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Urangan, Australia

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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.
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Live commentary on board
Morning or afternoon tea
Activities for children (toys, coloring books, DVDs)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
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
See all safety measures taken by Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise.

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Lovely experience
, 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
, 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
, 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.
Tasman Venture whale adventure
, Oct 2020
Fantastic visit with the whales enjoyed seeing them in their natural environment. Tasman Venture crew were excellent.
Wonderful whale watching
, Sep 2020
The staff were really lovely, friendly and informative and I really enjoyed the experience. We were lucky with the weather as it was very threatening, raining and blowy as we headed out but it remained dry throughout. We saw a great quota of whales and various states of activity so were very happy.
Whale song and more
, Jul 2020
We saw whales... The best was the whale song, how special that we were able to experience this. Our tour was early in the season, so a small amount of whales was in line with expectation. The staff were very professional, knowledgeable and safety conscious.
Fantastic day out
, Jul 2020
From boarding the boat to when we disembarked we were treated so well we felt as though we were with friends not people we just met . They where very focused on our safety and to give us an experience we will never forget . We got to see 12 whales in total and also treated to a large pod of dolphins who interacted with the 6 whales we finished the day off with before a relaxing and scenic trip along Frazer Island and back to the Hervey bay marina
Having six whales and dolphins interacting around the boat
, Jul 2020
Very good experience in the bay with the whales and the dolphins so early in the season with 6 whales and dolphins around us
Staff really friendly
, Jul 2019
The Viator team on board were really friendly, Specifically Catie always with a smile and helped with so much information about Harvey Bay and Fraser Island. This is the second time we did the whale watching tour and will come again next year.
We'd been on whale watching tours...
Brian N
, Aug 2017
We'd been on whale watching tours before - specifically looking for Orcas off Vancouver Island, Canada. This Hervey Bay Tasman cruise was a whole different ballgame and a whole level up in both professionalism and overall experience. From the moment we boarded to the point we left the boat, everything was handled so well - including getting involved in the annual Hervey Bay 'blessing of the fleet' festival - an amazing coincidence and experience. The boat crew were incredibly knowledgeable, knowing where to locate the various pods of humpback whales and during each encounter providing detailed and professional commentary throughout. Think we learned more about whales in general in one afternoon than we'd ever known before. Each pod encounter became ever more special, culminating in multiple 'surface breaches' and a 'fin slapping' session at sunset - some lo-res pics posted here to give you an idea! Whales and commentary aside, if you like free food and drink then the crew provided everything needed to keep both hungry folk happy and kids entertained too if needed. In summary, a superb highly professional outfit offering one of the best encounters with these magical creatures as you're ever likely to get.

Product code: 6014WHALE

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