Three-Quarter Day Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watching Cruise

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

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
6 hours
Group Size
Pricing
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 6h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

About operator:

Freedom III is a comfortable 58ft power catamaran which operates ¾ day whale watch cruises from the Great Sandy Straits Marina in Urangan Harbour. Departing at 9:30 and returning after 4:00pm allows you plenty of time with the awe-inspiring humpback whales in Platypus Bay. The cruise along pristine Fraser Island’s western beaches can offer sightings of dingoes, schooling fish and numerous sea birds. Expert commentary by our knowledgeable skipper will keep you entertained as well as DVD’s on the plasma TV. Colouring activities and soft toys will keep the children amused and if they are tired we have 3 double beds. Home-baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch as well as fruit and cheese platters for the return trip are all included as well as tea, coffee, water and soft drinks all day. With maximum passenger numbers of 45 and three levels of viewing your whale watch experience will be memorable, informative and uncrowded. Outside of whale season Freedom III is available for Mother shipping charters. These trips are usually for 3 days and 2 nights and fish the abundant waters of Fraser Island. Get a group together for some great fishing action with experienced guides in smaller boats. The month of November is great for sportsfishing in Hervey Bay with the migrating juvenile black marlin visiting these waters. We work in Conjunction with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing to provide Mothershipping for his groups of guests. Freedom III can also be hired for private day charters or overnight trips on the Great Sandy Strait. Your choice of activities: crabbing, boom-netting, swimming, sight-seeing and cruising the sheltered waterways between Fraser Island and the Mainland.