Whale Watching Cruise - Departs Darling Harbour, Sydney

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  • Whale Watching Cruise - Departs Darling Harbour, 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!

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Darling Harbour (Sydney)
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  • Description
    • Spend a few hours on a whale watching cruise from Darling Harbour
    • Spot whales from the decks of a custom-designed, eco-friendly catamaran vessel
    • Whale sighting guarantee! If no whales are sighted enjoy a free cruise in the same season

    Sydney Whale Watching

    Whale watching season in Sydney is incredible, and it’s something you need to see for yourself. On this whale watching cruise you’ll spend around two hours and 45 minutes out on the water, enjoying an unbeatable view of Sydney’s iconic landmarks and the migrating humpback whales.

    Setting out from Darling Harbour, you’ll cruise past Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kirribilli House, Fort Denison, Bradley’s Head, colourful sailing boats and Point Piper waterfront mansions. Then out past Sydney Heads it’s time to start looking out for whales!

    Each year thousands of humpback whales migrate along the east coast of Australia, and with the help of land-based spotters your cruise will hopefully have an up close whale show in no time. Most of the migrating whales are humpbacks, but you might also see other whale species like southern rights, minkes, Bryde’s blue and orcas, as well as marine life like Australian fur seals, dolphins, sea turtles and more. 

    On board the custom-built 16 metre, eco-friendly catamaran you’ll have three 360 degree viewing decks for amazing views and photos of the whales. There’s also indoor lounge cabin seating, outdoor seating, and a wrap around lower deck that lets you get close to the water (and the whales!). The skippers are full of insight about the whales and migration season, so you can learn and ask questions as you go.

    Seeing humpback whales in their natural habitat is an incredible experience, and some of the behaviours you might observe include fluke up dives, tail slapping, pectoral fin slapping, spy hopping, breaching, and tail throws. Of course, these are wild animals who do not perform on cue, and the whale watching cruise is committed to minimising the disturbance to the whales. But in the event that no whales are spotted, you can come back for free within the same season!

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Very young children may find this a long time to be on a boat at sea
    • This type of cruise is not recommended 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

    • Comfortable clothes to suit weather
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Your confirmation email

    What is Supplied

    • 2 hour 45 minute whale watching cruise departing from Darling Harbour
    • Expert captain and helpful crew
    • Tea, coffee and drinking water on board

    More Information

    • This tour is only available during whale season between May and November
    • Whale sighting guarantee: If no whales are sighted you have a free return cruise within the same season

  • 271 Reviews
    271 Reviews
    4.7 out of 5

    That Whale Watching was waaay better than I expected. Staffs were very friendly and humorous, the boat was not overcrowded so viewing was comfortable (although I imagine that's probably just because of Covid). The boat spotted a mother and a calf only 10 mins after we went out to the open ocean and the two whales put on quite a show

    Bayu   5 out of 5

    Just thanks for a wonderful experience both my partner and I loved the day.

    Allison K   5 out of 5

    Fabulous day ,whales put on a great show. Excellent crew ,knew what to do and respected the whales and their environment.

    Anthony h   5 out of 5

    Great company. Thank you.

    Diego   4 out of 5

    The captain and staff are very friendly and helpful and also they are very nice and funny. They give everyone the best advice along the trip. Thank you so much. I would like to go again.

    Suthasinee   4 out of 5

    Most enjoyable experience.

    Alan E   5 out of 5

    My wife and I love watching the whales and bring out on the boat with other people and the adrenaline team they are a good people to be with love it and thanks for everything good on you Guys , Garry and Gai.

    Garry N   5 out of 5

    Lovely day and lovely staff, would totally come back for another experience.

    ANDREA D   5 out of 5

    Staff were friendly and very helpful. Ride was scary but staff made it easier.

    Shravan K   5 out of 5

    A very enjoyable experience the Staff made every effort to enhance the experience .

    John G   5 out of 5
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Darling Harbour (Sydney)

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