Minke Whales & Great Barrier Reef Photo Workshop

Join us for an exciting expedition photographing Minke whales on the Great Barrier Reef. These curious whales can be up to 8 metres in length and weight almost 6 tonnes yet they are among the smallest of the baleen whales.

Dates & Rates

  • 6 June 2024
  • 15 June 2024

Rates for the week of diving and attending the photographic workshops:

  • $6,280 AUD per person – Cabin type 1
  • $6,600 AUD per person – Cabin type 2
  • $6,950 AUD per person – Cabin type 3

Deposit AUD $1000 per person (This is non-refundable)

Note: All costs are in Australian Dollars (AUD)


Maximum of 6 people to maximize your time and one on one consultation

What’s Included (Standard trip itinerary):

  • Meals, tea, coffee and soft drinks
  • 5 nights aboard vessel (2 nights hotel before and after tour – twin share)
  • 4 days snorkeling/diving with Minke Whales on Great Barrier Reef
  • Photographic/video tuition (Daily workshop)
  • Up to 16 in-water snorkel or scuba dive sessions on the GBR
  • Snorkel equipment, including wetsuits
  • Prescription masks (deposit required)
  • Hire cameras (deposit required)
  • Transfers between Cairns city accommodation and airport
  • Transfer to and from the vessel (departure/embarkation is between 7:30-9:30am and disembarkation is from 8-10am depending on weather conditions and arrival times)

Not included:

  • Flights (If you are diving please schedule your flights for later the day of disembarkation)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional activities on rest day
  • You must have your own underwater camera/housing
  • Great Barrier Reef Tax $80
  • Travel insurance


Day 1 Arrival, airport transfer to hotel
Day 2 Board vessel – Snorkel and dive GBR
Day 3 Snorkel with Minke whales and dive GBR
Day 4 Snorkel with Minke whales and dive GBR
Day 5 Snorkel with Minke whales and dive GBR
Day 6 Depart vessel – transfer to hotel
 Day 7 Hotel transfer to airport

Important information

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For more information contact us through the website or directly via email at scott@scottportelli.com or +61 (0)402124453

Code of Practice for Dwarf Minke whale interactions

If you wish to find out more about the rules and regulations for swimming with Dwarf Minke Whales you can visit the GBRMPA website.