Swim with Minke Whales

Swim with Minke Whales

A once in a lifetime experience

Are you an adventure seeker looking for your next unforgettable experience? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Argo Expeditions is excited to offer you the opportunity to swim and snorkel with minke whales during an eye-opening five-day trip on the Great Barrier Reef.

Spanning up to eight metres and weighing several tonnes, Minkes are one of the most majestic creatures in the sea. They are known to be incredibly inquisitive and will often linger in an area for a number of hours, allowing you to appreciate their beauty up close.

Whether you are a seasoned swimmer, avid ocean-goer or completely new to all sorts of water activity, this all-new Argo trip provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Next Trip

26th June – 1st July 2025

Our best chance to interact with Minkes is during the months of June and July along a particular stretch of the Ribbon reefs near Lizard Island up north. With only a handful of operators having the necessary permit to swim with these animals, we are proud to offer this opportunity.

During the expeditions, we conduct some citizen science while working in the best interest of the animals. We follow necessary guidelines to keep both our visitors and the whales safe, with interactions based on the behaviour of the whales on the day. Note that we have a strict ‘no-touch’ policy at all times during the whale swims.

Our permit allows for 12 people to be in the water at any one time with the minke whales. Due to the small group we take to the reef, this means we can have an ‘open deck’ policy and you can swim with them all day if you want to! No waiting your turn; you can jump right in!

Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the underwater world with these gentle giants. Register your interest today.

From $3,500

***Early Bird Special Offer – Limited Time***
Price is per person (Shared Cabin)

Contact: Jeff Farnham +61 (0)455 557 179

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Interested in an Argo Expedition?

Get in contact with us to learn more about how we can elevate your discovery through the reefs of northern Queensland