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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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Watch whales dive and play on a whale-watching cruise from Hervey Bay. Cruising in a catamaran specially designed for whale watching, enjoy  encounters with majestic humpback whales from the viewing platform or underwater windows. Get more out of your wildlife encounter with experienced staff to guide you, and hear a detailed commentary about whales and their marine environment.
  • 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’ll be 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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Departure Point
Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Activities for children (toys, coloring books, DVDs)
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews tasman venture whale watching cruise great memories four hours savoury snacks spectacular sunset underwater viewing humpback whales great afternoon professional team in a heart beat end of july morning tea water level cake antipasto plate highly recommend this company
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The rules are clear, boats must not approach closer than 100m and the angle of approach should be along their side. You must not interfere with whales activities MUST not change their course. After having 4 days on the bay, it was clear Tasman Venture...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank IAlwaysGetATravelBug
TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Your response and information is taken very seriously by our business and we would like acknowledge that you are aware of the rules as are we. Our staff and crew are very passionate and respectful to the Humpback Whales that visit our waters and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on the trip yesterday and it was absolutely incredible. I felt like I was in a David Attenborough documentary! I didn't think I would see that many whales, never mind so close. The crew were fantastic and their passion really shone through....More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Zara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great company, picked us up from the hotel and took us to the boat. Left the bay and headed for the open sea and what was to become one of the best days I have had. A shout of whales off to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Robert H
TasmanVentureHB, Owner at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a memorable experience you have had with these gentle giants, something we are sure you will never forget! Thank you for choosing to travel with Tasman Venture Hervey Bay.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being collected from the caravan park the friendly crew welcomed us on board for a delightful morning cruise whale watching. .... a delightful and informative!! We highly recommend this company!!

Date of experience: September 2019
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TasmanVentureHB, Owner at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation and review of our half day Whale Watching Encounter. We hope you enjoyed your time here on the Fraser Coast.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I had the most magical day Whale watching for my Birthday. Whales everywhere and so close to the boat. Beautiful sunny day, and the staff were amazing. The commentary was great, and the information was well worth listening to. Good on this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 1957Les
TasmanVentureHB, Owner at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! So glad we were able to play a part in your special day. We hope you enjoyed your time here in Hervey Bay, thank you for choosing to travel with Tasman Venture.

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Aravind S
20 September 2018|
Response from Edwair | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's taken me so long to answer. The best time to see the whales is August and September.
15 July 2018|
Response from Mike M |
Absolutely. July through to September as the giants gather in Hervey Bay to rest and play.
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