Tasman Venture Whale Watch from Hervey Bay

Adults from $115

Not allowed on whale watching boats due to proximity to other guests.

An elegant and custom-built catamaran with water-level and underwater viewing provides an unforgettable whale watching experience!


  • One of the most stable whale watching vessels in Hervey Bay
  • Underwater windows and water-level viewing deck
  • Complementary food, WiFi and souvenir DVD
  • Multilingual staff and information in multiple languages


  • Morning/Afternoon tea (e.g. biscuits, cakes, antipasto platter)
  • Souvenir "Close Encounters" DVD
  • Pick up from local accommodation in Hervey Bay
  • Accredited Commentary
  • Kids activities (e.g. colouring books, toys, DVDs)
  • Guaranteed sighting or free return cruise

Vessel Features

  • Hydrophone
  • Underwater Camera
  • Underwater Windows
  • Water level viewing deck
  • Kiosk On Board
  • Licensed
  • Air Conditioned
  • Undercover and open seating/viewing
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair accessible (deck)
  • Eco Accredited

Vessel Specs

  • Tour Group Size: 80ppl max
  • Vessel Capacity: 100ppl
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 20m
  • Speed: 22-28 knots

The Tasman Venture is a well-appointed 20-metre power catamaran specially designed for whale watching. It is also the one of the most stable vessels in Hervey Bay, ensuring a very pleasant cruise any time of day. The boat is designed with clear viewing decks (up front and a covered top deck), underwater viewing windows and an a hydrophone to hear the whale songs. It also has a water-level viewing deck so you can feel even closer to the whales.

The Tasman’s friendly and experienced staff is also multilingual (and can provide material in multiple languages), ensuring international guests won’t miss out on the excitement in the water or the fascinating commentary.

Rated: 43210 (4.6/5 based on 7 customer reviews)

54321 The experience from the pick up at our motel, ???? watching trip and return drop off was first class. The staff could not do enough to make the whole experience memorable.Thanks heaps.
Paul Scully — 12 August, 2018

54321 Majestic animals, staff were so accommodating. Cant recommend it enough. Well done all round, we loved it. The perfect birthday present for my wife!!
Cameron & Amanda — 31 August, 2017

21321 Wasted time due to engine failure. Although service was good, and we got our refund so I'll give a generous 2 stars.
Lochie Phelps — 18 July, 2017

54321 Very friendly crew. Whales galore watching us. Excellent value. We will go again.
john mcnaught — 31 August, 2016

54321 Wonderful experience and great friendly staff, kids loved it!
Taylors — 22 September, 2015

54321 Tasman Venture...Awesome experience and friendly staff, would do this tour again.
Julie — 5 October, 2013

54321 Thanks guys for a fantastic day of whale watching!
Cheryl — 11 July, 2012


​Guaranteed sightings or free return cruise. Groups packages available upon request.

Ticket Price
Adults $115
Children (4-14 yrs) $60
Concession $105
Family (2ad+2ch) $310
Family+ (Extra Child) $355
Infants (0-3) Free


Season Calendar

1/2 Day 13th July - 27th October 2019


Departures: These tours leave every day from 13th July to 27th October 2019! Two 4-hour tours run daily, with the morning tour departing at 8:30am and returning at 12:30pm, and the afternoon tour departing at 1:30pm and returning at 5:30pm. Located at Berth A2, Great Sandy Straits Marina.

  Start Finish Duration
Morning Tour 8:30am 12:30pm 4.00 hrs
Afternoon Tour 1:30pm 5:30pm 4.00 hrs

Our Tour Review

Things to Consider

  • This tour is great for families with younger children as it is a comfortable 4 hours long, and includes a licensed bar, food and children’s activity area.
  • Because this is a reef cat vessel, it’s more stable on the water, so it would suit those who may be a little more motion-sensitive.
  • If you’re an international guests and are worried about not understanding everything, the staff are multilingual and can provide information in up to 6 languages is great if you’re worried about not understanding everything
  • What to bring? We recommend you wear flat shoes and bring at the very least your camera, sunscreen, hat, jacket, polaroid sunglasses, and money for drinks and souvenirs, etc.

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