Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise - 1 Day

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Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise can provide you with a terrific day out on the waters of Hervey Bay, Queensland, where you can see the incredible humpback whales in their natural habitat. During whale season, all Freedom Whale Watch packages include round-trip transportation from your hotel, morning and afternoon tea, and a great tropical buffet lunch, so you won’t have to worry about a thing! On our way out, we will also conduct an information session so that you may properly enjoy these incredible species.

The Freedom III vessel is a stable and comfortable 58 foot catamaran (previously owned by world renowned documentary producer Ben Cropp) with 360 degree whale viewing on all three levels plus a water level viewing area to get you as close to these magnificent creatures as possible during August’s Whale Festival. Our whale viewing cruises in Hervey Bay are a must-do activity, so don’t miss out! Please consult the table below for more information on our cruises.

Tour Operator: Freedom III Whale Watch and Charters

  • Complimentary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation to the Sandy Straits Marina
  • Depart Sandy Strait Marina onboard Freedom III
  • Morning tea is served en-route to Platypus Bay where we will see the whales play
    * Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate & home baked treats
  • Scrumptious tropical buffet is served for you to enjoy in our comfortable eating area or on deck where you can enjoy the sunshine & beautiful waters of the Great Sandy Straits Marine Park
    * Complimentary lunch includes hot chicken pieces, cold deli meats, salads, bread rolls, dessert & drinks
  • Afternoon tea is served on our way back to the Marina
    * Complimentary Australian cheese & fruit platter as well as tea, coffee & hot chocolate
  • Arrive back at the Great Sandy Straits Marina where you can board our complimentary transfer back to your Hervey Bay accommodation


  • Transfers to and from the Marina
  • Gourmet Morning Tea
  • Delicious Buffet Lunch
  • Tasty Afternoon Tea
  • Informative Commentary Throughout the Duration of the Cruise
  • A full, action packed three quarter day with the humpback whales
  • Free Wifi!


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Travel Insurance

** 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

Please Note:

  • Child ages are 4-14years, Under 4 are infants and as such free
  • For a full refund, cancel at any rate 24 hours ahead of time of the begin date of the experience.

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Trip Facts

  • Freedom III Whale Watch and Charters
  • Traveler pickup is offered. Great Sandy Straits Marina Urangan Hervey Bay, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan QLD 4655, Australia. Berth A4, is down the ramp opposite the terminal building, near Cafe Balaena. The car park for the Great Sandy Straits Marina is between the Mantra and Breakfree Resorts.
  • Select your pick up location after clicking on the Book Now!
  • 6h
  • Maximum of 46 travelers
  • Returns to original departure point