6Hr Freedom Hervey Bay Premium Whale Watch Tour

Hervey Bay is recognised as the first accredited Whale Heritage Site by the World Cetacean Alliance. Platypus Bay in the Great Sandy Marine Park is a popular sanctuary for the Humpback Whales as they migrate south to the Antarctic  waters. This Freedom Whale Watching Tour from Hervey Bay is your ultimate ticket to see these Humpback Whales up close as they display their acrobatic prowess.

Freedom III is a 58ft, purpose-built catamaran, with 360°viewing on all three levels and a water-level viewing area to get as close to the gentle giants as possible. From the marina, you'll cruise to Platypus Bay, a prime whale watching spot near K’gari (Fraser Island). 

En route to see the whales play, enjoy tea/coffee, hot chocolates and home baked treats. This eco-friendly tour also encourages you to bring your own reusable coffee cups. There’s a water-filling station on board with fresh filtered water available all day. 

Once you’ve entered the bay, gear up for a jaw-dropping display showcasing the mighty prowess of the Humpback Whales, which may include breaches, spy hops, tail slaps, and more!

The Skipper will regale you with fascinating insights into whale behaviour and about the Great Sandy Marine Park. A tropical buffet lunch is also offered on board, which you can enjoy in the dining area or on the decks, amidst the serenity of the surrounding region.

On your way back to the Marina, enjoy a warm afternoon tea which includes cheese and fruit platters. Take this moment to relax and relive the wonderful memories you just made. 

The Freedom Whale Watching Tour in Hervey Bay also includes complimentary bus transfers to and from the marina – book your seats now!

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Departure Details

Departure Location Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Road, Urangan

  • Boards 09:15

  • Departs 09:30

  • Returns 15:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 6hr eco-accredited whale watching tour along the Great Sandy Marine Park
  • Cruise on Freedom III with 360° viewing on three levels and a water-level platform for close whale encounter
  • Hydrophone to hear whale songs
  • Expert commentary from the Skipper about whales, their behaviour and antics
  • Morning & afternoon tea including hot chocolate, coffee & other treats
  • Tropical buffet lunch including salads, chicken, bread rolls & drinks
  • Complimentary transfers to and from your accommodation in Hervey Bay to the marina

Cruise Menu

Additional Information

Operates daily from July to mid-October 
Low passenger numbers maintained
Child ages are 4-14 years, infants (under 4) can cruise free

Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;


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  • Adult Price

    from $180

  • Child 4 - 14 years

    from $110


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