Water activity

Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

Activity provider: Tasman Venture

Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

Activity provider: Tasman Venture
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From US$ 145.98 per person

Likely to sell out

Swim with majestic humpback whales in their natural environment. Be one of the few and very fortunate to experience this intimate, immersive experience. Hike, snorkel, kayak and more on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island's remote side.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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English, Dutch, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Hervey Bay


  • Enjoy up close and personal encounters with humpback whales
  • Escape the chaos and crowds: visit the remote, untouched side of Fraser Island
  • Travel by exclusive amphibious vehicle and discover remote areas
  • Paddle a kayak in the crystal-clear waters of Awinya or Bowarrady Creek
  • Have an immersive experience by swimming alongside whales in their natural environment (subject to conditions)
Full description
On this full-day excursion, you’ll cruise the Great Sandy Strait along the pristine shores of Fraser Island. The fast and comfortable 12 meter catamaran is perfect for a small number of passengers ensuring an intimate, personalized tour. Spot dolphins, turtles, dugongs, birds and dingoes as you enjoy a light morning tea. An amphibious watercraft will take you to the western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, driving right onto the beach to ensure you remain dry and comfortable. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Wathumba Creek during a range of activities including snorkeling with turtles, kayaking, tubing, beach walks or a sand dune climb. Following a delicious buffet lunch served on the boat, the tour continues to Awinya or Bowarrady Creek. Enjoy the diverse natural surroundings and a variety of water activities. Be on the look out 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.  Marvel at their sheer athleticism as they explode out of the water in a spectacular breach or be awestruck as you come face to face as they spy hop right next to the boat.  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 as you swim with them in their own natural environment (subject to conditions). The friendly and experienced staff will provide expert commentary throughout the tour as well as serving afternoon tea. The tour concludes with a relaxing cruise back to the Hervey Bay Marina.
  • Free transfers to and from your Hervey Bay accommodation
  • Immersive whale experience - swim with the whales!
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Guided walks
  • Expert commentary
  • Beach activities
  • Free water sports including tube rides
  • Kayaks and snorkeling equipment
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Tours are subject to change or cancelation due to weather conditions
    • The tour operator reserves the right to substitute another vessel as required
    • The swim with whale experience is not guaranteed and is subject to conditions on the day
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 112 reviews

    Review summary

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    Fantastic day. It was great doing all of the different activities in between the whale watching. Loved swimming with the whales and the turtles. Every activity was awesome. Whale watching; swimming with whales; snorkeling; sand dunes; kayaking; tubing - a very full day. All the staff were amazing. They catered to my dietary needs - food was delicious. Hot water down the wet suit after the swim was definitely a winner!

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    August 9, 2022

    The whole day was exceptionally well organised with a whole range of activities to suit all ages, couples, singles or families. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Whale watching (3 x times) during the day was the highlight and fortunate to have close encounters. The opportunities to explore parts of Fraser Island were memorable too. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Hervey Bay.

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    July 30, 2022

    This experience is highly recommended. The staff/crew were a delight. Friendly, attentive and informative. The day long tour covers so many enjoyable experiences, both on Fraser Island and the surrounding waters. We were very fortunate to have excellent whale interaction twice on our tour. The meal and snacks supplied were quite sufficient and varied with constant beverage available all throughout the day. Highly highly recommend this experience.

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    July 20, 2022

    Product ID: 162435