Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3378WHALE
See magnificent humpback and southern right whales at play on a Sydney whale-watching cruise. From Circular Quay this open-water cruise will take you through the entrance of Sydney Harbour and into the open Pacific in search of whales. The open-air viewing decks on board the catamaran offer unobstructed views and the best opportunities for spotting and watching the whales. Getting up close to these gentle giants of the sea is an awe-inspiring experience that you don’t want to miss. With record numbers of whales due to pass along Sydney's coastline this migration season, there are sure to be plenty of sightings and great photo opportunities!


  • Close encounter with wildlife
Experience one of nature’s greatest migrations as the humpback and southern right whales of the Pacific Ocean journey between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef. During the months of May to October, Sydney’s coastline becomes a playground for these gentle giants. With an estimated 15,000 whales due to pass along Sydney’s coast, this year’s whale migration season promises to be one of the biggest in decades.

Board your boat at Circular Quay and cruise through Sydney Harbour and into the open ocean through Sydney Heads. You'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps.

The vessel is custom- built to cruise the open waters, and there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the sights and look for whales. The outdoor viewing decks offer great views, and the indoor all-weather lounge, provides a comfortable and warm place to relax while out on the open seas.

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Departure Point:
Circular Quay: Jetty 6
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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9:30am from Circular Quay
Code: CQ_9:30AM

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise departing from Circular Quay at 9:30am. Returns to Circular Quay at 12:30pm

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10am from Circular Quay
Code: CQ_10AM

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise departing from Circular Quay at 10am. Returns to Circular Quay at 1pm

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1:30pm from Circular Quay
Code: CQ_1:30PM

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise departing from Circular Quay at 1:30pm. Returns to Circular Quay at 4:30pm. Only available on Saturday and Sunday

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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Whale Breaching

  • Whale watching cruise
  • Coffee, tea and biscuits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • We recommend you have a light meal before and during the cruise and that you bring along some snacks and cold drinks (alcoholic beverages are not permitted)
  • Please dress appropriately and wear warm clothing. It will often feel cooler at sea
  • If you are susceptible to travel sickness, please bring the relevant medication
  • Whale Guarantee: If a whale is not sighted during your cruise, you'll be given the opportunity to cruise again for free
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Blanche B, October 2013

Saw a pod of 3 we were really lucky. We'll worth sitting in the sunshine waiting for them

Reviewed by: Catherine H, July 2013

Booked in the UK before our trip, directions and times were exactly right. Five adults on the trip, had a fantastic time, saw whales, dolphins and seals. The staff were very informative and helpful (even when feeling slightly sea sick).
Would recommend to others.

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Tour code: 3378WHALE