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Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures Australia

Hervey Bay Private Charter

From: $1,120 USD

Duration: Custom

Type: Groups, Private Charter.

Departs: On Request - Year Round

Interests: Birds, Fish & Marine Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.

Design your own fully customised charter with our certified Marine Naturalists and Marine Biologists, with the option to cover activities such as snorkelling, birdwatching and sunset cruising, or themes such as the geography of K'gari Fraser Island and surrounding waterways, the region's European and Indigenous history, or other educational topics for schools and special interest groups.  

  • The Great Sandy Marine Park is home to a number of varieties of dolphin, turtles and dugongs year-round, with our team providing expert interpretation across this very diverse ecosystem. Birdlife abounds with both migrating species and local populations including raptors, terns, shearwaters, gannets and gulls.

  • During the whale watching season (July to late October), learn about the 35 years of local Humpback Whale research including our latest whale findings from our marine biologists, and help us collect data as part of our ongoing research studies.

  • All proceeds from sales of private charter experiences support whale and dolphin research, marine education for children, and ocean conservation programs in Australia and around the world.

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*

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  • Private Charter - Hervey Bay

    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.

    Key Details

    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

    Responsible Tourism

    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.

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