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Indicative Rate* $600.00 to $1000.00 Tour - All Inclusive (Single)

07 4098 5417
0417 726 622
info@marineencounters.com.au
www.marineencounters.com.au

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Description

For the adventure of a lifetime look into the eyes of a minke whale or dive with sharks at the most pristine sites on the Great Barrier Reef.

Eye to Eye Marine Encounters (E2E) offer scheduled (4-9 day) expeditions to experience nature at its very best. John Rumney and his team have over 30 years experience and are passionate about providing the best wildlife encounters possible.

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The crew's attitude, enthusiasm and quest for adventure have won them the respect and loyalty of many guests who return year after year to join these special expeditions. E2E provides free spaces to researchers who conduct fieldwork and give interpretive talks on board, adding a unique element to these trips whilst supporting research.

E2E also specialises in coordinating scientific expeditons and documentary film expeditions having worked directly with National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, IMAX, BBC and many more.

Private family/group charters also available.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter
  • Fishing equipment
    Fishing equipment
  • Guide
    Guide

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Cruising
    Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving
    Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
    Snorkelling
  • Swim with Sharks
    Swim with Sharks
  • Swim with Whales
    Swim with Whales
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. Eye to Eye Marine Encounters recommend children be at least 10 years of age and be strong swimmers.

Other Facilities:
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters offers eight to ten scheduled and themed marine expeditions (for example, Swim with Minke Whale, Shark Discovery, Turtle Tagging) per year. These trips play an active role in supporting research and conservation as well as promising incredible adventure diving on some of the best sites on the Great Barrier Reef.
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters also specialises in guiding and co-ordinating for marine documentary crews (they have worked with the BBC, Discovery Channel, Galatee Films, 60 Minutes, IMAX, Channel 7 and many more) as well as supplying experienced guide services for visiting vessels/private charters.
From 2010, Eye to Eye Marine Encounters has also been collaborating with international University groups to offer a hands-on marine based curriculum.
For more information on the above options, please contact them directly via email.

Further Details:
Shark and Turtle Discovery Expeditions to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea take place throughout the year.
Shark and Turtle Discovery Expeditions to the Far North are only available for a few weeks each summer and coincide with the migratory patterns of sea turtles. This isolated area includes significant seabird nesting sites and is home to the largest Green turtle rookery in the world. Shadowing the movements of turtles are Tiger sharks, apex predators that congregate around the islands to feast on the abundance of easy prey. This area is truly unique and provides our guests with the opportunity to explore untouched reefs and rare animal encounters - the ultimate in wilderness adventure.

For a few months each year Dwarf minke whales appear in the Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. While visiting the tropics they a show a remarkable interest in people and boats and often maintain close and prolonged in-water encounters (which can last for several hours!). This remarkable behaviour happens no-where else in the world and has allowed for a small and sustainably managed swim with whale industry to emerge.

How To Get There:
Expeditions depart Cairns or Port Douglas depending on the vessel chartered. Details will be given to guests upon inquiry or booking.


Eye to Eye Marine Encounters Tours


Swim with Minke Whale Expedition

Swimming with Dwarf minke whales on the Great Barrier Reef (Sunday Night Program A WHALE OF A TIME)

Eye to Eye Marine Encounters is one of a handful of specially permitted liveaboard operators offering swim with minke whale expeditions each June/July. They are world leaders in sustainable and ecofriendly whale interactions (all encounters are carried out on the animal's terms) and unlike other dive vessels, their priority lies with maximising time spent with the whales instead of sticking to a rigid dive site schedule.

Eye to Eye Marine Encounter's experienced team of crew and Minke Whale Project scientists have been conducting expeditions to swim with whales for the past 19 years (the longest of any operator) and pioneered the swim-with-whale industry on the Great Barrier Reef.

Eye to Eye Marine Encounters offers guests the opportunity to join them for the trip of a lifetime and come face to face with these inquisitive animals while learning about their biology and behaviour from specialists in the field. In addition to swimming with the whales there are two to three dives or snorkels per day on some of the best coral sites on the Great Barrier Reef.

Tour Information


4 days
Yes.
They can arange for pick ups/drop offs with a local bus company upon request.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Jun 2014 - 24 Jul 2015

Tour Departs From

  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns

Tour Travels To

  • Northern Ribbon Reefs including Cod Hold, Steve's Bommie, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Gardens/Wall
  • Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef)

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$600.00$1000.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate. Price depends on vessel used


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome. Eye to Eye Marine Encounters recommend children be at least 10 to 12 years of age, and be a strong swimmer.



Shark and Turtle Discovery Expeditions

Eye to Eye Marine Encounters

The Coral Sea (Osprey Reef) and Far Northern Great Barrier Reef are home to many species of sharks and other pelagics. Eye to Eye Marine Encounters runs trips to both these wilderness areas throughout the year providing guests with the opportunity to explore Australia's most remote locations while getting up close and personal with iconic animals in their natural environment.

Expeditions also feature on board biologists and scientists who conduct shark and turtle tagging and tracking, providing an educational and exciting element to this experience. Although these expeditions actively support conservation, there is also plenty of time for recreational diving and exploring some of Australia's most isolated and pristine sites along with the other Outer Great Barrier Reef's 'top spots'.

Tour Information


9 days
Yes.
They can arange for pick ups/drop offs with a local bus company upon request.

Tour Departs From

  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns

Tour Travels To

  • Northern Ribbon Reefs including Cod Hold, Steve's Bommie, Lighthouse Bommie, Pixie Gardens/Wall
  • Osprey Reefs
  • Raine Island Reef (Far Northern Great Barrier Reef)

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$600.00$1000.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate. Price depends on vessel used


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome. Eye to Eye Marine Encounters recommend children be at least 10 to 12 years of age, and be a strong swimmer.



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07 4098 5417
0417 726 622

 
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