Humpback Whale Spyhopping
Ocean Defender Vessel
Humpback Whale Mugging
Indo Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
Pacific Whale Foundation Research Team
From: $1,120 USD
Type: Groups, Private Charter.
Departs: On Request - Year Round
Interests: Birds, Fish & Marine Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.
About Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures Australia (PWFEAA)
Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures Australia (PWFEAA) was founded in 2011 as a fully owned subsidiary of Pacific Whale Foundation, an international NGO dedicated to protecting our ocean and marine life since 1980. With a mission to protect the oceans through science and advocacy and to inspire environmental stewardship, the social enterprise company runs eco tours and a merchandise shop to raise funding for education, conservation and research projects, with regular involvement in school visits, virtual classrooms, community forums and educational conferences.
Total price per charter. Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (1/11/2021) and may differ when you book your travel. Please contact us for our current pricing and itinerary details*
Enjoy the best of the Great Sandy Marine Park at any time during the year, with the duration and departure time of the private charter customised according to your requirements. Specifically designed to suit your group of up to 38 guests, we concentrate on your area of interest or curriculum for students.
Our private charters covering various special interests such as snorkelling, birding, history and geography, are staffed by knowledgeable certified Marine Naturalists, who take pride in their uncompromising attention to top-quality service aboard our 12-metre, smooth-riding Rigid Inflatable Boat (“RIB”). This comfortable vessel features forward facing and covered seating at water level, with panoramic views, perfect for photography and naturalist groups.
We can organise a stopover on the beach of K'gari Fraser Island, Big Woody Island with its historic lighthouse, or perhaps land on a deserted sand cay. Refreshments can be brought or provided, with our team delighted to assist you with organising the perfect event.
For groups interested in learning more about our research programs, our Whale & Dolphin Tracker app is the latest iteration of a long-term citizen-science program for monitoring and collecting data on marine wildlife. With this free app available to your special interest or educational group, we can log whale and dolphin sightings in real time and upload photos from mobile devices. Your contributions will aid our researchers in their studies and contribute to informed management of the East Australia population of humpback whales.
In addition to naturalist groups, tailored packages can be booked for wedding parties or receptions, birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, corporate whalewatch or snorkel cruises, sunset cruises or milestone celebrations.
Pricing: On Request
Group Size: Maximum of 38 passengers
Departure Point: Check in at Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan Hervey Bay.
Departure Times & Duration: Customised according to your needs
PWFEAA believes education through appreciation of natural wildlife behaviour can excite and inspire people to make small changes in their lives in order to mitigate the growing threats to our marine life.
As the only operator in the region to have been researching Humpbacks Whales for over three decades, Pacific Whale Foundation scientists are responsible for the South Pacific’s longest running photo-identification project and the largest curated database of Humpback Whales in Eastern Australia, having detailed the life histories of over 6,000 individual Humpback Whales.
Being a social enterprise, all proceeds from sales of the whale watching experiences and merchandise from the Foundation's Ocean Store support whale and dolphin research, marine education for children, and ocean conservation programs in Australia and around the world.