate to experience an intimate, immersive whale experience that allows you to get closer to these creatures than ever before as you swim with them in their own natural environment (subject to conditions). The friendly and experienced staff will provide expert commentary throughout the tour as well as serving afternoon tea. The tour concludes with a relaxing cruise back to the Hervey Bay Marina.
Includes
  • Free transfers to and from your Hervey Bay accommodation
  • Immersive whale experience - swim with the whales!
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Guided walks
  • Expert commentary
  • Beach activities
  • Free water sports including tube rides
  • Kayaks and snorkeling equipment
    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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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    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
    • The swim with whale experience is not guaranteed and is subject to conditions on the day
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 145 reviews

    Review summary

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

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    Very good choice for whales watching and visiting Fraser island. The tour operator Tasman Venture has very proffesional staff and you will learn a lot from this trip. You will enjoy a short but beautiful canoeing trip, a crazy-fun-banana-type water activity, a climb on a sand dune, and the amazing experience of watching humpback whales and learning about them.

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    October 16, 2022

    We had a terrific day, the crew were great, there were activities for everyone throughout the day, sprinkled with lots of educational information about Fraser Island and the humpback whales. Highly recommend this day long trip as it offers so much more in addition to whale watching. Suitable for every age group and overall, a truly fabulous day. Thank you to all the crew for making it such an enjoyable day out.

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    September 11, 2022

    Good trip, friendly staff, didn't see any breaching or tail slaps. Whales were quite subdued. Activities on Fraser Island were good, especially for families. Underwater microphone was great. Some great whale activity but we were onshore and missed that. Snorkel was ok for beginners or kids but not much to look at.

    August 29, 2022

    Product ID: 162435