3hr Discovery Cruise, Fantasea Catalina
On Fantasea Catalina

3hr Discovery Cruise

The 3hr Discovery Cruise is the best whale watching cruise in Sydney, combining high speed with 3 levels of viewing decks onboard our custom built, large catamarans.

Save 20% on weekday cruises with promo code WEEKDAY. Valid until 11th of September.

2hr Explorer Cruise, Fantasea Escapade
On Fantasea Escapade

2hr Explorer Cruise

Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise. You want a quick whale watching fix and don’t need all the bells and whistles? This cruise is perfect for you.

2.5hr Cruise

Central Coast Whale Watching

No need to travel into Sydney for your whale watching cruise with local departures from the central coast at Palm Beach and Ettalong.

Why come with us?

10-15min to the ocean

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

25 Years of Experience

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

Whales Guaranteed

Get a free return trip if you dont see whales on your first cruise.
Read our FAQs.

3hr Discovery Cruise, Fantasea Catalina
On Fantasea Catalina

3hr Discovery Cruise

The 3hr Discovery Cruise is the best whale watching cruise in Sydney, combining high speed with 3 levels of viewing decks onboard our custom built, large catamarans.

Save 20% on weekday cruises with promo code WEEKDAY. Valid until 11th of September.

On Fantasea Escapade

2hr Explorer Cruise

Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise. You want a quick whale watching fix and don’t need all the bells and whistles? This cruise is perfect for you.

2hr Explorer Cruise, Fantasea Escapade
2.5hr Cruise

Central Coast Whale Watching

No need to travel into Sydney for your whale watching cruise with local departures from the central coast at Palm Beach and Ettalong.

Why come with us?

10-15min to the ocean

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

25 Years Experience

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

Whales Guaranteed

Get a free return trip if you dont see whales on your first cruise.
Read our FAQs.

Recent Whale Sightings

Regular updates from our cruises
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In line with the NSW Government’s advice, Whale Watching Sydney are strongly encouraging all team members and customers to wear a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask provides an additional physical barrier to protect the community and help reduce community transmission. Continue to practise physical distancing, wash your hands regularly and if you are unwell stay in and get tested.

2 days ago

In line with the NSW Government’s advice, Whale Watching Sydney are strongly encouraging all team members and customers to wear a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask provides an additional physical barrier to protect the community and help reduce community transmission. Continue to practise physical distancing, wash your hands regularly and if you are unwell stay in and get tested. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

We came across a youngster today not long after leaving Sydney Heads that was obsessed with crayweed AND us! 🀩

We were unable to manoeuvre the vessel for over 30 minutes as he was so close to us, rolling around playing amongst the crayweed!

Also, we have voluntarily opted to temporarily suspend our whale watching cruises from tomorrow until Friday 7th August.

This will provide us with the opportunity to stay one step ahead of the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to further review and tighten our COVIDSafe controls.

The health and safety of our customers and team members are always our number one priority.

We apologise for this inconvenience but look forward to the opportunity to host you again soon πŸ‹
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Morgan Vozzo

Do they just play with the crayweed or is their another purpose for it? I’ve never heard of it. What a lovely experience to have. One day I hope to get on a tour with you.

Are there still whales moving past Sydney?

Come on next sundayπŸ‹πŸ‹cant wait!!!!

Fantastic pictures 😊

I hope you guys are back for my birthday!!

Very understandable.

We were there, and what a show. Great afternoon. Rod Breeze Sharaan Gavrilovic

Benjamin Spoodge

Maddy Langley George Valentine Operation Crayweed

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6 days ago

We found ourselves a couple of performers this afternoon! 😁 We started off slow with a northbound pod of two with long down times, but soon spotted a southbound pair breaching in the distance.

First they settled into a routine swimming along steadily without too much fireworks UNTIL they decided its go-time! πŸ’₯ We got a great 15-20min show with breaches from both of them. It never gets old seeing them do it! 😎

Remember that our Weekday cruises are currently 20% off with promo code: WEEKDAY

Book online if you want to join us. www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
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Absolutely fabulous captures Whale Watching Sydney. Thank you so very much for sharing here.

Magical. Can’t wait to be allowed to come back and see them. Been the last 2 years.

Wow what great pics

Awesome

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Weekend whale watching cruises from Palm Beach and Ettalong are back starting this Saturday πŸ₯³ Weather forecast looks great and hopefully the whales are as playful as they have been recently 😎

Book your whale watching cruise online >> https://www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au/cruises/central-coast-whale-watching/

6 days ago

Weekend whale watching cruises from Palm Beach and Ettalong are back starting this Saturday πŸ₯³ Weather forecast looks great and hopefully the whales are as playful as they have been recently 😎

Book your whale watching cruise online >> www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au/cruises/central-coast-whale-watching/
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Truly magnificent animals reguard them well

Oh wow awesome indeed.!!

Amazing !

Thought I saw one of your cruisers in Ettalong today

Mell Young

Tsering Gendun

Como se puede permitir estos crueles asesinatos.esto no se puede ni se deve permitir.barbaros.

Joshua Jenkins

Paul Rhodes

She needs a facial

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1 week ago

The ocean certainly has been pretty angry these past few days, keeping us on dry land away from the whales! Conditions will improve from tomorrow onwards, so here is hoping we get to see something similar soon.

Use promo code "Weekday" to get 20% off weekday 3hr Discovery Cruises. Book online www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au

See you soon :)
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Synchronised swimming πŸ˜€

Jess Sofiak

Lauren Del Rosario

Shane Williams

Jodie Curran πŸ’œ

Jessie Lee Hanley Juliet Torrisi Susan Davies Kelli Kiernan

Wendy Busuttil

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Em Glynn 😍

Rebecca Middleton 😍

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Love it

Wonderful

Seen it but yet to photograph it.

I think they know you are there and want to entertain! Good show!!

Wish I can see this double breach one day 😭

That double breach πŸ˜­πŸ–€

I could watch this all day

That's amazing.

Sammi Wehave Aproblem I thought of you today. We saw some Whales jumping around off Emerald Beach 🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳

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2 weeks ago

We had a good mixture of relaxed and happy whales throughout the day! πŸ‘ We had some flipper slapping in the morning and some pretty close tail slapping in the afternoon! We also paid a visit to our seal friends who are back in their favourite spot after evading the big swells last week 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Testimonials

  • 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 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.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 .Β  A Fantastic exceptional trip .

    733doctor
    Sep. 2019

Whale Watching Blog

Regular posts from our whale watching cruises.