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The Oceania Projects Whale Expedition
The Oceania Projects Whale Expedition
The Oceania Projects Whale Expedition
Map of The Oceania Project's Whale Expedition, Hervey Bay
Urangan Harbour
Hervey Bay

The Oceania Project's Whale Expedition, Hervey Bay
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Indicative Rate* $1950.00 to $1950.00 Tour - All Inclusive

04 1879 7326
0418 797 326
expedition@oceania.org.au
www.oceania.org.au

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Description

Live aboard The Oceania Project Project's Whale Research Expedition vessel 'Sounds Unique' for five nights six days in Hervey Bay, Queensland.

Join humpback whale experts Trish and Wally Franklin and become part of a research team who have been studying humpback whales in Hervey Bay for over 20 years.

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Each day is spent observing up to seven pods and 14 individual humpback whales, sometimes up close and very personal. Whilst humpback whales are the primary research focus of the expedition you will likely also encounter other species of whales, several species of dolphins, turtles, a variety of sea-birds and possibly a dugong.

Anchor at night in safety under the lee of magnificent Fraser Island and enjoy the informative evening presentations and round table discussions that will take you into a deeper understanding of whales and their ocean environment.

The Oceania Project's Whale Research Expedition is contributing to the understanding of humpback whale social behaviour and social organisation. As an expedition participant you will not only be supporting the ongoing research program but creating your own unique opportunity to experience and learn about humpbacks whales in the magnificent setting of Hervey Bay.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter
  • Guide
    Guide

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Cruise
    Cruise
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching

Other Information

Children:
Children aged seven to 13 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children must be 14 years or older.

General Comments

Comprehensive joining information is provided at the time of booking to assist with travel planning to and from Hervey Bay, advice on what to bring and information about what to expect aboard the Whale Expedition.

The Whale Research Expedition commences on Sunday, 8th September 2013 and operates for three consecutive weeks until Friday, 27th October 2012.

Participation is for five nights / six days departing Urangan Harbour 0800 each Sunday and returning 1430 each Friday.

Participants can join for one or more weekly departures. Departure dates in 2012 are Sunday: 8 September; 15 September and 22nd September.

Humpback whales visit Hervey Bay during the southern migration from mid-July until late October. There is a steady flow of humpback whales throughout this period. Information about the weather conditions and the local area of Hervey Bay is in the detailed joining information provided at the time of booking.

How To Get There

The departure location is Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan Harbour, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. Hervey Bay is five hours drive north of Brisbane. Air, train and bus services are available.

Participants should plan to arrive in Hervey Bay and stay overnight on the Saturday prior to departure.

Joining time is 0730 each Sunday morning and the return time is 1430 the following Friday.


The Oceania Project's Whale Research Expedition, Hervey Bay

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Live aboard The Oceania Project Project's Whale Expedition vessel 'Sounds Unique' for five nights six days in Hervey Bay, Queensland. Join humpback whale experts Trish and Wally Franklin and become part of a research team who have been studying humpback whales in Hervey Bay for over 20 years.

The Expedition vessel is 'Sounds Unique', a 13.5 metre power catamaran

Each day is spent observing up to seven pods and 14 individual humpback whales, sometimes up close and very personal. Whilst humpback whales are the primary research focus of the expedition you will likely also encounter other species of whales, several species of dolphins, turtles, a variety of sea-birds and possibly a dugong.

Tour Information


6 days
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 08 - 27 Sep 2013
- 2:30pm
8:00am -
Tour departs weekly on Sunday morning, returns the following Friday.

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$1950.00$1950.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive


Other Information

Children: Children aged seven to 13 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children must be 14 years or older.



* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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