Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
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Boat ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Whales, Dolphins and Champagne! Be one of the few, not the many to experience our Exclusive Full Day Whale Watching Tours. For an up close and personal experience that you will never forget, see the magnificent humpback whale from the uncrowded deck of Blue Dolphin. As one of the smallest vessels and a luxury sailing catamaran, you will experience the trip of a lifetime. See the whales eye to eye and listen as your skipper shares his 30+ years experience working with marine mammals.
Urangan, Queensland, Australia
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2023

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Rory B
1 contribution
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Amazing crew. Extremely accomodating and helpful with nice food provided. An overall 10/10 experience
Written 28 November 2023
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Peter L
Thank you for joining us on Blue Dolphin and we appreciate your review and would love to see you again out on the water again.
Written 29 November 2023
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Food lover
Urangan, Australia2 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Such a relaxing cruise. A lazy cruise around the bay, sipping your favourite wine or beer whilst enjoying cheese, bickies and a variety of savoury nibbles. Blue Dolphin allows you to sit up on the deck or lie on the webbing to watch a great Hervey Bay sunset, whilst being attended to by the great crew.
Peter, the skipper unfurls the sail and all you have to do is relax along with the gentle rocking of the catamaran.
I highly recommend this cruise.
Written 21 November 2023
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Peter L
Thank you so much for your descriptive review, sounds very inviting. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your sail on Blue Dolphin. It really is the best way to experience a Hervey Bay sunset. Hope to see you again Many thanks
Written 22 November 2023
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Hannah B
2 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
We absolutely LOVED this tour. We saw dugongs, dolphins and turtles and had the most amazing time. The girls were so knowledgable and friendly and the boat was super comfortable. Would 10/10 recommend.
Written 16 November 2023
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Peter L
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing Blue Dolphin. Our Bay is full of marine life and our crew are so passionate about it. Hope to see you again Kind Regards from the Blue Dolphin team
Written 17 November 2023
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Roberta M.
4 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
We saw Dolphins, had a really nice swim at the beach and got delicious snacks. The crew was amazing👌
Written 14 November 2023
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Peter L
Thank you so much for joining Blue Dolphin for a morning on the water. We certainly do have the best crew in the Bay who love what they do. Hope to see you again one day.
Written 17 November 2023
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Cheryl V
Hervey Bay, Australia31 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
This was about my 4th time out with Blue Dolphin. I took my visitor - Michelle- from S.A. with me. We loved the boat, the crew, seeing the whales of course and captain Pete's friendly but professional tour guiding. They also served a wonderful chicken, cold meats and salad lunch. I shall return Blue Dolphin!
Written 9 November 2023
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Peter L
Thank you so much for your loyalty and love of Blue Dolphin and the whales. We enjoy seeing our return guests who become friends over the years as we share a common interest in our enjoyment of whales. We look forward to seeing you again and again. Many thanks and kind regards from all of us at Blue Dolphin, Pete, Jodie, Cassie and Annika.
Written 17 November 2023
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Lynne K
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Family
Wonderful sunset cruise. Peter and Anika were friendly and welcoming when we boarded. They were both informative and knowledgeable. Will definitely do this again
Written 4 November 2023
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Peter L
Thank you for joining us on Blue Dolphin. Our sunset sails are very popular as a way to unwind and relax and take in the beauty of our Bay. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks from the Blue Dolphin team
Written 17 November 2023
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Michael A
Stade, Deutschland10 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
5 stars are actually not enough. A once in a lifetime experience as it should be. Due to the captain's immense experience, we had the pleasure of having the cow and calf swim right past our boat. Always first keep enough distance from the whales, which then came to us on their own. And since we were at sea all day on this trip, we were alone for lunch. To top it all off, there was also the jumping of the calf, although the captain always knew exactly when it would happen due to his experience. An incredible experience. Plus the excellent service on board with lots of food and drink. I would book it again immediately.
Written 27 October 2023
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Peter L
Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful review. Pete has been involved with marine mammals for over 40 years and his experience does shine through which is beneficial to all our guests to have the best information and knowledge at hand. We strive for excellence on each of our tours and happy when we receive such lovely feedback. Thank you very much from all of us at Blue Dolphin. We hope to see you again.
Written 17 November 2023
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kateisreviewing
Port Victoria, Australia8 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
The entire trip was wonderful, Peter and crew were so thoughtful, food was really good, but the whales were fantastic, we were on a pod for 2 hours and they just performed. Altogether one of the best days ever
Written 18 October 2023
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Peter L
Oh we love "best day ever" days. Thank you for choosing Blue Dolphin and we hope to see you again. Kind Regards from the Blue Dolphin team
Written 17 November 2023
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Sam
8 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Amazing day organised by Pete and Anika. Guides were very knowledgable and professional. Food and snacks were delicious and plentiful. Plenty of sightings of humpbacks, dolphins, turtles and dugongs. Boat was very tidy and spacious, and toilet was spotless. We were treated to a sail home which topped the amazing day.
Written 11 October 2023
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Peter L
Thank you so much for choosing Blue Dolphin and for your lovely review. We do strive for excellence on every tour and yes our vessel is maintained to the highest standard. So happy to hear you enjoyed your day with the whales and other marine life. Hope to see you again Many thanks Jodie
Written 17 November 2023
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singerstone
Madrid2 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Very well designed and executed excursion. The 9 outs trip is on board a ship that uses wind when possible, making the experience very pleasant. It covers a huge area so you maximise the number of encounters with whales, while providing a great views to Fraser Island. The crew is helpful and fantastic. They provide coffe, tea and food pecking every now and then and a nice lunch around 1 pm. There is a lot of chance involved in this type of trips. In October the place was packed with mother and calves performing al sort games and jumps. The captain made sure we did cautious approaches to many many pairs and small groups. Best whale experience by far after trips in Hawai, Canada and Norway.
Written 10 October 2023
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Peter L
Thank you so much for choosing Blue Dolphin and for your detailed review. We pride ourselves on being eco friendly and very respectful of the whales and their environment while providing a high quality tour on our spotless vessel. Sounds like you have done some whale watching around the world, so we are pleased to hear that our tour has been the best you have experienced. Thank you so much and kind regards from all of us at Blue Dolphin
Written 17 November 2023
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