Freedom Whale Watch Hervey Bay

The Best All Day Whale Interaction!

Under new ownership from January 2024, Freedom Whale Watch continues an uninterrupted, proud 15-year history of amazing whale watching and eco-tourism experiences in the Great Sandy Straits and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Every year, we’ve cruised safely along the beautiful West coast of K’gari (pronounced Garri, with a silent K) in the gentle waters of Hervey Bay, enabling 10’s of 1000’s of guests to experience close encounters with the mighty humpback whales. Here, whale mothers nurse their newborn babies and prepare them for the arduous journey back to the wild and cold feeding grounds of the Southern Ocean.

Hervey Bay is the only Whale Heritage site in Australia, and one of the very few whale watching sites in the world where it is possible to enjoy close encounters with Humpbacks:  the whales literally ‘Mug’ Freedom by surrounding us and stopping us from moving away while they check us out, these encounters may frequently last 1-2 hours!

Testimonials & Awards

By Melissa Pizzato, Ina, Kerstin, Svenja and Tia (sailed Oct 2022)

Thank you for the most supremely perfect whale watching experience last Saturday! All five of us – two Aussies and three Germans – had the most magical day out on Freedom III with you and…
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By David and Sue Price (sailed August 2022)

Another brilliant day on Freedom111, always see something unexpected and made so much better by a great crew, food is awesome and onboard comfort is top class, maximum 45 passengers means everyone has a premium…
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By Jill Loveday (sailed 29th July 2022)

Hi, just wanted to say had an amazing! & Awesome day yesterday! Couldn’t have been better!! Everyone was amazing & the food was so fresh! You do a great job!! Will be back!!

By Ali & Ian (sailed September 2021)

We wanted to say a huge thanks for our amazing trip with you yesterday. Over the years we have been on at least a dozen whale watch tours here in Ozzy and yours, hands down,…
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By Keith (Sailed Oct 2017)

This trip was by far the best I have been treated in 75 years. Not expecting to see much we saw loads of whales. You stayed out with engines running for one and a half…
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By Mike and Laura (sailed July 2019)

My wife and I are relatively new residents of Hervey Bay and today we went on our first whale watching tour. This is something that Laura has wanted to do for a very long time…
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