Providing an insider’s guide to one of the friendliest marine mammals in Queensland’s waters, our dolphin cruise will lead you to pods of the bottlenose (aduncas) and indo-pacific humpbacks (sousa chineses) dolphins, enabling you to watch as they play along the coast of the Great Sandy Strait.
Dolphins are often regarded as one of Earth’s most intelligent animals, demonstrating social behaviour and a display of culture similar to humans. Witnessing them in their domain offers a unique insight into their underwater world, beautiful and graceful as they are.
Bottlenose dolphins are the better known of the two species – their back is dark grey whilst their belly is a lighter grey or white with grey spots. We know more than 25 individual wild dolphins in the Hervey Bay area which we recognise by their dorsal fins. We like to think of them as part of the Blue Dolphin family!
The indo-pacific humpback is a little smaller than the bottlenose dolphin and is characterised by the conspicuous hump and elongated fin found on its back. Adults are an off-white colour from their tail to snout, their flanks are a dark grey and their stomachs a lighter shade of grey.
Our dolphin tour has been going for nearly 10 years with a 95% success rate in finding dolphins each time! The tour lasts approximately four hours and morning tea is provided. In the summer, weather permitting, there is often the opportunity to take a swim near one of the shallow sand banks.
In addition to finding dolphins on our tour, you may also spot turtles, dugongs, seabirds and other marine life. That’s Queensland for you!
- Multi award winning sail vessel
- Low passenger numbers
- Over 27 years experience with marine mammals
- Multi lingual crew
- Lowest carbon footprint – responsible dolphin watching
- Morning tea
- Complimentary beverage (beer, wine or soft drink)
- Fully licensed
- Courtesy bus available
Dolphin Tour Details
Season: November to July
Times: Departs the marina at 8.30am and returns approx 12.30pm
Location: Berth B7,Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, 4655, Australia
Please Note: In order to make it an unforgettable and intimate experience we keep passenger numbers to a maximum of 20 people.
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