Hervey Bay Turtle Discovery Half Day Eco Tour including Lunch

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Highlights & inclusions

Hervey Bay half-day eco tour
Cruise the Great Sandy Straits in a glass-bottom boat
Delicious tropical lunch
Spot dolphins, turtles and dugongs
Swim & snorkel in the calm, crystal clear waters
Listen to dreamtime stories from a local Indigenous guide
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$99.00AUD
or 4 payments of $24.75 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sun, Jul 21, 2024

What you can expect

Cruise the clear waters of the Great Sandy Strait near Hervey Bay for a marine eco tour discovering turtles, dolphins, sea birds and even dugongs! This leisurely day cruise travels in one of Australia’s largest glass bottom boats so you are guaranteed the best views of marine life and the coral gardens underwater and around the vessel. Snorkelling equipment is provided so feel free to jump in the water to swim and snorkel amongst the marine life. See local landmarks such as Round Island and Pelican banks while listening to informative commentary about the local Aboriginal Butchulla people. A healthy lunch, bottled water and tea and coffee is included in the marine eco tour. Cruises depart daily at 10.30am from Urangan and return at 3pm.

Location

What you need to know

Note
  • Snorkelling equipment hire $10 per person payable upon check in of tou
Inclusions
  • 3.5 hour cruise
  • Coral reef viewing through the glass panels (tides permitting)
  • Snorkelling opportunities from the beaches
  • Morning or afternoon tea (consists of tea, coffee, juice, muffins, biscuits, and fresh fruit)
  • Remote Islands visit for swimming snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach
  • Cruising and searching for marine life
  • Departure times are subject to tides to provide the best opportunity for islands and reef viewing
Exclusions
  • Hotel transfers
Highlights
  • Turtle Discovery 3.5 Hour Educational & Cultural Ecotour
  • Snorkelling equipment to experience coming face to face to the wonders on the marine park
  • See fish habitat amongst coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies and possibly reef shark
  • Discover the Butchulla names and meanings of significant local landmarks
  • Explore Weenandin (Round Island) and enjoy a healthy lunch
  • If weather permits, you may visit the spectacular Pelican Banks famous for its crystal clear waters
  • Coral reef viewing through the glass panels (tides permitting)
  • Snorkelling opportunities from the beaches
  • Morning or afternoon tea (consists of tea, coffee, juice, muffins, biscuits, and fresh fruit).
  • Remote Islands visit for swimming snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach
  • Cruising and searching for marine life
  • Departure times are subject to tides to provide the best opportunity for islands and reef viewing
Time
  • Tours depart daily at 10.30am from Berth 5, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan and return between approximately 2:30pm-3pm
  • Please check in at the marina office (located opposite Cafe Balaena) 20 minutes prior to boarding
What To Bring
  • Clothing suited to the weather
  • Swimmers
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
Additional Information
  • The Turtle Discovery Eco Tour inclusions may vary slightly to optimise the most favourable weather conditions for your comfort
  • To minimise plastics on the vessel, we encourage you to bring your own water bottle which can be filled up in the office at check in and again on the vessel throughout the tour
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

4.52 reviews
4

Absolutely loved the day and experience! The boat was great, skipper was lovely and Jackie was so friendly and accommodating!!

With the weather being windy we were unable to go swimming or snorkelling but it didn’t matter my children loved exploring the sandy beaches and picking up sea shells and spotting carbs in the rock pools. The whole experience was awesome and we would do it again!

Chloe Stewart 10 months ago
5

Although the weather did not allow us to use the glass bottom boat for viewing

Although the weather did not allow us to use the glass bottom boat for viewing, we were still able to spot a pod of dolphins and some turtles over the side rails. The tour guide was fantastic at delivering information about the local people and the history of his land. Great interaction with the small group on board, including my kids. Excellent service provided.

Jacquelyn Winter almost 6 years ago

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-2F60
  • This experience is supplied by Hervey Bay Turtle Discovery Eco Tour and Sunset Cultural Cruises

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