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Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is Hervey Bay's leading whale and dolphin watch operator.

Late July to the end of October join us for an intimate experience with the southern humpback whales. We operate a sailing vessel with low passenger numbers. Our full day tour includes all meals and a drink with lunch. Your skipper, Peter Lynch has over 26 years experience with marine mammals. Brand new vessel, hydrophone, water level platform and plenty of shaded seating. Smallest carbon footprint with a sailing vessel and onboard recycling. Blue Dolphin - our quality and experience sets us apart from the rest!

Half Day Dolphin Tours operate November to end of June.

Indo-pacific humpback dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and dugongs live in the waters of the Great Sandy Strait. On most trips we encounter both species of dolphins. A great way to spend half a day in the waters beside Fraser Island. Morning tea included.




January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December


Half-day (3-6 hours) • Full day (6-9 hours)

Vessel types

Small boat (0-50 passengers) • Under sail / Yacht

Times and prices

Full Day Whale Watch; Adults $115, Children $85, Family (2A+2C) $350. Meals included

Half Day Dolphin Tour; Adults $70, Children $40, Family (2A+2C) $200. Morning Tea included

About our skippers and naturalist guides

Owner/operator Peter Lynch; over 26 years experience. 13 years with Seaworld, Summer with the Australian Antarctic Division. Attended many marine mammal strandings. Hervey Bay's most experienced operator.


Access to wheelhouse • Deck with 360?vision • Hands-on materials (bones, shells etc) • On board hydrophone • Onboard research • Posters / displays / maps • Public participation in research • Reading material available • Restrooms / toilets on board • Scenic backdrop to encounters • Snacks / drinks • Support conservation • Use a code of conduct

We frequently

Listen to whale song • See a whale's tail • See leaping whales • Showered by whale blows • Watch whales and dolphins

Baleen Whales

Humpback Whale • Minke Whale • Southern Right Whale

Ocean Dolphins

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin • Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin

Other wildlife and points of interest

Dugongs, Turtles and sometimes Dingos along the beach of Fraser Island. Seen occasionally; False Killer whales, Melon-headed whales

Berth B 7 Great Sandy Straits Marina
Town / City
Hervey Bay
State / County
Zip / Postcode
07 41249600
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