Sydney: Whale Watching Cruise

4.4 / 5

17 reviews

Sydney: Whale Watching Cruise

From $58.03 per person

See orca, minke and humpback whales during their winter migration on an open water cruise through the entrance of Sydney Harbour and out into the Pacific Ocean.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Look for humpback whales during their winter migration
  • Relax in a comfortable all-weather lounge with outdoor viewing
  • Listen to an informative commentary as you cruise
  • Benefit from a 95% guarantee of seeing whales or the chance to take a second cruise for free
  • Get breathtaking views of Sydney's beautiful coastline
Full description
Experience a miracle of the natural world on a whale watching cruise from Sydney Harbour. Go in search of the migrating whales that turn the Pacific Ocean waters near Sydney into a prime viewing spot for southern right and humpback whales between the months of May and November. Cruise aboard a great vessel and benefit from full commentary and guaranteed whale sightings. As many as 15,000 whales swim past Sydney every year. Encounter whale activity, including the famous whale breaches when they jump high out of the water. You may even get a close-up wink from a whale when they are feeling extra curious! Get the chance to see southern rights, orcas and minke whales in their natural environment, along with playful dolphins, seals, fairy penguins, albatross and more. Whale sightings are 95% guaranteed. In the unlikely event that you don't see any whales, you can cruise again in the same season for free (on a standby basis and confirmed 24 hours in advance, subject to availability).
Includes
  • Whale watching cruise at the entrance of Sydney Harbour
  • Snacks and drinks (available to purchase on board)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Check in at the ticket office located at Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf No.2, Sydney. Ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure time.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  This cruise operates subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. As this is an open water cruise, the names of all passengers and emergency contact details are a legal requirement
    •  Cruises are subject to cancellation due to weather and other operational requirements
    • Please note that as an open water cruise, you will experience sea motion. It is recommended you eat lightly before and during the cruise. Travel sickness tablets are generally most effective if taken prior to the cruise. Please dress according to the weather. It will often feel colder at sea. Smoking is not permitted on board the boat
    • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time
    • As these are wild animals in their natural environment, please note that every trip is different and whale sightings cannot be guaranteed
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 17 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4/5
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    Expererience was good, but started to get s little long.

    August 25, 2019

    the service was nice the whales just weren't very active

    June 28, 2019

    I only saw the back of a very small whale, but I still enjoyed it.

    May 22, 2019

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