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27th December 2016    Had a great day, with great activities, food and hosts. Thanks 😀     Robyn Michell - UK
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Tasman Venture offers unforgettable experiences throughout Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Choose from private fishing charters and more - book today.

Enjoy an experience unlike any other out on the sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait. Tasman Venture is a locally owned and operated business in Hervey Bay offering exceptional whale watching cruises and tours to stunning Fraser Island as well as fishing charters to some of the best fishing grounds in the world.

Owners Lloyd and Robyn Burgess have had many years of experience operating sustainable and eco-friendly tours throughout whale season. They love sharing their passion for the ocean, wildlife and the stunning natural playground that is Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.  All passengers on their cruises are considered personal guests, and they aim to provide a quality and potentially life-changing experience.

The Tasman Venture is a fast and luxurious 20 metre catamaran, purpose built for these tours, offering speed and comfort to explore the Fraser Coast and beyond, in style.

Passengers embarking on one of our cruises will be spoilt for choice on the Tasman Venture with its five spacious viewing decks.  Sit on the bow to feel the cool ocean mist, or marvel at the bow-riding dolphins. Relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the cabin and cockpit, or capture the perfect up close image of a majestic humpback as you watch whales from the unique viewing platform. Finally, head downstairs to experience the abundant marine life through the underwater viewing rooms.

From the moment you step on board Tasman Venture our friendly and knowledgeable crew will do their utmost to ensure your experience is the best it can be, whether it is observing whales in Hervey Bay, tours to Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island or fishing.

Hervey Bay’s whale season is simply spectacular

Located just 3 ½ hours’ drive north of Brisbane or a short flight from Sydney or Brisbane, Hervey Bay is renowned for its stunning up close and personal encounters every whale season. Nothing can prepare you for the excitement and sheer joy of seeing a thirty tonne humpback pop up only centimetres away from the boat or launch itself in the air and land in a shower of spray. It is a truly magical experience and one you will never forget. This part of Queensland is a welcome respite for humpback whales on their long annual migration and they revel in the safety of the calm friendly waters of Hervey Bay. A popular holiday destination, this location also provides the perfect base to explore the wonders of the Fraser Coast. 

For more information on whale tour bookings in Hervey Bay, season dates and prices, please get in touch.