Swimming with Whales Australia Vacation Deal 2019

Australia Vacation Deal | Swimming with Whales Expedition

12 Days Cairns, Minke Whale Liveaboard and Sydney with International Flights from $3,533*

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 12 Days/ 10 Nights, Australia
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Australia Domestic Flights: Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
  • 4-Star Accommodation: Cairns (1 Night), Liveaboard Expedition (4), Cairns (2), Sydney (3)
  • Tours Included:
    • Sydney: Opera House Tour
  • Overnight Tour: Cairns: 4 Night Liveaboard Minke Whale Expedition
    • Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation (Return)
    • Up to 16 Dives
    • En-Suite Cabin with Daily Service
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily)
    • Wetsuits, Air Fills, Dive and Snorkel Guides
  • US Domestic Flights: Add-ons are available
  • Shuttle Transfers: Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
Swim with Whales Australia Vacation


To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)

Permitted US Departure Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9 & 16, 2019

Starting Price found: June 18, 25, July 9 & 16, 2019

Booking Code: ST-MNK1

Book By: July 4, 2019

Travel Agency Reviews

Rating of  Average of 4.86 on a total of 186 Ratings
Leona Zak
This trip was AWESOME and exceeded my expectations!

Going to Australia and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef has been #1 on my "Bucket List" since I can remember! All the stars fell in line this year, so we decided, "This is it...we're going!"

About Australia came highly recommended to us by some friends who LOVE Australia (and are going again with them next year for the 5th time!!), so we contacted them to check them out and get the ball rolling! I was a little skeptical about planning such an extensive vacation with an agent that(...)

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Acela Guerra and Ricardo Guerra
Melbourne park

Thank you Ana ,you are the best and very professional.
Amazing trip to Australia !!!!!!
Very soon will be back with our son Richard.

Gary B
Best Vacation Ever

Everything was perfect for our trip. Everything I wanted to see and the package Chris put together was perfect. It was action packed but got to see everything we wanted to see. Working with About Australia was smooth and an easy process. Chris spend a lot of time putting the package together and we couldn't be more pleased. All the hotels were in great locations for us to visit the sites. Can't thank you enough for the best vacation ever.

Erika Parker
Excellent vacation, amazing service!

Thank you for putting together such a great vacation for us, very professional service. We had a blast in Australia!

Trip Details

Meet the Gentle Giants of the Deep!

If you’re looking for the best place to see whales, it doesn’t matter where in the world you go.

What matters is that you get off the boat.

As site of many migratory whales, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to see whales. It’s also one of the only places in the world where you can experience a natural whale encounter – swimming with minke whales.

We’ve created a vacation package that takes care of all the moving parts to get you to Australia to swim with whales. All you need is to bring your sense of adventure.

Take the plunge and come face to face with these majestic creatures of the deep. After all, the best place to see whales is under the water!

Swim with Minke Whales in the Great Barrier Reef with this Incredible Australia Vacation Deal!

Swimming with minke whales credit deep see divers den jemma craig imagery

The Great Barrier Reef is home to many migrating whales, including the dwarf minke whale. Getting in the water to see these whales up close has become a popular bucket list item, from snorkeling with whales to scuba diving. But the best part is you don’t need to be a diving expert to do it!

This is where you’ll begin your Whale Swim Australia vacation, in Cairns – gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll stay 1 night in a fabulous 4-star hotel where the tropical vibes instantly put you into holiday mode. Explore the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, just a short walk from your accommodation. This man-made lagoon, surrounded by carefully manicured lawns, is the hang out spot for both locals and travelers alike. Dip into the crystal clear waters and enjoy the warm Australian sun. Rest up before your liveaboard adventure the next day.

Ready for the trip of a lifetime?

Swim with Whales at the Great Barrier Reef

Minke whale credit Deep Sea Divers Den Jemma Craig Imagery

Swimming with Minke Whales. Photo: Jemma Craig Imagery

Get your swim suit and goggles ready! The next morning you’ll board a vessel to begin your journey to the Great Barrier Reef.

Don your wetsuit and diving gear – it’s time for some dives! You’ll enjoy two dives before reaching your new home for the next 4 nights – the liveaboard diving vessel. Your spacious and comfortable cabin is equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom facilities. Your days on this liveaboard vessel will be filled with some of the most exotic sights and experiences of the reef, including swimming with minke whales.

On this liveaboard expedition, the ocean is your playground and the Great Barrier Reef is your neighborhood. Meeting the minke whales and other incredible marine life might be the most pleasant neighborhood meet-and-greet ever!

Explore Tropical Cairns

Daintree Rainfroest. Photo: Tourism Australia

Daintree Rainforest. Photo: Tourism Australia

After your diving adventure you’ll head back to Cairns for 2 nights. You’ll stay in the same accommodation as your first night to help you regain your bearings after your liveaboard expedition and ensure an excellent 4.5-star stay in the heart of Cairns. The main shopping district, Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns Esplanade and Trinity Harbour are right at your doorstep for easily accessible adventures.

On your free days in Cairns you might like to:

Set in one of most unique regions on Earth, Cairns is the perfect base for exploring the natural wonders of the world.

You’ve seen the Great Barrier Reef, swam with creatures of the deep and explored the tropical oasis of Cairns – now get ready for Sydney!

Fall in Love with Sydney

Visit Sydney on a Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Vacation

Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay. Photo: Tourism Australia

After relaxing in the tropics you’ll head to Sydney, Australia’s famous harbor city. This sun-kissed city is the envy of harbor cities around the world, framed by unspoiled beaches and iconic cityscapes. You’ll stay 3 nights in a stylish and comfortable accommodation conveniently located in Darling Harbour, the perfect base for exploring the city. 

Included in this package is a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, where you’ll learn about the controversial history of this architectural masterpiece. With six venues beneath its looming sails, there might be a rock concert, opera performance, classical music showcase and a ballet going on all at once!

Your last day in Sydney is free to discover the city’s endless charms. There’s always a spot to roll out a towel on one of its gorgeous beaches, or explore the fantastic food scene at waterfront restaurants and cozy eateries tucked within the city’s central lanes. You may like to:

In Sydney, one moment you can be strolling through towering buildings and bustling lanes, and the next you’ll see a clearing of glistening water stretching into the ocean.

However you choose to spend your time in Sydney, we’re sure you’ll want your time Down Under to never end.

The best part? You didn’t have to stress out about your trip by planning a single thing. Our Destination Specialists can help you arrange a trip with all the necessary parts – the flights to get you to Australia, the hotels, the transfers and the swimming with whales liveaboard expedition. Contact us to start planning your Australia trip today!

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