11/11 Outer Barrier Reef, Australia

Visit the Outer Barrier Reef to see minke whales with one of the nine permitted whale-watching operators and your recorded sightings will help feed into a management plan of the marine park. Award-winning Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, run by John and Linda Rumney (who have 30 years of experience living and working on the Great Barrier Reef), provide luxury live-aboard trips to swim with minke whales on the Outer Barrier Reef. They are currently establishing a marine research and educational organizsation, ‘Great Barrier Reef Legacy’. A five-day whale-watching trip onboard a luxury 70ft boat costs from £728 per person per day, not including an environmental management charge of £8.70 per person.

Find out more about Minke whale expeditions with Eye to Eye.