Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail
1 hour 30 minutes
Pink Queensland skies, crystal clear azure waters of Hervey Bay, and a cold glass of bubbles in your hand – it doesn’t get much better than this!The Champagne Sunset Sail on Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ luxury yacht offers a relaxing 90 minute sail of the Great Sandy Strait. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold as the warm night invites the stars out to play.Enjoy the all-inclusive drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and unwind.A tropical paradise? You bet! Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ Champagne Sunset Sail provides the perfect setting for a magical sunset.Enjoy the all-inclusive drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and unwind.So sit back and relax on Blue Dolphin Marine Tours’ luxury yacht whilst they take you on the cruise of a lifetime on the Champagne Sunset Sail. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold on the Great Sandy Strait as the warm night invites the stars out to play. Enjoy a 90 minute sail in the calm waters around Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, sample the all-inclusive sparkling wine, beer, wine, soft drinks and delicious finger food platter, and simply sit back, relax and unwind. There can be no better way to start the evening!Summer Depart times 5.15 pm to 6.45pm; Winter Depart times 4.30pm to 6.00pmCRUISE FEATURES:Multi award winning sail vesselLow passenger numbersLowest carbon footprintFinger foodSparkling wineComplimentary beverages (beer, wine or soft drink)Fully licensedCourtesy bus available
Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise
Start your night on Australia's Nature Coast with a 1.5 hour sunset cruise. Watch the glow of the setting sun on Hervey Bay while gliding along the waterways between K'gari (Fraser Island) and the mainland; admire the lights of the city, the iconic Urangan pier and the Marina precinct. On board, enjoy fresh Hervey Bay seafood and non-seafood delights, and a complimentary welcome drink (more are available for purchase). When booking, you have the ability to select a family option.After pickup from Hervey Bay accommodations, your Sunset Cruise departs from Great Sandy Straits Marina. Travel along the pristine waterways between Fraser Island and mainland Queensland, watching for dolphins and turtles as you admire the sunset over Hervey Bay. Enjoy fresh seafood and non-seafood dishes, which include hot and cold finger foods served on the deck so you don’t miss any of the views. Items may include Hervey Bay king prawns, mixed gourmet pastries, fresh half-shell oysters, half-shell Hervey Bay scallops, kebabs, and crumbed or tempura fish bites (other items may be substituted or added). As the evening continues, take in the twinkle of the city lights along the 8 miles (13 km) of beachfront that is the Charlton Esplanade. Cruise past Urangan Pier, and admire the glow of the harbor precinct as the sky darkens. Specific destinations are determined by tides and weather conditions. One complimentary drink of your choice is included - yes, even the premixed spirits. Additional drinks are available for purchase on board at affordable prices. When you return to the marina, you are free to continue your night independently at a number of establishments in Hervey Bay, or head back to your accommodation.
Hervey Bay Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise
Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Pacific Whale Foundation on the only whalewatch based on 30 years of whale research in Hervey Bay. Aboard the small group (38 passengers maximum) vessel, Ocean Defender, with forward facing seats, plenty of room and shade, you’ll have a panoramic water-level “whale’s eye” view of all of the action from the humpback whales that migrate here every year to mate and give birth. From mothers and calves interacting to males competing for females, the certified Marine Naturalists will provide expert commentary and interpretation of the various behaviors exhibited throughout your approximately 3 hour adventure. You can even interact with the onboard whale researcher who’s there to record imprtant data on the sightings, or listen to live whale songs on the underwater hyrdophone. It’s an experience unlike any other. Highlights including an onboard Junior Naturalist Programme and activity booklet for children and a free full colour whalewatch guideSit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you depart on your approximately 3 hour adventure from Great Sandy Straits Marina out into the waters of Hervey Bay in search of the humpback whales that migrate here every year. You'll have a water-level "whale's eye" view of all the action, from mothers interacting with calves to competition pods of males competing for females. You can witness a multitude of behaviors throughout your excursion (breaches, tail and pectoral slaps, etc.). Each excursion is a new adventure as you never what you'll see. But there are certified Marine Naturalist onboard to provide expert commentary and interpretation of the various behaviors being exhibited, as well as a whale Researchewr gathering important sightings data for use in ongoing research.
