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“Whale Watch”

Freedom Whale Watch
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US$91.57*
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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Ranked #1 of 27 Tours in Hervey Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Freedom III is a comfortable 58ft power catamaran which operates ¾ day whale watch cruises from the Great Sandy Straits Marina in Urangan Harbour. Departing at 9:30 and returning after 3:30pm allows you plenty of time with the awe-inspiring humpback whales in Platypus Bay. The cruise along pristine Fraser Island’s western beaches can offer sightings of dingoes, schooling fish and numerous sea birds. Expert commentary by our knowledgeable skipper will keep you entertained as well as DVD’s on the plasma TV. Colouring activities and soft toys will keep the children amused and if they are tired we have 3 double beds. Home-baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch as well as fruit and cheese platters for the return trip are all included as well as tea, coffee, water and soft drinks all day. With maximum passenger numbers of 45 and three levels of viewing your whale watch experience will be memorable, informative and uncrowded. Outside of whale season Freedom III is available for offshore fishing charters for up to 10 guests. These trips are usually for 3 days and 3 nights and fish the abundant waters off Fraser Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Get a group together for some great fishing action. The month of November is great for sportsfishing in Hervey Bay with the migrating juvenile black marlin visiting these waters. We work in Conjunction with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing to provide Mothershipping for his groups of guests. Freedom III can also be hired for private day charters or overnight trips on the Great Sandy Strait. Your choice of activities: fishing, boom-netting, swimming, sight-seeing and cruising the sheltered waterways between Fraser Island and the Mainland.
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“Whale Watch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had a fantastic day out watching the young whales doing all the things they like to do & coming up close to the boat. The Captain made sure we saw plenty of whale activity & he had a great sense off humour. Look forward to our next trip, thanks. The Hagans.

Visited August 2014
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Congratulations to the team! Freedom Whale Watch is the tour to choose! The team is very friendly, the boat is comfortable, not too big as in some other tours, you can either sit inside or outside, food was delicious, home made (breakfast, lunch, and brunch with crackers, cheese and fruits, first time I see plenty of food like this!). And the best is to come: whales watch as closed as possible, the skiper was great, always asking to point a finger when someone sees a whale, and then he gets closer and stay enough time to make sure we get the most of each moment! We were on our way back home when we saw whales again and he stopped the boat! This tour was recommended in the Lonely Planet guide for travellers. And I fully agree!!!

Visited August 2014
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We had the best whale watching we have experienced so far. The skipper and crew were amazing, so friendly and helpful. There was more than enough yummy food for everyone. And of course, the whales performed brilliantly for us. We had a fabulous day and thoroughly recommend Freedom III to anyone wanting to experience a longer and more personal trip out to enjoy some interaction with the beautiful whales. A special thank you to the skipper who entertained us for the day. Fabulous! We hope to return next year.

Visited August 2014
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Spectacular! Experience of a lifetime! Whales coming right up to the boat. Friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining skipper and crew. The food was delicious and endless. Stayed out and extra hour rather than say goodbye to our last group of three whales who were as keen as us to keep playing.

Visited August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We found the crew exceptional in that they were very friendly and approachable, the commentary from the skipper wonderful all day.
Food great, service great...and of course the whale watching was magnificent....the skipper
was always in tune with where the pods of whales were and the crowd just loved the interaction between the whales and the boat...just a bloody great day...thank you!!!

Visited August 2014
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