What Our Guests Have To Say

Thanks for the day. Nice and relaxed Tour the hole day through. So exelent for Children or Beginners
 
My daughter and I had a wonderful day out with the guys on the Milbi. We got to snorkel on the reef and visited Pelican Island 🏝 which was very informative. The sights were breathtaking, the way the sea changes currents and colour was beautiful. We felt so pampered and the crew were really friendly and informative both in the shop and on board. I ticked something off my bucket list so a dream come true. Thank you all so much!
 
Amazing - Trip Advisor
Highly recommended, beautiful natural adventure that respects the animals, environment, and the traditional owners of the land. The crew were informative and entertaining, and had no problem accommodating our 8 month daughter. We even saw a family of Dugong!
 
We took the Turtle Discovery tour with our 3 children aged 13, 10 and 8 years old. Every one of us enjoyed the experience in different ways. Our guide Dusty was so knowledgeable about history, geology, geography, sea life, and the local Butchulla (Aboriginal) culture and language that we came away with heaps of infomation. Some of us snorkelled, which was exciting, while others just relaxed in the beautiful warm water and soft white sand. We saw lots of wildlife including sea turtles and rays. The food they provided was plenty and good quality. Highly recommend this tour!
 
Great outing! - Trip Advisor
We had a lovely day aboard the Milbi. Staff both in the office and on the boat were flawless: very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and the children's enjoyment (thanks Wil for letting them be the boat captain for a moment). We saw turtles and dolphins and splashed around on beautiful Pelican banks. Special mention to Dustin who entertained us and lived the eco spirit of the company by going around Round Island to pick up rubbish. Great example to show the future generations!
 
Surprise Tour - Trip Advisor
Took my daughter out on the tour as a surprise gift. She's 11,an animal lover of all kinds particularly the furry ones, loves swimming, being out and about in the sun & learning about something new - so this tour was perfect for her as well as I.The start of the day was something like out of a scene from "Get Away" where the sun, water and the day was just picture perfect and getting better by the minute. So, we're eager to get out and get on the water asap. The tour began with an excellent introduction by their local indigenous tour guide - Dusty, who's very passionate, knowledgeable and communicates well about the local area and marine life and is always approachable to answer any questions at all about anything.We snorkelled on a part of the reef where the Skipper Will took us - to which we both loved and enjoyed. I'd like to add to this that we used our own cheap snorkelling gear we bought prior to boarding the tour, which hadn't worked correctly for us (leaking goggles). The Milbi staff identified this immediately and quickly replaced our faulty cheap equipment to ensure we'd continue to enjoy the snorkelling experience to which we were both very grateful - Thanks Kristy & DustyWhat I love about this tour is that you're given a different perspective on seeing the sea world, underwater, up close and unchanged for centuries all with a friendly, helpful & knowledgeable crew in one of the most amazing places in Australia - Hervey Bay, Qld. And to which is highly recommended for people with an interest in marine life of all ages
 
Enjoyed a relaxing 4 hour snorkeling tour in the Great Sandy Straits near Fraser Island/K’Gari.Was welcomed warmly, given loads of information about the area including fantastic indigenous history and names. Nice simple lunch and tea provided. Excellent staff on board.Enjoyed seeing soft corals and fish. Visibility at the time of year was ok, better in some places than others. In all, recommended day out.
 
Holiday - Trip Advisor
My friend and i went on this tour on the 8th January. Would just like to thank the staff back at the shop for your friendly service, the captain of the boat and Dusty the guide on your friendly and knowledgeable day. Would recommend this trip to anyone!!!!☺
 
Brilliant Day - Trip Advisor
By far the best day of our holiday. Perfect for us and our kids, relaxed pace with a great atmosphere. The skipper and crew were wonderful and so friendly. Highly recommend.
 
Sunset Cruise - Trip Advisor
Having booked the New Years Eve sunset cruise aboard the Milbi, due to weather conditions, we were offered an alternate evening and so went the evening before. Will and Jacqui are beautiful people as are all the team. Myself, my husband and daughter went out to Round Island and had the chance to walk around the island following a welcome dance from a Butchulla elder and his beautiful daughter. We were taught to history of K'Gari (Fraser Island) and the local area.The food was amazing, champagne flowed and we had the most beautiful view of the sunset over Hervey Bay!Definitely something we will do again and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing evening cruise full of information and relaxation.
 
