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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.
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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
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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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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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
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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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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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
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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Allround great service/excellent & educational commentary.Galley eats & souveneer stock plentiful.Staff friendly & helpful.All hands full on.
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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
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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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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Response from TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
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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By: Tasman Venture - Day Tours
Maljacknz
Auckland Central, New Zealand
98
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
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SaskReviewer
Saskatoon, Canada
132
Highlight of Hervey Bay!
We stopped in Hervey Bay for a couple of nights and chose to book the Remote Fraser Island Tour, as it was a small
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923cassj
Brisbane, Australia
186
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
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Amelia M
Perth, Australia
57
Remote Fraser Island Experience - Should not be missed
Best tour going around. Small group, interactive and knowledgeable crew. Well weighted itinerary of activities.
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803cat
Brisbane, Australia
4627
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
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348caitlinf
74
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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gwen_coleman5
Christchurch, New Zealand
294
Fantastic Fraser Island
This was a great day, well organised and full of fun. We snorkelled, kayaked, climbed a steep sand dune, swam in
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Kellee O
31
Outstanding
We opted for a less touristy visit to Fraser Island and were certainly not disappointed. Some of the most
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GaryLiz M
12
Fabulous
Great day! Thanks to Millie and Carolina for their expertise.Good food and company. Highly recommend!
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traceypellett
Hanoi, Vietnam
367
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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