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Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Watch Encounters provided by Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

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Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Watch Encounters

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20/08/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tourist Terminal
    Tourist Terminal, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
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  • 1
    Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Fraser Island
  • 2
    Hervey Bay
    Stop: 7 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Tourist Terminal
    Tourist Terminal, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tourist Terminal, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch and beverage
  • Afternoon tea
  • National park fees
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for under 8 years old)
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Tour may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Floor F wrote a review 13 Oct
Heemstede2 contributions
We joined Peter and Jodie 3 years in a row. Amazing experience and best charter in Hervey Bay. Close encounters with the whales due to the small boat and crew is committed and motivated to deliver the best experience possible.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Watch Encounters
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your continued support of Blue Dolphin. It is never easy when working with wildlife and the weather which is out of our control but we do strive to ensure your day with us is exceptionable. Many thanks and we hope to see you again. Jodie
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John D wrote a review 11 Oct
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions7 helpful votes
An Oceanic Ballet performed by Antarctica’s Humpback Whales choreographed by Nature is the outstanding performance experienced when motor-sailing for a day on the catamaran Blue Dolphin. Personal service is Blue Dolphin’s modi operandi. From the early morning tea or coffee
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Watch Encounters
Responded 1 week ago
WOW! Love your detailed and poetic review, thank you so much. Personal Customer service is our modi operandi as you would put it. We have put a lot of hard work in developing this tour over the years and we get a real buzz when guests appreciate that, so thank you. Would love to see you back on board Blue Dolphin. Many thanks Jodie
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Traci011 wrote a review 10 Oct
Gold Coast Australia15 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a great full day out on the Blue Dolphin, whale watching. We were looked after from the moment we stepped on board until we stepped off. The lunch and snacks were delish. 10 out of 10, would highly recommend
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Response from Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Watch Encounters
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your review. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and want to make your day as special as can be. Glad you enjoyed the food too! Many thanks and hope to see you again on Blue Dolphin.
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hannalief8 wrote a review 08 Oct
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions9 helpful votes
We had the most enjoyable day with Peter and Lisa recently. Although we've had other whale watching experiences (Alaska and Western Australia), the whale watching inHervey Bay was by far the best. What made it particularly good was the knowledge and experience of Peter and the
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Watch Encounters
Responded 1 week ago
Thankyou for choosing Blue Dolphin for your whale encounter. Hervey Bay is without a doubt the best whale hot spot in Australia. That is why it is now a Whale Heritage Site and so important as a nursery where the young whales can come and feed, learn behaviours and build strength before the long migration back to Antarctica. Happy to hear you enjoyed the whole experience and hope to see you again one day. Many thanks for your review Jodie
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cherylee wrote a review 04 Oct
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Absolutely wonderful experience for my mother and I. Had a lucky day of seeing hours of whales splashing up close. Delicious and plentiful food. Peter was very knowledgeable and he and his crew mate couldn't help my elderly mother enough. The woman crew member was very friendly
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Peter L, Owner at Blue Dolphin Exclusive Whale Watch Encounters
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely review. Being a small vessel with less passengers allows us to really take care of our guests so your day is very comfortable. Our vessel is actually well suited to the less mobile as it has few steps and plenty of grab rails. Being able to see all around while inside the vessel is a bonus too. Glad you enjoyed your day with Blue Dolphin and we hope to see you again one day. Many thanks Jodie
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About the operator

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By: Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
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Whale of a time 😊!!!!
If you are thinking about going Whale watching from Hervey Bay, then look no further than Blue Dolphin. We have had
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Mespey
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Very impressed- use this company - the best
The package flew us to lady Elliot island - previously reviewed separately. Fabulous amazing island terrible food.
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PCtravel4fun
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A Whale of a Time
We spent a fabulous day on the Blue Dolphin about a week and half ago. Peter and Elise were fantastic hosts and we
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Mic_n_Rob
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Close encounters of the "Marine Kind" making lifelong friends.....
The tour via a luxury catamaran makes the day personal and up close. Peter (owner/skipper) and crew member Cassie
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robruskin
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Well organised smaller group whale watch with enthusiastic crew. No issues with viewing whales with smaller numbers.
Really enjoyed this trip, skipper knowledgeable and did his best to ensure we saw a variety of whales. He seemed to
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maria20march
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Whales 😁
Peter and Cassie know their stuff! We had a great whale and dolphin experience - magical!! Best weather also ... ph
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Deirdre G
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Truly wonderful whale watching experience with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
We chose Blue Dolphin because it was an all day tour, and we were delighted. The tour was very relaxed and we didn'
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SustTravelAMD
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Beautiful Day Out
We took the Dolphin sailing adventure. It was a lovely day. The team was very knowledgeable, not just about the d
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dancQ5079CM
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10/10
Was fantastic on this vessel. A viewing spot for everyone. Peter and Cass were fantastic and friendly. Snacks were
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HDthiscentury
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Fantastic!
What an absolute blast and how wonderful can a sunset be from a myriad of different angles? Sooo glad we took this
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Tammy_James87
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amazing dolphin tour
This was a trip for the family but mostly for our sons 13th birthday. An amazing time had by all even using the Boo
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gylianec
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Great Sunset cruise
Great safe relaxing sunset cruise , Peter and Cassie were very friendly hosts and there was no shortage of Bubblies
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BackPacker159584
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Brilliant
Attended the sunset cruise, absolutely lovely. Pete was very accommodating as was his family. Abundant drinks and f
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Z4020HOkateh
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Magic morning
Saw lots of dolphins coming up close to the boat, and was lucky to spot a turtle too in the crystal clear water. Ma
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O805TRsonjam
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Sunset and Champagne!
Beautiful spacious yacht, great service by crew member - kept the champagne flowing! Location was perfect to get th
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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