Well we have, and we can show you on our Dolphin Watching tours around Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.
Our dolphin tours are the perfect way to see these incredible creatures while taking in the sights and sounds of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Did we mention that we have a sailing catamaran too?
Blue Dolphin Marine Tours has partnered up with Fraser Experience to bring you the ultimate luxury package!
Be driven around in style across Fraser Island in a 4 person Hummer for the day with free accommodation transfers and then see the Hervey Bay whales or dolphins (depending on season) on our luxury sailing catamaran! Now who wouldn’t go for a package like that.
Prices start from as little as $225 so don’t miss out, contact us today to book your next Hummer package.
Despite the waters of the Great Sandy Strait being quite dirty from all the recent rains the Indo-pacific humpback dolphins are still moving through looking for food. On most of our trips we are happy to find our regular pod of humpback dolphins feeding and playing near the mouth of the harbour.
From Peter and Jodie Lynch and all the staff at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, we would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thankyou to everyone who joined us one one of our tours and we do hope you had a great experience. We look forward to the New Year and seeing you and your family and friends
out with us again.
8th of April was a great day to be on the waters of Hervey Bay. The waters were very calm and clear. The bottle-nose dolphin were also very friendly. We enjoyed the company of 3 to start our day with. Two young dolphins spent plenty of time playing under the bow. With the clear calm water we could clearly see the eyes of the dolphins as they rolled and played with us. Then the adult came to the surface with large shell on her rostrum. She then tried to get the animal out of the shell. Great to see and very rare. After the dolphins we then went to Pelican banks for a swim. On our way home we also encountered a pod of indo-pacific humpback dolphins.
The Blue Dolphin catamaran is 10.5 metres long and 7 metres wide with ample room to move around for optimum viewing of marine creatures – a full 360 degrees view!
This Tasman C35 catamaran is very stable and gentle with shaded viewing areas for your comfort.
Blue Dolphin offers almost eye to eye viewing with the whales and dolphins, the only one of its kind in Hervey Bay, Queensland!
On board Blue Dolphin you are well away from the large noisy crowd usually associated with whale watch encounters. Survey for the boat is 30 passengers but we limit numbers to 20 for passenger comfort. By limiting the number of passengers it allows for you to have a more personal relationship with the whales, dolphins and the crew, which is necessary for a true eco-tourism experience.
Blue Dolphin cruises at approximately 7 – 8 knots motoring – greater with wind speed.
The morning Dolphin Cruise is on the waters of the Great Sandy Straits by Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Here we look for the bottlenose dolphins (aduncas) and the indo-pacific humpback dolphins (sousa chineses), which is a lesser known species. Both of these species reside in small residential pods of up to 20 and are found around Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. The waters are also home to dugongs, turtles, seabirds and other marine life.
Our dolphin watching tours started back in December 1996 and we have maintained a 90% to 95 % success rate for finding the dolphins.
The cruise lasts for around 4 hours and morning tea is provided. During summer and weather permitting we also manage a swim on one of the shallow sand banks.
Peter Lynch has been involved in eco-tourism for many years and has a vast first hand knowledge of the local area as well as the marine life.
Peter has worked with dolphins and whales for over 25 years. 14 years with Seaworld as a marine mammal trainer, a summer season with the Australian Antarctic Division and for the last 11 years as a dolphin and whale watch operator in Hervey Bay, Queensland.
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