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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise

  • Head out to Platypus Bay for a 6-hour 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
Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
From US$75.55
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Premium Whale Watching Cruise. Rate for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children. Child ages are 4-14years, Under 4 are infants and as such free
Enjoy the majestic migration of humpback whales on this 6-hour 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.
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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Reviewed yesterday
Great day on the beautiful vessel, excellent services and staff

Took our 3 kids for a 3/4 day whale watching tour on Freedom III. We felt welcomed by the staff and very impressive with everything right from the moment we boarded the boat. The vessel was in great condition and beautiful; all meals provided were...More

Thank _nguyentamthuytrang
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Whales, nice ship and crew

We saw quite a few humpaback whales, some very close. The boat was in good condition with good viewing possibilities. Meals were plenty and tasty. We were very pleased with the day.

Thank gardengirla
Reviewed 14 January 2018
A beautiful way to spend a day

This was not the first time we’ve been whale watching but it was certainly our best. Freedom offers a more intimate trip with a friendly crew and a small number of patrons aboard compared to bigger vessels. The boat offers plenty of room to move...More

3  Thank CheznBill
SMR1958, Owner at Freedom Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review. We are very pleased that you really enjoyed the whale day and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you want great whale encounters.

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Fabulous Whale Watching Day

My Wife and I spent a day with Keith and his fantastic crew on Freedom III. From the moment we boarded the beautiful vessel we were made to feel extremely welcome and encouraged to make ourselves at home. Keith's excellent safety briefing was both very...More

1  Thank Kevin M
SMR1958, Owner at Freedom Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the full day whale watch so much. Hopefully it won't be the one and only whale watch we can share with you.

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Fantastic experience

We went out with Keith and his crew a couple of weeks ago. Freedom definitely deserves it's number 1 spot on Tripadvisor. I have been on a few whale watching trips around the world, and this was the best. Small boat, lovely atmosphere, amazing food...More

2  Thank HarryOscar
SMR1958, Owner at Freedom Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your fabulous review. It is great to know you had an awesome day despite it being near the end of the season. WE did enjoy our off season but we are ready for more whale action now. Hope to see you again soon...More

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