Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience
Experience the unique and untouched remote west coast of Fraser Island (K’gari) and enjoy up close and personal encounters with majestic Humpback whales.
This is no ordinary Fraser Island and whale watching day tour with Tasman Venture Hervey Bay you can discover the hidden and remote parts Fraser Island whilst marvelling at the acrobatics of the whales in a comfortable and relaxing way.
Explore the island while bush walking, snorkelling, kayaking and swimming. Our friendly, experienced and accredited staff will ensure you have an amazing experience you will never forget.
- Daily departures
- Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive
- Departs daily 7.30am
- Returns 4.30pm (approximately)
- Up close and personal whale encounters
- Small numbers, luxury catamaran
- Amphibious watercraft ‘SeaLegs’
- Whale immersion experience (subject to conditions)
- Remote western beaches
- Crystal clear creeks
- Coloured Sands
- Free watersports
- Guided bush walks
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Delicious plated lunch
- Courtesy transfers (Hervey Bay accommodation)
- Snorkelling and swimming
Swimsuit & Towel
Sunglasses & Hat
Departing from the Hervey Bay Marina after our safety brief, we’ll cruise through the Great Sandy Straits, then set off along the West Coast of Fraser Island where we will either start our search for Humpback Whales in Platypus Bay or travel to our first remote location on Fraser Island depending on tide and sea conditions. Guests will be given the chance to visit up to two locations on Fraser Island. Every tour will be different so drop your expectations and relax, trust the Skipper will provide you with the most amazing experience based on the conditions on the day.
Be one of the few to discover the seclusion and hidden treasures that Fraser Island has to offer. There will be many points of interest to stop or go slow and capture the moments, along with kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and tubing experiences on offer if you wish.
We will start boarding our Vessel for the day 15 minutes prior to departure at the Hervey Bay Marina. We’ll go over any safety concerns and brief you on the plan for the day’s tour before heading off for the days adventure.
Cruising out of the harbor we will travel across the Great Sandy Straits to Fraser Island where we meet Moon Point (the halfway point of Fraser Island). We will continue travelling north alongside Fraser Island into Platypus Bay. Keep a keen eye out for dolphins, turtles and dugongs that are frequently seen on our journey.
Explore Fraser Islands iconic Wathumba creek that transforms into a large ocean lake at high tide. At this location you will have an opportunity to snorkel in the clear waters observing many species of fish in their breeding habitat and turtles, and stingrays. Guided kayaking up through the creek systems will be on offer or take the opportunity to relax, swim or take a walk along the pristine beaches.
Guided kayaking up into the hinterland of Fraser Island through the fresh water of Awinya Creek observing the local flora and fauna of this remote location including mangroves and diverse bird life. Thrill seeking water sports are also on offer at this location or take another opportunity to relax, swim or enjoy the beach.
Landing at this location we will first stop off at the coloured sands and from here climb up the ancient sand dune where you can marvel at the 360 degree views of Fraser island and Platypus Bay. Following this cool off with a walk along the freshwater creek and take a dip in the natural water hole where this creek system disappears up into the hinterland of the island.
Be on the lookout for Humpback whales and experience the thrill of getting up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they frolic in the calm, clear waters off Fraser Island.
When conditions permit be one of the few and very fortunate to experience an intimate, immersive whale experience that allows you to get closer to these creatures than ever before and swim with them in their own natural environment.
* Flexible Itinerary - the tour will be different everyday depending on sea and tide conditions - we'll only take you to the best spots and offer you the best experiences based on the day.
Fabulous afternoon of close encounters and great commentary.
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