At the start of our day, over a cup of coffee, with the sun splitting the sky, Pete told us that the whales were telepathic, and he could make them breach, roll over, and perform on demand. This might well have been true for the amazing experience he, together with Helen, provided us with on Saturday for our trip to Hervey Bay.
From start to finish, Pete and Helen were informative, friendly and knowledgeable about everything 'whale' and we enjoyed a truly unrivalled experience, visiting 5 different pods of whales who demonstrated all manner of activity!
With Blue Dolphin being such a small boat, they are able to get so much closer than the bigger tourist boats and the whales are therefore less threatened by their presence. We saw whales breaching 15m from us, and especially enjoyed being privy to their beautiful 'whale song'.
The food and drink available was fantastic, and when we weren't being captivated by the beautiful whale activity, we were able to chill out on deck, relaxing and enjoying the QLD weather in very safe, capable hands.
My only regret is that we couldn't do it all over again on the Sunday! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars, but what I will wholeheartedly say is if you are planning on a whale watching tour, Blue Dolphin are the ones to pick. Thank you!
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September 27, 2013
Thank you so much Claire for your wonderful review. So glad that the whales put on a great display. Hervey Bay is the best destination in the world to view Humpbacks and we appreciate that you have travelled so far to view them. Many thanks from the Blue Dolphin team.
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