Hervey Bay, where Whales Play and Nature Comes Alive
Hervey Bay has often been referred to as "The Whale Watching Capital of The World"! The protected waters in the lee of Fraser Island offer the whales a natural sanctuary to pause on their way back to Antarctica in order to teach and prepare their young. It is almost 40 miles from Hervey Bay Marina to the northern tip of Fraser Island, with 10 to 15 miles of protected water off the western beaches. This gives almost 450 square miles of relatively shallow and mostly calm waters for the whales to stop and play.
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Brand New Boat 2012
Purpose Built for Whale Watching
Another new boat for the 2013 Hervey Bay Whale Watching season! Blue Dolphin is one of only two sailing vessels in the Hervey Bay fleet, & last year launched a new and more comfortable boat for their full-day whale watching tour.
Peter Lynch has been operating Dolphin and Whale Watching cruises in Hervey Bay for over 10 years. Prior to this, Peter worked for 14 years with Seaworld as a marine mammal trainer working with whales and dolphins.
Peter's experience is vast, and his credentials as an eco- conscious tour operator second to none. The small and intimate numbers aboard Peter's new 10.5m sailing catamaran mean you will have unbridled access to Peter's knowledge of whales and marine mammals.
Blue Dolphin is a 10.5m sailing catamaran, which is surveyed for 30 passengers, but limits numbers to 20 during whale watching season to ensure optimum viewing, comfort, and an up close and personal experience second to none!
Blue Dolphin operates a full day cruise, departing the marina at 7:30am and returning around 3:30pm. The new boat this year will feature flatter and more stable decks for guests, and a sleeker, faster design with more power and economy.
Being able to motor-sail in excess of 11knots, Blue Dolphin will this year be able to get out to the whales so much quicker, venture further into the Bay, and spend more time with these magnificent creatures!
Blue Dolphin is 10.5m long and 7 metres wide. The average whale is between 10 and 13 metres long and weighs upwards of 30 tonnes! Imagine seeing this from a viewing platform almost at water level! You don't get much closer than this! This is a never to forget experience!
Blue Dolphin is licensed, and offers plenty of food and refreshments during your day on the water. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided, with a complimentary beer or wine with lunch. Peter will share his limitless knowledge during the day, and you will be well looked after by his attentive crew.
With only 20 passengers on each cruise, it is well advised to book early for this unforgettable and highly recommended experience.
Hervey Bay Whale Watching Tours
Adults $120 Children $90 Family $370
Cruises depart daily at 7:30am and return by 3:30pm