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Whale Watching Sydney

Whale Watching Sydney Whale Watching Sydney Whale Watching Sydney

Each year thousands of Humpback Whales migrate along the East coast of Australia. Witnessing their amazing size and majesty up close should be on everyone's must-do list!

Darling Harbour (Sydney)
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  • Description
    • 3.5 hour Whale Watching Cruise departs Darling Harbour
    • Departures 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM during whale season 
    • Custom-designed catamaran vessel with three open decks perfect for Whale Watching (great for photography!)
    • Eco-friendly vessel has an efficient fuel burn and extremely low engine emissions
    • Whale sighting guarantee! Free return cruise (within the same season) if no whales sighted

    Sydney Whale Watching

    3.5 hour Whale Watching cruises Depart from Darling Harbour, Sydney and pass many of Sydney’s famous landmarks on our way out the Heads to take you whale watching. On weekends the Harbour is alive with colourful sailing boats and your cruise will take you past Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kirribilli House, Fort Dennison, Bradley’s Head and the waterfront mansions of Point Piper! Once out past Sydney Heads the fun really begins as we search for the wonderful Humpback Whales migrating past.

    Each year thousands of Humpback Whales migrate along the East coast of Australia. They migrate from their summer feeding grounds in Antarctica to their breeding grounds in Queensland's Coral Sea. This brings them past Sydney during the months May, June, July and August. Witnessing their amazing size and majesty up close should be on everyone's must-do list!

    With a little help from our land based spotters we will hopefully have you with the whales in no time at all. The majority of the whales migrating past are Humpback whales but you may also have the chance to see other whales like Southern Rights, Minkes, Bryde’s, Blue and Orcas and marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, Australian Fur Seals, a bounty of sea birds and more from the boat. 

    Our Skippers are very experienced and have a deep love and knowledge of the whales. They enjoying sharing their passion for whales and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Whilst all efforts will be made to ensure that your whale experience is an enjoyable one it is important to remember that these whales are wild animals. They do not perform on cue! A range of whale behaviours may be viewed including fluke up dives, tail slapping, pectoral fin slapping, spy hopping, breaching, tail throws. We are committed to minimising the disturbance that our whale watching cruises make to the whales we are watching.

    The vessel: Join us aboard MV True Blue, a custom-built 16 metre Super Sea Cat with three unobstructed 360 degree viewing decks. She has comfortable indoor lounge cabin seating as well as outdoor seating and complete walk around lower decks allowing you to get so much closer to the whales. The upper deck offers a great vantage point for photographers. We are committed to minimising our impact upon the environment with an efficient fuel burn and extremely low engine emissions.

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  • Reviews
    42 Reviews
    4.6 out of 5

    Great website, great prices and activities.

    Simon V   4 out of 5

    Great whale watching experience with an excellent guide

    Bj√∂rn W   5 out of 5

    Because I'm insecure with interent the one on the phone did everything for me which made me carm. and on the day What a marvellous time. Saw flying fish birds so far out. AMAZING dolphins and 6 whales. 1a family. We saw 2whale beaching in the far distence two boats took off we stayed. I was not happy with that THEN HERE THEY CAME 3 OF THEM SO SO CLOSE TO THE BOAT I FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES now i WAS SO GLAD WE STAYED. HOW AMAZING WAS THAT. We had a little extra time due to whales being around us. on the way back the nature all around us was great. Thank you for an amazing experience.

    Elisabeth M   5 out of 5

    Great service, great adventure, totally great

    Barry R   5 out of 5

    Had a really good day. Staff were informative and helpful. Information for pre travel was well conveyed.

    Michael   5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this adventure. All staff of "Whale Watching Sydney" were very friendly, helpful and entertaining. I will definitely recommend this company to all my friends.

    Zuzana M   5 out of 5

    Staff very helpful when I had made an error with redeeming my voucher - fixed it up quickly. Great service and very friendly! Thank you.

    Annette   4 out of 5

    my brother in law was partially blind and they were very helpful to all his needs thank you

    Clare S   5 out of 5

    I was seasick so I didn't enjoy the trip as much I should have. But the staff did warn me about the ocean being wild. I forgot my tablets and I was stubborn (because the staff told everyone you could easily reschedule the trip). Here's one tip: use tablets even though you've never been seasick and wear enough clothes. When I was being sick the staff was very friendly and helpful.

    Emma   4 out of 5

    We had a very safe driver, on our way back. Thanks

    Ludovica v   3 out of 5
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • This cruise is 3.5 hours in duration and very young children may find this a long time to be on a boat at sea
    • We also do not recommend this type of cruise for people with pre-existing neck or back injuries
    • Seasickness: This is a stable vessel however we recommend that you speak to your pharmacist about preventative measures before you board as crew cannot provide medication 

    What to Bring/Wear

    • We recommend that you speak to your pharmacist about preventative measures for seasickness before you board as crew cannot provide medication 
    • Comfortable clothes suitable to the weather on the day – eg. warm jumpers, beanies etc
    • Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Please bring your confirmation email with you on the day

    What is Supplied

    • 3.5 hour whale watching cruise
    • Expert captain and helpful crew
    • Tea, coffee, drinking water on board

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