Fraser Island Eco-Sailing Adventure

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Half day (October - July)

Dolphin Watching Tour

With over 35 years experience in the field, we provide an insider’s guide to one of the friendliest marine mammals in Queensland’s waters; dolphins. Aboard a comfortable multi award-winning sailing vessel we will take you right to the spot where the dolphins are enabling you to watch pods of the bottlenose (aduncas) and indo-pacific humpbacks (sousa chinesesdolphins,  as they play along the coast of the Great Sandy Straits. These magnificent marine creatures will take your breath away as you get up close and personal with them in their own environment, creating a memory that will last forever.

Our Fraser Island Eco-Sailing Adventure 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 turtlesdugongsseabirds and other marine life. That’s Queensland for you!

Looking for our Hervey Bay whale watching tour?

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Expert commentary with over 35 years experience with marine mammals
  • Multi award winning sail vessel
  • Morning tea
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Free WiFi on board so you can instantly share your photos

FEATURES & FACILITIES

  • In-Water Platform

    For a dolphin immersive experience

  • No Crowds = Great Views

    Maximum of 24 passengers

  • Eco Friendly Sailing Vessel

    Lowest carbon footprint

  • Hydrophone

    Listen to the dolphins talking

  • Wide Decks

    Plenty of undercover seating

  • Free All Day Parking

    Park in the Urangan marina for free

  • Spacious Modern Bathroom

    For your convenience & comfort

  • Catering For All Diets

    Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian etc

  • Fully Licensed

    Buy beer, wine and spirits onboard

  • Onboard Payment Facilities

    No need for cash

ABOUT DOLPHINS

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.

MEET YOUR SKIPPER

Peter Lynch

Your Skipper Pete has over 35 years experience with marine mammals. Over the years Pete has been involved with the rescue and rehabilitation of many stranded marine mammals both here in Australia and overseas. You can rest assured that your dolphin watching day will be very informative thanks to Pete’s wealth of experience and knowledge. He welcomes all your questions so please be sure to ask.

ITINERARY

7:30 am
Complimentary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation.
8:30 am
Departs the Great Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay.
10:00 am
Morning tea en route to the dolphins.
11:30 am
Time to say goodbye to the dolphins as we head back while you relax on the decks.
12:30 pm
Arrive back at the marina where you can then board the courtesy bus and be dropped back at your accommodation.

These are approximate times.

What to Bring

  • Camera

    Don't forget to capturing your incredible dolphin watching moments (and tag us)!

  • Hat

    Having a hat with a wide brim will help shade your from the Queensland sun.

  • Sunglasses

    There can be a bit of glare out on the water, so a pair of sunglasses will help you see the dolphins better.

  • Jacket

    Bring a jacket as the wind can get a little chilly as we sail to the dolphins.

  • Sensible Non-Slip Shoes

    Please avoid wearing black soled shoes as these mark the deck or you can take them off when you are on board.

PRICES

Adult
$85
Child (4 - 14 years)
$55
Family: 2 adults + 2 children
$250
Infant (0-3yrs)
FREE
Per Person Group Rate 8-12 pax
$75
Per Person Group Rate 13-19 pax
$70
Private Charter up to 20 pax
$1300
1 FOC per Group Booking
FOC

Prices valid for the 2019 season

  • Group prices are available for 6 or more people - Contact us for more details.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • We are a non-smoking vessel. 

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Our Other Tours

Exclusive Whale Encounters

So close you could touch them! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see the whales around Hervey Bay and Fraser Island (K’gari).

  • Available: From mid July to end October
  • Departure Time: 7:30 am
  • Duration: Full day

Champagne Sunset Sail

Sit back, relax and take in the beautiful panoramic views of Hervey Bay and Fraser Island (K’gari) while sipping champagne.

  • Available: November - June
  • Departure Time: 5:00 pm
  • Duration: Not Available

Private Sailing Charters

Book your exclusive birthday, Christmas party, conference, engagement, hens night, wedding, staff party or any other event with us.

  • Available: All Year Round
  • Departure Time: Not Available
  • Duration: Not Available

Fraser Island (K’gari) Hummer Tours

For the ultimate experience combine the 1 day Fraser Island (K’gari) Hummer Tour with our whale watching or dolphin cruise!

  • Available: All Year round
  • Departure Time: Not Available
  • Duration: 2 or 3 day

Insanely amazing, awesome hospitality! If the whales were any closer they’d be on the boat with us! Wouldn’t that be a sight? Time stood still as the whales drew nearer and nearer to the catamaran… and when they literally popped their heads up against the boat… WOW!

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