Whale Watching Sydney

Over 25 years of experience and fastest fleet of custom built boats in Sydney. Available Cruises
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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3hr Discovery Cruise
on Ocean Dreaming 2

$89.00$71.20
Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
Sydney’s best whale watching cruise, 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, 2hr Express Cruise
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2hr Express Cruise
On Fantasea Crystal

$59$47.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise. 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.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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2hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

$79.00$63.20
Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
Sydney’s most exciting high-speed whale watching experience with small group sizes! Reach speeds of up to 80kph on this thrill ride! Only 10 min from Circular Quay to the open ocean.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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Central Coast
Whale Watching

$85.00$68.00
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.

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

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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8 hours ago

An awesome day of whale watching out on the Tasman. Great conditions, awesome tail-chucking humpbacks, and happy guests.

Looks like more of the same from mother nature over the weekend. Come on out and bring the family and share in the action.
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Dave Neumann

Ooooooo having such a good time ! 🐳🐳🐳🐳❀️

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1 day ago

It was a picture perfect day for whale watching today!

Here is our flagship vessel Ocean Dreaming 2 meeting up with a couple of humpbacks off the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Next cruise departs in similar conditions tomorrow at 11:00 from Darling Harbour and 11:30 from Circular Quay.

www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
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I wanna go on that boat

A quiet watch got briefly spicy with this great tail throw that was, although impressive, a little too close to the photographer. Hope you enjoy the pic anyway.

Catch you all tomorrow, fingers crossed for some more action from our blubbery buddies.
1 day ago

A quiet watch got briefly spicy with this great tail throw that was, although impressive, a little too close to the photographer. Hope you enjoy the pic anyway.

Catch you all tomorrow, fingers crossed for some more action from our blubbery buddies.
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So cool

Fantastic photo Awesome to see

2 days ago

Great to see some sunshine again after a couple of miserable days here is Sydney.

We caught up with a whale who was.... asleep... for a little while just floating on the surface not going anywhere.

He did wake up eventually and had a close look at our boat before starting to swim north again.

The weather looks great for the next few days, so we are looking forward to more sunshine, and of course, more whales!
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5 days ago

Another great day of whale watching with plenty of breaches in the afternoon. πŸš€

As we said in our last post, sloppy sea conditions seem to get the whales excited and those were exactly the sea conditions we had for the day! πŸ˜…

We may have some more photos for you soon as our photographers are still sorting through hundreds of shots they got today!

Fingers crossed for tomorrow's cruises!

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Comment on Facebook

Jo Yates a day out for you. This would be amazing to see!

Big beautiful creatures

That's where we need to be Michelle Violet Jones

Derek Jones Xx

Great photos! πŸ‹πŸ’™

Dean Thompson I wanna do this

Luke this is the one I was talking about

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Another great shot from yesterdays cruises sent in by one of our regulars @wongymark1 (look him up on Instagram)

Similar day today with slightly sloppy sea conditions, which quite often brings out the best in the whales, so fingers crossed for more breaches! 🀞

www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
6 days ago

Another great shot from yesterday's cruises sent in by one of our regulars @wongymark1 (look him up on Instagram)

Similar day today with slightly sloppy sea conditions, which quite often brings out the best in the whales, so fingers crossed for more breaches! 🀞

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😍

So cool to watch.

wow

Wow 🀩 what a shot!!!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Whale Watching Blog

New Paint for Ocean Dreaming 2

Our flagship vessel Ocean Dreaming 2 has been wrapped with a new livery created by Gomeroi artist and TAFE NSW teacher Warwick Keen. The new look vessel has been launched...

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...

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 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

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