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Blue Dolphin Small-Group Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Rise and shine for hotel pickup in Hervey Bay around 7:30am; then transfer to the waterfront in a tour vehicle. Board the 38-foot (12-meter) catamaran, fully equipped with eco-friendly features and docked in the Great Sandy Straits Marina. 

    Find a space to relax on the deck, which offers plenty of both sun and shade and can handle up to 24 guests. Watch the coastal scenery as the boat leaves the marina and heads for Platypus Bay on the western side of Frasier Island. 

    Once whales are spotted, the boat will approach and, at a safe and respectful distance, you'll get a chance to see the huge creatures in action. Climb onto the immersive platform that allows you to view the whales from in the water, or use the hydrophone to hear the whales calling to each other. Listen to commentary from your skipper, who has more than three decades' of experience working with marine mammals. 

    During the day, you'll be treated to morning and afternoon tea, as well as a buffet lunch. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 

    End your day with the whales with convenient hotel drop-off once you return to land.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tourist Terminal, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all major accommodation places in Hervey Bay
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch and beverage
    • Afternoon tea
    • National park fees
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for under 8 years old)
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Tour may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews amazing experience captain pete whale watching front row boat engine set sail ultimate hosts offers great his vast knowledge small catamaran these magnificent creatures tail slapping fresh lunch previous trip humpback whales and dolphins warm clothes amazing days
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    We had the best day and were so well looked after! The staff are so knowledgeable and kind, we had so much fun. I've wanted to see the whales since I was little and was just so stoked with this awesome nature based tour. Thanks...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Dana O
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    I have done several whale watching tours in the past and this one is by far the best. Fabulous staff, comfortable boat, delicious food and every effort made to enjoy the whales in their natural environment for as long as possible.More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank laaniii
    Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We believe if you love what you do it comes easily and we are all passionate about the whales and their environment and love sharing these memorable experiences with guests. Hope to see you again in Hervey...More

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I cant recommend this Cruise more, the Bay itself is amazing and the whales are spectacular, our Captain went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing time. The small group made viewing and photography enjoyable, I have been on boats with larger numbers...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank dtaust19405
    Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for choosing Blue Dolphin and supporting a small family owned and operated business, we really appreciate it. Always plenty of room on our vessel which makes viewing easy and better photo opportunities. Hope to see you again in beautiful Hervey Bay.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had one of those lucky days, we were not expecting to be able to see so many whales and so close to the boat! Was just magnificent! And shout out to the crew, specially Casey, for taking good care of all the passengers we...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank iriairia
    Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for joining us on Blue Dolphin. Yes unfortunately some guests can suffer from sea sickness but the attention and care you receive from our crew is outstanding. Glad you enjoyed the food and thank you for your recommendation.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great day, great crew. Worth every dollar They know exactly wher to take you, and they spoil you all day long

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank alonsadan22
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    Perfect for you.. you will be really well looked after by the staff and thé boat is very stable
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