Sunset cruise - Trip Advisor
Great time all round the food was great lots of prawns and cold meats plenty of boos a didgeridoo player we landed on round island to watch the sunset very cool love love love
 
The perfect day! - Trip Advisor
The warm welcome I received on arrival at the Marina set the tone for the whole day!The boat is plenty large enough but small enough to mingle with other guests. The team of three who looked after us/educated us, were outstanding, and a large part of what makes the trip special.The tour itself is magica,l with plenty of turtle sightings, stunning scenery, beautiful waters to swim in during our Round Island stop and during the snorkeling further off shore. Added binus was yummy/plentiful food and great company.

You guys should be so proud of your operation!
Thanks to you all. Wouldn't have missed it for the world!!

 
Turtle Discovery - Trip Advisor
We had a beautiful day out on the water. Will and Jacqui were fantastic hosts sharing their knowledge and getting almost as excited as we were discovering turtles, dolphins and various forms of bird life. Swimming at Pelican Bank was stunning as was our walk around Round Island. Thank you for an incredible day
 
 
An amazing day out - Trip Advisor
This cruise exceeded our expectations. The staff were friendly , helpful and professional The scenery was amazing , especially out at Pelican banks - the colour and clarity of the water made this a true paradise setting. Lunch was tasty wraps and I appreciated that they did a vegetarian wrap for me. There was also plenty of fresh fruit , tea, coffee and biscuits. We enjoyed the snorkelling which was above a coral reef with lots of small fish.On the way back to the harbour we spotted a number of turtles . This is a great tour for all ages . Highly recommended
 
Perfect Family Day Out - Trip Advisor
Value for money and personable. Great experience for all of us as a family. Snorkled the reef, saw lots of turtles, fish, coral and birds. The food provided was beautiful and plentiful.LOVED EVERY minute of it. Thank you we all had a great time
 
“Absolutely wonderful” - Get Your Guide
Had the best time. Captain Will, Dusty and Kristy were fantastic. Their knowledge and hospitality was the so professional, friendly and knowledgeable.
Thank you guys
 
 Mark E
Exceeded expectations
The eco turtle cruise was just amazing. We saw so much ocean wildlife and the glass bottom boat was a really fantastic way to see it all, as well as being able to snorkel! But the best part was how great all the staff was. They were incredibly nice, informative, and made it all very fun. I went alone because I am a solo traveler and since it seemed to be a more family-orientated trip, I thought maybe it would seem like I don't belong, but they never once made me feel uncomfortable being there. It was honestly just a great time and I highly recommend for anyone!
 
Tamara K
Best staff ever! Dolphins are cool too.
Just went on the Turtle Discovery Tour and had the best time! First and foremost the staff are absolutely wonderful. You could tell straight away that they are so so passionate about what they do and about the marine life and the indigenous people of the area. It made such a difference to have them be so enthusiastic about the trip, and you could tell they really wanted you to have an awesome time.

Speaking of animals, we saw a lot of dolphins that came right up to the boat to say hello! This was the first time I've ever seen dolphins so it was very exciting for me. We also saw turtles, jellyfish, cool birds and lots of fishies.
Lunch was yum and they kept passing snacks round. Had a lovely cup of English Breakfast too.
Captain Will's music was on point

 

Elo S
We ve enyoved the turtle snorkeling Tour today. The guys did a great Job. We ve got a lots of informations and see a lots of turtles. We highly recommend this tour.
 
 
Debra T
Lovely trip in a glass bottom boat, although it had rained heavily the day before the weather was calm and beautiful when we arrived for our trip,some parts of the water were very murky (due to the rain stirring things up) but the trip above water was lovely, lots of birds to watch and lots of local history and information available from our captain and his first mate.!Thanks for the experience I would love to experience this again and take another tour if I am every in Hervey Bay again.
 
Rowe Family
Friendly Staff, Great Activities
Will and Dusty were great. Provided valuable information on various species and answered all our questions. Was a relaxing half day out on the water. Saw dugong, dolphon and sea turtles. Refreshments were tasty and healthy. Stopping on a couple of islands for a walk around and snorkel with the fishes broke up the time on the water. A must do for a anyone with young children visiting the sandy staight.
 
 
Amazing trip !
We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this trip with Wil & crew. We traveled to Round Island & Woody Island . We saw dolphins, turtles and Dugongs. Everyone had the opportunity to do some snorkeling too We had a lovely morning tea and a fabulous fresh lunch and the best fresh pineapple we had ever tasted. The crew were great & very knowledgeable. The day we did this tour it was quite wet even the rain didn't dampen anyone's spirts. I hope one day we can do this trip again.!
 
