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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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
Will be back in 2022

3hr Discovery Cruise
on Ocean Dreaming 2

Only$89.00
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
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, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Will be back in 2022

2hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

Only99.00
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
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.

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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NRMA Members Save 20% on Whale Watching Cruises

Simply enter your Membership number when booking online. If you’re not a Member, join for just $5/month and start saving on dining, attractions, experiences, accommodation and more.

Recent Whale Sightings

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3 days ago

In anticipation of our first cruises this weekend here is another throwback to a great trip from a couple of years ago.

Weather forecast is just about perfect as all this rain will have eased by Saturday & Sunday and we are expecting some moderate westerly winds which are PERFECT for whale watching as waves will stay pretty small, but whales tend to put on a bit of a show! Especially with the number of mothers and calves we have off the coast at the moment!

You heard it here first, but we are predicting some breaches!! :)

Our midday cruises are now sold out, but we still have some room on our 10:00 and 15:00 cruises.

Book online at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
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Absolutely Amazing!πŸ’™

Louise Blanchfield

5 days ago

Here is a throwback to almost exactly one year ago when we came across this little humpback putting on a show not far from the harbour entrance!

We can't wait to take you whale watching from this weekend again and as our cruises have been selling fast, we just added a 3rd departure at 10:00am as well! 😎

book online at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au or call us on 1800 326 822 to redeem your Dine & Discover voucher, saving you an extra $25!
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Just booked for my granddaughter's 7th birthday on the 16th Oct! Perfect timing after a long lock down and no school! She will be thrilled, Hope you see some πŸŒŠπŸ‹πŸ³

Wow amazing

1 week ago

Some more tomfoolery from the same pod of 4 we came across yesterday between Bondi Beach and Bronte. :)

7 days to go until we can finally take you whale watching again! It should be a great 6 weeks of whale watching with the southern migration being in full swing now, with hundreds of mothers and calves cruising past every day.

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fantastic vid

Jodie Jason πŸ’œ

1 week ago

We will have to wait another week until we can take you whale watching again, but here is some drone footage we got just then of a pretty relaxed pod of 4!

We spotted about a dozen whales not far from Bondi Beach, which means we should have some excellent whale watching once we are allowed to take you out again.

First cruises are heading out on the 16th of October and you can book online at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au.

And yes, we do accept Dine & Discover vouchers. Just give us a call on 1800 326 822 to redeem them.

See you all out there very soon! 😎
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We may not be able to take you whale watching just yet, but we are certain that one of our whale watching gift vouchers will be very well received this coming Fathers Day 😎 

So if you havent quite found the right gift for dad just yet, head over to https://www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au/gift-vouchers/ to get one. 🎁

You can customise your voucher with a personalised message and they are valid for 3 years.  πŸ‘

We hope to see you all onboard real soon!
1 month ago

We may not be able to take you whale watching just yet, but we are certain that one of our whale watching gift vouchers will be very well received this coming Fathers Day 😎

So if you haven't quite found the right gift for dad just yet, head over to www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au/gift-vouchers/ to get one. 🎁

You can customise your voucher with a personalised message and they are valid for 3 years. πŸ‘

We hope to see you all onboard real soon!
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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 .Β  A Fantastic exceptional trip .

    733doctor
    Sep. 2019