Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Strict personal hygiene and cleaning procedures are conducted hourly to ensure our crew and passengers' safety.
The tour departs from Urangan Harbour, passing Round Island, the Urangan Jetty, Big Woody Island. Some information on the history of the area is given by the skipper. Whales are usually sighted at least 30 minutes after departure while in the Platypus Bay Area, inside Fraser Island.
The tour often follows much of the Western Beaches of Fraser Island. It may be possible to witness many different whale behaviours as well as listening to whalesong through the hydrophone. Other marine animals, such as dolphins, turtles and sea birds may be observed as well. Guests will be offered morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea during the tour.
• Freedom Whale Watch, Great Sandy Straits Marina, 17 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 Australia
• Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia
- Morning and Afternoon tea
- Lunch - Tropical Buffet lunch
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Live commentary on board
- Guaranteed sightings form 1 August to 20 October or a free return tour
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Traveler pickup is offered
Esplanade pick-ups are from the beachside opposite most motels.
Urraween Pickups are at 8:30
Pt Vernon pickups are at 8:40
Pialba pickups are at 8:45
Scarness pickups are at 8:50
Torquay pickups are at 9am
Shelly Beach pickups are at 9:05
Urangan Pickups are at 9:10
Other accommodation pick-ups can be arranged.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- We can arrange pet sitting if required.
- Most travelers can participate
- Due to COVID-19 we will not allow unwell passengers aboard
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Reduced passenger numbers as per state guidelines
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Most amazing trip... The staff were awesome. Sightings were awesome to see. Would love to do again..
Excellent trip well described and commentary. Went to great lengths to make the trip enjoyable and memorable. Food provided was well thought out and good.
Great trip - new boat, lots of whale sightings, efficient and friendly crew led by Skipper Keith. Good value with top lunch and morning tea.
Fantastic day out, lots of whales. Well organised, friendly crew. Good morning and afternoon tea, delicious lunch. Children well catered for, great family day. Great information regarding the whales, close up encounters. Would recommend to everyone.
Fabulous full day tour. Exceptional in every aspect. Highly recommended. The boat was clean and safe, skipper had a great sense of humour as well as a thorough knowledge of whales and the area. The girls were friendly and attentive to the needs of every one. Food provided was great.
Great skipper and crew. Humorous and serious commentary - very informative. Saw lots of whales and breaching as well - skipper did a marvelous job in not only finding the whales but in interacting the boat and people on board with them so they would be comfortable to stay with us and not move away. Great friendly service from staff and nice food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Brilliant day, crew were so helpful, courteous, knowledgeable and informative. The best part, the whales were so cooperative.
Fantastic day out. We were lucky enough to see single whales, a group of three juvenile whales and a mother with her baby. The Skipper was both knowledgable and entertaining. Staff were lovely too. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were all very nice. I highly recommend this 6 hour cruise to maximise the whale watching opportunities.
What a great day. Crew were great boat was clean and we saw heaps of whales. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea was lovely. I would totally recommend this company. We were so well looked after
This was the most amazing experience and we saw so many whales which I had not been expecting. The skipper was wonderfully entertaining and the girls did an amazing job keeping us all fed and looked after.
I can’t recommend this enough and we will be doing this again
Jen and Gabs
3 of us had a great day out on the Freedom 3 boat. The friendly crew welcomed us aboard and it was a good ride out along Frazer Island to 'The Pocket' where we enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of whale watching in the glorious sunshine ( here's a tip, don't forget to take the sunscreen.......I was badly burned on the face from the sun reflecting off the water)
The morning and afternoon tea, and lunch were very nice, and it all seemed to be well organised.
The main attraction was the whales, of course, and they did not disappoint. Lots of sightings, and some came very close to the boat to check out my sister in law's red coat!!!
We arrived back at the marina around 1645, a little weary but having enjoyed a great day.
Within the first hour we got to see the whales and spotted others throughout our trip, so the timing was perfect. We got to see them up close and even got there attention so they hung around a bit and watched us while we watched them. The team was friendly, and genuinely tried to ensure we had the best times and the meals were yum.
We really enjoyed our trip , whales quiet in the morning, but certainly showed up after lunch , staff simply amazing ,very friendly , like family, morning Afternoon tea and lunch were brilliant , much more than we expected , highly reccomended.
Smaller boat but very comfortable , that’s better !!!
We had a great cruise. The weather was periodically raining with wind, but the crew was wonderful and they did locate several pods of whales for us to enjoy. One pod of two juveniles were particularly interested in us and put on quite the show! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Great way to spend the day.
Great boat with multiple levels for viewing and easy to move around the whole boat to see the whales. Staff amazing and a joy to deal with. Captain very knowledgeable with great sense of humor. Have been on numerous Whale Watches over the years - would definitely come and and do Freedom Whale Watching again.
What a fantastic day - saw a few different whales throughout the day. Crew were brilliant and very knowledgeable. Lunch was great too.
The boat is an ideal viewing platform and the crew go out of their way to make the trip a good one. The skipper's commentary is full of information and the deckies are all-round good helpers. The food was first rate too. It was so good I went for two days and was not disappointed, with plenty of action and sightings on both occasions. Highly recommended.
Excellent trip. Was given the chance to change date as it was a bit windy on the day,but we had no other date available. However it was not that bad . The staff were very friendly. Food provided was great and got some great photos of the whales.
This was a great trip. We saw some many whales, tail slaps, breaching. The boat was just the right size, they take a max of about 48. You have plenty of room to move about and everybody could see the action. The crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. I can't recommend it enough.
Absolutely wonderful experience, saw so many up close whales interested in swimming around the boat. Keith and the team were marvellous, they were informative and knowledgeable. We had some lovely tasty treats and lunch was to die for, the food was amazing. We can't wait to return.
This trip was amazing. We must have seen 40-50 different whales total in the trip. This included ones breaching, coming close to check out the boat, some popping their head straight up out of the water, and even a mother/calf together. While this can't be guaranteed they are wild animals, the crew and boat were first class. The food and drinks were plentiful and very good. The crew was knowledgeable and very helpful. Finally, it is a beautiful boat that I'd recommend to anyone.
Trip was amazing. We saw so many whales!
What an amazing day. I couldn't recommend highly enough and the additional time spent on the water ensured that we never felt rushed and could soak up the whole experience.
Whales came right up to boat. Saw many many whales and dolphins. Great day. Great crew. Good food. Small group on boat made it very enjoyable.
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