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Cooly Eco Adventures - Tour

Cooly Eco Adventures specialise in eco-conscious Whale and Marine Adventure Tours throughout the stunning Queensland and New South Wales coastal border region. This includes Whale Watching; Swim with Whales, Dolphin and Turtle Safaris; Snorkelling Tours, Research expeditions, and Private Charters.

They endeavour to deliver an unparalleled ocean experience for patrons which is fun and illuminating, providing education in the areas of ocean conservation, marine life and ecology. They love the ocean, Cooly Eco Adventures love the marine life within it and want nothing more than to share that love and passion with you!

Their mission is to provide the most environmentally conscious, informative and fun seafaring adventures in Australia.

Swim with Turtles


Enjoy a fun day out on the ocean, engaging with turtles, marine life and nature with our ecologically conscious Swim with Turtles Tour! The tour begins with a 20-minute boat ride to Cook Island Aquatic Reserve (Choongurra-Narrian). The reserve lies approximately 600-metre off the shore of Fingal Head, New South Wales. It is a foraging ground to a significant number of sea turtles. The numbers is so significant that the island was originally named Turtle Island. It is here that you will dive in and meet the these turtally awesome locals! The surrounding waters of the reserve are also home to a wide variety of subtropical and temperate species of fish, crustaceans, and rays – just to name a few! Prepare to be awed by the magical underwater world that lies here on our doorstep!

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Swim with Whales


Look beneath the surface into the world of the majestic Humpback Whale. Enjoy an unforgettable eye-to-eye experience with these gentle giants right here on the Gold Coast. To swim with whales is undoubtedly a remarkable, intimate experience you won’t soon forget. Cooly Eco Adventures is the first operator on the Gold Coast to offer swimming with whales and it is our prime objective to give you that experience in a safe and environmentally conscious way. We do everything we can to maximise your chance of swimming with whales but what you must understand is; we don’t swim with whales, the whales swim with us. While we guarantee whale sightings, we cannot guarantee your swim with them; the time they spend with us or the proximity they will come. Every whale swim is unique and our highly experienced skipper and crew are on hand throughout to make this experience personal as well as professional. They have a wealth of knowledge and passion for whales and the stunning Gold Coast region they look forward to sharing with you.

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139-151 Chinderah Bay Drive
N/A, Chinderah
NSW, 2487