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

  • 262 Reviews
    262 Reviews
    4.7 out of 5

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

    John G   5 out of 5

    The crew of Bubbles for our whale watching experience was unreal. great people and a great time , we LOVED it

    Ash T   5 out of 5

    Great company, fabulous staff! All-round fabulous morning out on the water!

    Kelly K   5 out of 5

    The staff were great, my family & I had a great time! When we had not seen any whales the crew put alot of effort and extra time to find some and we had an amazing close up display of 2 beautiful humpback whales. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

    Natasha W   5 out of 5

    The staff were friendly, knowledgeable & courteous & the trip was good value for money. Would definitely recommend it!

    Emily M   4 out of 5

    Great day. Staff were very informative and experienced and ensured we all had a good time

    Paul   4 out of 5

    Whale watching was an amazing experience!

    Jayshree T   5 out of 5

    Certainly value for money..... I bought vouchers for 8 family members.... We had a lovely time.

    Kerry   5 out of 5

    Really well organised trip

    Christine J   5 out of 5

    The excursion was terrific! It exceeded my expectations. It was simply amazing to see these incredible creatures just a short boat trip from the heart of Sydney city. Everyone was having fun, especially when we were instructed to make as much noise to attract them and we were all wowed when they surfaced. The children seemed to be pretty excited and that was great to witness. Seeing the colonies of seals was an added bonus. Didn’t realise they were a colony of seals just below Sydney suburbia. Overall, a fantastic experience! A great day out for adults, teens and children. Thank you Adrenaline, regards, Linda Kell

    Linda K   5 out of 5
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