Fraser Island

Remote Fraser Island & Whale Experience

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Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

From USD 139.40

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Many whale-watching tours only allow you to see the majestic creatures from a distance, but on this Fraser Island tour you’ll get the chance to swim with them. Visit the more remote parts of the island that many visitors skip, and have fun bushwalking, snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. On board the boat, look out for humpback whales and, if the conditions are right, take a dip in the sea beside them.
  • An active way to experience Fraser Island
  • Use of snorkeling gear is included
  • This is an economical group tour
  • Learn about humpback whales while seeing them in their element

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay
      17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

      For guests choosing to self drive the departure point, free parking is available on Buccaneer Drive, Urangan. Please allow time to park and arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your departure time.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    07:30 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    Bus pick up information – Important information for all pick up services - Please call Tasman Venture to confirm your pick up time. - Pick up window is 10 minutes either side of the pick up time – Please be ready and waiting outside the designated pick up location for the entirety of the pick up window. - Pick up and drop off times are approximate, Tasman Venture does not take responsibility for delays due to traffic or any other factor. - Our services are unable to wait for late passengers. - Passengers who miss the allocated pick up window will need to make alternative travel arrangements at their own expense.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
    Operated by Tasman Venture

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Incredible experience, the staff were fantastic, knowledgeable, couple bumps outside of their control but didn’t affect the day at all. Would highly recommend for those looking to do a little more than just whale watching.


