Minke Whales & Mantas

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Run by: Dive Worldwide

Reference number: 8157

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This Queensland adventure includes mesmerising encounters with graceful dwarf minke whales by liveaboard and manta rays from a tropical island at both ends of the Great Barrier Reef.

The adventure begins in Cairns with opportunities to explore Daintree National Park and dive the Great Barrier Reef. Set sail on a week long liveaboard to the Ribbon Reefs and home to migrating dwarf minke whales.

At the southern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, spend time on a tropical island renowned for its diversity of marine life and manta ray encounters.

It's an adventure worth travelling for!

Suggested itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Cairns, Australia
  2. Day 2: In flight
  3. Day 3: Arrive in Cairns, Australia
  4. Day 4: Discover Cairns
  5. Day 5: Discover Cairns
  6. Day 6: Explore Daintree National Park
  7. Days 7-14: Minke whale liveaboard adventure
  8. Day 15: Transfer to Lady Elliot Island
  9. Days 16-19: Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  10. Day 20: Transfer to Hervey Bay
  11. Day 21: Explore Hervey Bay and depart
  12. Day 22: Arrive UK

You should note: This trip idea is timed to optimise dwarf minke whale and manta ray encounters. It’s possible to get on board the Spoilsport or visit Lady Elliot Island at other times of the year.

  • Available*: Jun to Jul
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £6,345 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • Domestic flights
    • 11 nights accommodation
    • 7 nights liveaboard
    • Breakfast daily
    • Full board on liveaboard
    • 6 days diving on liveaboard
    • 4 days resort diving
    • Tanks and weights
    • All Transfers

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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