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  • Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    1. Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    Make your way to Circular Quay to board your whale-watching vessel. Numbers are restricted on this whale-watching cruise, allowing for ample elbow room in the cabin and on the outside decks of your boat. You have the choice of two options on this cruise which will allow you to enjoy the whales with ultimate comfort and a delicious meal! Every day the cruise with lunch is available and on the weekends whales with brekky is an option! Seeing these giant mammals of the sea has the ability to change your whole view on life. The gracefulness, the peacefulness, the playfulness, the curiosity, the showmanship and the awesome power of a humpback whale is something everyone should witness in their lifetime. Whale watching is an exhilarating adventure - seeing these incredible creatures frolicking and swimming in the ocean is an awe-inspiring treat that you will remember forever! Breaching, tail...

    I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.

  • Sydney: Whale Watching Tour of Circular Quay with Guarantee

    2. Sydney: Whale Watching Tour of Circular Quay with Guarantee

    Enjoy front-row seats to every breach, with plenty of legroom to stretch out in between. Find out fascinating facts about the whales with your onboard marine biologist, and enjoy a free return trip if no whales are found. Depart from the Cambell's Cove Pontoon at Circular Quay on a personal, small group tour. The activity is hosted by a dedicated marine biologist, along with the skipper. Embark on an exciting and unforgettable journey to Sydney Heads, and marvel at the humpback whale migration. Venture offshore to discover the magnificence of the humpback whale in its natural habitat. You'll head straight to the Tasman Sea at a swift speed of 18 knots, with your skipper in constant contact with other boat drivers to find the most friendly and approachable whale pods. Take in amazing views of Sydney Harbor as you search for whales. If no whales are found on your tour, each passenger wi...

  • Sydney: Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Whale Watching & Sailing

    3. Sydney: Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Whale Watching & Sailing

    Each year the Great Whale Migration sees thousands of Humpback and Southern Right Whales swim close to the coastline around Sydney. Coral Trekker, one of Sydney Harbour Tall Ships historic vessels, operates whale watching cruises during this incredible migration to allow people to see the whales up close in their natural environment. The Coral Trekker offers significant advantages for whale watching over motor vessels. The view from the tall ship’s towering crows nest is perfect for finding whales in the distance so that the captain can direct the ship closer. Also, the quiet nature of the ship ensures a low impact on the whales’ environment and the open deck allows great unrestricted viewing for all. Experience the thrill of real tall ship sailing. The freedom of the open sea and the camaraderie with your fellow guests and the crew as you set sail on a tall ship is unforgettable. The ...

  • Manly Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Cruise

    4. Manly Beach: 2-Hour Whale Watching Cruise

    See whales in their natural habitat on this 2-hour cruise from Manly Beach. Small group sizes ensure a personal experience and front-row seats, and the onboard marine biologist will answer all your questions. Begin your adventure by taking in the breathtaking views of Manly Beach. From there, it’s a quick trip to Sydney Heads where you’ll venture offshore to discover the magnificent humpback whale. Your whale-watching vessel has open sides, and the number of passengers is capped to allow for a more intimate experience. A marine biologist is on hand to guide you through the trip and answer any questions you may have. This family-friendly adventure is for anyone over the age of 4, and if you don't spot any whales, you can come back anytime within the next 12 months for free.

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What people are saying about Sydney

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 188 reviews

To be honest, it was our Wedding anniversary and we just wanted a day out on the Harbour, we hoped to see some Whales but we ended up having a fantastic day. Staff were really friendly, Host was very informative not only about the Whales who he clearly loves but also about Sydney Harbour. We saw plenty of amazing Whales, food was great, weather was great. PERFECT DAY, highly recommend to tourists and locals.

I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.

The cruise was great, we did not see any whales but the company gave us tickets to re-do the cruise within the next 3 years for free which is wonderful. We saw three different species of dolphins, seals, and a large number of sea birds. The crew was very knowledgeable and kind.

Everything was well organized. Friendly staff and indeed there were whales to be seen. So a great experience.

Breathtaking to see the whales. Excellent tour for whale watching....would recommend.