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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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Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
Great Sandy Straits Marina
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.
  • 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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Reviewed June 16, 2018
Fantastic trip with fantastic crew!

We did a half day dolphin cruise with Peter & his crew and a great day. Gorgeous weather, flat crystal clear water. Plenty of dolphins to be seen and even some dugongs. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed February 24, 2018
Amazing experience

We started our day in a terrible gloomy and raining weather and I doubted that we were gonna see anything except the pouring rain. But the minute we left the wharf, we saw a fin. Then the rain stopped and we've seen about 7 dolphins,...More

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Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you saw the lesser known species of dolphin (Australian Humpback dolphins) as that is a real treat. The Great Sandy Strait Marine park is home to a diverse range of marine animals which we...More

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

My children said "THIS WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!" A group of 20 people cancelled so we had the WHOLE boat to ourselves! Whole pods of dolphins swam around us. We swam in crystal waters above beautiful unsullied sand near a tiny island...More

Thank madtravelgod
Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you for your review. yes it was a great morning as it turned our for you and we were able to show the best of Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Straits. Very good to hear you enjoyed your day and what we have...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018
Excellent tour!

Peter, supported by Cassie, took our family of 4 (2a + 6 & 10 yo kids) for a beautiful morning on the water, where we were fortunate enough to see dolphins about 10 times (some being the same pods multiple times). Even without any dolphin...More

Thank Happyxcouple
Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you for your great review. We do get lucky some days where we find the dolphins everywhere. But we also like to offer the swimming and boom netting to be more that just the dolphins and with our clear water it is great the...More

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Fraser Island Eco-Sailing Adventure...What a Fantastic Day

We had an amazing morning on this Fraser Island Sailing Adventure with Peter and his wife as fantastic hosts. Sailing out of Harvey Bay we only saw the one Bottlenose Dolphin but every one on board was very excited to see a dugong and her...More

Thank ty1211
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