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4hr Glass Bottom Boat Turtle Discovery Cruise - Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours

Board our glass bottom boat the 'Milbi' and discover the magical underwater world of the Great Sandy Straits Marine Park!

Highlights

  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
  • Great Sandy Straits Marine Park
  • Snorkelling
  • Visit Round Island
  • Local Indigenous guide sharing his knowledge
  • Advanced Ecotourism and Respecting Our Culture Certification

On this leisurely cruise over calm and clear waters, you’ll be able to marvel at the beautiful coral gardens from the comfort of our large purpose built vessel before taking to the sea for an incredible snorkelling experience.

Get up close and personal to the many wonders of this outstanding marine park - colourful fish amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies and possibly even a reef shark or dugong!

After your snorkelling adventure we will journey to the amazing Round Island and enjoy a delicious healthy lunch. Conditions depending, we head onto either Round Island or Pelican Banks, famous for its crystal clear waters. Here, you can relax on the white sand beaches or take another dip in paradise.

Hervey Bay boasts glorious sunshine and warm water temperatures almost all year round, making it the ideal location for a snorkelling adventure.

So come and join us for a memorable experience in Hervey Bay and be at one with nature!

 

Departures: 10:30am at Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Queensland, returning at approx 2.30pm

Adult $115.00
Child $70.00

What's included

  • All snorkelling gear
  • Lunch

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Whilst it is our aim to offer you the best marine excursion possible, please note that our Turtle Discovery Eco Tour inclusions may vary slightly to optimize the most favourable weather conditions for your comfort. Minimum numbers required for tour to depart.

Available Bookings from December 17 to December 23

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec
Fri 20 Dec
Sat 21 Dec
Sun 22 Dec
Mon 23 Dec

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$68.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$65.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$70.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$70.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$70.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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4.5

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Janet from Australia wrote on 17 June 2019

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Must do.

Very friendly and professional staff. Very informative and attentive. Great day.

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Thank you! Happy to hear you enjoyed your day out :)

Debbie from Australia wrote on 12 June 2019

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A relaxing, delightful and informative tour

A wonderful tour with an easygoing knowledgeable crew. It was beautiful out on the water, we went to a delightful little island that you could walk around in 5 minutes. Snorkeled over some live coral. Had a chicken and salad wrap for lunch. To top it all of Travis sang a welcome song in his local tribal language and played and taught us about the didgeridoo. A delightful day

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From 4hr Glass Bottom Boat Turtle Discovery Cruise - Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours

Thanks Debbie for your review. Looks like you had a beautiful relaxing day. Hope to see you again one day. Regards, Jacqui

Marie from Australia wrote on 17 April 2019

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Turtle discovery tour

We had the best time on the turtle discovery tour. The crew were super friendly and knowledgeable And happy to answer any questions we had. Visibility and conditions weren’t great for snorkeling but We still jumped in and had a go. All Snorkeling gear was provided at no additional cost. Lunch and afternoon tea were provided . Stopped and had an explore on round island where we were treated to a traditional aboriginal welcome and didgeridoo demonstration. The wildlife did not disappoint with 4 turtle sightings and 3 pods of dolphins. Would recommend going on this tour.

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Thank you so much! We really enjoyed having you on board and were incredibly thankful that you got to see so much of our marine life. Kindest regards, Wil & Jacq

Ronnie Wellings from Australia wrote on 25 March 2019

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My Surprise 60th Birthday

Daughter, Rebecca Fitzgerald, booked this day for me, including my husband. WOW what a huge and lovely surprise. Crew were so very friendly and caring. I have a problem with my back and knees yet nothing was too much for them to help. They went out of their way to help me off and on the boat. The day was so very informative, far from boring, was enlightening. A small group of 16, plus 4 crew floating around the Bay. Was wonderful to swim in the waters shared by reef sharks, manta rays, turtles, dolphins. Those who snorkeled were so happy to see so much coral back in the bay. Sadly didn't see any dugongs this trip, but will be back to try again. Lunch was lovely. There was an Indigenous 'welcome', which included the history of the area and insight into the years that created this Marine Park. I was made to feel so special and had a 'traditional' Happy Birthday "message. Will definitely be back and am recommending this trip to all our family and friends who are going to Hervey Bay, including those who live there. Thank you for an awesome day on the bay and a magical 60th Birthday I will never forget.

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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to help you celebrate your special birthday on the water. We look forward to seeing you back onboard the Milbi again one day. Jacqui :)

Elizabeth Wilson from Australia wrote on 25 September 2018

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Disappointing

I booked this trip due to glowing reviews. Originally booked for a weekday supplier changed it to a Saturday. Perhaps the skipper felt there were better things he could be doing than taking a tour. He seemed very disinterested and unenthusiastic. There were 6 customers. He offered a chance for a swim, one person expressed keenness for this but her swim never happened. She must have been disappointed. We were left on a small island with no toilets and minimal shade while the boat anchored off the island. Seemed pointless.

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Hi Elizabeth, It is a shame that your tour did not meet your expectations. We always enjoy taking the tour and it will only be changed due to weather or maintenance. On Round Island there is a drop toilet and there are lots and lots of trees, so I'm unsure of your comment of minimal shade., The swimming options there are fantastic so I'm unsure as to why the other passenger didn't swim, the waters are ideal for swimming and is crystal clear. Maybe he/she decided it was too cool to swim? Upon checking the weather, it was a northerly at 10 knots. Kind regards, Jacqui

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