    122 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Unreal experience
    Seton_S, Sept 2023
    Incredible experience, the staff were fantastic, knowledgeable, couple bumps outside of their control but didn’t affect the day at all. Would highly recommend for those looking to do a little more than just whale watching.
    Best day out
    Trudi_B, Sept 2023
    Had an awesome day with Tasman Ventures, could not fault them. Plenty of activities to do and many whale sightings. Best day whilst on our holiday.
    Awesome, magical and memorable
    John_S, Aug 2023
    Your staff were awsome second only to the magical experience of being surrounded by Humpback Whales and inshore Dolphins. An experience I will cherish for a long time! Thankyou Team
    I will go back again!
    BeckyShu_C, Aug 2023
    Swam with the whales! Kayaked in the mangroves! Took a photo on the top of the hill! This is the best tour😊
    An amazing trip, so much to do and see!
    Millie_C, July 2023
    Such an amazing trip!! 100% recommend. We saw so many whales (no pics cos they’re all videos🤣). We wanted something more than just a boat trip spotting some whales and we definitely got that! Snorkelling, getting in with the whales, kayaking, walking, and even tubing 😅 Such a great, informative & friendly team who clearly love what they do!
    Best day ever!
    Corrina_B, July 2023
    This was the most incredible day! We swam in the water with whales, saw dolphins, dugongs, dingos and turtles. The kids loved the sea biscuit ride and the K’gari was beautiful. Exceeded all our expectations!
    Loved it👌
    Brigitte_D, Oct 2022
    The crew is amazing, great fun and service. We loved the trip and the „other side“ of Fraser island. All activities were run very professionally and were so much fun. Thanks for a great adventure
    Response from Host, June 2023
    Hi Brigitte! thank you so much for taking the time to share your memorable experience from your Remote Fraser Island Experience with Tasman Venture. We aim to please everyone that comes on board to experience a wonderful day seeing all the magical surroundings. Thank you once again and hope to see you again in the future.
    Amazing Day!
    Liamhurlockbrown, Aug 2022
    An amazing experience from start to finish, the staff were amazing, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to meet the needs of the guests on board
    Response from Host, June 2023
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! What an amazing day! We hope to see you back again in the near future.
    With only 20 passengers...
    Gregory_C, Oct 2021
    With only 20 passengers on board and a friendly, efficient crew, the cruise was comfortable as well as educational. Plenty to see and do. We were lucky enough to view a pod of 3 adults and a sleeping calf right next to the boat. Made our day!
    Best day trip ever!
    Louise_H, Sept 2021
    This is one of the best boat trips we have done. It’s so much fun and the staff were great. My 14 year old son loved it all from the whales, tubing, exploring, the food, being on the tender boat. There is something for everyone. I enjoyed the glass of bubbly whilst watching the amazing whales and calf’s. My husband enjoyed a snorkel and we all enjoyed the walk up the dunes. Let’s not forget the kayaking through the mangroves in the untouched part of K’gari. We honestly loved every minute. Can’t recommend it enough. We certainly be back again
    Spectacular day and best crew ever.
    Sue_O, Sept 2021
    The day was spectacular, we saw loads of whales even got to swim with them. Wonderful day full of activities on Fraser. Food was fresh and delicious. The staff were incredible, nothing was too much trouble. Super friendly, knowledgeable. Thank you Lloyd, Cobby, Melanie and Carolina you made our first whale watching trip amazing. We will be back and recommend to everyone this has to be the best day - book it and you won’t be disappointed. ❤️🐳
    Best day at Fraser Island with a great crew
    Martin, July 2021
    This tour is an absolute must do for Fraser Island. Nice and quiet tour exploring the west side of Fraser Island. very professional crew, great activities to do on the Island. Must do when it's whale season. We got luck with whales putting on a spectacular show. Lunch was very good. Free tea coffee all day. Lots of room on the boat too. You will be well looked after on this tour. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    An adventure in nature.
    garry_n, Sept 2020
    Truly enjoyable day.The crew were truly dedicated and professional.I was most impressed by the host,a dutch lady who was most passionate about whales,her energy was amazing,she even repaired my broken sunglasses,what else can i say. (magyver).
    Absolutely Brilliant!
    Anne_S, Sept 2020
    We had such a special day whale watching, kayaking, snorkelling and learning local facts from the very friendly, informative team at TasmanVenture .. couldn’t recommend them highly enough! Thank you for a wonderful and memorable day on and around Fraser Island! Brilliant!
    Équipe formidable, très...
    Vincent_D, Aug 2023
    Équipe formidable, très bonne organisation... au service de la découverte de ces magnifiques animaux
    Sehr hektisch und zu viel von allem, kein einheitlicher Plan
    Jasmin_S, Sept 2022
    Das Boot war extrem voll, um die 30 Personen. Es wurde viel angeboten und daher war der Tag sehr voll und man war gezwungen, quasi alles mal auszuprobieren über Kajak, Schlauchboot hinter dem Boot, kurz Schnorcheln, Dünen besteigen. Was wann wie angeboten wurde an den einzelnen Stopps, hat man meist erst auf mehrfaches Nachfragen erfahren. Die einzelnen Aktionen haben an sich Spaß gemacht, aber es war einfach ein zu voller Zeitplan und man konnte es daher kaum genießen. Das Personal war sehr freundlich. Glutenfreie Produkte wurden angeboten. Das Mittagessen war sehr gut. Mein persönlicher Fokus lag auf dem Schwimmen mit den Buckelwalen. Als wir endlich einen Wal gefunden hatten mit dem man schwimmen durfte, wurde ich ewig hingehalten. Als ich dann das Go bekommen habe und der Wal auch sehr dicht ans Boot kam, da waren auf einmal schon zehn Personen im Wasser, obwohl ich vorher warten sollte. Letztendlich habe ich nur am Rand im Wasser gesessen und gefroren und es wurde nicht durchgetauscht. Es wurde versprochen, weiter nach Walen Ausschau zu halten. Dabei sind wir ewig Walen mit Kälbern gefolgt mit denen man nicht schwimmen durfte. Ich war am Ende des Tages sehr enttäuscht. An einem Strand wurde die Zeit mit Ballspielen vertrödelt, die uns verloren ging, um nach Walen zu suchen. Ich würde diese Tour nicht noch mal buchen, außer man möchte einen hektischen Tag mit viel Entertainment und keine Zeit für das Wesentliche. Dafür ist es dann doch zu viel Geld.

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