Minke Whale Trips with Divers Den

Key Facts:

Price: From AUD 1840

Travel between: 27 May 21 to 30 Jul 21

Book between: 01 Feb 21 and 14 May 21

Add on a PADI Minke Whale Specialty for $99!

Dwarf Minke whale encounters are a highlight of the diving calendar, an event that can only be experienced at the Great Barrier Reef. Encounters with these inquisitive whales happen at the peak of their migration every June and July, when the whales move from Antarctic waters up to the Ribbon Reefs.

Divers Den operate four-day, four-night minke whale expeditions every year during June and July. Spaces are limited and trips sell out quickly!

Trips depart: 11-Jun, 18-Jun, 2-Jul, 9-Jul, 23-Jul, 30-Jul.

Pricing:

  • Diver Twin Cabin………………………………….AUD 1940 pp
  • Diver Double Cabin……………………………….AUD 2060 pp
  • Diver Twin Cabin Sole Occupancy……………AUD 3780 pp
  • Diver DBL Cabin Sole Occupancy……………AUD 4060 pp
  • Snorkeler Twin Cabin…………………………….AUD 1840 pp
  • Snorkeler Double Cabin…………………………AUD 1960 pp
  • Snorkeler Twin Cabin Sole Occupancy…….AUD 3680 pp
  • Snorkeler DBL Cabin Sole Occupancy…….AUD 3920 pp

Pricing includes:

  • Up to 16 in-water snorkel or scuba dive sessions
  • Snorkel equipment, including wetsuits
  • Air fills
  • All meals on board
  • Fresh chilled water, tea and coffee
  • Prescription masks (deposit required)
  • Dive guides
  • Master Reef Guides onboard for educational presentations
  • Transfers from Cairns city accommodation
  • All reef tax and levies

Expeditions are open to both snorkelers and divers, with whale interactions strictly controlled. Dwarf minke whales grow up to 8 metres (26 feet) long, and a closeup encounter with these majestic 6-tonne creatures is an experience you will never forget. Minkes often approach snorkelers, divers and boats, so there is every chance to see them close up. Divers Den boast a success rate of 90% for close sightings over the peak season and your interaction with the whales could last two hours or more. After your encounter, guests are invited to participate in citizen science research to help understand and protect these gentle sea giants.

Minke whale expeditions take place on OceanQuest. With air-conditioned cabins, each with en suite bathroom, a comfortable lounge and bar and an onboard chef delivering delicious hearty meals, you’ll have everything you need to rest and relax after your minke whale encounter.

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