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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spot humpback whales swimming and playing in their natural environment on this half-day Hervey Bay catamaran cruise. Observe the majestic sea creatures using the boat’s underwater viewing windows or listen to the whales sing using the onboard hydrophones. Learn all about the gentle giants from your expert guide, then tuck into morning or afternoon tea as you watch the whales from the deck.
  • Whale-watching cruise from Hervey Bay
  • See whales from the special viewing platform
  • Listen to an expert's live commentary on board
  • Morning or afternoon tea included
  • Whale sightings guaranteed

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This seasonal tour runs only from July-October and whale sightings are guaranteed.

What's Included

  • 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

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

    Follow signs to Marina, contact office for further assistance.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
Operated by Tasman Venture

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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414 reviews
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Bespoke sea adventure
Susan_C, Oct 2021
We appreciated the efforts that the team made to ensure we experienced the whole whale watching adventure. Being mid October there are fewer whales but we loved the trip and saw over 5 pods during our half day sail We also felt very spoilt by the crew who looked after everyone with care and hospitality
A great spectacle!
Pamela_S, Oct 2021
Searching out the whales was exciting. Watching the mother whales teach their calves how to breathe was interesting. The commentator was excellent and staff on the Tasman Venture were very helpful. Being collected from our motel was a convenient bonus.
Just the best experience highly recommended 👍
Huriana_M, Oct 2021
Seeing the calves breaching in the water along side their mums. The running commentary was on point, great information what goes on behind the scenes. Lastly the wonderful, friendly & professional crew 😁
1 traveler found this review helpful
We enjoyed whale...
Negin_A, Oct 2021
We enjoyed whale watching, however very embarrassed in front of our 6 yrs old daughter. You had advertised that the kids toys and activities are included on the trip, so we already told our daughter about it and she was very excited as she was asking us all the time where is my toy?! I asked the crew about the kids toy and they said there is no kids toy and activities, and I can pay $18 to buy her a kit of activities. My girl was so disappointed and I was very regretful why I believed that item on your advertising and passed it to her.
Perfect day
Melissa_C, Oct 2021
The amount of whales we seen and the guides being so on the ball as soon as they seen activity in the distance
Customer service was...
Janice_L, Sep 2021
Customer service was amazing Attention to detail incredible Knowledge of area and whales excellent Amazing with kids Communication through tour was excellent and we seen so many whales I will be returning every session Congratulation on such an amazing business you have created
Incredible experience
Margo_M, Sep 2021
We had a wonderful morning on the Tasman Venture. It is a very stable well appointed boat and the staff all worked hard to give us the best whale watching adventure. The Whale Warriors program was a bonus for our 6 year old grandson and we all learnt heaps about the whales. The experienced skipper found pods of whales and the breaching was spectacular and very close. Highly recommend the Tasman Venture.
We thoroughly enjoyed the...
Tanneill_F, Sep 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching. We did have 2 children aged 5 and 8 and found that after 2 hours they were over it, so the last half was spent trying to entertain them, other than that, the adults loved it and the whales were amazing to see.
It was amazing
shantel_w, Sep 2021
Seeing the whale's showing off,jumping out of the water and playing . Seeing the baby whale's, learning about them. It is definitely worth it
It was a terrific...
Robin_H, Sep 2021
It was a terrific experience. The staff were very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Recommend it to all that have the opportunity.
number of whales...
peter_r, Sep 2021
number of whales ,excellent commentary,great boat out in plenty of speed a truly great experience of nature .one of our all time favourite trips. will be back again
Five Stars!
Lona, Sep 2021
The respectful way the Tasman Venture Whale Watch crew conducts the whale watch experience; cutting the engines a considerable distance from the majestic whale pods and waiting for the whales to approach the boat in their own time. Mothers and calfs came right up to the boat and as heard from a little 3 year old boy who expressed every body's thoughts in the crisp silence "OH MY GOODNESS!!"
Yaz, Aug 2021
We saw many whales. They liased with other boats to find whales and took us there. The captain and crew made sure we didn’t miss out on anything. A good afternoon tea and nibbles later was provided. A great experience. A highly recommend.
Great day
Kevin_H, Aug 2021
Great relaxing day day out an leant some things about the whales we never know would do it again forsure
Judy_K, Aug 2021
We had an amazing experience and saw so many whales. Staff were wonderful, caring and so friendly. They went above and beyond making sure everyone had a great experience and interacted with everyone. Whales were fantastic moving all around the boat putting in a show. Would recommend anyone going on this trip
Lindsay_C, Aug 2021
The Covid restrictions were escalated on the day of the cruise yet the crew did a great job to protect us and explain their plans. The boat was kept clean with one of the crew constantly wiping surfaces. We had a great experience with a lot of close in whale sitings, we saw numerous breaches and roles. The boat was a great viewing platform
Wonderful experience, thank you.
Marilyn_S, Jul 2021
Seeing lots of whales was wonderful, just wish they had come closer. The seating was very uncomfortable. The afternoon tea was very nice except for the hot chocolate, it was awful. The crew were very friendly and helpful and the commentator was fantastic. All in all it was a great day.
Lovely experience
Colleen_B, Oct 2020
A thoroughly enjoyable day. The crew were very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a good time and go the extra mile to ensure you get to see whales
Taryn_S, Oct 2020
We had an amazing close encounter with a baby whale within the first half an hour. The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We are going again at Xmas. These guys get you so close to the whales.,loved it, thanks team
Tracie_J, Oct 2020
The Staff were eager and happy to make the tour enjoyable and friendly... kept us informed and safe during our course leading up to the Whales.
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