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Full Day Blue Dolphin Whale Encounters

  • Departs: July - October
  • 8 Hours (Full Day)
  • 4 - 24 passengers
  • Lunch/morning/afternoon tea
Why we Love Blue Dolphin Whale Encounters & Marine Tours

This family operated business takes a maximum 24 guests cruising the calm waters of Hervey Bay to view some tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping or spy-hopping performed by the majestic Humpback Whales.

Be One Of The Few, Not The Many

These magnificent marine creatures will take your breath away as you get up close and personal with them in their own environment, creating memories that will last forever.

Owner / Skipper Peter Lynch brings his knowledge, experience and passion on board each whale watch encounter providing expert commentary as he showcases the magnificent humpback whales in their natural environment.


Inclusions:
  • Eco friendly, award winning, modern sailing vessel
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Maximum of 24 passengers – no crowding for great views
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious full buffet lunch
  • Complementary beverage (beer, wine of soft drink)
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales singing
  • Exclusive In-water platform for a whale immersive experience (subject to conditions)
  • Free WiFi on board so you can instantly share your photos
  • Plenty of shaded seating
  • Friendly multi-lingual crew

What to Bring?
  • Warm Clothing (sometimes there is a slight wind)
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen, 
  • Water (please consider a sustainable/re-useable water bottle)
  • Camera

Departures:
  • 7:30am from Great Sandy Straits Marina / Return 3.30pm
  • Hotel pick-ups times dependant on your location.
  • Self-drive passengers please board 15 minutes before departure.

Your Day with Blue Dolphin Whale Encounters Marine Tours

With over 30 years experience, Blue Dolphin Whale Encounters Marine Tours offers one of the most comprehensive whale watching tours in Queensland.

Travelling aboard a comfortable, multi award-winning sailing vessel allows guests to feel like they are in the heart in the humpback whales playground. Owner / Skipper Peter Lynch brings his knowledge, experience and passion on board each whale watch encounter providing expert commentary as he showcases the magnificent humpback whales in their natural environment.

Cruising the calm waters of Hervey Bay, guests may experience a variety of natural behaviours by the inquisitive and active humpback whales in their natural playground such as tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping or spy-hopping. If guests are fortunate enough and the conditions are right, Blue Dolphin Marine Tours may allow guests on their exclusive in-water platform for an immersive experience offering a truly once in a lifetime encounter with a humpback whale.

Regardless of whether guests are in the water or on the boat, these magnificent marine creatures will take their breath away as they get up close and personal with them in their own environment, creating memories that will last forever.  


Important Reading
  • Tours operate according to weather conditions. We reserve the right to cancel the tour in the case of adverse weather.
  • Please note: Best suited for children 8 years and above.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel 24-48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee.

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Ecotourism

Tourism in a natural area that focuses on optimal resources use, leaves minimal impact on the environment and offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with operators that use resources wisely, contribute to conserving the environment and help local communities.

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in tree planting and rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through World Land Trust projects.

How do we do that?

We fund it with your travel bookings and our eco-rewards loyalty programme.

$100 = 100  Eco-Rewards Points

750 points funds the purchase of 1/4 Acre (1000m²) of Real Rainforest in Real Places.

In recognition, you receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post

This includes a personalised certificate and information about the project you supported.

Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page to find out more.

Ecotourism Australia-Eco Certification.

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  • Operator: Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
  • Hervey Bay Courtesy Hotel Transfers
  • Child Age: 4-14 years (0-3 Free)
  • Not recommended for under 8 years
  • Prices AU$ - Valid to 31/10/20
  • "Hot Deals" – subject to availability
  • Secure Payments

Speak to our Team

Our Friendly Team will help plan your trip of a lifetime
  • Tour Packages
  • Bus and Train Passes
  • Family Vacations
  • Backpacker Itineraries
  • Wildlife Experiences
  • Free Travel Advice

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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