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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

  • 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
Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
From US$ 84.30
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Afternoon CruiseMost Popular
Hervey Bay Whale-Watching Cruise departing from Fraser Coast at 1:30pm. Returns at 5:30pm
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Morning Cruise
Hervey Bay Whale-Watching Cruise departing from Fraser Coast at 8:30am. Returns at 12:30pm
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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 on-board hydrophones. Along the way, learn about the species from your guide. Plus, take home a free whale-watching DVD.
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.
Reviews (73)
1 - 5 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Many jumping whales

We did a afternoon trip. Starting point is next to Cafe Balaena, gps -25.292978, 152.910244 We had enough space on the bow of the ship to move around because there were not many tourists on board early October. We left the harbor at 1:30PM and...More

1  Thank 341JanT
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
Beautiful whales and crew that knows what they’re doing!

First of all: we spotted plenty of whales on our tour. The crew told us all about the humpback whales and their behavior, and we had plenty of free snacks and drinks while underway. One small disappointment: the underwater viewing ports are kinda useless, since...More

Thank 0jonk
TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi Jon thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Tasman Venture. Our wonderful Crew definitely do a terrific job & they are very passionate about informing passengers of all ages about these majestic & inquisitive mammals that come to play &...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile
Unmissable 🐋

We stopped in Hervey Bay specially for Whale Watching, and after another boat tour was cancelled for the weather we ended up on the Tasman Venture. It was SO good - and absolutely recommended if you’re in the area. The swell was a bit rough...More

Thank TravellingAl87
TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hello & thank you for your Simply Amazing 5 Star review, Yes all our Crew are very passionate and excitable about these majestic mammals that visit us each year, we are grateful to work alongside these inquisitive Humpback Whales and learn more about their behaviours...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile
Wonderful morning

We were originally booked with blue dolphin tours but they did not sail due to weather. We chose to go on the Tasman adventure instead. We were really impressed with the boat and the staff were wonderful. We saw too many pods of whales to...More

Thank AvidGlobeHopper
TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hello! Thank you for your 5 Star review, Glad to hear you had a great experience with the Crew onboard TASMAN VENTURES Half Day Whale Watching Tour and were treated to plenty of unique viewings of different Whale groups, calves & seeing their wonderful behaviours....More

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Amazing experience

The experience rates up there in the top ten. The whales were breaching and pounding the water with there flukes I think it’s called. There were plenty of whales to see and they came quite close. Close enough to be in awe of them. The...More

Thank colleen59100
TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi Colleen. Thank you for your glowing 5 Star review. Yes our wonderful Crew are very passionate & knowledgable about the Whales that regularly visit Hervey Bay All our Crew will be glad to hear you enjoyed your Whale Watching experience.

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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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