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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise

Highlights
  • 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
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Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise
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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
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Overview
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.

Reviews (313)
1 - 5 of 306 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2018
Freedom Cruise great for whale watching

Keith and the crew spent the extra time and trouble to make sure we had a fantastic day even though it was late in the season and harder to find whales. Professional and all up a great day from every aspect. Greg.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GregB3743
Reviewed 17 October 2018
Boat and crew were great but no respect for the whales

We had a lovely day out on Freedom a few weeks back. The crew is very helpful and knowledgeable of the local history which was much appreciated. The food was very good, loved the selection of fruits for afternoon tea. We saw lots of different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Annika D
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Whale of a time

The whole day from start to finish was fantastic. The crew were super friendly and fun, know how to look after everyone and kept the day enjoyable. The whales were found and the experience was truly spectacular and will live long in the memory. If...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank WanderingEmGee
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Fantastic trip

We went late in the season and were so lucky to see many mothers and calves. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful. The food was great and there was lots of it. Thoroughly recommend these guys for a tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anna H
Reviewed 6 October 2018
Plenty of whales - loads of comfort!

My teenage daughter and I had a great day with the crew of Freedom Whale Watching. Everyone on board made sure we had a very comfortable day while we found many pods of whales to watch. The captain and crew were continually looking for and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline V
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