Baby Turtle Photography Expedition on Heron Island

March 1 - 4, 2024



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Baby Turtle Photography Expedition on Heron Island
Mark Fitz
Guided Trip

The Story

Get ready for an adventure unlike any other with Mark Fitz, the ultimate Southern Great Barrier Reef guru. Join us on a journey to Heron Island, an Eco-Certified paradise renowned for baby turtles hatching and embarking on their daring first journey into the ocean. Picture the magical moment as these tiny warriors break free from their sandy nests, and learn how your participation contributes directly to local conservation initiatives.

Under the expert guidance of Mark, a legendary photographer and marine life enthusiast, you'll not only witness but also capture these unforgettable scenes. Through exclusive Photography Masterclasses, Mark will teach you the tricks of his trade and reveal insider tips on capturing stunning shots. And when you're ready to dive into a world of wonder—grab your snorkelling gear and discover the island’s pristine, crystal-clear waters, teeming with vibrant marine life.

Available only in March—a critical month for turtle hatchlings—this exclusive expedition includes ferry transfers, 3 nights at Heron Island Resort, all meals, and daily guided activities with Mark to explore the island's treasures.

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The Highlights

  • Experience turtle hatchlings' first ocean journey
  • Storyteller Guide & Airguides Expedition Leader
  • 3 nights at Heron Island Eco Resort
  • Exclusive Photography Masterclasses with Mark Fitz
  • Daily sunrise snorkels
  • Private boat tours
  • Personalised gallery of trip photos by Mark Fitz

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Mark Fitz

Baby Turtle Photography Expedition on Heron Island

Why Travel With Mark?

Mark isn't just an award-winning photographer; he's a marine life maestro. His specialised focus means you’re learning from one of the best in the business. Whether you're a beginner or already handy with a lens, Mark's insights will elevate your photography game, helping you capture marine life in a way you never thought possible.

With Mark, your journey goes beyond mere exploration. His advocacy for marine life and sustainability transforms your trip into a meaningful movement. You don't just witness ocean wonders; you become a part of a broader conservation story, seeing and experiencing the ocean in a transformative way.

Mark knows one size doesn't fit all in the world of photography. Whether you're trying to figure out ISO settings or mastering the perfect shot composition, his hands-on, personalised guidance ensures that you leave the trip not just with breathtaking photos, but also with skills and insights that last a lifetime.

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Gladstone to Heron Island

Your First Day in a Tropical Wonderland


Heron Island

Dive into Heron Island’s Best Kept Secrets with Mark


Heron Island to Gladstone

Capture, Edit, and Farewell: The Grand Finale

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Baby Turtle Photography Expedition on Heron Island
“People say to me, 'what was the most magical thing you ever saw in your life?’ And I always say without a word of exaggeration, ‘The first time I was lucky enough to visit the Great Barrier Reef.”
- Sir David Attenborough
Heron Island, Queensland, Australia
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What Our Travellers Say

“Thanking the stars I found Airguides and Jono's trip. We were totally taken care of! Paul answered all our questions and took care of the details so all we had to do was get there. Jono Allen is an amazing, talented photographer who created a special group experience. The WHALES were mind blowing. What a gift to be in Tonga staring into the eye of a baby whale! This trip was a lifelong dream come true. I highly recommend it so much we’ve already signed up again for next year!"

United States

"The Airguides trip to Tonga to swim with humpback whales was the experience of a lifetime. I have traveled all over the world, and nothing compares to being in the wild, rustic, deep blue waters of the South Pacific while interacting with whales and their calves. A wonderful and caring team made our adventures stress free. Absolutely amazing, so much so, that I am doing it again this year! Thanks a million Paul, Jono, Al, Alistair, Christian and Polly!"

United States

"Thank you for your help in putting together our trip to the Northern Territory. Everyone agreed that it was the best family holiday we'd ever had and - even better - everyone nominated something different as 'the best thing'."


"The trip with Airguides was magic. Paul was our kind and patient guide, Mark Fitz was our talented and positive photographer/storyteller. It was a perfect mix of activity and relaxation and I’m already planning my next Airguides trip."

Lisa Thomas

"I recently visited Lady Musgrave Island with Airguides. They have a unique and meaningful approach to travel and travelling with and learning from a world-class photographer, who was on the trip, was incredible."


"I cannot say enough amazing things about Airguides and the amazing honeymoon they planned for us. We began our trip planning by being overwhelmed with travel blogs, not knowing what was actually the best plan for us."

Ashley Ferrel
United States

“Just had an amazing trip to Heron Island organised by the Airguides team. Perfect balance of activity and relaxation, they made it so easy. Can't wait until I can do another trip!“

James Crowley

“ We recently organised our trip to Heron Island with Bibi and Paul as a last minute getaway. Seamlessly dealt with and an added bonus of having a world-class photographer/ free-diver as our story teller. The trip has only whet our appetite for more positive and relaxing experiences with the Airguides team- Awesome “

Damon Faint