Water activity

Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

4.7 / 5

23 reviews

Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

From US$ 85.26 per person

Cruise the sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Straits on this 4–hour guided eco tour. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable cultural experience.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Gently cruise through the stunning waters of Hervey Bay on a steady glass bottom vessel
  • Explore Round Island and its surroundings
  • Enjoy a sumptuous healthy lunch and a fresh tropical fruit platter
  • Join the search for marine life such as dolphins, turtles and dugongs
  • Immerse yourself in the oldest culture in the world, with a local Aboriginal guide
Full description
Join the only cultural tour on the Fraser Coast. With your local Butchulla guide onboard, obtain first hand knowledge of the history, hunting and gathering techniques.  Your ecotour begins at 10:30am departing from the Great Sandy Straits Marina onboard a 10 metre glass bottom vessel. Travel through the spectacular waterways of the Great Sandy Marine Park, with stops at Round Island and Big Woody Island and visit coral reefs for snorkelling and viewing through the glass panels. Lunch, tropical fruit platter, water, tea and coffee are all included in your tour. Be intrigued by the history spanning thousands of years, through the eyes of a local aboriginal guide, a direct descendant from the Butchulla tribe - the custodians of K'Gari. Take a walk in the Butchulla footsteps and discover the deep connection the aboriginal people share with the land and sea.
  • Tour guide
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Fruit platter
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and snacks
  • Pick–up and drop off at accommodation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Check-in at Great Sandy Straits Marina Terminal, Shop 6/17 Bucaneer Drive, (opposite Cafe Balaena). Please check-in 20 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will need to bring a hat, towel, sunscreen, swimming attire
  • There is a water dispenser on board and you are welcome to bring your own reusable water bottle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

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What a great experience. The weather was excellent and the team on the boat- Will & Travis were the best. Travis did a great Welcome to Country and was very knowledgeable of his heritage the Butchulla people. The lunch & endless nibbles were awesome and loved by all. The places we went to were beautiful and the beaches unbelievably beautiful. Thanks for an amazing day we loved it.

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July 4, 2021

The crew were so friendly. Captain Will was amazing. His taste in music and chilled attitude made the day so much fun. Aaron is wonderful. He’s Welcome to Country ceremony was amazing. Even getting some of the kids to help him. He was engaging and even though softly spoken, what ever he was talking about everyone was captivated. Tanya was a wonderful addition to the crew with her funny and bubbly personality. Being a larger person and a snorkeler I had an issue with getting on the boat in the middle of the water. Aaron and the skipper were there to help. They didn’t wait for me to help, Tanya saw I was coming to get out and made it easier without making it obvious and embarrassing and for that I am so great full. Will definitely be back to do it all again this time with the whales. Thanks guys.

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April 13, 2021

Great trip out on the water at Hervey Bay, loved the local indigenous knowledge

June 22, 2021

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