A family owned business

Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, a family-owned business dedicated to protecting our beloved ocean. Thie legends are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others and believe that learning from the Butchulla people is the best way to understand nature. They like to keep things relaxed on their tours but run a tight ship to ensure your safety. Their ecotours offer a unique opportunity to explore the Great Sandy Straits and connect with their local Indigenous culture. Join them for a fun-filled day of island hopping, snorkeling on the healthy reef, and searching for marine wildlife while listening to ancient Dreamtime stories from a local Butchulla descendant.

Magic days on the water are what Hervey Bay is all about

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Turtle Tour

The Hervey Bay turtle tour. Snorkel the reef, visit an island, connect with marine wildlife, learn from your friendly Butchulla guide. Or just relax!

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Milbi Sunset Cruise

The Hervey Bay Sunset Cruise. Experience a relaxing sunset, champagne in hand, grazing platter, didgeridoo sounds. What else?

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Djinang Walking Tour

The only Cultural Walking Tour in town. Follow the footsteps of the Butchulla people and discover the history of Hervey Bay, Fraser Island & more.

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The Hervey Bay Turtle Tour

Enjoy the travel on The Milbi a glass bottom boat, marveling at the beuaty of the Great Sandy Strait Marine Park. Truly feel welvome when receiving a warm Welcome to Country from the native Butchulla guide.

Continuing through the strait search for fish habitat amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies, and possibly a reef shark or dugong. Mother Nature will lead the way.

Time is spent on the island, where you can swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters, play beach cricket or relax on the sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in the Butchulla culture with the local Indigenous guide. As we only carry small numbers, your personalised Aboriginal experience is shared in a relaxed and friendly manner. 

  • Visit Weenandin (Round Island), Pelican Banks Island, Big Woody Island (all subject to tidal conditions)

  • local Indigenous guide
  • Lunch provided, complimentary coffee, tea, fruit platter & biscuits
  • Snorkelling gear included, along with beach cricket and beach coits.

  • Park permit (Great Sandy Strait)

  • toilets on the boat
  • alcoholic beverages available for purchase
  • suitable for all ages
  • Departs: EVERYDAY
  • Duration: 10:30am-14:30pm
  • Location: Great Sandy Straits Marina Terminal, Shop 6/17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655 (opposite Cafe Balaena).
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Milbi Sunset Cruise

You’ve discovered the perfect romantic thing to do in Hervey Bay. Cruise the spectacular Great Sandy Marine Park aboard the Milbi vessel, while enjoying fresh local king prawns, a delicious grazing platter, and a glass of champagne. As the sun sinks, take a walk in the footsteps of your Butchulla guide. Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo and legendary tales of the original occupants of this land.

  • Complimentary glass of champagne, king prawns & canapes. Further drinks available for purchase on board (cash only)
  • Butchulla guide on board
  • Park permit (Great Sandy Strait)
  • Night coral viewing through glass panels may be possible at certain times!
  • Suitable for all ages


Duration: 4.30pm-6pm (winter), 5pm-6.30pm (sommer)

Location: The Marina, Berth B7,Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, 4655, Australia

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Djinang Walking Tour

Are you looking for the perfect way to include indigenous tourism into your trip to Hervey Bay? We’ve got you covered with our easy and unique 90-minute walking tour. Be transported into the world of the Butchulla as you are “marked” with the white ochre that grants you passage to walk through country. Leave the cares of the world behind as you visit significant sites, discover important gathering places, try bush tucker, and maybe have a chance to get creative using natural materials. The most memorable and special moment is hearing firsthand the most beautiful story of creation from your local Butchulla guide.

  • Butchulla guide
  • Discover important gathering places, bush tucker and hear first hand the most beautiful story of the creation of the oldest living culture in the world.
  • Fun!

Departs: every day

Duration: 8.30-10am

Location: Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, 4655, Australia

Walk in the foot steps of ancient history.

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