Reward yourself with this premium whale watching tour departing Hervey Bay on-board the Freedom III. There is plenty of time to witness close encounters and stunning behaviors of the majestic humpback whales whilst in the shelter of K'Gari(Fraser Island). Maximum 46 passengers, includes freshly baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch and fruit and cheese platter on the way home.  Expert commentary, friendly and caring crew make this a tour to treasure.

Strict personal hygiene and cleaning procedures are conducted hourly to ensure our crew and passengers' safety.

The tour departs from Urangan Harbour, passing Round Island, the Urangan Jetty, Big Woody Island. Some information on the history of the area is given by the skipper. Whales are usually sighted at least 30 minutes after departure while in the Platypus Bay Area, inside Fraser Island(K'gari).
The tour often follows much of the Western Beaches of K'gari. It may be possible to witness many different whale behaviours as well as listening to whalesong through the hydrophone. Other marine animals, such as dolphins, turtles and sea birds may be observed as well. Guests will be offered morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea during the tour.

Stop At:

• Freedom Whale Watch, Great Sandy Straits Marina, 17 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655 Australia
• Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia


Eric_S - 5/5
It was a great day from start to finish. The crew were friendly, professional and informative. We were transferred to and from our hotel, all very easy. Our cruise was at the end of the season and we saw two separate mothers and their calves. Seeing one mother and her calf breaching was amazing. It was a beautiful and relaxing day out. Lunch, Morning and Afternoon teas were very good. Thank you Keith, Toni, Sue, crew and Lyle. We look forward to returning next year.
R1783POkarenm - 5/5
What an amazing day. From the minute we arrived we knew it was going to be a great day. Keith was absolutely amazing and a wealth of knowledge. Nicki and Rhys were also fantastic. Highly recommend this cruise. We saw some truely memorable sights, and the whales put on an awesome show for us. Best day ever!
Malcolm_B - 5/5
Great crew who were helpful and informative. Great boat and good facilities and food. Enjoyable day on the water with good whale sightings.
I3517VUlisad - 5/5
The best day out you can have in Hervey Bay. This Cruise has been our favourite so far in Hervey Bay. From the moment you step on board you are looked after. Plenty of commentary from the captain about the the region & Fraser Island. We had several close encounters with the pods of whales, one pod stayed playing around the boat for almost an hour. The morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea was fantastic. Very well fed, with homemade scones. Well worth taking this tour if you can. We went in Sept 2020.
Tony v - 5/5
Absolute sensational day. Keith is a great skipper, narrator and entertainer. He knew where to look while other groups were still searching. He makes you feel part of the family and brought everyone together. The whole day was great including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and the whales greeted us as well. A group of three came alongside the boat, a mother, her calf and another adult. Awesome to experience. We took the 3/4 day tour as we thought a half day woudn't do it justice, so glad that we did. Keith stayed out a little longer as well, talk about value for money, just brilliant. By the way the food was great. Toni cooks the best chicken wings, they were tender and delicious. The scones, jam, cream and profitoroles were baked by Keith's wife and Keith respectively and were supurb then the fruit and cheese platter for afternoon tea topped it all off. Bring a container with you for leftovers. Freedom 3 is also a great and very well maintained vessel. Keith, Toni and Rhyce make an awesome team and nothing is too much trouble for them. I'm coming back again, days like this are to good to do only once. Thank you so much Keith, Toni and Rhyce it was great to sail with you.
kayl327 - 5/5
Last week we did a trip on Freedom lll & had a great time. Although it was getting late in the season & the chances of seeing lots of whales was an issue but we were not disappointed in our sightings. We saw a mother & baby up so close it was fantastic. We did see lots of pods further out thanks to Keith's keen navigation skills. The food was amazing & plenty of it. Many thanks to Keith, Sue & Toni for a terrific trip
robert_p - 5/5
Comfortable boat; not too crowded even though they were full. Good lunch. Friendly and helpful crew. Good value all round.
Suzanne_P - 5/5
This was a fabulous day trip. Lovely food, friendly crew and entertaining captain. We will be back again for the next whale season 🤩
Jacob_E - 5/5
The friendly staff. The professionalism. The experience of the whales. The food was amazing & not what I was expecting.
Laura F - 5/5
We just had the most amazing day whale watching on the Freedom 111! The crew were SO friendly and knowledgeable, and really great with our kids. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch, plus the honour of seeing so many whales in their natural environment, this was an experience I will never forget! We had the most amazing day, and saw heaps of whales. The boat itself isn’t huge, but that’s a good thing because you don’t feel crowded. Highly recommend a cruise with this company, you won’t be disappointed!


  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Lunch - Tropical Buffet lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed sightings form 1 August to 20 October or a free return tour


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Terms & Conditions

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

Additional Information

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • We can arrange pet sitting if required.
    • Due to COVID-19 we will not allow unwell passengers aboard
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Fully Vaccinated Passengers only allowed on the tour due to Government regulations.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Reduced passenger numbers as per state guidelines. Queensland Check in App is mandatory for COVID tracing if needed.