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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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Tasman Venture - Day Tours
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.
  • 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
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Reviewed today via mobile

My wife and I have been watching 3 times now but this was by far the best experience. Not only were the staff amazing and the boat facilities great, but we have never had the opportunity to be so close to so many whales, we...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing family friendly trip and people!

What we will remember most, aside from the amazing whales we saw (!) is the incredible kindness of the people who took us. A big shout out to Cate and Parveen, who in different ways made this such a wonderful experience for our family of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Absolutely incredible

The Tasman Ventures whale watching cruise was a fabulous morning out - the staff were very informative and the wildlife viewing was stunning!

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TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5 star review glad you enjoyed a fabulous time Whale watching with the Tasman Venture crew

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing experience of whales

We saw loads of whales on our 1/2 day cruise as well as a school of dolphins following the boat. At one point 6 whales crowded round the boat and played for about 30 minutes all within 1-2 meters. We saw many jumping whales. The...More

Thank Jack S
TasmanVentureHB, Front Office Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review & we are All so glad you enjoyed your Half day Whale Watching experience with the TASMAN VENTURE & yes our Crew are extremely passionate about their jobs, who wouldn't be enthusiastic about working with such beautiful gentle giants,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing awesome experience

Totally awesome experience, cant fault excellent crew helpful and knowledge able , ideal boat , had 6 trips in 9 days loved so much, will be back , highly recommend ten out of ten , whales were amazing, thanks to all the crew from Tasman...More

Thank John B
TasmanVentureHB, Manager at Tasman Venture - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi John and Tina, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers. Whale Watching in Hervey Bay is an incredible experience and it would seem you are now hooked! We hope to see you again next year! Many thanks,

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mjk2601 .
21 May 2018|
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No whales at that time.
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