Queensland Holidays - The Official Tourism Site for Queensland

Taken from the upper deck by the skipper
Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters
Freedom and 2 whales
Couple on sunset cruise
Freedom III Whale Watch and Dive Charters, Hervey Bay
Map of Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters
Berth A 10
Hervey Bay

Freedom Whale Watch and Dive Charters
Multiple Locations

Indicative Rate* $110.00 to $400.00 Tour - All Inclusive (Single)

07 4125 1996
1300 879 960


Freedom III is a 17 metre Power Cat perfectly suited to luxury whale watching. Three levels of uninterrupted viewing plus a water level platform gets you as close to the whales as possible making this an ideal Whale Watch Vessel. The hydrophone lets you hear the whales sing.

The three quarter day tour allows you hours to relax, unwind, be awestruck and pampered while enjoying delicious catering for morning, afternoon teas and tropical buffet lunch. Freedom is surveyed for 45 people maximum for Whale Watching and day touring so you won't feel crowded. Service and comfort is paramount.

... more

From November to July Freedom is available for private fishing charters - two to five days to the Great Barrier Reef and waters off Fraser Island. Offshore fishing is limited to eight to 10 passengers. Morning Adventure Cruises - four hours on the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay with activities such as Boom-netting, snorkelling, swimming and searching for dolphins, dugong and dingoes. Sunset cruises - three hours on the waters alongside pristine Fraser Island beaches with a drink and finger food. Unwind and absorb the serenity of a magical sunset.

... less

Property Details


  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter
  • Fishing equipment
    Fishing equipment


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Cruising
  • Fishing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching

Other Information

Children are welcome. Games, activities such as colouring and puzzles in addition to DVDs are available onboard.

How To Get There

The tours depart from the Great Sandy Straits Marina, Urangan Boat Harbour (Northern End) in Hervey Bay.
Follow Boat Harbour Drive till you come to a stop sign, turn left, proceed through one roundabout and take the second exit at the next roundabout. Park in the free car park and proceed through the GSSM terminal building. Go down the ramp next to the red harpoon and Freedom is the first large boat on the right.

Guaranteed whale sighting or a return trip - August to mid October low numbers equal personalised friendly service.

Freedom III Whale Watch

Freedom III Whale Watch and Dive Charters

Freedom III is a 17 metre Power Cat which was previously owned by well known underwater documentary producer Ben Cropp. It offers a three-quarter day tour including delicious tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee are available all day. Operating from Great Sandy Straits Marina tours depart at 9.30 am. and return by 3.30 pm. to give you maximum time with the whales. 360 degree viewing on three levels as well as water-level viewing platform gives you up close and personalised interaction opportunities. Experienced and friendly local owners and crew make your whale encounter a memorable and educational one. Children are well catered for with colouring activities, a flat screen television and a comfy bed if they need a nap. Courtesy transfers are available.

Tour Information

6 hours
A courtesy bus is available from accommodation.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 21 Jul - 21 Nov 2014
9:30am - 3:30pm
9:30am - 3:30pm
9:30am - 3:30pm
9:30am - 3:30pm
9:30am - 3:30pm
9:30am - 3:30pm
9:30am - 3:30pm
Boarding from 9am

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To


$110.00$130.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive (Single)

Other Information

Children: Colouring activities and videos available for viewing

Freedom III Fishing Charters

Giant fish caught on Freedom Fishing charters

Fishing the rich waters between Lady Elliot Island, Fraser Island and Hervey Bay many excellent sports fish and reef fish species can be targeted. Species such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Sweetlip, Pearl Perch, Parrot, Yellow-fin Tuna, Giant Trevally, Long-tail Tuna, Snapper and many others are encountered.

Fully catered by experienced charter crew. Accommodation in 2 double cabins and bunks. Chef prepared breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner daily.

Bait and some tackle supplied. Operating from November to June. Get a group together and get onboard for thrilling offshore fishing!

Tour Information



$350.00$400.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive (Single)

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.