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Fraser Island Sailing Adventure Cruise and Dolphin Watching from Hervey Bay

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Highlights
  • 4-hour dolphin-watching tour from Hervey Bay
  • Learn about marine animals in the region such as dolphins, sea turtles, and dugong
  • Ride in the boom net or stop for a swim near Fraser Island (seasonal)
  • Hear informative commentary from the guide
  • Includes morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Fraser Island Sailing Adventure Cruise and Dolphin Watching from Hervey Bay
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Overview
Experience the marine life of the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island on a half-day dolphin watching tour from Hervey Bay. Ride aboard a smaller boat that allows for a more personalized experience as you look for two dolphin species, sea turtles and other animals. Includes time for boom-netting and a swim at Fraser Island (in warmer months), and morning tea served on board.
What to Expect
After morning pickup at your hotel in Hervey Bay, meet your boat at Great Sandy Straits Marina.
Nibble a light morning tea served on board as your captain steers the boat into the waters of Great Sandy Strait, which are home to two species of dolphins — bottlenose dolphins and Australian humpback dolphins — along with dugongs and sea turtles. Your guide shares commentary about the marine life of the region and other fascinating facts as you look for wildlife.
Have the opportunity to swim off the west coast of Fraser Island at the pristine Pelican Banks, or at the beaches of Fraser Island itself. If you're feeling adventurous, you can ride in the boom net on the boat.
If conditions allow, your captain may raise the sails on the 38-foot (11.5-meter) boat so that you can experience the vessel under sail power. The boat is a smaller sized vessel, making for a more intimate experience. Wi-Fi is available on-board.
At the end of four hours, your tour ends with return to your starting point in Hervey Bay.
Please note that dolphins are spotted on 95% of the tours, however they are wild animals and sightings are unpredictable.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my time with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours. Peter and Cassie were very hospitable, so I immediately felt at home. Furthermore, I enjoyed the small group, the food, the shuttle from and to the hostel and of course the bottlenose dolphins! We came very...More

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Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Eline for very nice review. The dolphins are always a highlight and we enjoy seeing them too. We are glad you enjoyed our small group tour and the waters of the Great Sandy Strait. We will keep you in mind for a job...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The half day cruise was good fun and amazing experience. The crew really friendly and helpful. Peter was knowledgeable and always tried to look for the dolphins. Good price for what is offered.More

Thank Cityslik
Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We have a great crew member with Cassie and we try hard to find our local dolphins. Having fun in the water is another good part of our trip. We hope you get...More

Reviewed 1 April 2019

Peter was an amazing host - doing his very best to make sure we saw dolphins and had a good time. He was informative and entertaining. The small numbers made the trip particularly enjoyable. Thank-you!More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2019

Thank you Jane for leaving your review. Yes there are benifits in travelling in the off season as the tours do have smaller passenger numbers. We have a great area and the dolphins that live here all year round are always welcome to visit when...More

Reviewed 24 January 2019

We chartered the Blue Dolphin for a day cruise to celebrate our daughters 16th birthday with friends and family. Lots of fun & laughter was had in the windy conditions sailing across to Fraser Island, where we were surprised by the extremely calm waters to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2019

Wow that sounds like the perfect day to celebrate turning 16!! Glad your daughter and friends enjoyed their day, memories for a lifetime and we were happy to accommodate. Hope to see you again for her 18th for a sunset sail. many thanks Jodie

Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

I can not recommend this boat and the service that Peter provided us enough. The boat is very comfortable, spotless and cruises really well. Morning tea was great. We even saw a couple of humpback dolphins, And had a swim off Fraser Island. Peter was...More

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Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2019

Thank you for choosing Blue Dolphin. We are so glad you enjoyed our tour and would love to see you back on board for another glorious morning on the water. many thanks Jodie

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