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Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

Be one of the few, not the many, for an up close and personal experience that you will never forget, see the magnificent humpback whale from the uncrowded deck of Blue Dolphin. As the smallest vessel and the only sailing vessel you will experience the trip of a lifetime. See the whales eye to eye and listen as your skipper shares his 22 years experience of marine mammals.

Imagine seeing a whale that is 35 foot long, the same length as the vessel and then 30 to 35 tonnes in weight, it is six or seven times that of the Blue Dolphin.

Carrying only a maximum of 20 people, your day on Blue Dolphin will be an intimate and personal tour. Take your time, slow down and enjoy a day to see the whales. The Blue Dolphin II is a brand new 35 foot sailing catamaran, offering wide flat decks and room for all to see unimpeded. The full day tour includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Marine life abounds in the waters of Hervey Bay. So keep a look out for dolphins, turtles, dugongs and in the sky above for the different bird species. There are Indo-pacific humpback dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins and sometimes the Common dolphin. Along the beautiful beaches of the western side of Fraser Island an occasional dingo may be spotted searching for food.

Skipper, Peter Lynch, has worked with dolphins and whales for over 22 years. Fourteen years with Seaworld as a marine mammal trainer, a summer season with the Australian Antarctic Division and for the last eight years as a dolphin and whale watch operator. He has attended many strandings of dolphins or whales and actively supports research by granting access to students to his tours and database.

Touring Options

Whale Watch Cruise

Be one of the few, not the many. For an up close and personal experience that you will never forget, see the magnificent humpback whale from the uncrowded deck of Blue Dolphin. As the smallest vessel and the only sailing vessel you will experience the trip of a lifetime. See the whales eye to eye and listen as your skipper can share his 22 years experience with marine mammals.

Carrying only a maximum of 20 people your day on Blue Dolphin will an intimate and personal tour. The full day tour includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Dolphin Cruise

Cruise the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait on this morning marine tour.
Look for Bottlenose dolphins, Indo-pacific humpback dolphins, dugongs and turtles. With this small vessel and low numbers of passengers you get an up close and personal experience that is also very environmentally friendly.

The tour is for four hours and includes morning tea. During the summer months if the weather permits we stop for a swim and sail after seeing the dolphins.

The cruise leaves from the jetty at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. Transfers can be arranged from the mainland.

Champagne Sunset Sail

Sip champagne as the sun sets over the waters of the Great Sandy Strait. For the perfect way to end a day on magnificent Fraser Island join us for pre-dinner drinks and savouries. For 90 minutes of relaxing sailing and great company.

The cruise leaves from the jetty at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. Transfers can be arranged from the mainland.

Activites and Experiences at Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

  • Sailing Hervey Bay’s only Whale Watch under sail.
  • Marine Animal watching Magnificent Humpback Whales.
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • Car park Great Sandy Straits Marina Terminal.
  • Public phone
  • Public toilet
  • Cruise Sunset and Whale Watching cruises.
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Marine
  • National Park Hervey Bay Marine Park.
  • Water based
  • Wildlife Humpback Whale and Dolphin watching.
  • Dutch
  • German
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group Small groups up to 20 passengers.
  • Luxury
  • Romantic Champagne sunset sailing cruise.
  • Self-Drive
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Fraser Coast
  • Fraser Coast South Burnett
  • Whale Watch Industry Association
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Commentary
  • Drop off Courtesy pick-up and drop-off to accommodation within Hervey Bay area.
  • Host/Hostess
  • Interpreter Service
  • Meal Meals provided appropriate to each tour.
  • Pickup Courtesy pick-up and drop-off to accommodation within Hervey Bay area.
  • Toilet
  • Sailing Vessel 10.7 metre Sailing Catamaran.

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