 
Wonderful day on the water
My husband, 4 year old son and I had a great experience! We saw three sting rays from the water, watched an osprey on pelican island and saw a dugong. The water was pretty cloudy due to high winds but it was still a great experience - my son loved asking questions and getting a chance to understand what an island was! How often do you walk around 2 islands in 1 day! Our guides were pleasant and knowledgeable. Morning tea was excellent!
 
 
Our day was absolutely unique we saw numerous turtles, dolphins and a dugong! Our crew were ultra professional and passionate in the knowledge and information that they eagerly delivered to us about the fantastic ecosystem that we were priveleged to be part of for a short time. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience. Dusty and Will were awesome hosts, suppprted by the great office staff.
 
 
Amita A
Fantastic experience
Great tour. Excellent guides. They genuinely want you to have a good time. We went to 2 islands Pelican Island and Round Island and Pelican Island was just amazing. Had a great day. Highly recommended Thanks
 
 
Such a beautiful experience
Thank you for such a relaxing, informative and peaceful afternoon, traveling on the Milbi to Round island for the sunset cruise.We had such a lovely time. Jacqui, Wil and Aaron were so friendly, hospitable and relaxed, their love of the Bay and the marine life really showed. Plus their genuine enjoyment in being out on the water made the experience even more wonderful. We really enjoyed the fun and laughs with Aaron who shared his native butchulla knowledge too. Plus we were lucky enough to spot dolphins also. Thanks guys, I look forward to my next trip with you.
 
 
Early Morning Eco Tour
We really enjoyed our early morning tour with Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours this morning. Thankyou to Dustyn for all the information and the knowledge of this beautiful bay you shared with everyone. Definitely would use your service again. Highly recommend.

  

  
Sunset cruise and smiles!!!

Wow! the sunset was truely amazing! Wil took us on a magical journey into the Sandy Straights Marine Park.

When we arrived we were welcomed with smiles, champagne and exquisite food.

We definitely recommend the sunset tour and hope to try one of the other cruises when we return!! A definite MUST when stopping in Hervey Bay.

Thanks for looking after us!!

 

Fabulous day, very different to the other tours. Relaxed and peaceful time, would book again in a heartbeat.I want to stay on the island all afternoon, pick me up later guys. Lovely ladies in the main office, very friendly.Saw lots of wildlife, highlight though was being on an empty paradise island for lunch.

 

Check it out for sure.
Suitable for all age groups. Staff as amazingly friendly, knowledgeable about the waterways and all creatures that live there, compassionate and passionate about the area. Super helpful and willing to answer any questions asked of the. Would recommend this as a MUST DO when visiting Hervey Bay.

 

Hervey Bay Sunset Tour with Indigenous artist playing didgeridoo. Wonderful
Travelled out to Round Island for sunset tour with Wil, Jacque, Mark and Donna on board. We were also introduced to an indigenouss artist and his young daughter Ruby who talked to us about his Butchella people, the making of the didgeridoo and the local language. He then disembarked and played the didgeridoo against the sunset - a magical experience. The crew were fantastic, champagne unending and food delicious (garlic prawns, rice paper rolls and antipasto tray) - a great couple of hours to spend at the end of the day. A tip: the boat does not go all the way to the beach so wear shorts and thongs if you want to get onto the island as the water to wade through could be above the knee - also a waterproof/dry bag for your camera or phone might be handy. Enjoy - highly recommended!
 
 
Friendly, welcoming and very informative tour
The Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tour was a friendly, interactive and informative tour. We saw turtles, dugongs, dolphins and more. Some on board snorkelled and others walked around the 2 islands that we visited. Our group were the only people there. Facilities on the boat were comfortable for visitors and crew. Refreshments were great. Come prepared to get off the boat, thongs, hat, sunscreen etc, prepare for the weather forecast of the day. It was great to learn more about the local Butchulla Aboriginal people. A relaxed and great day. Many thanks to all involved in making the day so memorable.
 
