Freedom Fast Cats

Multiple Locations

Freedom Fast Cats takes you through the spectacular Keppel Bay Islands; located at Southern Great Barrier Reef near the Tropic of Capricorn, and boasting some of the most pristine beaches, and unspoilt habitats the reef has to offer.

Join the experienced crew for a memorable day exploring the Keppel Bay Islands. They have a range of different cruising options to suit all ages. If you like a more laid back pace, sit back relax and soak up the scenery as you cruise the coves and beaches. For the more adventurous type they have glass bottom boat cruises, snorkelling and the famous boom-netting.

Guaranteed to be a highlight of your visit to the Capricorn Coast!

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking

Activities

  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Full Day Cruise

The Full Day Cruise runs Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday each week. The cruise includes the return transfer to Great Keppel Island, Morning Tea, Glass Boat Boat coral viewing tour for approximately an hour, barbecue lunch with salad and fruit platters, snorkelling, boom netting and time spent on Great Keppel Island.

Bookings are necessary. Credit Card details are required to confirm your bookings.

Indicative rates

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$138 $389
Coral Cruise

The Coral Cruise (glass bottom boat tour) runs everyday. This cruise includes the transfer to and from Great Keppel Island and an hour glass bottom boat tour around the reef. The remainder of the day is spent on the island to have your own picnic lunch or lunch at the bistro and to relax on the beach. Please contact the office via phone or email to make a booking.

Indicative rates

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$78 $220
Coral Lunch Cruise

The Coral Lunch Cruise is the shortest day cruise only available on Tuesdays. The cruise includes the transfer to and from Great Keppel Island, morning tea, an hour glass bottom boat tour, lunch with cold meats and salads and time to spend on the beach and checking out the souvenir hut.

Bookings are necessary. Credit Card details are required to confirm your bookings.

Indicative rates

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$90 $270
Ferry Transfers to Great Keppel Island

Return Ferry Transfers available seven days (closed Christmas Day). A short 30 minute ferry ride from the Harbour. Contact the office by phone or email for more information, otherwise visit their web site.

Indicative rates

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$50 $180

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Lamberts Lookout

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Overlooking Lamberts Beach, the Cumberland Islands and Slade Point, Lamberts lookout offers stunning views especially at sunset. This is also a popular viewing platform to see the migrating whales as they breach and play off the coast of Mackay.

Far Beach

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Far Beach is a popular walking beach with locals, recognised for its tranquillity and soft white sand. At low tide an expansive sand flat is exposed giving walkers kilometres of beach to meander. The beach provides expansive views, from Hay Point to the south and toward Flat and Round Top Islands.

Gooseponds, North Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
The Gooseponds in North Mackay are a combination of popular walking tracks around a large central wetland lagoon, an initiative of Mackay Regional Council's 10,000 steps program. There are also a number of exercise stations along the walk giving fitness fanatics a varied workout.

Shoal Point

Shoal Point, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Shoal Point is the northern-most community of the Northern Beaches group, with a visually spectacular coastal beach. At low tide, the beach can almost be mistaken as a small sweeping desert. The sand stretches for hundreds of metres, allowing a close-up view of Green Reef Island.

Lamberts Beach

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Lamberts Beach is seasonally patrolled and the nearby Lambert's Lookout offers fabulous sea views out to the Cumberland Islands. It's also a popular spot for surfers when the swell is right, and a great whale watching platform during the winter months.

Illawong Beach

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
A serene and peaceful coastline awaits at Illawong Beach. Kilometres of sandy shoreline as well as off and on dog leash areas make Illawong Beach a popular choice for sunrise strolls. At low tide, the ripples in the sand stretch for kilometres, where small blue soldier crabs can be seen scuttling across the surface.

Slade Point

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Slade Point is a short five minute drive from Mackay Harbour, and is one of the few locations in the region where you can enjoy both a stunning sunrise and sublime sunset. Slade Point Reserve lies at Lamberts Beach, stretching 73 hectares and conserving one of the last remaining areas of coastal dunes and paperbark wetlands in the Mackay region.

Eimeo Beach

Eimeo, Mackay Area
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In a sheltered bay with powder soft sand, Eimeo Beach is a favourite destination of visitors and locals for fun in the sun. The beach is seasonally patrolled during the summer months by volunteer lifeguards.

Harbour Beach

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Adjacent to Mackay's multimillion dollar Reef Marina development, popular Harbour Beach is a favourite beach with locals and visitors alike. Only a five minute drive from Mackay's Central Business District, it is home to the Mackay Surf Lifesaver Club and is seasonally patrolled.

Bucasia Beach

Bucasia, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Located in the Northern Beaches area of Mackay, Bucasia Beach is a picturesque sandy haven, popular for walking, swimming and fishing. Kick off your thongs (footwear) and feel the soft white sand underfoot.
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