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Freedom Whale Watch

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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...more
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Great Sandy Straits Marina, | 17 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 1300 879 960
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All reviews profiteroles scones morning tea captain keith great food home made day trip whale watch cold meats thanks guys great boat friendly crew comfortable boat whales breaching recommend this trip salad tail slapping
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG what a time, staff could not have been more friendly, whales really put on a show and the amount of food and the quality was amazing a must for anyone.

Thank Leanne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keith and the crew spent the extra time and trouble to make sure we had a fantastic day even though it was late in the season and harder to find whales. Professional and all up a great day from every aspect. Greg.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day out and saw lots of whales also some turtles. Captain and his team were very knowledgeable and looked after everyone very well. The only negative is if you are older and a bit unsteady I did find it difficult walking...More

Thank O4570CEjanb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely day out on Freedom a few weeks back. The crew is very helpful and knowledgeable of the local history which was much appreciated. The food was very good, loved the selection of fruits for afternoon tea. We saw lots of different...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Freedom III catamaran has got 360 degrees views, three levels of platforms, including a water level one, delicious on board chef prepared food (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), undercover and open seating, hydrophone and an extremely hardworking and knowledgeable crew. Skipper Keith, Dave...More

Thank theninans
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The whole day from start to finish was fantastic. The crew were super friendly and fun, know how to look after everyone and kept the day enjoyable. The whales were found and the experience was truly spectacular and will live long in the memory. If...More

1  Thank WanderingEmGee
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

GREAT experience, terrific good food, nice people working on boat, so interesting tips about whales, respect of them, the nature, and WAOUW, crazy experience with those whales there ! We will never forget ! ❤️😇

Thank sweetholyghost
SMR1958, Owner at Freedom Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you had wonderful whale encounters onboard Freedom III

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day!!! A group of 4 us debated long and hard as there are many companies to choose from. However Freedom’s 3/4 day tour won and it was perfect. We would have felt rushed had we gone on a 1/2 day. Other reviewers...More

Thank drewmacknz
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We went late in the season and were so lucky to see many mothers and calves. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful. The food was great and there was lots of it. Thoroughly recommend these guys for a tour.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We made the best choice with Freedom. Everything correspond to what is shown on flyer: comfortable 3 levels catamaran. Delicious morning & afternoon tea. Gourmet lunch (congratulations to the Chef). All taken care by professional helpful smiling staff. We were lucky with beautiful weather and...More

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19 March 2018|
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Response from SMR1958 | Property representative |
I very much doubt there will be reliable whale sightings in June as we don't get the whales in the bay on their northern migration. They come into the bay on their return journey to the Antarctic Ocean and our tours commence... More
28 December 2016|
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Response from SMR1958 | Property representative |
It is not whale watch season till July but there is still heaps to do around Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast. Boating wise there are dolphin cruises with Blue Dolphin Marine tours, Beach and BBQ on Fraser Island with... More
Meera I
8 December 2016|
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Response from SMR1958 | Property representative |
Hi, Meera, There are no Whales this late in the year. You may find Dolphins and the best cruise to see dolphins is Blue Dolphin Cruises also on Trip advisor. Our Whales are here from mid July to the end of October. Cheers... More