Hervey Bay Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Hervey Bay Sailing trips & boat tours

Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

1. Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

A luxury yacht invites you to sit back and relax as you’re taken on this Champagne Sunset Sail. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold on the Great Sandy Strait. Enjoy a 90-minute sail along the calm waters of Hervey Bay and around Fraser Island. Choose your favorite drink from the sparkling wine, beer, wine and soft drinks available. Savor the delicious finger foods, and sit back, relax and unwind. The Blue Dolphin Marine Tours Champagne Sunset Sail provides the perfect setting for a magical sunset in a tropical paradise.

Fraser Island 4-Hour Eco-Sailing Adventure

2. Fraser Island 4-Hour Eco-Sailing Adventure

Spend a morning exploring the Fraser Coast’s natural environment, discover playful marine life and create memories to last a lifetime. With more than 30 years’ experience, Blue Dolphin Marine Tours offers unbeatable marine and adventure tours in Queensland on a comfortable, multi-award-winning sailing vessel. On this 4-hour adventure you’ll cruise the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait and explore the unspoiled west coast of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and the pristine Pelican Bank. You’ll head to the heart of the dolphin playground and with a focus on discovering the abundant marine life, you’re likely to encounter pods of bottlenose dolphins, Australian humpback dolphins and even dugongs, fish and turtles. There will be ample time to swim in the inviting waters off Fraser Island or Pelican Bank, try out the boom net on the back of the boat, test your balance or simply relax on the exclusive AquaMat.

Hervey Bay 4-Hour Whale Watch Encounter

3. Hervey Bay 4-Hour Whale Watch Encounter

This half-day whale watch cruise departs twice daily from the Hervey Bay Marina on the luxury 20-meter catamaran Tasman Venture. Experience a tranquil cruise across the Great Sandy Strait and past rugged islands before sailing along the pristine western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The catamaran was specifically designed for whale watching, offering clear viewing decks, underwater viewing windows and a unique water-level viewing platform for the ultimate personal experience. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime up-close and personal encounters with the majestic humpback whales and marvel at their sheer size and athleticism. Friendly, experienced staff will provide expert commentary throughout the tour and serve a morning or afternoon tea and delicious antipasti platter.

Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale Watching Experience

4. Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale Watching Experience

Hervey Bay has a reputation as one the best places in the world in which to observe Humpback whales, enjoy this excursion with the guarantee of seeing these wonderful animals. See these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat on this enthralling half–day tour.  Depart from your hotel or accommodation in Hervey Bay and travel to the marina to begin your aquatic adventure. Travel across the beautiful blue, clear water of Hervey Bay and take in the stunning views. Spot humpback and other majestic species of whales as they frolic in the water. Look out also for birds, turtles, dugongs and 3 different species of dolphin. While you watch whales and a whole host of wonderful sea creatures, the friendly crew will serve morning tea and lunch (on Extended Morning cruise) or afternoon tea and dinner (on Afternoon and Sunset cruise).

Hervey Bay: Exclusive Whale Watch Encounter

5. Hervey Bay: Exclusive Whale Watch Encounter

Travel on board a comfortable, multi-award-winning sailing vessel to the heart of the playground of the humpback whales. The owner and skipper Peter Lynch brings his knowledge, experience and passion to each whale-watch encounter, providing expert commentary as he shows you the magnificent humpback whales in their natural environment. On this 1-day whale-watch encounter you’ll cruise the calm waters of Hervey Bay to observe the inquisitive and active humpback whales and see activities such as tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping or spy-hopping. If the conditions are right, you may be able to try out the exclusive in-water platform for an immersive experience and a once-in-a lifetime encounter with a humpback whale. Whether you’re in the water or on the boat, these magnificent marine creatures will take your breath away as you get up close and personal with them in their own environment.

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What people are saying about Hervey Bay

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 323 reviews

We had an amazing experience watching lots of whales; Mums with their babies. Lots of fins slapping the water. So very exciting. We were on a wonderful boat with Tasman Venture. The crew were fabulous. Weather was perfect. Also saw a Loggerhead turtle, a dolphin and a dingo on K'Gari beach.

It was incredibly beautiful. Among other things, we have had a mother and her calf at the side of our boat for over 30 minutes. The whole crew was so nice and was so happy about this whale watching. In total we were able to observe 10 whales really well.

Such a good morning... Staff were really friendly and helpful. My mum was in a wheelchair and dad was on a walker, they made sure they saw everything... We saw so many different pods of whales too. Would def recommend Tasman ventures.

Brilliant saw lots of whales close up. Wonderful experience. The crew where great and so friendly. The commentary was so informative. Fully recommend the trip what a fantastic experience

Very friendly staff nice boat and of course the whales were amazing - couldn’t be happier with this trip - call out to the jewellery as well which is gorgeous