Water activity

Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

4.8 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: Tasman Venture

Remote Fraser Island and Whale Experience

Activity provider: Tasman Venture
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 145.52 per person

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

Free cancellation
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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

    4.8 /5

    based on 96 reviews

    Review summary

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    Definitely at the top of my list for adventures I’ve been on in Australia! Seeing whales, discovering the island and being guided by lovely professionals in their field made it all the while + more! The crew on board were awesome and I loved how they carried the excitement all throughout the day. We were lucky enough to see many whales breach and go for a swim with some which was an out of this world experience! Big thanks to Mel, Sara and team!

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    September 3, 2021

    I must say that this is one of the best guided tours I have ever done (not only in Australia)! The crew is so experienced and kind but at the same time relaxed and fun. They adjust the times for the activities to when it is best. We did it all. Whale watching, swimming with the whales, snorkeling (saw a turtle and a shark), sand dune walks, kajaking on an amazing sweet water river and topped the day of with tubing. Definitely the best tour to chose if you want the non-tourist special kind of experience.

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    September 11, 2020

    Absolutely fabulous full day! We saw soooo many whales and they even got mugged!! Every time we tried to leave they kept coming back!! Then we even swam with them! Off to Kayaking the river on Fraser, tubing on the ocean shore line, only to finish climbing a massive sand dune! Walked back up and creek and returned home with nibbles!! Most amazing experience!!! Catherine and Carolena were extremely knowledgeable and Mark and Lloyd were as equally amazing! Kate the bus driver was awesome too! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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    August 20, 2020

    Product ID: 162435