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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise provided by Freedom Whale Watch

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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20/07/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
Reduced passenger numbers as per state guidelines
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Updated 20/07/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy the majestic migration of humpback whales on this 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.
Highlights
  • Head out to Platypus Bay for a 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
  • Complimentary round-trip hotel transportation from Hervey Bay
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Tropical Buffet lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed sightings form 1 August to 20 October or a free return tour
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We can arrange pet sitting if required.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to COVID-19 we will not allow unwell passengers aboard
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stephen H wrote a review Yesterday
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Best day out EVER!! From the moment I arrived, Toni took charge of me. She took me to the wheelhouse so I could have a seat when required (I had forewarned them of my disability). From then on I was feted by the captain and crew. We saw all aspects of Whale behavior, including a
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kerrels wrote a review 17 Sep
Wollongong36 contributions8 helpful votes
Whole experience was excellent. And morning tea and lunch were extra special and home-made. Length of trip was great, we were even late back because of an extra diversion to check out some great whale argy-bargy. Very good commentary. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Tips?
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dougal C wrote a review 17 Sep
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Friends recommended the Freedom and we were not disappointed. So many whales. Mothers with calves, learning life skills such as tail slapping. Very friendly staff, Captain Keith a wealth of information about whales and K'gari. Homemade food excellent and awesome profiteroles.
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brian a wrote a review 17 Sep
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From the moment I rang Sue to book, I knew we were on a winner. When the bus picked us up Neil? Was amazing. When we got on the boat everything was perfect, even Keith’s dad jokes. Amy, Jack, Oscar and I had a fantastic day, food was awesome, drinks were cold, whales were
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Teresa H wrote a review 16 Sep
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How close were able to get to see the whales without causing them distress! Do wear a hat with a chin strap - can be very windy out there!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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O5890ZTjuliem
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Amazing experience
We had a fabulous day onboard Freedom III. Saw plenty of whales close to the boat, skipper and crew were fantastic
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Suzanne2303
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Fabulous day with the whales
Freedom Whale Watch tour was great from pick up to drop off. Our captain tried so hard to find us some whales and w
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Brissielyn
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Wow!
What a day! Best day out for years! The boat itself was comfy. The crew were attentive and constantly cleaning ever
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roscar52
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Great Adventure
We travelled on Freedom III with friends and were blown away by the entire experience. Keith and his staff kept us
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16bradleyk
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The best in the bay
The whole day was very well run. Keith and the crew did a super job of looking after us an d there was a lot of eff
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379michellel
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And then they were there
Had an amazing day whale watching was fortunate to see the whales all day long.Great food fantastic friendly staff.
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Q3472BHverac
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Just amazing
An awe inspiring day in comfort with great hosts and lots of food. Whale watching at it’s finest. This crew were
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sarahbJ7227BI
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Brilliant!!
Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience, we had an amazing day. We are still talking about what an awesom
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bunniesrus
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A truly majical experience
What a majical day. To be up so close to whales oin their natural habitat, to hear the noises they make and to be a
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David B
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A great day out and lots of close up whales
The best day out! 6 hours of tour is the best because it gives you the greatest chance of finding and watching lots
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KerriB01
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Whale Watch Hervey Bay
Fantastic day, really friendly wonderful crew, great morning tea & Lunch. Got to see some beautiful whales. Highly
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TK1956
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Superb day out.
Left at 9.30 and got back at 4.30. Where other tours have to go home late morning, we stayed on. Our skipper, Keith
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Vanda B
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Amazing and a MUST cruise
WOW!! This whale watching tour is a must! Boat was comfortable, crew were amazing and the food was beautiful, home
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paulastaggs
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Charming crew, great sized boat.
100 ppl on our afternoon cruise. In this era of social distancing we were a but worried about space. Gosh there was
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jackiew185
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Worth every cent
With friendly and efficient staff, great food and LOTS OF WHALES ....what is not to like. Even though it was overca
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Key Details
  • Freedom Whale Watch, Fraser Island
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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