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Freedom Whale Watch

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Great Sandy Straits Marina, | 17 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 1300 879 960
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Fabulous Whale Watching Day

My Wife and I spent a day with Keith and his fantastic crew on Freedom III. From the moment we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin M
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New York City, New York
Fantastic experience

We went out with Keith and his crew a couple of weeks ago. Freedom definitely deserves it's number... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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 whales in Platypus Bay. The cruise along pristine Fraser Island’s western beaches can offer sightings of dingoes, schooling fish and numerous sea birds. Expert commentary by our knowledgeable skipper will keep you entertained as well as DVD’s on the plasma TV. Colouring activities and soft toys will keep the children amused and if they are tired we have 3 double beds. Home-baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch as well as fruit and cheese platters for the return trip are all included as well as tea, coffee, water and soft drinks all day. With maximum passenger numbers of 45 and three levels of viewing your whale watch experience will be memorable, informative and uncrowded. Outside of whale season Freedom III is available for Mother shipping charters. These trips are usually for 3 days and 2 nights and fish the abundant waters of Fraser Island. Get a group together for some great fishing action with experienced guides in smaller boats. The month of November is great for sportsfishing in Hervey Bay with the migrating juvenile black marlin visiting these waters. We work in Conjunction with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing to provide Mothershipping for his groups of guests. Freedom III can also be hired for private day charters or overnight trips on the Great Sandy Strait. Your choice of activities: crabbing, boom-netting, swimming, sight-seeing and cruising the sheltered waterways between Fraser Island and the Mainland.
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Great Sandy Straits Marina, | 17 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Great day out, friendly skipper and crew thanks Keith, Terry and Ivan. The food was fantastic. Loved the whale breaching and just watching the majestic creatures swimming

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SMR1958, Owner at Freedom Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you, Its always a pleasure to show just what the humpbacks can do. Sometimes just being in there presence is enough but you were lucky enough to see a breach or 2...Hope to see you in the future Keith

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SMR1958, Owner at Freedom Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

After checking out all the cruises we decided to go with Freedom111 because it was full day and we are so pleased. It rained but didn't disappoint great crew that were passionate and informative and nothing was too much trouble. Excellent home cooked food and...More

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SMR1958, Owner at Freedom Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

We aim to please in every way. The rain is always a bit of a problem but the Whales dont seem to mind if there is a shower or 2. Thank You for your reveiw and we are pleased that we could enhance your whale...More

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pg01
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
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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
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Kiasululu
27 September 2016|
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That's right I'm afraid. This year however we still have a lot of whales in the Bay and it is very close to the end of our season. Perhaps they might stay around till early November this year.
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