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Address: 10 Captain Cook Highway Sherrington Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4098 5417
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Phenomenal - I can't imagine a better adventure

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2016
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank IndependentIan
Mudgeeraba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 between research and guest requirements was finely balanced. The whales were the focus and snorkeling... More 

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Sutton Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 looking you straight in the eye. If you are planning a trip to the Great... More 

Thank Miriam H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you as you are holding onto a line out the back of the boat. They... More 

Thank Jan O
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 know about the minke whales which is why it was fantastic to have the world's... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 entire dive and boat team and the research team are smart, organized, passionate and provide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 earth quite like it! The trips were extremely well organised and run by the Rumney... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 with dwarf minke whales on the Great Barrier Reef. I have done several trips with... More 

Thank Bruce P
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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, and the organisation flawless. I couldn't recommend this experience more enthusiastically - if you have... More 

Thank David H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

I been lucky enough to have done this twice and if all goes well will be going again next year. I spend alot of time in the Antarctic and the wow factor I get from the animals down there is the same as I get when seeing these amazing animals up close and personal. The casual, friendyand family like atmosphere... More 

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