Whale Watching Sydney

Over 25 years of experience and fastest fleet of custom built boats in Sydney. Available Cruises
Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience
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Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience
on Ocean Dreaming 2

$89.00$71.20*
Darling Harbour – Aquarium Wharf
Whale Watching Sydney is bringing back their popular and unique Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience during NAIDOC Week 2022 and beyond on two weekends in July.
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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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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21 hours ago

We had a positively great watch today. Our guests were treated to some great tail-chucking action with the first pod we watched and the second provided some incredible up close and personal glimpses as they circled our boat multiple times.

And awesome way to spend the day before a little rain sets in
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Woooooowh what great captures 🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️

Wow wow wow love these shots 😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰

Does anyone read the inbox??

3 days ago

We are bringing back our popular and unique Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience during National NAIDOC Week 2022 and beyond on two weekends in July.

Join us for a 3hr whale watching cruise onboard Ocean Dreaming 2 and learn about Gurawil the whale and discover the connection and responsibility of Aboriginal communities to this important animal.

An Aboriginal Elder and Aboriginal cultural guide will lead you through the cruise and share their stories of land, water and sky which have been passed down from Aboriginal ancestors. Passengers can also participate in an ancient whale song to summon the whales.

To book this special cruise head to our website:

www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au/cruises/aboriginal-whale-watching-experience/
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Big and huge respect to these guys. 🙌

Hi, I’ve been trying to call for days to book for this. I wanted to use my discover vouchers and your website suggests to call. It just rings out. Can you assist? Thanks!

DameGabrielle Tobias this might be an answer to your question

Booked - fantastic!

Something must have been in the water today as we had several pods put on a show and double breach right next to our boats. 

This photo was taken onboard our 3hr Discovery Cruise, but we also had multiple double breaches next to our 2hr Express Cruise a few miles closer to the coast. 

No official photographer onboard that one unfortunately, so if you were lucky enough to get a few good photos, we would love to see them in the comments!
5 days ago

Something must have been in the water today as we had several pods put on a show and double breach right next to our boats.

This photo was taken onboard our 3hr Discovery Cruise, but we also had multiple double breaches next to our 2hr Express Cruise a few miles closer to the coast.

No official photographer onboard that one unfortunately, so if you were lucky enough to get a few good photos, we would love to see them in the comments!
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Maybe they knew I wasn't onboard so decided to show off!!!

It would be great if someone would answer the phone so a booking can be made half an hour and the phone is just ringing…..pick it up

Kylie. Of course I went on the wrong day!

In all of Australia's history, during whale migration periods, the only day that a whale has not been seen was last June 19th, the same day I boarded to see them. Fuck the hidden whales of that day!!

Derek Jones ❤️ fly up with Lizzie!!!!

Can someone answer the phone!?

Was great day thats why its call Sunday funday

Magnificent

Amazing 🤩

MAGNIFICENT!!

Amazing

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Impressive breach on our 2:45pm Express Cruise 🤯
6 days ago

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Kelly Seagrave this is what we saw!!

When from other side someone else photograph you guys ( from Express cruise )

Tammy King These are the kind of posts torturing me I was talking about last night

We could do another whale cruise Alison.

Awesome sight

Amazing 🤩

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6 days ago

A Good-To-The-Last-Drop kinda day out there today.

Heaps of whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds, sunshine and calm seas.

YEW!
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great photos, looks great!

Such great crew and photographer. 🌹🙏🌹

7 days ago

Guess what? We had another great day of whale watching! 😀

We followed a competition pod just outside the harbour entrance and saw some great tail throws and pectoral fin slapping.

We then headed south looking for more and came across another dozen or so whales and are currently watching some seals as i am typing this... 😎

Fingers crossed for a great day tomorrow!
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Well hopefully these guys keep doing it cause i am going to see them very soon, otherwise i am getting heartbreak 😂😊

クリスタルガラスにザトウクジラの彫刻!

Flipper day

もう何十年も前ですが、ハワイ旅行でホエールウォッチングに参加しました。ちょうど子育ての季節でなかなか姿を見てくれませんでしたが、諦めた時に尾びれが少し🤏遠くの方に見えたそんな思い出😅🐋 長谷川さんのザトウクジラはいつでもみる事が出来て良いですね!😊👍

Shame Saturday's cruise was cancelled 😪

Graham Brown

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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 .  A Fantastic exceptional trip .

    733doctor
    Sep. 2019

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways on which our business operates. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.