Blue Dolphin Tours: Exclusive Whale Watching Encounter


Departure Times

Departs: 7:30 am - Daily
Returns: 3:30 pm - Daily

Enjoy an exclusive and charming whale-watching encounter aboard a comfortable and lavish sailing boat. This is a glimpse into the untouched beauty of nature.

  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour with a company that boasts 30 years of experience 
  • Curb your curiosity with incredible commentary from your friendly skipper
  • Cruise the calm waters of Hervey Bay, one of Australia’s best whale locations
  • Witness the magic with an exclusive in-water platform for an immersive experience

2023 Whale Season: 15 July - 21 October

Boasting over 30 years of whale watching experience, this is an incredible tour for anyone curious about the magic below the surface. Running for the duration of the entire whale watching season (mid July to mid October), this exclusive adventure will whisk you away to the heart of the humpback whale’s playground. Unwind and lay back on a comfortable and multi award-winning sailing adventure, where you’ll be treated to first-class and close-up sights of the mystical sea creatures. If the weather is right, you’ll also get to jump on board the exclusive in-water platform, giving you a truly immersive and unique encounter with the gorgeous humpback whales. Whether you’re in the water with them or watching from above, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is made for all members of the family!

Whale Watching

Highlights & Features:

  • Eco friendly, award winning, modern sailing vessel
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Maximum of 24 passengers – no crowding for great views
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious full buffet lunch
  • Complimentary beverage (beer, wine of soft drink)
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales singing
  • Exclusive In-water platform for a whale immersive experience (subject to conditions)
  • Free WiFi on board so you can instantly share your photos
  • Plenty of shaded seating
  • Friendly multi-lingual crew
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Free All Day Parking at Urangan marina

Whale Watching

Sample Itinerary

7.30am - Depart from Great Sandy Straits Marina 

Make your way to Great Sandy Straits Marina in Hervey Bay and sign in with your skipper, donned with sunscreen, a hat and beach attire. Get ready to have one of the most incredible days of your life!

Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea

Feast on a delicious spread as you cruise out of the marina into the best spots for spotting whales. Feel the wind in your hair and get excited - you’re about to get a glimpse of the earth’s most majestic creatures!

Let the fun begin

It’s time to spot some whales! See them display a wide variety of natural behaviours like tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping and spy-hopping! Feel entranced by their beauty and enjoy the incredible show they put on for you. Amidst the whale watching, you’ll get to sit down for a scrumptious lunch buffet, featuring fresh and local ingredients.

After lunch if you’re lucky and the weather is right, you might get the chance to go on the in-water platform, giving you a unique and immersive experience right up close to the whales!

Snack on afternoon tea and cruise back to the marina 

After the whales have put on their incredible show, it’s time to snack on some afternoon tea and make your way back to the marina. Although the day is over, you’ll be blessed with an abundance of incredible memories and photographs to last a lifetime - or at least until next whale season!

The vessel arrives back at the marina at approximately 3.30pm.

More Information

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Non-slip shoes (no black sole shoes)

What's Included

  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and full buffet lunch
  • Complimentary beverage (beer, wine of soft drink)
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Hydrophone to listen to the whales singing
  • Exclusive In-water platform for a whale immersive experience (subject to conditions)
  • Free WiFi on board so you can instantly share your photos
  • Multi lingual and experienced staff
  • All Marine Park & Department of Transport Fees

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

Whale watching is seasonal: late July to late October - please call to check exact dates.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Luggage Storage, Insurance, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. Reservations cancelled more than 48 hours but less than 1 week prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellations fee.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. 


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Fraser Tours/Mr Travel Adventure Group will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Fraser Tours/Mr Travel Adventure Group. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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