Whale Watching Sydney

Over 25 years of experience and fastest fleet of custom built boats in Sydney. Available Cruises

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Whale Watching, 2hr Express Cruise
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June Special
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2hr Express Cruise
On Fantasea Catalina

$59$47.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydneyโ€™s best value whale watching cruise. Perfect for those who want a quick whale watching fix but donโ€™t want to give up on comfort. Under 20min to the ocean from Circular Quay.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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June Special
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3hr Discovery Cruise
on Ocean Dreaming 2

$89$71.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
The 3hr Discovery Cruise on Ocean Dreaming 2 is the best whale watching cruise in Sydney, combining high speed with 3 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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June Special
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2hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

$99$79.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydneyโ€™s most exciting high-speed whale watching experience! Reach speeds of up to 80kph on this thrill ride! Only 10 min from Circular Quay to the open ocean.
Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience
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Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience
on Ocean Dreaming 2

Only$89
Circular Quay, Wharf 6 & Darling Harbour
Whale Watching Sydney has partnered with Tribal Warrior to bring you a new and unique Aboriginal whale watching experience during Sydney Solstice 9th – 20th June.
Whale Watching, Central Coast
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May Special
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Central Coast
Whale Watching

$85$68
Palm Beach & Ettalong
No need to travel into Sydney for your whale watching cruise with local departures from the central coast at Palm Beach and Ettalong during School Holidays.

Why come with us?

25 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

Donโ€™t waste hours traveling to the whales and back. Minimal time in the harbour, maximum time with whales.

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Recent Whale Sightings

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Due to a big wind forecast for this weekend we wont be running any more scheduled Aboriginal Whale Watching cruises after today. Well be sad to see Uncle Max and company leave us, so Captain Doug Hazell took the opportunity to give uncle a bit of a vessel handling lesson. On ya Uncle!
2 days ago

Due to a big wind forecast for this weekend we won't be running any more scheduled Aboriginal Whale Watching cruises after today. We'll be sad to see Uncle Max and company leave us, so Captain Doug Hazell took the opportunity to give uncle a bit of a vessel handling lesson. On ya Uncle! ... See MoreSee Less

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Was out with Uncle Max and Trey (I hope that is correct) on Thursday pm. If the boats are down, try and take the opportunity to fix the speakers on the outside middle deck. Could barely hear Uncle Max and/or the captain when we tried to find a whale to play with us!

Oh such a shame ! We were hoping to join a trip at the weekend. Would be great if an Aboriginal whale watching cruise could be part of the usual program occasionally. Would love to have gone on this trip ! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ

That's disappointing I told all my friends. Was awesome last Saturday. Thanks!

Such enthusiasm passion and a fantastic experience. We’ll done

Sarah ๐Ÿ˜•

When will this start up again

So sad the forecast is for huge swell this weekend. Would love to see more of this happening.

Love this company. Really great cruises. Good value too ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

Yes, please run more in the future!

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3 days ago

Challenging conditions made for some tough watching this afternoon, but in spite of the wind we got some great looks at a large number of pods moving up the coast.

We saw some great long range breaching, but sadly couldn't nail down any up close. However, with some wind and sea forecast for tomorrow, we're really hoping to catch a few in the act.
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4 days ago

Here are a couple of tail throws and slaps from today's cruises. Here is hoping for more of the same tomorrow :) ... See MoreSee Less

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So beautiful

It was an amazing afternoon.

Is this tour safe for pregnant ladies ?

Diwan R

Taken from Shelley Beach car park Manly. Wed June 16

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4 days ago

What a fantastic day of whale watching!

We must be close to the peak of the northern migration with dozens of whales within a couple of kilometers of our boat this afternoon.

Everywhere we looked we saw some splashes and were treated to multiple breaches and trail throws close up from 3 different pods of whales!

If you have not used your Dine & Discover voucher yet, you should definitely use it on a whale watching cruise. Just give us a call on 1800 326 822 to book it in.

www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
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It was absolutely amazing, thank you everyone.

Sarah Morgan

Christine Hallion

Diwan R this one ?

Absolutely fantastic time out this afternoon. Perfect conditions and amazing displays. Thank you. Gavin Baker .

Fabulous ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ collection

Nicole Rose just book the flight. I had a bad day

Awesome day

Thank you all of you!!What a remarkable experience today!!!Nice job see you again ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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6 days ago

Our 3pm Express and Adventure cruises got pretty lucky today!

A sunset double breach!! ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ

This video was sent to us by one of our passengers. Thanks for sharing Natalie :)
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Awesome video๐Ÿ˜Š

Tammy Little

Ryan Williams when are we going back?

Crystel Lauren breaching whale

Hi amazing , is it possible for you to share where these were, ie off manly etc. Thanks

I was on this boat and witnessed these amazing whales. Truly magical. Thank you. Definitely coming back onboard again soon ๐Ÿ˜

Love the commentary. Thanks for sharing some joy. It's what we all need atm ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‹

Wow that is fantastic

Karin Wooden

Cheryl N Rex meet you in sydney?

Amazing

Autumn Rose

Nicole Rose๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ

Bob Koigi

It was amazing ๐Ÿ˜ป

Knina nila ginawa ๐Ÿ™„ Vernie Carlo Josher

Kieran Robinson

Fantastic arvo tour, Thank you very much

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6 days ago

Another great afternoon of close passes, tail throws, pectorals, and what may have been the laziest breach in the history of whales.

That's us for this long-weekend ladies and gents. We'll be back Wednesday with more action as this amazing northern migration continues.

There is so much more whale watching to come this season. Get in now @ whalewatchingsydney.com.au and use the discount code Save20 to get 20% off your tickets today!
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Thank you it was a lovely afternoon in nature ๐Ÿณ

Clarissa Cole Jennifer Jagoszewski

Whale Watching Blog

September 2020 Update

Just as we suspected, we saw a lot of calves moving past throughout September. Watching calves is a highlight of the season for many of the crew. These calves are...

August 2020 Update

Almost all of the whales are cruising south by the time August rolls around, with the odd exception of one or two slow individuals doing their best to catch up...

July 2020 Update

July is when we see a lot of adult humpback whales moving north as the northern migration starts to wrap up and the โ€˜crossoverโ€™ period begins. That means the early...

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. 2020
  • 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. 2020
  • The boat, crew and overall experience was fabulous! Whales were promised and wow we were blown away, we canโ€™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.2020
  • 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.2019
  • 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. 2019
  • 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. 2019
  • 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. 2019
  • 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 .ย  A Fantastic exceptional trip .

    733doctor
    Sep. 2019