Fraser Island Sailing Adventure Cruise and Dolphin Watching from Hervey Bay
Enjoy this half-day dolphin watching tour from Hervey Bay allowing guests to see, experience and learn about the variety of wild dolphins that exist in the waters surrounding Hervey Bay, the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island. You'll also enjoy small passenger numbers, expert commentary and free Wi-Fi on-board. During the warmer months you'll have the chance to swim, go boom netting test your balance on the AquaMat or swim to the shore of Fraser Island. Morning tea is also provided.The waters of Great Sandy Strait are home to two species of dolphins, dugongs and turtles. The tour operates between October and July of each year departing the marina in Hervey Bay at 8:30am and returning at approximately at 12:30pm.Start your day with a free courtesy pick up and drop off for traveling guests and enjoy a a morning tea on-board. During your cruise, you will also have the opportunity to stop for a swim at the pristine Pelican Banks off the west coast of Fraser Island or at the beaches of Fraser Island itself. For those a little more adventurous there is also a boom net to be tried. The two resident species are the bottlenose dolphins and the lesser known Australian humpback dolphins. The tour has a 95% success rate of having a dolphin encounter. As a sailing vessel the 11.6-meter vessel can provide an exhilarating experience under sail with the advent of good winds.
Hervey Bay Swim-With-Whales Impact Study
Do you want to be in the water alongside humpback whales? Would you like to contribute to important research aimed at protecting these magnificent mammals? If you said YES! then Pacific Whale Foundation has a special opportunity for you in Hervey Bay.The purpose of the Swim-With-Whales Impact Study is to assess the impact of immersive whalewatching (or swim-with-whales tourism) on humpback whales in Hervey Bay by monitoring and recording behaviours and behavioural changes before, during and after in-water encounters.Our objectives are to (1) better understand if humpback whales change their behavior due to in-water interactions with humans, (2) identify factors which may influence behaviour change, and (3) provide recommendations to governing authorities, resource managers, and tour operators to ensure that Hervey Bay’s humpback whales are not negatively impacted by swim-with-whales tourism.Our Hervey Bay Swim-With-Whales Impact Study is specially designed to allow our passengers to enter the water as part of our research on how immersive (in-water) activities in Hervey Bay affect humpback whales. Here are some main points to note: • This is an exclusive opportunity for a maximum of nine swimmers per trip, departing on select days at 7:00am (6:15am check-in) from Urangan Harbour. Due to restrictions about entering the water with whale calves, the trips will most likely be offered only until early September. • This is not a regular whalewatch. The priority will be on finding suitable whale subjects and weather conditions to obtain the necessary research data. Swimming with whales is not guaranteed. We do guarantee whale sightings – or you get to go again on another trip, or an Ultimate Whalewatch ecotour (good for up to one year). Plus, book a whalewatch before or after this trip and get a 35% off discount. • This is not a free-swim activity. You must hold on to a “mermaid line” (a rope extended from the vessel) and passengers cannot ente
Spirit of Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
4 hours 30 minutes
Join a whale watching cruise in Hervey Bay. Sit back and relax enjoying the breathtaking sights as you cruise past the beautiful white sandy beaches of Fraser Island and venture into the whales' playground. Cruise in superior comfort and style aboard this first class fast cat cruiser and spend more time with the whales. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour which includes morning or afternoon tea and a souvenir whale DVD to take home with you. Get the most from your once in a lifetime experience.Cruise the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay and feel the excitement and anticipation as the boat gets closer to the whales sanctuary, scanning the horizon for our first splash or blow from a mighty humpback whale. Loud tail and pec slaps, spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and close encounters are just some of the antics the whales display to keep you captivated. Join the friendly crew on a magical tour surrounded by nature.Your boat is equipped with 6 levels of uncrowded viewing decks, underwater viewing rooms (yes you are below the waterline), waterline viewing platform (maybe touch a whale), a hydrophone to listen to the whales singing. It is the biggest boat in the fleet with superior stability and comfort and Free WIFI available on board. You will also receive a complimentary souvenir DVD.Choose between a morning tour 8.30am to 1.00pm or an afternoon tour 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Fraser Island West Coast BBQ Lunch Cruise from Hervey Bay Including Kayaking and Swimming
