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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy a premium half-day whale-watching tour from Hervey Bay that visits Platypus Bay, a prime location for whale watching near Fraser Island. Have plenty of time to witness the majestic humpback whales at play as they pass the Australian continent during their annual migration to the Antarctic. Your tour includes morning tea, a tropical buffet lunch, and an afternoon tea with a fruit and cheese platter. Learn about the whales and the marine environment from your crew's informative commentary during the tour.
  • Look for whales in Platypus Bay, a sheltered area near Fraser Island
  • Learn about whale behavior from the expert guide
  • Enjoy a generous morning and afternoon tea, and buffet lunch
  • Includes complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Hervey Bay
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Morning and Afternoon tea
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)

Departure Point

17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your day with hotel pickup or make your own way to the boat dock at Great Sandy Strait Marina. Step aboard your stable and comfortable vessel: a 58-foot (18-meter) power catamaran that carries a maximum of 49 passengers.

Your boat glides out of Hervey Bay to the Great Sandy Marine Park, which is renowned as a playground for humpback whales during their annual migration to the Antarctic. Along the way, enjoy a delicious morning tea that consists of hot scones, jam and cream, and mouth-watering profiteroles. Complimentary tea, coffee, and filtered water is available throughout the day.

Look for whales as your boat approaches Platypus Bay, which is located between Fraser Island and the mainland. Your skipper provides informative commentary about the whales as you watch for fin splashes, tail slaps and impressive breaches where the whale rises up out of the water. Sightings usually include several pods of whales along with dolphins, turtles, and sea birds.

Your boat is equipped with a hydrophone that permits you to hear whale vocalizations if you're lucky. You also get panoramic views of the western beaches on Fraser Island while you tuck into a lunch buffet onboard the catamaran.

During the return journey, nibble an afternoon tea with a platter of fresh fruit and cheese. Upon return to the dock, your can hop on board the complimentary shuttle to return to your hotel, or simply make your own way to your next destination after a fantastic day of whale watching.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Freedom Whale Watch

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 46 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise.

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Most amazing day
Dale_M
, Nov 2020
Most amazing trip... The staff were awesome. Sightings were awesome to see. Would love to do again..
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Whales Whales Whales
Andrew_K
, Oct 2020
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.
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Freedom whalewatching
Sandy_C
, Oct 2020
Great trip - new boat, lots of whale sightings, efficient and friendly crew led by Skipper Keith. Good value with top lunch and morning tea.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks fro your great review. We appreciate you choosing Freedom III for your whale watch adventure and hope to see you onboard again next season.
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Awesome day
Fiso_M
, Sep 2020
It was a lovely day, the crew was awesome and the food. Saw quite a few whales. Wl definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for your loveley review. The whales were quiet today but I guess they need their rest before their long journey south.
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Fantastic whale watching
Cheryl_A
, Sep 2020
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.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for your very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed the whales and hopefully the children learned more about the whales and caring for our environment.
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Whales close to the boat.
Lynn_W
, Sep 2020
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.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Your fabulous review is most appreciated. The whales have been coming up close the boat more than usual at this time of the season. Often the mothers and calves keep their distance. Great to hear you enjoyed Keith's attempts at humour!!
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A whale of a time
Vaughan_R
, Sep 2020
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.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for choosing Freedom for your whale encounters. It sounds like you had lots of different types of behaviours to observe. We hope to see you onboard again in the future for more freedom hospitality.
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Hervey Bay Brilliance
Lenka_D
, Sep 2020
Brilliant day, crew were so helpful, courteous, knowledgeable & informative. The best part, the whales were so cooperative.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Cooperative whales are a blessing! We appreciate you postiive review very mucch and hope to see you onboard next ime you want to see the humpback whales.
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Whale watching onboard Freedom III
Leone_T
, Aug 2020
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.
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Best whale watching ever!
Ian_C
, Aug 2020
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
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