Built in 1990 in Innisfail North Queensland and licensed for up to 50 people in the Hervey Bay area and is in
current AMSA Certificate of Operations for 2B 8 people 200 nautical miles offshore, 2C 20 people 50 nautical
miles offshore and 1D 49 people + 3 crew in sheltered waters in partially smooth and smooth waters only.
3 x 360-degree great viewing levels.
Make the most of the vessel thru fishing charters while the whales are away and maximise the full earning
potential of this vessel.
The Freedom Whale Watch vessel is a spacious and versatile catamaran used for various activities including whale
watching, cruises, private charters and dive trips. “Freedom III” has a proud history, being previously owned by
renowned documentary film producer Ben Cropp. The vessel was then purchased in April 2009 by the current
owners who then embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, sailing “Freedom III” from its home port in Port
Douglas to begin another chapter in “Freedom III” life as a whale watch vessel to operate out of Hervey Bay
After an arduous 3-month renovation, “Freedom III” was ready to take on its first season as Hervey Bay’s luxury
three quarter day whale watching vessel.
Currently ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor for Hervey Bay whale watching and has been for the last 10 years.