For a great day out on the pristine waters between Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast, join this 5-hour cruise. Be as active as you want on your supplied kayaks, have a go at fishing or chill out on a secluded beach as you experience a taste of the incredible Fraser Island.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Whalesong Cruises, Great Sandy Straits Marina 17 Buccaneer Dr Shop 2, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 AustraliaThe remote West Coast of K'gari (Fraser Island) is our ultimate destination....a place where few people have been. We also see Round Island, Big Woody Island and the stunning Pelican Bank on our way out to K'gari.Duration: 5 hours
Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Reward yourself with this premium whale watching tour departing Hervey Bay on-board the Freedom III. There is plenty of time to witness close encounters and stunning behaviors of the majestic humpback whales whilst in the shelter of Fraser Island. Maximum 49 passengers, includes freshly baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch and fruit and cheese platter on the way home. Expert commentary, friendly and caring crew make this a tour to treasure.ItineraryThe tour departs from Urangan Harbour, passing Round Island, the Urangan Jetty, Big Woody Island. Some information on the history of the area is given by the skipper.Pass By: Freedom Whale Watch, Great Sandy Straits Marina, 17 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 AustraliaThe tour travels alongside the remote western beaches of Fraser Island at some point while moving between whale pods. Dolphins and turtles may be spotted in the area. Dingoes and sea birds may be spotted on Fraser Island.Pass By: Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia
Morning or Afternoon Whale Watching Tour on the MV Whalesong
240 to 300 minutes
An unforgettable 1/2 day adventure on the purpose built MV Whalesong - Hervey Bay's premium mid-sized whale watching and charter boat, with a strong focus on ecological practices, sustainability, education, inspiration and fun!Experience amazingly close whale encounters, otherwise known as a "mugging". This is when the whales are so close to the boat that they turn off the engines. The whales choose to come right up to the side of the vessel. Newest in the fleet, this boat was built specifically for amazing whale and dolphin viewing. Low passenger numbers (only take maximum 60% of what we're allowed to take), means that everyone has a chance to get a great view of the action from both inside and outside the vessel.Two daily cruises to choose from. The ONLY 1/2 day cruise boat to include lunch (in both the morning and afternoon cruises).Listen to the whales 'sing' with our hydrophone. See the whales underwater with footage from our GoPro.ItineraryWe'll depart from the Great Sandy Straits Marina out towards Platypus Bay, where the mighty Humpback Whales come to rest and play. Some of the behaviours we'll observe are: breaching, spy-hopping, pec-slapping, tail-slapping and lunges. We usually see our resident bottlenose dolphins playing with their Humpback whale friends too. Cruising alongside the West Coast of K'gari (Fraser Island), we may even be lucky enough to spot a dingo. Let us know if you do!Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Whalesong Cruises, Great Sandy Straits Marina 17 Buccaneer Dr Shop 2, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 Australia
Great Sandy Marine Park Discovery Cruise from Hervey Bay
