Freedom can offer you a fantastic day out on the waters of Hervey Bay, Queensland to see the amazing humpback whales in their natural environment. During whale season, all Freedom Whale Watch packages include transfers from your accommodation, morning & afternoon tea and a delicious tropical buffet lunch so you don’t have to worry about a thing! We will also provide an information session on our way out so you can fully appreciate these amazing creatures.
Perfect for use during August’s Whale Festival, the Freedom III vessel is a stable and comfortable 58 foot catamaran (previously owned by world renowned documentary producer Ben Cropp) with 360 degree whale viewing on all 3 levels plus a water level viewing area to get you as close to these magnificent creatures as possible. Our Hervey Bay whale watching tours are certainly a fantastic experience so don’t miss out! For more information on our cruises, please see below.
8.30am Complimentary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation to the Sandy Straits Marina
9.30am Depart Sandy Strait Marina onboard Freedom III
10.30am Morning tea is served en-route to Platypus Bay where we will see the whales play
* Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate & home baked treats
12.30 – 1.30pm Scrumptious tropical buffet is served for you to enjoy in our comfortable eating area or on deck where you can enjoy the sunshine & beautiful waters of the Great Sandy Straits Marine Park
* Complimentary lunch includes hot chicken pieces, cold deli meats, salads, bread rolls, dessert & drinks
2.30pm Afternoon tea is served on our way back to the Marina
* Complimentary Australian cheese & fruit platter as well as tea, coffee & hot chocolate
4pm Arrive back at the Great Sandy Straits Marina where you can board our complimentary transfer back to your Hervey Bay accommodation
Please note that these times may vary depending on a number of factors including the weather. If you have any queries please raise them with our staff before departure.
- What Will You DoCruise the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay to the Great Sandy Marine Park which is renowned as the playground for visiting humpback whales as they migrate south to the Antarctic waters.
Expert commentary from your skipper and onboard DVD's entertain and educate about the unique aspects of whale watching in Platypus Bay which is formed by Fraser Island and the mainland. Freedom Whale Watch is now Eco Accredited.
- What To ExpectDeparting at 9:30 and returning not before 4:00pm each day from late July to the end of October.
Several pods of whales will often be seen as well dolphins, turtles and sea birds.
Fabulous views of Fraser Island's western beaches provide a wonderful background to your tour. Afternoon tea of a fresh fruit platter and a cheese platter is served on the return journey.
Freedom III has
3 levels of viewing plus a water level platform for really close encounters
hydrophone for hearing the whalesong
low passenger numbers
children's activities and toys
locally owned and operated with friendly experienced crew
Eco Accreditation through Ecotourism Australia
- What Is IncludedCourtesy pick-up from hotel accommodation is available.
Child ages are 4-14years, Under 4 are infants and as such free
Morning tea is served on the journey out and consists of hot scones jam and cream and profiteroles. Tea, coffee and filtered water is available all day.
Your tropical buffet lunch is served while watching whales play near the boat. It consists of warm bread rolls, 2 cold meats, hot chicken wings, 3 salads: coleslaw, potato salad & green salad.