Whale Watch Cruise including Buffet Lunch

Help code: DE5-72B
Tour Duration: 6:00 hours

Reasons they will it

  • Full day whale watching
  • 3 viewing levels and water-level platform
  • Delicious buffet lunch, morning & afternoon tea
  • Expert commentary from the skipper
  • Eco certified and newly refurbished
  • Complimentary hotel transfers

Spoil the animal lover in your life with a 6 hour whale watch cruise on the spectacular waters of Hervey Bay with a gift voucher for this whale watch tour. With morning and afternoon tea included, as well as a delicious buffet lunch, they won't have to worry about bringing anything. Best of all, there's also accommodation transfers included in the price.

They'll enjoy delicious cheese and fruit platters, free Wi-Fi, water, tea and coffee aboard the purpose built vessel. With 6 hours aboard the boat, they'll have plenty of time to spot whales! The boat offers 3 viewing levels, allowing for the best possible views of these majestic beauties. Along with great scenery, guests will enjoy expert commentary about the creatures.

If you know someone that would enjoy the chance to get up close with these giants of the deep, this tour is certain to put a smile on their face. Purchase a gift voucher here today.

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Important stuff

NOTE

  • If you wish to travel during high season (1st Aug to 7th Oct), please note an additional charge per person will apply at the time of redemption
  • The 2018 whale season has now finished

Inclusions

  • Full Day Whale Watch Cruise
  • Courtesy transfers from your accommodation in Hervey Bay
  • Gourmet morning tea - Scones and Profiteroles
  • Cheese and fruit platters
  • Tropical buffet lunch - 2 cold meats, hot chicken wings, three salads and bread rolls
  • Plenty of time with the whales
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Water, tea and coffee throughout the day

Highlights

  • 3 viewing levels to experience the whales up close and personal
  • Relaxing on a stable catamaran while our dedicated staff cater for your every need
  • Enjoying the majestic humpback whales playing in the crystal clear waters of Hervey Bay
  • Locally owned and operated with experienced and friendly crew
  • Plenty of time with the whales
  • Expert commentary
  • Licensed bar available
  • Delicious food
  • Water level platform operator by a hydraulic system allowing really close viewing to the whales

Tour Times

  • Cruises depart the Great Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay at 9.30am (or earlier from your hotel) and returns at 3.30pm
  • Whale Watching cruises operate daily from mid July to late Oct

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you do not require a hotel pick up

  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher

Additional Information

  • This is a small group cruise and only takes a maximum of 49 people

Gift Voucher Information

  • If you wish to travel during their high season (1st Aug to 8th Oct), an additional charge of $20 per person will apply at the time of redemption.
  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements *Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Why people loved this gift

5 reviews
Annika Dahlberg 2 months 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 marine life, we started of with a few dugongs upon leaving the marina. I love it how they go out of their way to see sea turtles and drive along the K'gari coast. So overall it is a very pleasant day out and perfect if you just want to spend a day out on the water. But, unfortunately when it comes to the actual whale watching, I was very disappointed. There was not much respect towards the whales and we were doing more whale chasing than whale watching (as was pointed out by the skipper several times). The whales did not get the space that they require, such as deliberately being approached way closer than 100m and most of our encounters were forced and cut short unfortunately. We did see lots of whales and some of them very close (too close) to the boat. At one point, when a mother and a calf was resting and not moving much, the skipper announced that he would start the engine up to "stir" the whales up. This behavior did unfortunately bring the overall experience down as there was not much respect shown to these amazing whales who deserve space and respect.

Susan Wilson 3 months ago

Put this on your bucket list! What an experience. We were lucky enough to see 9 pods of Whales during the day. Mother and calf stayed close to the boat and we saw tail splashing, fin cooling and a magnificent breaching. The vessel was comfortable and had many amenities. Plenty of room to move around during the day. Skipper Keith kept us well informed regarding whale facts. Ivan and Dave provided magnificent food and there was plenty for everyone. Just book it!!

Peter Hooper 4 years ago

I would highly recommend Freedom Whale tour. The fact that they stay out for the whole day is fantastic as there is no hurry or rush to get you off the boat for the next tour. We had the most unbelievable day with mother and baby coming right up to the boat, whales breaching within metres of the boat, fabulous food and the crew were amazing.

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