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Explore the best of the Great Sandy Strait any time of year, with a bespoke charter led by knowledgeable guides who can cover activities or themes such as wildlife photography, birdwatching, sunset cruising, European and Indigenous history, ecosystems or anything that you would like to focus on…. or just explore the geography of remarkable K’gari (formerly known as Fraser Island).

Enjoy the flexibility of your own private charter aboard the 12-metre, smooth-riding ‘Ocean Defender’ Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). This comfortable vessel features forward facing and covered seating at water level, with panoramic views, perfect for photography and naturalist groups.

Some examples of private charters include:

  • Educational excursion
  • Special interest group outing
  • Whale watch
  • Nature cruise
  • Sunset cruise
  • Birthday adventure
  • Special events
  • End of year parties

Our whale watch and nature cruise charters are staffed by knowledgeable guides for a bespoke experience.

Our 12-metre, smooth-riding RIB boat vessel the Ocean Defender features water-level views, forward facing, covered seating and a full-size walk-in toilet.

All profits support our Research, Conservation and Education projects!

The Great Sandy Marine Park is home to a number of varieties of dolphin, turtle and dugong year-round, as well as a broad array of bird species; both migrating waders and local populations including osprey, kites, sea-eagles, terns, shearwaters, gannets and gulls.

During the whale watching season (1 July to late October), learn about our 40 years of local humpback whale research including the latest whale findings from marine biologists, and help collect data as part of our ongoing research studies.

In addition to naturalist groups, tailored packages can be booked for schools, wildlife photographers, birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, corporate whale watch or nature cruises, sunset cruises or milestone celebrations.

To book your private charter, email us or call 1800 454 310.

Two hour charter from $2,200 AUD

Three hour charter from $3,300AUD

Discounted rates offered to school/education groups.

Humpback Whale, Indo Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Osprey, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Australasian Gannets, Brahminy Kite, Ruddy Turnstone, Eastern Curlew, Manta Ray, Dugong, Green Turtle, Dingo