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5th August 2014    The absolute highlight of my 6 months travelling- possibly my whole life. Fantastic morning!!!!! I couldn't be happier xx     Mickala - England
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The most breathtaking Hervey Bay whale watching experience

Welcome to the Tasman Venture home page. Tasman Venture is a fast and luxurious 20 metre catamaran, carefully designed in 2004 with respect to the specific local weather and ocean conditions. The vessel is purpose built for Hervey Bay tours, offering speed and comfort to cover the coast line, and beyond, in luxurious style.

Since 1990 local owner-operators Lloyd and Robyn Burgess have committed their time into sharing their passion for the ocean, her wildlife and the natural beauty of its surrounding islands. 23 years of whale watching later, this passion and commitment has resulted in numerous awards including Hervey Bay’s Business Award for Contribution to Tourism in 2010 & 2011.

On our tours passengers are considered personal guests, and we aim only to provide a quality and potentially life-changing experience. We currently offer Hervey Bay whale watching tours, Fraser Island tours and fishing charters.

Passengers will be spoilt with choice on the Tasman Ventures 6 spacious viewing decks. You can find yourself sitting on her bow, feeling the ocean mist or being extra close to our bow riding dolphins, to relaxing in the cushiony air-conditioned comfort of our cabin and cockpit. Be sure not to miss our unique viewing platform or underwater viewing windows, which makes for the perfect environment for whale and dolphin watching and photography. We offer a unique Hervey Bay whale watching and Hervey Bay dolphin watching experience which is both up close and personal, and environmentally responsible.

Hervey Bay is ideally located just 3.5 hours drive north of Brisbane or just a short flight to the Hervey Bay Airport. It is renowned for its beautiful beaches, fine dining, boutique shopping, wineries, Water Park and markets. The entire coastal area is a popular holiday destination with a lot to offer for the young to the old.

To book in for Hervey Bay whale watching, simply click the 'Book Now' button in the top right hand corner. Should you have any further enquiries regarding the tour inclusions, please feel free to contact Tasman Venture on 1800 620 322, or email us at