This whale expeditions are the highlight of the year and only operate during the months of June and July as the whales gather in the tropical waters of the Ribbon Reefs. This experience is available on limited dates and trips sell out quickly!
With four nights cruising between epic snorkeling spots, this boat tour is the perfect way to make the most out of the Great Barrier Reef. Onboard you can snorkel at up to five different spots per day and spend some serious quality time among the colourful reef world and abundance of marine life that call it home - including the minke whales!
The minke whale expedition is the highlight of the year and only runs in June and July when the amazing creatures gather in the Ribbon Reefs. The tour has a success rate of over 90% when it comes to whale interactions, and the dwarf minke whales tend to stick around the vessel and swimmers for about two hours on average - though they can last a lot longer too!
During your stay you’ll also have the opportunity to see the reef sharks that come out after dark, and tend to come within just feet of the boat. While only scuba divers are allowed in the water at night, you can observe the reef sharks from on board and even put on a mask and peek under the surface if the conditions are calm.
The minke whale diving expeditions sell out quickly, so book in advance to grab a spot! Between snorkeling, kicking back with a drink on a sun lounger, and watching the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef, it doesn’t get much better than this.