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Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

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30 reviews

Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour & Cultural Experience

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From US$ 83.48 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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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 30 reviews

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Had a great day out on the Milmi. The weather could not have been better. Shout out to Jackie and Aaron and the Captain for leading us through an awesome trip. To be honest the snorkelling/glass bottom boat coral viewing was not wonderful (due to recent floods) but you get that with nature! The water was still fantastic, especially at Pelican Sands. Relaxing day out :-)

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April 4, 2022

Fantastic day! The boat is awesome, the office staff were great, the group was lovely, the skipper was excellent and the food was good. The island stops were magical but honestly what made the trip was Joe, our tour guide. He was so informative, natural at his work, educational and gifted us with wonderful insight from his culture, his family and the indigenous culture of our amazing country. So much has been lost and does not have the focus and respect it should have in Australia. Ten out of Ten! Thank you!

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February 2, 2022

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

Product ID: 124817