Tasman Venture Remote Fraser Island and Whale Watching from Hervey Bay

Adults from $175

Spend a day exploring beautiful remote Fraser Island and its stunning sandy beaches, and watch whales as you cruise Hervey Bay waters.


  • Plenty of time to explore stunning Fraser Island and whale watch
  • Guided walks and other activities
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ
  • Small group sizes


  • Morning and afternoon tea (e.g. fruit platters, antipasto)
  • Australian BBQ lunch
  • Pickup From Your Accommodation
  • Accredited Commentary
  • Guided walks on Fraser Island
  • Beach access with amphibious water craft

Vessel Features

  • Hydrophone
  • Underwater Camera
  • Underwater Windows
  • Water Level View
  • Kiosk On Board
  • Licensed
  • Air Conditioned
  • Undercover and open seating/viewing
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair access (decks)

Vessel Specs

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

Why not watch whales from the decks of the Tasman Venture and discover the beauty of the western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island? This full-day tour includes exploring crystal clear Wathumba Creek and the fresh waters of Awinya or Bowarrady Creeks, stunning sandy beaches accessed via an amphibious craft, nine kilometres of coloured sand, and other activities on the island such as guided walks, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and swimming*. You’ll also be able to enjoy the licensed bar and complementary delicious Aussie BBQ lunch while you soak up the amazing scenery around you.

The Tasman Venture is a well-appointed 20-metre power catamaran and one of the most stable vessels in Hervey Bay, ensuring a very pleasant cruise. Feel the cool ocean mist on one of the five decks, or relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the cabin, or get up close and personal with whales from the unique water-level viewing platform. For yet another perspective, head downstairs to experience the diverse marine life through the underwater viewing rooms.

From the moment you step onto the Tasman Venture, the staff will ensure you have a relaxing and unforgettable experience whether you’re on the boat or exploring on shore!

* All equipment and activities are included in the price of the tour.

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The tour requires a minimum of 6 guests in order to travel. ​Group packages are available upon request. Booking cancellations will incur a 20% fee, and cancellations made within 48 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% fee.

Ticket Price Details
Adults $175
Children (4-14 yrs) $100
Concession $165
Family (2ad+2ch) $510 Each additional child is $85.
Infants (0-4) Free


Availability: From 15 July - 29 October, this tour departs daily at 7:30am and returns 4:30pm, and includes a Whale Watch Encounter (suitable for guests from 12yrs+).

Season Calendar

Full Day 15 July - 29 Oct


Departures: From 15 July - 29 October, this tour departs daily at 7:30am and returns 4:30pm, and includes a Whale Watch Encounter (suitable for guests from 12yrs+).

  Start Finish Duration
Remote Fraser Island Experience with Whale Watch Encounter 7:30am 4:30pm 9.00 hrs

Our Tour Review

Things to Consider

  • This might be a full day experience, but you won’t confined to the boat for all 9 hours. The highlight of this tour is that you get to spend time off the boat exploring the west side of Fraser Island and enjoying other activities in addition to watching whales - perfect for those who want to get more out of their day.
  • The tour may be considered too long for some young children, though, which is why the operator recommends this for guests 12 years and older. We’re not saying you should discount this tour if you do have young children (particularly since there are on-shore activities); just bear the duration in mind.
  • This is not a sightseeing tour and does NOT see the eastern side of Fraser Island, where popular sights such as Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and 75 Mile Beach are located. If you really want to see those sights AND see whales, and you have two days available, then we suggest you go on a 1/2 day or 3/4 day whale watching tour one day and then do a separate, dedicated 1 Day Fraser Explorer Tour or 1 Day Premium Fraser Explorer Tour on another (please note those are not whale watching tours).

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