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Eye to Eye Marine Encounters

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A great way for having an adventure, visit the GBR and learn about conservation. John Rumney and... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Dublin, Ohio
Phenomenal - I can't imagine a better adventure

This is the most... picturesque, beautiful and astounding Great Barrier Reef experiences I could... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Reno, Nevada
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29 Mar 2017
“Great adventures”
10 Jan 2016
“Phenomenal - I can't imagine a better adventure”
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10 Captain Cook Highway Sherrington Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This is the reason we came to Australia. The trip is simply fantastic and entirely ethical with no harm ever coming to the whales. It starts with a wonderful flight in a small plane over the Great Barrier Reef. Everyone should do this once in...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

A great way for having an adventure, visit the GBR and learn about conservation. John Rumney and the rest of the team were very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Few things: Most of my interactions with "Eye to eye" were associated to a study abroad program,...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

This is the most... picturesque, beautiful and astounding Great Barrier Reef experiences I could imagine. Our trip was a lifelong highlight.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

We signed on a the dwarf Minke whale expedition and it was was a seriously good 5 days. Plenty of whales, great mix of guests, researchers and staff, good food, adequate cabin with ensuite. Overall top marks to John Rumney and his team. The balance...More

Thank mak_jeng_12
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is not a cheap trip but worth every cent. The experience of being in the water with the whales is indescribable. The whales come to you and are extremely inquisitive. They will come to within a couple of meters or less and swim past...More

Thank Miriam H
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went diving with Minke Whales off the Coast of North Qld for 4 nights/5 days and was a fabulous once in a lifetime experience. You don't have to be a scuba diver as you snorkel with the whales only and they come up to...More

Thank Jan O
Reviewed 4 July 2015

I just completed a 6 day cruise in the Great Barrier Reef with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters. We had several opportunities to snorkel with mninke whales. Some of the encounters lasted for hours. The minkes occassionally came very close -within 2 meters. Little is...More

Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This trip far exceeded my expectations on every level and provided one of the best weeks of my life; six days way off shore on the Great Barrier Reef at some of the world heritage snorkeling sites like Pixie and Princess. John Rumney and his...More

2  Thank Joan G
Reviewed 6 January 2014

I've have done the Eye to Eye Minke Whale trips for the past three years and have absolutely loved every trip. Words can't describe how incredible it is to literally come eye to eye with a minke whale in the wild. There is nothing on...More

2  Thank Boof-di-ay
Reviewed 25 October 2013

For the past 22 years I have been involved in whale research with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and have experienced many wonderful encounters with killer whales, humpbacks, sperm whales, fin whales, blue whales, gray whales, minke whales. However nothing has equalled being in the water...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I had looked forward to being able to go on this trip for years, and it still totally exceeded my expectations. The crew were amazing and personable, the diving, snorkelling and whale watching is the best in the world, food was great, fellow passengers fun,...More

Thank David H
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