Water activity

Hervey Bay: Sandy Strait Scenic and Wildlife Cruise

Hervey Bay: Sandy Strait Scenic and Wildlife Cruise

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From US$ 56.71 per person

Relax and cruise into the heart of the internationally protected Great Sandy Marine. Watch wildlife and birds as you enjoy the scenery and lunch on this 5-hour unique cruise.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • The only tour that navigates the southern expanses of the marine park, and Ramsar protected wetlands
  • Visits historic and culturally significant destinations along the West coast of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island (K'gari)
  • Discount on dining at The Boat Club café and restaurant
Full description
Cruise the pristine waters of the Great Sandy Straits, including destinations such as Woody Island, North White Cliffs, Ungowa and Garry's Anchorage. Departing from the Boat Club relax and wildlife spot as we cruise through the Great Sandy Straits to the famous Gary’s Anchorage, located approximately halfway to Tin Can Bay. Enjoy a light lunch on-board as we cruise through the anchorage. Experience the beauty of the Great Sandy Marine Park & Fraser Island, this pristine area of Mangroves, Sand Cliffs and sand flats wilderness is abound with sea and birdlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Fraser Island dingos. Learn about some of the history of early settlers and logging of this historical region. The Great Sandy Strait, from Dayman Point - Sandy Point (near Hervey Bay) to Tin Can Bay in the south, is a Ramsar wetland of international importance. It has been declared a shorebird designated area within the marine park to protect migratory shorebirds. Seabirds and shorebirds are a vibrant feature of this World Heritage area. They occupy a range of habitats, including the mouths of creeks and estuaries, rocky ocean foreshores, sand spits, and sandy beaches.
  • Light lunch and morning tea
  • Discount on dining at The Boat Club café and restaurant
  • Expert local wildlife and history commentary
  • Marine park fees
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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    Meeting point

    Please check in at the local partner reception desk at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time. If you are driving to the meeting point, you can park in the local partner's lot across the street from the office.

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    Important information

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    • Route and destination are subject to change without notice, due to tidal and weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

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    We thoroughly enjoyed this 5 hour cruise, the captain was brilliant with his information of the local area. The boat was comfortable, with three viewing areas, front outside, top deck with a cover and inside with the bar and tea and coffee station. My only negative would be the lack of food available, the bar could do with selling a wider selection other than crisps. Lunch was a white bread sandwich each. We were all pretty hungry by the time we got them. I would recommend taking a snack with you on this trip. We live locally and were taking a visitor on this cruise, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

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    May 5, 2022

    Was lovely being out on the water & seeing the western side & down to the southern tip of Fraser. Its something you don't get to see when 4wding on the island so it gives you a whole different perspective. We were lucky enough to even see a pod of dolphins with their bubs.

    April 28, 2022

    January 6, 2022

    Product ID: 398209