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Fraser Island & Dolphin Sailing Adventure

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From US$71,77

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Experience the marine life of the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island on a half-day dolphin watching tour from Hervey Bay. Ride aboard a smaller boat that allows for a more personalized experience as you look for two dolphin species, sea turtles and other animals. Includes time for boom-netting and a swim at Fraser Island (in warmer months), and morning tea served on board.
  • Learn about marine animals in the region such as dolphins, sea turtles, and dugong
  • Ride in the boom net or stop for a swim near Fraser Island (seasonal)
  • Hear informative commentary from the guide
  • Includes morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Light refreshments
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Tourist Terminal, Tourist Terminal, Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

    Departure Point: Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan Hervey Bay Address: Berth B 7 Great Sandy Straits Marina Buccaneer Drive Urangan Qld 4655 Directions: Marina is located behind the Mantra units. Go into the car park of the Great Sandy Straits Resort

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

If no pick up required please meet at the vessel, Berth 7, Great Sandy Strait Marina, Urangan, 15 mins before departure time. Plenty of free parking. If directions required please phone our office.

What To Expect

After morning pickup at your hotel in Hervey Bay, meet your boat at Great Sandy Straits Marina.

Nibble a light morning tea served on board as your captain steers the boat into the waters of Great Sandy Strait, which are home to two species of dolphins — bottlenose dolphins and Australian humpback dolphins — along with dugongs and sea turtles. Your guide shares commentary about the marine life of the region and other fascinating facts as you look for wildlife.

Have the opportunity to swim off the west coast of Fraser Island at the pristine Pelican Banks, or at the beaches of Fraser Island itself. If you're feeling adventurous, you can ride in the boom net on the boat.

If conditions allow, your captain may raise the sails on the 38-foot (11.5-meter) boat so that you can experience the vessel under sail power. The boat is a smaller sized vessel, making for a more intimate experience. Wi-Fi is available on-board.

At the end of four hours, your tour ends with return to your starting point in Hervey Bay.

Please note that dolphins are spotted on 95% of the tours, however they are wild animals and sightings are unpredictable.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Operated by Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Fraser Island & Dolphin Sailing Adventure?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Fraser Island & Dolphin Sailing Adventure?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fraser Island & Dolphin Sailing Adventure?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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69 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Wonderful sailing adventure
Anonymous, May 2021
It was a very enjoyabale morning.We watched quite a few dolphins.The lady on the board was very friendly.Boom netting experience was amazing.Morning Tea was very good and filling.The entire trip was worth the money.We will come back again
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for choosing Blue Dolphin. Our morning tour is a great way to check out the local dolphins and enjoy a swim or boom net. Look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks Jodie
Wonderful dolphin watching!
John_R, Apr 2021
Professional crew who ensured that we had a great cruise with them and they found many dolphins too. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hi John, thank you for your review and for joining our morning tour. We are fortunate to have resident dolphins in the bay which have become very identifiable over the years and it's wonderful to be able to show them to guests. Thank you for your recommendation.
Really great
Anne_Q, Apr 2021
We really enjoyed our dolphin cruise. The Skipper was very informative and it was a lovely relaxing cruise
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thank you Robert for your review. Our morning tour is a great way to spend a few hours on the water or even in the water. Glad you had a relaxing time.
Not good
Unfortunately ours got cancelled due to the weather. We have asked management to arrange refund. Please advise that this in the process. Thank you. Lenie Jovellanos
Response from Host, Mar 2021
Hi Lenie, not sure what to make of your rating/review. Yes we had to cancel the tour due to a strong wind warning, but the weather was fine for the next day which suited you. You then cancelled the evening before stating the your son needed to go back to work. In the text message we did state that you would need to let Viator know of your reason to request a refund. Have they not responded to this request? Thanks Peter
Perhaps next time in Hervey Bay
Moses_S, Dec 2020
Blue Dolphin Marine Tour was cancelled due to severe weather and wind warning. Cannot be help but disappointed with the cancellation
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Unfortunately we are at the mercy of the weather and our guests safety is our main priority. With the recent East Coast low we were unable to operate our tours due to the severe weather. It is a shame that you rated us so poorly for a tour that you did not experience. Perhaps next time you can join us and I am sure you will leave a much more positive review and help our small business. Many thanks Jodie
Great day
Melissa_S, Nov 2020
Great team looking after us. Got some great sightings of dolphins and a dugong. Ticked all the boxes
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Thankyou Melissa for your review. A highlight is always seeing the dugong and being able to show guests an animal most have never seen before. Many thanks for coming out with us and hope to see you again, Peter
Fraser Island Dolphin Cruise.
Kenneth_J, Feb 2020
Great trip. Cloudy, choppy day but Captain Pete navigated to smooth water as we motored out to Fraser Island where we had a swim and walk on the beach. Saw both Australian Humpback and Bottle Nose Dolphins. Beautiful sail back with prevailing winds. Safety briefings were spot on. Morning tea was delicious!
beautiful place, great options for...
Doc_Yogi, Apr 2017
beautiful place, great options for family activities
The whole experience was fantastic...
Julie H, Jul 2016
The whole experience was fantastic. Captain Pete very informative, and a very nice bloke. We loved that it was a small group (9 out of 24). Highly recommended. Would love to do it with Blue Dolphin for a whale tour as well.


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