Blue Dolphin Whale Watching Encounter


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.

Being one of the smallest vessels and the only sailing vessel, you will experience the trip of a life time. See the whales eye to eye and listen as your skipper can share his 22 years experience with marine mammals.

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.

Your cruise on the Blue Dolphin will be greatly enhanced by your skipper, Peter Lynch. He has worked with dolphins and whales for over 22 years. 14 years with Seaworld as a marine mammal trainer, a summer season with the Australian Antarctic Division and for the last 8 years as a dolphin and whale watch operator.

Imagine seeing a whale that is 35ft long, the same length as the vessel and then at 30 to 35 tonnes in weight it is 6 or 7 times that of the Blue Dolphin.

Carrying only a maximum of 24 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. Blue Dolphin II is a 35 ft sailing catamaran, offering wide flat decks and room for all to see!


  • Small passenger numbers just 24 maximum


  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Beverage
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Hotel courtesy pick up / drop off
  • Multi-lingual crew
  • In water platform (subject to conditions)


Departs: Great Sandy Straits Marina Daily at 7:30am
Returns: Approx 3:30pm

Additional Information

Children: 0 - 3 years are free of charge. 4 - 14 years are charged at child rate
Note: Blue Dolphin Whale Watch Encounter operates 15 July - 11 October 2017
What to bring: Camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, jacket & non-slip shoes (no black soled shoes)
Operated By: Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

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