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Tasman Venture Pty Ltd

Experience the Whale Watching trip of a lifetime aboard the new, fast and luxurious 18-metre Tasman Venture operating two, half-day Whale watching tours daily out of Hervey Bay.

The Tasman Venture has five clear viewing decks for optimum viewing. The maximum number of passengers carried on their tours is 80. On board, an excellent complimentary morning and afternoon tea is served, inclusive of coffee and tea, cake and biscuits and finger food. They also have sandwiches, snacks and drinks available for purchase. It is a fully licensed vessel. Tasman Venture provides a very personalised service. Also on board is underwater viewing windows and a hydrophone. During the trip, expert commentary is given by Lloyd Burgess, the skipper of the Tasman Venture who has 16 years of experience and knowledge in this field.

For the past nine years Tasman Venture has been successfully operating their Whale Cam, but this year they will have Under Water Windows. Tasman Venture video the footage of the day and also the under water footage from the under water windows, this is shown on the large LCD screen later on the trip. Tasman Venture’s film has been of such excellent quality it has been shown as news footage in Australia and around the world. This footage can be purchased together with the footage of the day, which is a great way to remember the Whale Watching trip aboard the Tasman Venture so the experience can be shared with family and friends.

The Tasman Venture is owned and operated by Lloyd and Robyn Burgess and has been operating in Hervey Bay for the past 16 years.

Touring Options

Tasman Venture Whale Watching

The Tasman Venture is noted for its personalised service, stability and superior comfort due to less crowding. Particularly favoured by photographers, the Tasman Venture has five uncrowded, clear viewing decks and an unrivalled record of ‘close encounters’.

The fast cruising speed of the Tasman Venture means that viewing time is not encroached on by hours of travelling time to the Whale-Watch area, thus providing more actual viewing time with the whales.

View the whales through the special underwater ‘WhaleCam’ camera, and hear the song of these gentle giants of the sea as they swim beside and beneath the vessel.

Activites and Experiences at Tasman Venture Pty Ltd

  • Caravan Industry Australia Program
  • Birdwatching
  • Animal Viewing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Public toilet There is a toilet onboard.
  • Taxi rank
  • Waiting Area
  • Fishing
  • Marine
  • Water based
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Bundaberg Tourism
  • Fraser Coast
  • Fraser Coast South Burnett
  • Tourism Sunshine Coast
  • Whale Watch Industry Association
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Meet & Greet
  • Toilet
  • Motor Vessel

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