Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours begins by acknowledging our great friends, the Butchulla people, as they are the traditional custodians of the land. Our region is a place of healing where water, land, animals and people come together, along with people of many different cultures. Please join us in paying our respects to the Elders of the past, present and emerging, and acknowledging their spiritual connection to Country. May we walk lightly on this land.
Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours
A family owned business on a mission to create lasting change.
We run a tight ship but a loose tour
Welcome to Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours, a family-owned business dedicated to protecting our beloved ocean. We're passionate about sharing our knowledge with others and believe that learning from the Butchulla people is the best way to understand nature. We like to keep things relaxed on our tours, but we run a tight ship to ensure your safety. Our ecotours offer a unique opportunity to explore the Great Sandy Straits and connect with our local Indigenous culture. Join us for a fun-filled day of island hopping, snorkeling on our healthy reef, and searching for marine wildlife while listening to ancient Dreamtime stories from a local Butchulla descendant. If you're looking for more things to do in Hervey Bay, check out our Tours tab where you'll find a variety of options. We're proud to support our local community and can't wait to share our love of the ocean with you.
We are well
Tourism QLD Awarded "Best of Qld Experience": 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Advanced Eco Certified by Eco Tourism Australia
Respecting Our Culture Certified (ROC)
2018,'19, '20, '21, '22 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
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)
Renew Your Spirit
You decide whether to fully immerse yourself in the activities on board. Settle in and listen to the captivating stories from your guide. Or just completely chill to the natural rhythms of nature. I’d suggest a little bit of all three.
Snorkel if Mather Nature allows. Join the search for turtles, dolphins, dugongs, seabirds or maybe something more. Sneak off to your own private corners of the pristine beach.
We navigate smooth waters
Our vessel, the Milbi, navigates through smooth waters only. This ensures that you will have a truly relaxing experience from beginning to end. The comfort and safety of our guests is our priority. The Great Sandy Marine Park is known for its calmer waters. It's our aim to provide a relaxing experience. If Mother Nature does not provide the best conditions we will ensure that you can reschedule at a time more suitable to you.
The only Indigenous experience in Hervey Bay where you can dive deep into the indigenous and oldest living culture while cruising the bluest shallows and all the unique beauty that surrounds the Great Sandy Straits. We combine marine adventures and captivating dreamtime stories delivered directly by our friends the Butchulla people. The ocean is very special to us and we want to protect it; but to do so, we must understand nature and we believe there's not better teachers to learn from than the Butchulla people. Sailing not for you? Enjoy our amazing Walking Tour.
Easy access vessel
As you climb aboard our beautiful glass-bottomed boat, you’ll know that something special is about to take place. Easy to board and steady, like the sea turtles she is named for, Milbi goes gently on these pristine waters. You'll be delivered right up onto beach and we are fully wheelchair accessible. There is a bathroom available on board.
We give back to nature
Profits from our tours subsidise the cost of school excursions in the Fraser Coast region. We provide students with a close experience with nature and the Butchulla people. Our aim is to keep bringing a legacy of sustainability, community and kindness. When you choose us, you choose to protect our planet too!