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Release a Turtle Research Boat Tour

Airlie Beach, QLD - Show on map
Sacred Voyage Tours

Highlights

  • Touch, hold and release wild turtles back into the reef
  • Indigenous Smoking Ceremony
  • Go behind-the-scenes of an Indigenous research boat in the Whitsundays

This once in a lifetime experience of holding a turtle, will take you behind-the-scenes of an Indigenous research boat and be given the enchanting opportunity to hold and release turtles back into the ocean as they capture, record and tag them. Learn about these mystical creatures

What's Included?

  • Traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony
  • Release a sea turtle back into the ocean
  • Educational aboriginal culture experience
  • Interpretive guided tour

Join our Indigenous turtle research boat tour for the day in the Whitsundays! Be welcomed with a traditional smoking ceremony before you glide across the aquamarine waters of the Whitsundays and watch for an abundance of marine life dancing below you. You'll have the unique and magical opportunity to touch, hold and release wild turtles into the reef as the research crew capture, weigh, record and tag them.

Session Length

  • This experience is 6 hours in duration

Departure dates and times:

  • Private tour experience

Restrictions

No infants (three years or under) are permitted on this tour.

Guidelines

    • If you are choosing to release a turtle, Participants must be able to swim confidently in the water unassisted
    • Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
    • Please note, social distancing cannot be accommodated on this experience, both in the minivan and also on the boat

    Cancellation

    • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

    Numbers on the Day

    Minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 participants.

    Spectators

    This experience is not appropriate for spectators.

    Weather

    Rain or an overcast day may affect the visibility of seeing the turtles travelling in the water.

    Dress Code

    Please wear swimwear, sun protection and bring a towel, mosquito repellent and bottle of water.

    Other Info

    *Please note social distancing cannot be accommodated on this experience, both in the minivan and also on the boat. *Strict cancellation policy - due to the limited numbers, there is a strict cancellation policy, there are no refunds on this tour.

    This experience takes place in the Whitsundays, QLD.

    For 1 person
    1 Day
    $800 each
    $800 each

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