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Overview
Watch humpback whales in the waters of Hervey Bay on this guided family-friendly catamaran cruise off the coast of Queensland, Australia. View the marine mammals through the boat’s underwater windows or listen to them communicate with the onboard hydrophones. Along the way, learn about the species from your guide. Plus, take home a free whale-watching DVD.
Highlights
  • Spot whales from the boat’s special viewing platform; sightings guaranteed
  • Listen to the whales sing using the on-board hydrophones
  • Toys and activities for smaller kids are available on board
  • Morning or afternoon tea is included
What to Expect
Head to Great Sandy Straits Marina to meet your guide and board the specially designed air-conditioned whale-watching catamaran. Then, sail out to Hervey Bay, a popular whale-watching destination in Queensland, Australia, while learning about the marine mammals from your guide. Spot humpback whales in their natural habitat either through the boat’s underwater viewing windows or on its outdoor platform. Whale sightings are guaranteed; if you don't spot any you’re able to book another Hervey Bay cruise for a different day. The catamaran is also equipped with hydrophones so you can hear the whales sing. Tea and coffee with biscuits and cake are served on the way out to the bay, while an antipasto platter to share is provided on the cruise back to the marina. Drinks from the bar are available for purchase as well. Plus, take home a free whale-watching DVD at the end of the tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Activities for children (toys, coloring books, DVDs)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum number 10 passengers
  • As this is a cruise please dress appropriately for cooler weather
  • Additional food and drinks are available on board at additional costs
  • Guaranteed whale sightings or enjoy a return cruise on a different day for free
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • To comply with the social distancing rules specific for COVID 19 you will notice that we have implemented maximum passenger numbers for each of the spaces around the vessel. These maximum numbers are identified by posters in each of these areas. Additionally, during the whale watching season, whale watching viewing circle dots will be marked around the deck s. These dots will be spaced a minimum of 1.5m apart. Each dot will allow for up to 2 persons from a family group to stand in that space (for example one adult and one child from the same family may stand on the same dot). Please note that the number of dots does NOT equal the maximum passengers for each area but are there as a guide to help you choose a safe distance between yourself and other passengers. For the safety of all onboard we ask that you adhere to these restriction
  • You will be asked to use our hand sanitizer station when boarding the vessel. Additionally, other hand sani tizer stations will be set up at key entry and exit points of the vessel and you will be encouraged to use these throughout the tour.
  • We are abiding by the laws in place and will ask questions on arrival which may impact your ability to travel you must not have travelled to australia from overseas within the past 14 days, You must not have travelled to a 'hot-spot' in the last 14 days nor can you have either contracted or been in contact with someone who is Covid-positive
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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SaskReviewer wrote a review Jan 2020
Saskatoon, Canada47 contributions4 helpful votes
We stopped in Hervey Bay for a couple of nights and chose to book the Remote Fraser Island Tour, as it was a small group. The staff were lovely, kind, helpful and always willing to go the extra mile to help us, especially Rachel and Mark who went above and beyond by educating
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Remote Fraser Island Tour and for your kind words about our crew, in particular Rachel and Mark. We love being able to showcase the range of beauty and experiences our backyard has to offer. Watching the whales breach is a truly magical experience and hopefully this will be a memory that you will cherish for a lifetime.
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Julie B wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Cannot remember Tasmin venture whale watching venture more highly to anyone. Staff were well informed, friendly and helpful. Rough weather but still great day. Late in the season found only one pod but stayed with this pod for well over an hour following it. We are coming back
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Julie, Tasman Venture certainly appreciates your kind words about our half day Whale Watching trip. We are pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful day and found a pod of whales so late in the season. Excellent to hear that you are returning next year and going to experience the whales during peak season...you are going to absolutely love it!
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Sharyn T wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia109 contributions20 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise onboard Tasman Venture as part of the World Whale Conference 2019. The staff were super knowledgeable and friendly. Respect was shown for the whales and appropriate distances were kept. The vessel was really perfect for whale watching too, really
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you Sharyn for your wonderful review of your cruise onboard Tasman Venture as part of the World Whale Conference. It's fabulous to hear that the only downside is that you couldn't stay on board forever watching the amazing humpback whales. They are certainly beautiful, majestic creatures and we feel honoured that we helped you to have such a great day of whale watching.
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Douglas M wrote a review Oct 2019
Buderim, Australia18 contributions8 helpful votes
Allround great service/excellent & educational commentary.Galley eats & souveneer stock plentiful.Staff friendly & helpful.All hands full on.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Hi Douglas and thanks for taking the time to leave a great review about Tasman Venture. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed everything from the great service to the souvenirs on board the boat.
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Lynne wrote a review Oct 2019
Palm Cove, Australia67 contributions5 helpful votes
Awesome crew, even the drive who picks u up from your accommodation, 2 or3 different pods of whale, all had your babies, just to watch them learning how to do things at a very young age, only weeks old, it was a half day trip, tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits, alcohol on board,
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 22 Jan 2020
We also believe that the crew of Tasman Venture is pretty awesome, but we especially love to hear this from our guests. ;) It sounds like you had a wonderful half day Whale Watching trip and what a privilege to see such young babies that are still learning about life as a humpback whale. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review Lynne.
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Great value for money, friendly, go above and beyond to make your experience the best they can make it
The staff worked so hard to make everything perfect for us. Beautiful hard working people that really cared about y
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Bloody amazing!
This was the best trip we’ve ever done! I took my 14,11yr old daughters on this trip and it was fab we went over to
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Fraser visit
Wow what a big day... but worth every minute! Fraser was amazing and the crew were very friendly and full of so muc
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What a great day out
The entire day was fabulous. We were warned that we were a couple of weeks early for the whale migration but skippe
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Remote Fraser Island experience
What a wonderful day we had. From the moment we boarded we were greeted by great friendly staff. Spent the day kay
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Amazing Value Fraser Island Remote Weat Coast
What a great day! Skippered by owner Lloyd with Cobby as support crew, my wife and I could not have asked more of t
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Great value, fun day out
We had an adventure packed day. It was also not rushed so we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy a drink on the w
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Remote Fraser Island Experience - Should not be missed
Best tour going around. Small group, interactive and knowledgeable crew. Well weighted itinerary of activities. All
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803cat
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Great day trip to remote areas of Fraser Island
The service was great and well organised. All staff were friendly and the activities were a lot of fun. Would recom
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Day trip to Fraser Island
This was an excellent day trip - Rachel and her crew were so well organised and the day ran smoothly. They catered
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Fantastic Fraser Island
This was a great day, well organised and full of fun. We snorkelled, kayaked, climbed a steep sand dune, swam in a
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Outstanding
We opted for a less touristy visit to Fraser Island and were certainly not disappointed. Some of the most pristine,
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Fabulous
Great day! Thanks to Millie and Carolina for their expertise.Good food and company. Highly recommend!
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The Remote Western side of Fraser Island day trip
Absolute must do! Snorkelling was amazing- so many fish all hiding around the sunken branches close to the edge of
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Fabulous trip
Had an amazing trip. Pick up at hotel was on time and bus was comfortable. The boat was very clean d the staff we
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  • Tasman Venture - Day Tours, Fraser Island
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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