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Your ecotour begins at 10.30am departing from the Great Sandy Straits Marina onboard the "Milbi" a 10 metre glass bottom vessel. You will travel through the spectacular waterways of the Great Sandy Marine Park, with stops at Round Island (Weenandin), Big Woody Island (Tooliewah) 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 local Aboriginal guide, a direct decendant from the Butchulla tribe - the custodians of K'Gari (Fraser Island). Take a walk in the Butchulla footsteps and discover the deep connection the Aboriginal people share with the land and sea.
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Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours

Your unforgettable marine experience begins here. Situated in the heart of  Queensland, Australia. The Great Sandy Straits Marine Park boasts safe, protected waterways, coral reefs and an abundance of marine and bird life.Your 4 hour fully guided ecotour will take you through the calm, clear waters of the Great Sandy Marine Park. You will be able to view the coral gardens from the comfort of the Milbi, one of Australia’s largest glass bottom boats. Snorkelling equipment is available to enable you the ultimate experience of coming face to face with the infinite wonders of the marine park. You are likely to see fish habitat amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies, and possibly a reef shark or dugong. Time is set aside to explore Round Island and enjoy a healthy lunch and tropical fruit platter. 

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Day!!!

I don't think I can put into words how incredible these tours are but I'll try. It goes beyond going out on a boat to beautiful places. From Jacqui who took our booking, provided advice & information, to Captain Will & Dusty who took us...More

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Jacqui H, Manager at Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our tour. We are so glad you enjoyed your Milbi experience. The great sandy straits sure is a beautiful part of the world and it was our pleasure to share this with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Unforgettable day

Hi Wil, Jackie, Joe, Christy and sorry I can’t remember the other crew member’s name. Thanks so much for a really unique adventure ( at least for me who lives in a cold climate at this time of year). Your hospitality, knowledge and wonderful boat...More

Thank Jo C
Jacqui H, Manager at Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jo it was so lovely to meet you and hosting you on the Milbi was an absolute pleasure for us. We hope to see you back in Hervey Bay one day (next time you need to escape an NZ winter!).

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A day to never forget

Had the best experience. Went on the turtle discovery tour yesterday, proposed to my partner on pelican banks, the milbi team helped make it so special for the both of us, they went out of there way to go to pelican banks for the proposal...More

Thank Drew J
Jacqui H, Manager at Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Who doesn't love LOVE? Thank you so much for choosing us to play a part in your special moment. Pelican Banks is a magical place and now it will always remain special for you both. Blessings and gratitude to you both X

Reviewed 21 June 2018
highly recommend

Great cruise. Great staff and a beautiful day on the water. Would highly recommend this discovery tour to all. Was amazing to view the coral from the glass bottom boat. And a beautiful walk along Big Woody Island. Thanks for a great day out!! Will...More

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Jacqui H, Manager at Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review of the Turtle Discovery tour. Yes, the coral reef is amazing and so close to the mainland which is a bonus! Very glad you enjoyed your experience on the Sandy Straits, thank you for traveling with us and...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018

+++ Very nice guide. Small aborigine show and welcome song very appreciated. + Light lunch of good quality. --- We have NOT seen any single turtle -- They asked to move the trip to another "better weather day", weather was perfect (only sun, only 2...More

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Jacqui H, Manager at Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. We are glad you enjoyed the personalised welcome to country and information provided by our Indigenous Elder Joe Joe (and also enjoyed your lunch). As we travel through the natural marine environment it is impossible...More

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