Freedom Whale Watch: Premium Whale Tour


Departure Times

Departs: 9:30am - Daily
Returns: 3:30pm - Daily

Feel the wonders of nature with Freedom, whisking you away to a fantastic day of whale watching on the crystal clear waters of Hervey Bay.

  • Watch incredible sights of these majestic creatures on their migration route
  • Feast on a delicious and freshly made tropical buffet lunch
  • Includes transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation
  • Enjoy an informative session led by passionate whale lovers!
  • Eco Accredited, operating in an environmentally friendly way

Whale Season from July to October

Jump on board the Freedom III vessel and get ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Spot the glorious humpback whales on their yearly migration route up the east coast of Australia and gaze in awe at their playful adventures. Whale season is special: imagine witnessing the magic of these creatures in their own natural environment. It will be an experience to remember for the rest of your life.

You’ll bear witness to life’s miracle on board a stable and comfortable 58-foot catamaran, featuring stunning 360 degree views on all three levels! There’s no better vessel to whale watch on than Freedom III. Aiming to get you as close to these magnificent creatures as possible, this is a tour you don’t want to miss out on!

Cruise Itinerary

  • 8.30am - Complimentary transfers from your Hervey Bay accommodation to the Sandy Straits Marina
  • 9.30am - Depart Sandy Strait Marina onboard Freedom III
  • 10.30am - Morning tea is served en-route to Platypus Bay where we will see the whales play
    • *Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate & home baked treats
  • 12.30 - 1.30pm - 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
  • 2.30pm - Afternoon tea is served on our way back to the Marina
    • *Complimentary Australian cheese & fruit platter as well as tea, coffee & hot chocolate
  • 3.30pm - Arrive back at the Great Sandy Straits Marina where you can board our complimentary transfer back to your Hervey Bay accommodation

Please note that these times may vary depending on a number of factors including the weather. If you have any queries please raise them with our staff before departure.

More Information

What To Bring

Wear comfy shoes and bring a small bag, including:

Polaroid sunglasses
Money for drinks and souvenirs
Check out our tips on packing for your whale watching tour here.

We are a licenced vessel.

What's Included

  • Transfers to/from the marina
  • Gourmet Morning Tea
  • Delicious buffet lunch
  • Tasty afternoon tea
  • Informative commentary
  • Free Wifi 

What's Extra

  • Money for drinks & souvenirs 

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Client Cancellations:

All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price. No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Fraser Tours are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Fraser Tours. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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