Your unforgettable marine experience begins here. Situated in the heart of Queensland, Australia. The Great Sandy Straits Marine Park boasts safe, protected waterways, coral reefs and an abundance of marine and bird life.Your 4 hour fully guided ecotour will take you through the calm, clear waters of the Great Sandy Marine Park. You will be able to view the coral gardens from the comfort of the Milbi, one of Australia’s largest glass bottom boats. Snorkelling equipment is available to enable you the ultimate experience of coming face to face with the infinite wonders of the marine park. You are likely to see fish habitat amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies, and possibly a reef shark or dugong. Time is set aside to explore Round Island and enjoy a healthy lunch and tropical fruit platter. ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, 17 Buccaneer Drive Urangan Berth 5 Great Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 AustraliaNo set itinerary as we travel with the tides and conditions on the water and wildlife. We stop at one or all three islands, Weenandin (Round Island) Tooliewah (Big Woody Island) and Pelican Banks.The stops are dependant on the weather and tidal conditions. Swimming, Snorkelling, and relaxing. On one of the Islands you will experience a sharing of culture from our Indigenous guide. Duration: 4 hours
Hervey Bay Whale Swim and Watch
Come and experience an up-close, personal whale encounter with strictly limited numbers. Includes whale swim encounter when possible.ItineraryCheck-in and board the vessel.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Hervey Bay Dive Centre, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia
Blue Dolphin Small-Group Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise
This seasonal whale watching tour takes you aboard a 24-passenger sailing catamaran from Hervey Bay to Platypus Bay at Frasier Island. An immersive platform lets you observe a humpback whale underwater while you listen to sound waves by hydrophone. Morning and afternoon tea are served along with a buffet lunch and beverage during the full-day tour.After hotel pickup in the morning, board the Blue Dolphin, a 38-foot (11.6-meter) eco-friendly catamaran departing Great Sandy Straits Marina at Hervey Bay. This modern and luxurious sailing vessel is well-appointed with plenty of shaded seating areas and wide, flat decks — perfectly suited for up to 24 passengers. This long-running and award-winning whale watching tour heads out to Platypus Bay, situated on the western side of Fraser Island. Marine life abounds in the region, from the little-known Australian humpback dolphins to the well-known humpback whales that visit during the winter months.Throughout the day you will be offered the opportunity to see the whales, including from an immersive platform. An informative talk is given by your skipper, who shares more than 30 years of experience working with marine mammals. Your guide's knowledge of the animals and the marine environment ensures a unique experience. Reference material is also available along with a hydrophone on board to hear the migratory mammals underwater. You're served a buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea including an antipasto platter and baked goods. Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase on board and you can share your photos via free Wi-Fi. After spending several hours in the company of whales, you will head back to the marina at Hervey Bay, with hotel drop-off in the afternoon.
3 Day 4wd Tagalong Tour - Fraser Island
Discover beautiful Fraser Island with a Fraser Dingo 3 Day Tagalong Tour and be part of a unique and unforgettable 4WD adventure! Take turns driving a 4WD in a tag-along led by our experienced and knowledgeable guide. Swim at pristine locations such as Lake Birrabeen, Eli Creek and Lake Allom. Stop for photo ops at the Maheno shipwreck and the Pinnacles on the Seventy-Five Mile Beach. With comfortable Beach House accommodation at night (with great food, dorms and hot showers!) it's the perfect balance between adventure and comfort!ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia3 Day Tagalong Tour (Departs Fridays):Walk under the rainforest at Pile Valley, the heart of Fraser Island4WD on 75 Mile Beach to Indian HeadFloat in the sparkling waters at Champagne PoolsSwim, splash or take a tube ride at Eli CreekTake photos at The Maheno Shipwreck and coloured sandsAdventure along 4WD tracks to the secret Lake Allom and swim with the turtlesRelax, play and swim at the beautiful blue Lake BirrabeenRelaxed, friendly and loads of funPrivate beach house with dorm rooms at Happy Valley on Fraser Islands Eastern beachGreat fresh food with loads of vegies! We cater for vegetarian, vegan, lactose free and gluten freeToilets, hot showers, barbecueBeach access: relax in the pristine water and white sands, play a game of beach volleyball, enjoy a guided beach walk (wildlife spotting at night, see the sun rise over the ocean in the morning)Take part in Fraser’s legendary pink Tagalong and drive a PINK 4WDEco Certified tourism operator, all vehicles are carbon offset!Experienced knowledgeable lead guideMeet like-minded travellers and see all the sightsDuration: 3 days