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Get 20% off our 3hr Discovery Cruise with code 'WINTERWHALES' until 31 July. Available Cruises

Sydney's Best Whale Watching Cruises

Whale Watching Sydney offers one of the best whale watching experiences in Australia. Our passionate crew have over 25 years of experience aboard our custom-built fleet of vessels, which means you'll be in good hands to see nature's beauty with your very eyes.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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3hr Discovery Cruise
on Ocean Dreaming 2

$109 $87.20
Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
Sydney’s best whale watching cruise, combining high speed with 2 levels of viewing decks onboard a custom built, large catamaran. Only 15min to the ocean from Circular Quay.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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2.5hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

Only$95.00
Darling Harbour – Pier 26, Berth 3
The 2.5hr Adventure Cruise on Totally Wild is one of Sydney’s most thrilling high-speed whale watching experiences perfect for thrill seekers wanting an adrenaline rush.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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Central Coast
Whale Watching

Only$90.00
Palm Beach & Ettalong Beach (Free Transfer)
No need to travel into Sydney for your whale watching cruise with local departures from the Central Coast at Palm Beach and Ettalong Beach (Free transfer). On weekends during school holidays.
Whale Watching, 2hr Express Cruise
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2hr Express Cruise
On Fantasea Avalon

Only $75.00
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Our quickest cruise for your convenience. Reach the open ocean in only 20min from Circular Quay. Watch whales in comfort from the seated sun deck, covered rear deck or air-conditioned internal saloon. Perfect for first time whale watchers.
Whale Watching Family Moments Package

Family Moments Package
with Capella Sydney

From $850
Capella Sydney
We’re excited to partner with Capella Sydney to launch a package designed for families seeking a unique blend of luxury accommodation and adventure during the current whale-watching season.

Why come with us?

30 Years Experience

Full commentary from experienced Marine Naturalists or Scientists to guide you through the cruise.

Whale Guarantee

Get a free return trip if you don’t see whales on your first cruise.
How it works.

10-15min to the ocean

Don’t waste hours traveling to the whales and back. Minimal time in the harbour, maximum time with whales.

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Whale Watching Cruises

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Recent Whale Sightings

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2 hours ago

The past two days we have enjoyed some incredible sea conditions and bright sunny weather to view our Humpback friends, and it's starting to get even more exciting out there! We've started to see the first few pods of whales now on their Southern migration. Heading back to the Antarctic waters. Which means we have whales swimming in both directions along the coast! We even had sighting of one of this year's new calves!

There's never a better time to join us for a cruise and we will be out every day leaving from Circular Quay!
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Can't wait to join you again on saturday! And happy world Whale and Dolphin day today!

2 days ago

An absolutely stunning morning for us today, with lots of life out on the ocean! Including some very new life. We headed out and found two large whales escorting a young calf along the coast 😍 We gave the pod some extra space so not to disturb the young whale, and were treated to a display of huge and powerful tail throws!

As we approached the Harbour entrance we spotted a large bait ball that bought the Dolphins and Seals out to play! A perfect morning!
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3 days ago

Wow, what a morning on our Discovery cruise!

The first amazing image belongs to one of our other photographers - Adam

As we left Sydney Harbor this morning we decided to explore down south and spotted a very active whale a few kilometres off Maroubra beach.
We decided to stay with this humpback whale for quite some time as it was putting on a huge performance, showing us breaches, tail slaps and lots of head lunges!

On the way back, we decided to say hello to the seal colony and saw many seals sunbaking on the rocks, even some of them diving off the rocks into the water!

Hope to see you out there soon!
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4 days ago

No matter what kind of day it is - nothing stops our humpback friends from having a crash and bash in the waves! 🐋

What you can see in the second image is the 2 pectoral fins of a humpback whale with its belly facing to the sky, all the while slapping its pectoral fins on the surface of the water making a huge racket for us onlookers nearby to enjoy.

Hope to see you you there soon, folks!
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After the sea conditions stopped us from heading out yesterday, we were excited to get back out on the Tasman Sea today, and it did not disappoint! Our Express cruises were even treated to some very close encounters with a pod of 4 whales that gave us an inquisitive visit before heading on with their journey. We had big fluke up dives and lots of massive blows from all pods out on the water.  Some amazing whale behaviours that make these trips so special. 🐋

Its great time of year to be out here and we cant wait for you to join us!Image attachmentImage attachment
5 days ago

After the sea conditions stopped us from heading out yesterday, we were excited to get back out on the Tasman Sea today, and it did not disappoint! Our Express cruises were even treated to some very close encounters with a pod of 4 whales that gave us an inquisitive visit before heading on with their journey. We had big fluke up dives and lots of massive blows from all pods out on the water. Some amazing whale behaviours that make these trips so special. 🐋

Its great time of year to be out here and we cant wait for you to join us!
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Tail Slap Tuesdays!

We had a great day on the water today, with the highlight definitely being a few massive tail throws from one whale on our afternoon cruise!

Humpback Whales have one of the largest and most powerful muscles in the animal kingdom, the Peduncle muscle. Its the muscle that connect the fluke to the body of the whale. Throwing their tails around like this requires an extraordinary amount of strength and we were treated to a perfect display of it today!Image attachment
1 week ago

Tail Slap Tuesdays!

We had a great day on the water today, with the highlight definitely being a few massive tail throws from one whale on our afternoon cruise!

Humpback Whales have one of the largest and most powerful muscles in the animal kingdom, the Peduncle muscle. It's the muscle that connect the fluke to the body of the whale. Throwing their tails around like this requires an extraordinary amount of strength and we were treated to a perfect display of it today!
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Testimonials

  • My experience was amazing I say Whales breaching it was fantastic. And the crew on the boat made my experiences a great and safe place to be.

    OnAir551973
    Aug. 2023
  • Weather was a bit miserable, but the boat made it comfortable. The crew had their finger on the pulse out there and when whales were spotted by a sister boat, we were taken quickly to a perfect viewing spot. The whales repeatedly breached, including a double breach from the pair. We got great photos and finished the voyage pumped.

    Windy Miller
    Jul. 2023
  • The boat, crew and overall experience was fabulous! Whales were promised and wow we were blown away, we can’t believe that we saw whales breaching and tail slapping so close we felt at times we could almost touch them.
    This crew have perfected the tour with an onboard Marine Biologist and happy, easygoing but safe attitude.

    Deborah J
    Jul.2023
  • Went Whale Watching with my teen and we both loved it! if you are in Sydney between May/November and you check weather/sea conditions, GO! You are not going to be disappointed!

    Kikka1931
    Dec.2023
  • Once we got out of the Harbor, we started seeing whales. They were jumping and feeding and just cruising along side the boat!! The crew were all super friendly and helpful and kept the trip fun and interesting.

    BigMo
    Dec. 2023
  • Whale Watching Sydney. Another excellent trip with lots of whales observed. If you book online suggest you tick the extra option for getting the professional photos. Good commentary on what you are seeing

    AsiaDavies
    Oct. 2023
  • Must to do with kids. Amazing experience with kids. Must to do if in Sydney. There is big difference watching whale compared to other animals as the shear size of whale and they move is magnificent.

    mayanksaksena1
    Oct. 2023
  • Never thought in my whole life I would see whales so close . Commentator excellent with information and keeping us up to date with sightings and explanations .  A Fantastic exceptional trip .

    733doctor
    Sep. 2023

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