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Hervey Bay Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Hervey Bay Sailing trips & boat tours

Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

1. Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

Dive deep into the indigenous culture while cruising the bluest shallows and exploring the wildlife and unique beauty that surrounds the Great Sandy Straits on this turtle discovery tour. Begin your eco-tour at 10:30 AM onboard a 10-meter glass-bottom vessel. Travel through the spectacular waterways of the Great Sandy Marine Park, with stops at Round Island and Big Woody Island, and coral reefs for snorkeling and viewing through the glass panels. Enjoy time spent on the islands where you can swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters, play a game of beach cricket or take the opportunity to relax on the sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in the Butchulla culture with our local Indigenous guide. Gain a whole new perspective and appreciation of Aboriginal culture. Fully immerse yourself in the captivating stories from your guide. Or choose to relax and take in the views. Prepare to be transported to another time and place as your guide explains how they were taught to look to the elements, and further afield, to the stars for signs. It’s a breathtaking moment that will live on long after your gentle journey back to the dock. Snorkel and see if you can spot turtles, dolphins, dugongs, sea birds, and other marine life. Sneak off to your own private corner of a picture-perfect beach. Walk where the crystal blue water meets the white sand and spinifex grass. As you travel through the Straits, join the search for fish habitat amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies, and possibly a reef shark or dugong.

Hervey Bay 4-Hour Whale Watch Encounter

2. Hervey Bay 4-Hour Whale Watch Encounter

This half-day whale watch cruise departs twice daily from the Hervey Bay Marina on the luxury 20-meter catamaran Tasman Venture. Experience a tranquil cruise across the Great Sandy Strait and past rugged islands before sailing along the pristine western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The catamaran was specifically designed for whale watching, offering clear viewing decks, underwater viewing windows and a unique water-level viewing platform for the ultimate personal experience. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime up-close and personal encounters with the majestic humpback whales and marvel at their sheer size and athleticism. Friendly, experienced staff will provide expert commentary throughout the tour and serve a morning or afternoon tea and delicious antipasti platter.

Fraser Island 4-Hour Eco-Sailing Adventure

3. Fraser Island 4-Hour Eco-Sailing Adventure

Spend a morning exploring the Fraser Coast’s natural environment, discover playful marine life and create memories to last a lifetime. With more than 30 years’ experience, Blue Dolphin Marine Tours offers unbeatable marine and adventure tours in Queensland on a comfortable, multi-award-winning sailing vessel. On this 4-hour adventure you’ll cruise the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait and explore the unspoiled west coast of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and the pristine Pelican Bank. You’ll head to the heart of the dolphin playground and with a focus on discovering the abundant marine life, you’re likely to encounter pods of bottlenose dolphins, Australian humpback dolphins and even dugongs, fish and turtles. There will be ample time to swim in the inviting waters off Fraser Island or Pelican Bank, try out the boom net on the back of the boat, test your balance or simply relax on the exclusive AquaMat.

Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

4. Hervey Bay Champagne Sunset Sail

A luxury yacht invites you to sit back and relax as you’re taken on this Champagne Sunset Sail. Soak up the panoramic views of Hervey Bay and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Watch a spectacular sunset cast shadows of amber and gold on the Great Sandy Strait. Enjoy a 90-minute sail along the calm waters of Hervey Bay and around Fraser Island. Choose your favorite drink from the sparkling wine, beer, wine and soft drinks available. Savor the delicious finger foods, and sit back, relax and unwind. The Blue Dolphin Marine Tours Champagne Sunset Sail provides the perfect setting for a magical sunset in a tropical paradise.

Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale Watching Experience

5. Hervey Bay: Half-Day Whale Watching Experience

Hervey Bay has a reputation as one the best places in the world in which to observe Humpback whales, enjoy this excursion with the guarantee of seeing these wonderful animals. See these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat on this enthralling half–day tour.  Depart from your hotel or accommodation in Hervey Bay and travel to the marina to begin your aquatic adventure. Travel across the beautiful blue, clear water of Hervey Bay and take in the stunning views. Spot humpback and other majestic species of whales as they frolic in the water. Look out also for birds, turtles, dugongs and 3 different species of dolphin. While you watch whales and a whole host of wonderful sea creatures, the friendly crew will serve morning tea and lunch (on Extended Morning cruise) or afternoon tea and dinner (on Afternoon and Sunset cruise).

Hervey Bay: Exclusive Whale Watch Encounter

6. Hervey Bay: Exclusive Whale Watch Encounter

Travel on board a comfortable, multi-award-winning sailing vessel to the heart of the playground of the humpback whales. The owner and skipper Peter Lynch brings his knowledge, experience and passion to each whale-watch encounter, providing expert commentary as he shows you the magnificent humpback whales in their natural environment. On this 1-day whale-watch encounter you’ll cruise the calm waters of Hervey Bay to observe the inquisitive and active humpback whales and see activities such as tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping or spy-hopping. If the conditions are right, you may be able to try out the exclusive in-water platform for an immersive experience and a once-in-a lifetime encounter with a humpback whale. Whether you’re in the water or on the boat, these magnificent marine creatures will take your breath away as you get up close and personal with them in their own environment.

Fraser Coast: 3 Day and 2 Night Private Yacht Charter

7. Fraser Coast: 3 Day and 2 Night Private Yacht Charter

Please note: you can have up to 6 people on board included in the vessel cost. Meet your skipper at the Boat Club Marina in Hervey Bay, then hop onboard your luxury private sailing yacht. Get settled into your cabin, then enjoy an itinerary briefing as you set sail onto the glistening coast. Cruise along the coastline of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, famous for its clear waters and white sandy beaches. Along the way, enjoy a stop at the scenic Round Island, Big Woody Island, or Pelican Bank. Across the 2 night adventure, there’s plenty of time to sunbathe on deck, or cool off with a refreshing swim. Go snorkelling in search of colorful marine life, and watch the sunset across this magical landscape. The crew can also teach you how to sail too. Other highlights of the trip include stopping at anchorages off Moon Point, Kingfisher Bay, or Wathumba Creek. Catering available upon request or you are welcome to bring your own.

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What people are saying about Hervey Bay

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 323 reviews

100% recommendation!!! Small, exclusive tour!!! Very special experience! Definitely do it! Great boat, great crew, exclusive tour! High competence of the entire crew! 100% recommendation! Great value for money! Look forward to it!

We had a wonderful time on board. The weather was perfect beautiful sunset. The crew were first class. Glass was never empty and more than enough nibbles. Very relaxing. A big thank you for a lovely time.

Wonderful fun family day. Great crew, great swimming at Pelican Banks, great fun on the boom net on the back of the boat. Will definitely do it again next time we come back.

It was very good. Well organised saw lot dolphins and excellent swim

Great crew and small amount of passengers make a great cruise