Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours acknowledges the Butchulla people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate today, and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.
Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours
A family owned business
on a mission to create lasting change
After spending over 40 years at sea, surrounded by marine life, diving the reefs, whilst always being passionate about indigenous culture, we noticed that there wasn’t an opportunity for the community and our visitors to learn and connect with the Great Sandy Straits as well as our local Butchulla culture.
So we combined our skills & passions to create Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours.
On the tours, our guests experience the local islands, snorkel our unbelievably healthy reef, learn about sustainability, whilst listening to ancient dreamtime stories from our local Butchulla guide.
Easy access vessel
The Milbi is the only vessel in Hervey Bay that will allow you to walk in and out easily. No need to think twice if you want to hope out to explore an island, your return to the vessel will be sweet. And if all you want is to stay in the vessel, do so and look through our glass bottom to enjoy the reef from there.
Step away from the hectic life
We take it chill to the rhythms of nature and the didgeridoo, we go slow to appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us in the Great Sandy Straits. Our activities range from explorations underwater searching for marine wildlife to just sitting down and relax in what will feel like your own private island.
We are well
Eco Certified Advanced Eco Tourism
Respecting Our Culture Certified
2018 & 2019 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
Member of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef
Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism (GSTC)
2018 Best Fraser Coast New Business Finalist
Featured on TV: Going Places with Ernie Dingo (NITV) and Queensland Weekender (Channel 7)
Only Indigenous experience in Hervey Bay combined with marine adventures and fun dreamtime stories delivered directly by Butchulla people.
We navigate smooth waters
Our vessel, the Milbi, navigates only through smooth waters so you will have a truly relaxing experience from beginning to end, no motion sickness, guaranteed! Your only worry will be to relax, to remain present and enjoy yourself. Happy holidays to remember!
We give back to nature
Profits from our tours subsidise the costs of our school excursions in the Fraser Coast region. We hope that a close experience that the students have with nature and the Butchulla people, will keep bringing a legacy of sustainability, community and kindness. When you choose us, you choose to protect our planet too!