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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise provided by Freedom Whale Watch

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Overview
Enjoy the majestic migration of humpback whales on this whale watching cruise from Hervey Bay. Listen to informative commentary about the whales and their migration towards the Antarctic from your guides. This premium tour includes morning tea, a buffet lunch, and an afternoon tea with fruits and cheeses.
Highlights
  • Head out to Platypus Bay for a whale watching tour
  • Learn about the humpback whale and their migration to the Antarctic
  • Enjoy morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch on this premium tour
  • Complimentary round-trip hotel transportation from Hervey Bay
What to Expect
Begin your day at Great Sandy Strait Marina and hop on the 58-foot catamaran to start your premium whale watching tour. Spend the day searching for humpback whales at Hervey Bay and Platypus Bay during their annual migration to the Antarctic. Listen to informative commentary about the whales and their migration while enjoying tea, coffee, and snacks throughout the day. Sightings usually include fin splashes, tail slaps, and breaches from pods of whales as well as dolphins, turtles, and seabirds. The catamaran is equipped with a hydrophone, allowing you to listen to whale noises on board. Enjoy a lunch buffet on board as you view the western beaches of Fraser Island. After a few afternoon nibbles, head back to the dock and head back to your hotel on the complimentary shuttle service.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Tropical Buffet lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed sightings form 1 August to 20 October or a free return tour
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We can arrange pet sitting if required.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to COVID-19 we will not allow unwell passengers aboard
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cheryl K wrote a review May 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We make the trip to Hervey Bay every year to experience Freedom 111's exceptional day out whale watching. Keith and Sue ensure the trip is unforgettable and will keep you going back . The whales play around the boat and give wonderful displays of breaching, spyhopping and just
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 1 Jun 2020
Thanks for your wonderful review. We love seeing so many familiar faces each whale season. Things may be quite different this year but the whales will still put on their amazing display of antics.
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obsrvy wrote a review Nov 2019
Sunshine Coast, Australia58 contributions50 helpful votes
We had a marvellous day with Friends. Booked through the accommodation (Akama Resort) easy process. This was a great experience saw heaps of whales, many of the other guests were return travelers and I can see why. Crew and Skipper very professional and friendly. Meal and drink
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Thanks for your awesome review. Akama is so close to the marina and a lovely place to stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful whale encounters next time you visit the Fraser Coast.
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Jackie Eggins wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
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What more could you ask for on a tour? We went the last few days of the season so wasn't expecting too much, but we thought we'd try our luck anyway since we were in Hervey Bay. We got to see a couple of pods one with a mother and calf swimming right up the boat quite a few
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Thank you for your review, Great to have you join us, so we could share our experience with you.. It is a pleasure to read that you had a great day. We hope to see you again in future. Keith The Skipper
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Harry S wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent day trip & well organised crew & a great time .The boat was great for moving around & seeing the action ,the skipper was a great & fun character ,fantastic day job :) .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time for your review. It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your day. That’s what we try and acheive daily. Thank you Keith The Skipper
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Debbie W wrote a review Oct 2019
Columbia, Missouri, United States3 contributions3 helpful votes
The boat was pristine, well run & the food was delicious. It was near the end of the season but we still saw lots of whales. The captain was very informative & moved the boat closer to whales when they were sighted. The two attendants were very attentive and offered sea
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from kreid2016, Owner at Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 20 Oct 2019
What a review...”Thank you”...on occasion the weather can be a bit temperamental and I personally hate our guests getting sea sick, so we will go to great lengths to try and minimise the impact of sea sickness. If our guests get sea sick then they don’t come back and that’s not good for business.. Thank you and we hope to see you soon Keith The Skipper
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Sue M
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Fantastic
A wonderful day on the water. Even though early in the season we still managed to see a few whales. Staff very fr
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judebloomfield62
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Day out for birthday
We had the good fortune to accidentally find this group and had an absolutely fabulous day out. The crew were so i
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cbr0wn22
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Great day on the water!
What a brilliant day! The staff are 10/10 For thai attentiveness and knowledge. Very friendly - even witnessed them
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544jenc
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Awesome day!
Has everything you could ask for! Lucky enough to encounter many whales and their playful calves, up close! From th
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Sue M
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Perfect Day
The operators were brilliant. The day we had booked for was predicted to have very poor weather conditions and so w
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stringermail47
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Fun filled day
We had a great day whale watching made even better by the running commentary and jokes from owner / skipper, Keith,
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John G
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Best day on Hervey & platypus bay
Great experience. The crew Toni & Ivan couldn’t be more friendly & helpful. Skipper Keith very welcoming & entertai
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Claudia R
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Freedom Whale Watching
Could not have asked for a better day out. Would like to thank, Keith and his crew for making my day great. They we
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Lynette S
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Freedom 111
thank you for a lovely day out. The staff were excellent and Freedom is a lovely boat to travel on even when thei
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Lawrie T
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Whale adventure
Awesome trip, good food, plenty of whales - excellent day out. Staff so friendly. Highly recommend and because it w
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gerdapepping
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Time spend looking for whales.....great service...
From the moment we set foot on the catamaran we enjoyed the great sense of humor of the captain and his crew, they
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Extraordinary157609
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Wonderful
At first place the price (140$pp) made us hesitate. After the excursion all doubts were gone: it defintely worths i
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graham_grocott
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Fantastic day
great day, up close to lots of whales, many great photos. great boat, staff and fanstastic meals. Best cruise
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Shayle B
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Freedom 3 whale watching cruise
What an amazing experience..very friendly crew great food and the spectacular show the whales put on..unforgettable
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Nysiros
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Amazing experience Whale watching
The best tour boat and host! I discovered Freedom III Whale watching yours on Trip Advisor. We had always wanted t
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Key Details
  • Freedom Whale Watch, Fraser Island
  • Duration: 6h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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