Fraser Island Eco-Sailing Adventure
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 chineses) dolphins, 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 turtles, dugongs, seabirds and other marine life. That’s Queensland for you!
Looking for our Hervey Bay whale watching tour?
- 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
For a dolphin immersive experience
No Crowds = Great Views
Maximum of 24 passengers
Eco Friendly Sailing Vessel
Lowest carbon footprint
Listen to the dolphins talking
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
Buy beer, wine and spirits onboard
Onboard Payment Facilities
No need for cash
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
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.
These are approximate times.
What to Bring
Don't forget to capturing your incredible dolphin watching moments (and tag us)!
Having a hat with a wide brim will help shade your from the Queensland sun.
There can be a bit of glare out on the water, so a pair of sunglasses will help you see the dolphins better.
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 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.