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Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Early Bird Special
20% Off
Use promo code EarlyBird2021. Valid until 30th April.

3hr Discovery
Cruise

$89$71.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
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.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Early Bird Special
20% Off
Use promo code EarlyBird2021. Valid until 30th April.

2hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

$99$79.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydney’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.
Whale Watching, Central Coast
Early Bird Special
20% Off
Use promo code EarlyBird2021. Valid until 30th April.

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?

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.

Whale Guarantee

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

Early Bird Special: Save 20%

Use promo code EarlyBird2021. Valid until 30th April.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Early Bird Special
20% Off
Use promo code EarlyBird2021. Valid until 30th April.

3hr Discovery Cruise

$89$71.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
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.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Early Bird Special
20% Off
Use promo code EarlyBird2021. Valid until 30th April.

2hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

$99$79.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydney’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.
Whale Watching, Central Coast
Early Bird Special
20% Off
Use promo code EarlyBird2021. Valid until 30th April.

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?

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.
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Recent Whale Sightings

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3 days ago

80 days until our 2021 whale watching season starts on the 15th of May!! 🀩

We are beyond excited to finally be able to take you out whale watching again, after a difficult season in 2020. Signs are very promissing for this year, so fingers crossed for one of the best seasons we have ever had πŸ™‚

Our 3hr Discovery Cruise, 2hr Adventure Cruise and Central Coast Whale Watching Cruises are now live in our booking system.

Save yourself 20% and book before the 30th of April with the promo code EarlyBird2021.

Book online: www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
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Tash Lamb keen?

Sally Wood

Debbie Le Brun

Paul Aquilina Olivia Aquilina🀞😁

Marwa Abdelgawad 😍😍

Anna Malinovski

This would be my absolute biggest dream come true! πŸ‹ Has been since I was a wee girl.πŸ˜πŸ’­ I don't think I'll ever make it to Sydney though. πŸ™

Can’t wait to to do the whale watching again when it starts I loved it so fantastic πŸ˜€

Always amazing. πŸ’™πŸ³πŸ‹πŸ’™

Omg can't wait going at the beginning and when they start coming back down the coast

Can’t wait!

Kyle Dmoch

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3 months ago

Our Humpback friends are almost back in Antarctica ready for their summer feeding frenzy. We said goodbye to them over the weekend as we wrapped up our 2020 season πŸ‘‹

With 2020 proving to be a year like no other, we're very grateful to have been able to spend some quality time with our whale friends! πŸ‹

Thank you to everyone who joined us throughout the season, we hope to see you again next year! 🀩

Enjoy these highlights from the season πŸ’₯
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Our 2020 whale watching season is coming to an end with our last cruises of the year heading out from tomorrow until Sunday 😒

We hope to finish on a high as there are still whales swimming past Sydney each day. If we happen to miss out (which is a possibility late in the season), our return vouchers are also valid on any whale watching cruise next year. 😎

book online www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au or give us a call on  1800 326 822 if you want to come along for your last chance to see whales this year. 🐳

3 months ago

Our 2020 whale watching season is coming to an end with our last cruises of the year heading out from tomorrow until Sunday 😒

We hope to finish on a high as there are still whales swimming past Sydney each day. If we happen to miss out (which is a possibility late in the season), our return vouchers are also valid on any whale watching cruise next year. 😎

book online www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au or give us a call on 1800 326 822 if you want to come along for your last chance to see whales this year. 🐳
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I missed going this year for my bday in June, as I had to have surgery😒, but will definitely be there next year!πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹

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Sorry I missed it, but, you know, quarantine!

Next year Cathy Jennings

3 months ago

The annual @Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race has been given the green light and will go ahead on the 26th of December.

It is one of the most spectacular sporting events of the year with a flotilla of sleek yachts races out of Sydney Harbour, following Australia's east coast down to Tasmania.

It is equally as amazing as a good whale watching cruise and always a highlight for us at Whale Watching Sydney, so if you want to come along for an adventure and watch the start of the race in the harbour and follow the yachts down the coast, book online www.myfastferry.com.au/special-events/boxing-day-cruises/

Seats are limited due to reduced COVID-19 capacity on all of our vessels, so get in quick :)
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3 months ago

Another stellar morning on the water for us!β˜€οΈ Our trip started slow but we were lured very far north with some big splashes spotted in the distance!

We found a mother and calf out from Pittwater! A little out of our regular range but the change of scenery was enjoyed by all while we watched this pair cruise around doing the occasional flipper slap and showing us their tails 😊
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3 months ago

We're getting towards the tail end of the 2020 season but that didn't stop this little youngster on our afternoon trip today! πŸ’₯

It took us a while to find them, but it was worth the wait. This calf did a few jumps and tail throws for us πŸ‹

A beautiful sunny afternoon combined with calm seas, sunshine and a happy calf made for a lovely afternoon for everyone on board 🀩
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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 β€˜crossover’ 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 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