Premium Whale Watch Tour
Courtesy pick-up from hotel accommodation is available. Departing at 9:30 and returning not before 3:30pm each day from late July to the end of October. Freedom Whale Watch is fully compliant with the latest Health and safety regulations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cruise the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay to the Great Sandy Marine Park which is renowned as the playground for visiting humpback whales as they migrate south to the Antarctic waters. Expert commentary from your skipper will educate and inform you about the unique aspects of whale watching in Platypus Bay which is formed by Fraser Island and the mainland. Hervey Bay is world renown and recognised as the first accredited Whale Heritage Site by the World Cteacean Alliance.
Freedom Whale Watch is also Eco Accredited. We operate in an environmentally friendly way to ensure both the safety of our marine creatures as well as our guests. Please feel free to bring your reusable coffee cup for hot or cold drinks.
Morning tea is served on the journey out and consists of hot scones jam and cream and profiteroles. Tea, coffee and filtered water is available all day.
Your delicious lunch is served while watching whales play near the boat. It consists of warm bread rolls, 2 cold meats, hot chicken wings, 3 salads: coleslaw, potato salad & green salad. This can no longer be buffet style due to COVID health Regs.
Several pods of whales will often be seen as well dolphins, turtles and sea birds.
Fabulous views of Fraser Island's western beaches provide a wonderful background to your tour. Afternoon tea of a fresh fruit platter and a cheese platter is served on the return journey.
Early and late season discounts, adults from $100.
** Please ring about bookings late in October as the whales may be in short supply!!
Freedom III has
- 3 levels of viewing plus a water level platform for really close encounters
- hydrophone for hearing the whalesong
- low passenger numbers
- delicious chef prepared food
- locally owned and operated with friendly experienced crew
- Eco Accreditation through Ecotourism Australia
Child ages are 4-14years, Under 4 are infants and as such free
Late season rates apply from 6th October. Save $20 per adult/senior/child....