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, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Early Bird Special
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3hr Discovery Cruise
on Ocean Dreaming 2

$89$71.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
The 3hr Discovery Cruise on Ocean Dreaming 2 is the best whale watching cruise in Sydney, 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
Early Bird Special
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2hr Express Cruise
On Fantasea Escapade

$59$47.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise. Perfect for those who want a quick whale watching fix and don’t need all the bells and whistles. 20min to the ocean from Circular Quay.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Early Bird Special
20% Off
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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
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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.
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Recent Whale Sightings

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I cant think of many things more amazing than having a 50 ton humpback breach right beside your boat! Here is one from a few years back, which just about matches todays weather in Sydney. 

9 weeks to go until our season kicks off in mid May! 

Tickets are on sale now and you can save yourself 20% with our early bird special.

book online >> www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
2 weeks ago

I can't think of many things more amazing than having a 50 ton humpback breach right beside your boat! Here is one from a few years back, which just about matches today's weather in Sydney.

9 weeks to go until our season kicks off in mid May!

Tickets are on sale now and you can save yourself 20% with our early bird special.

book online >> www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au
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I love that, my dream is to have a trip with you

I so want to be there.

Remember when we were watching whales off the Sydney Opera House? 🐳

Typically whales dont come in the harbour, but every once in a while they do. Quite often they do a little loop around the harbour entrance and realize quickly that they may have taken a wrong turn and head out to the open ocean again. 

This curious humpback stayed for quite a while and almost made it past the Harbour Bridge. 

You can imagine how exciting this was for everyone onboard, especially the photographer: Just picture a breaching whale with the Opera House in the background... 

One we have not ticked off the bucket list yet. Maybe in 2021 😜
2 weeks ago

Remember when we were watching whales off the Sydney Opera House? 🐳

Typically whales don't come in the harbour, but every once in a while they do. Quite often they do a little loop around the harbour entrance and realize quickly that they may have taken a wrong turn and head out to the open ocean again.

This curious humpback stayed for quite a while and almost made it past the Harbour Bridge.

You can imagine how exciting this was for everyone onboard, especially the photographer: Just picture a breaching whale with the Opera House in the background...

One we have not ticked off the bucket list yet. Maybe in 2021 😜
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I saw a dead whale in the Harbour near Rose Bay a couple of years ago. So sad. It was never reported in the news.

I have seen orcas in the harbour at times to,up near the opera house and gardens

Now there is a great photo!

2 weeks ago

Back in 2017 we were extremly fortunate to see Migaloo, the famous white whale on his southern migration back to antarctic waters (where most of the whales are now, thinking about starting their journey north).

I don't think we ever shared any video from that once-in-a-lifetime encouter, so this is a special treat!

We sure have our fingers crossed to see him for a third time in 2021 :)
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Sa mère s'appelais MOBIDIQUE

Regina marii, superbaπŸ’™πŸ€πŸ’™

hope you see him again this year and years to come

Don't think he came through the whale trail last year hopefully this one πŸ‹πŸ‹

Amazing πŸ˜‰

ΧžΧ¨Χ’Χ™Χ©Χ™Χ אΧͺ Χ”Χ©ΧœΧ•Χ•Χ” Χ‘ΧͺΧ•Χš Χ”Χ™Χ•Χ€Χ™ Χ”Χ–Χ” של Χ”Χ˜Χ‘Χ’πŸ˜Š

MAGNIFICENT CREATION OF GOD

Moby Dick ?

its really the king of ocean

We have seen migalo while we were on holiday.

What a breathtaking experience

😍

Moby Dick???

Japoy Delgado II

Shannon Farwell 😍

subahan allah

Carina Smith Beatrix Smith Martin Smith

What a magnifecent creatue

Amazing

Moby dick is also white

Any ideas if she is still around??

It appears to have a killer whale with it, was it seen last season?

Should of named him Moby Dick..

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this film!

Wow❀️

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Another classic from a few years back! 

The whale was breaching maybe five, six times and it never quite lined up with the kayaker, until the very last breach πŸ₯³ 

We managed to find the guy in the kayak through Facebook and gave him the photos. What a great experience it must have been for him!

A little over 9 weeks to go until our whale watching season kicks off again on the 15th of May.

Tickets are on sale at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au and you can save yourself 20% with promo code EarlyBird2021 😎
2 weeks ago

Another classic from a few years back!

The whale was breaching maybe five, six times and it never quite lined up with the kayaker, until the very last breach πŸ₯³

We managed to find the guy in the kayak through Facebook and gave him the photos. What a great experience it must have been for him!

A little over 9 weeks to go until our whale watching season kicks off again on the 15th of May.

Tickets are on sale at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au and you can save yourself 20% with promo code "EarlyBird2021" 😎
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Another one missed Elyssa King πŸ˜‚

10 weeks until our whale watching season kicks off again! 😎

What better way to get you in the mood than to share some of our most memorable moments from past seasons.

How about this humongous humpback launching itself out of the water right next to our smaller vessel Totally Wild on one of our 2hr Adventure Cruises. 😳

Cant wait to experience this again....!
3 weeks ago

10 weeks until our whale watching season kicks off again! 😎

What better way to get you in the mood than to share some of our most memorable moments from past seasons.

How about this humongous humpback launching itself out of the water right next to our smaller vessel "Totally Wild" on one of our 2hr Adventure Cruises. 😳

Can't wait to experience this again....!
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Please send out lots of pic and videos. I am from the USA and love to see them

Can I book up now

Counting my sleeps!!! Love your trips

Love to .. can't wait for trans tasman bubble .. πŸ₯

Whoot whoot

Nigel Miller would love to do this again 😍

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4 weeks 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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Beautiful sight πŸ’œ

Tash Lamb keen?

Sally Wood

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

So beautiful πŸ’™

Can’t wait!

Debbie Le Brun

Kyle Dmoch

Kirstie CantrillπŸ™‚

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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