 
Helene Anderson
We had a fabulous Sunset Cruise that was relaxing and informative. Food was superb and plenty of it. Would thoroughly recommend this cruise for a birthday party or end of year office Christmas party. Will definitely try the Turtle Discovery tour next
 
 
Kirsty G
Enough Eco for everyone
Thanks, we had the best day. We were superbly captained by Willi and Dusti our Butchulla guide , spotter and first mate taught us some Butchulla language and original animal names. Dusti had a vast knowledge he freely shared. We saw Brim, cormorants, oyster catchers, boobis, pelicans, a whistle kite, several eagles, several other birds I can't remember the name of, several dolphins, a manta ray, a sea eel, lots of coral, the iconic milbi(turtle) and Dusti swears he saw a dudong. We had a lovely walk on 2 islands. Willi sorted a tire dumped in the ocean and Dusti taught us how to care for Round Island. We walked around the island while others sun basked and and built sun castles. On the island there were rock pools and cormorant nesting sites as well as eagles pelicans and birds that looked like rocks. There were 2 memorial stones for lost fishermen on the far side of the island. It was too cold for us to snorkel but 2 strong fellas got in and had a frolick on the reef. The local fresh fruit and juice and water for morning tea was beautiful and the chicken wrap was scrumptious and chilled. Dusti even made me a cuppa. I'm sure the seats were comfortable but there was too much going on to sit on them often . The boat even had an Eco toilet which it was suggested we use prior to going on round island as it has a long drop toilet. The island has picnic tables a barbecue and a bench seat. Mum has bad osteoarthritis and had no mobility issues. A great day for kids of all ages.
 
 
Eaiph
Lovely day our
We (mum + 2 teenage boys) took this trip and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Extremely knowledgeable guides and Jacqui in the tour office couldn't have been more helpful. The vessel was well thought out and comfortable and having the glass bottom allowed us to view the coral reef. Although we didn't have much luck with the wildlife on the day, it was beautiful being out on the water in such a special part of our beautiful country.
 
 
 
Great day out
these guys offer a nice relaxing day on the water, every day is different, they offer snacks and lunch and commentary along the way. Great safe relaxing day out for the family.
 
 
snorkelling, turtles and dolphins
staff were very friendly and helpful, there knowledge of the area and marine life was excellent,spotting turtles and dolphins by the staff was terrific work, would go again on the tour, recommended
 
  
 
924vickiw
Turtle Discovery
Very enjoyable day, lunch provided very tasty. Crew very informative about local knowledge along with a very capable skipper. Snorkelling available. On our trip we saw a variety of nature including turtles, Pelicans, sea birdsWe recommend Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours and joining and the Turtle Discovery Tour for one and all .
 
 
Amazing experience, great operators
I have now been out on the Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours sunset cruise and the discovery cruise.The sunset cruise was a wonderful way to spend our evening, with great food, beautiful sunset through the Urangan pier and a relaxing refreshing time spent with the amazing crew and other guests, although there are others on the boat you still have your own sense of intimacy with your surroundings. I would recommend this tour for a great way to unwind and relax.The discovery tour was a highlight, we saw amazing huge sea turtles, a pod of dolphins with a bubby and snorkled over the reef, lunch was provided and a lazy lunch was spent on one of the little islands. The Traditional owner tour guide on the tour was the best I have seen in a long time, he was a wealth of knowledge and I know I came away with a better appreciation for the beautiful country of the Butchulla people. Once again the crew on the Milbi were outstanding making sure everyone was comfortable. Both of these tours i found very reasonably priced and I would definitely go again. Easily 5 star***** for location, service, knowledge and overall great experience.
 
 
 
The old glass bottom boat has had a MAJOR facelift
Will the pirate and Jacki the sea wench will enthral all with their passion for the area and local knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our day out even in rough weather. Will is a very skilled operator of the boat. A great value experience.

 

BUSH KIDS MEET THE SEA
It was a pleasure to take our school camp for the day a board Milbi.The crew set a very fun tone the kids were pumped from the very first step they took in the office at the harbour.

# Boat = amazing comfortable plenty of viewing space
# Tour = educational perfect amount of information for our students
# Crew = friendly and caring made the student feel at home
# Adventure = this day will be talked about for years with our student
#memories= turtles all around the boat, dolphins jumping exploring and learning

 

Easter Saturday
Was a fantastic day aboard the Milbi. Loved the crew and all the local knowledge they shared with us. Would def come back Lunch was fresh wraps with fruit salad and al the children had a great time. Thanks Wil and Jacqui 🌸
 
 
Fish for days
What a great experience on this amazing boat. Great big viewing windows to see the plentiful fish and beautiful corals all full of colour. Not to mention the Sea turtle while snorkelling. Dusty the deckhand was also full of local knowledge. Jacqui and Wil were fantastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble.