COVID-19 Information

Information for guests from Victoria

  • Stay at Home restrictions: Stay at Home restrictions apply to the metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire areas. If you reside in one of these areas, you will not be able to join a whale watching cruise at this time.
  • NSW/VIC border: People travelling between NSW and VIC may be affected by border controls. For more information please visit

If have an existing booking and are impacted by any of the above restrictions, please contact us directly to adjust your booking. No cancellation or change fees apply.


We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are committed to keeping you safe.

As a responsible tour operator, Whale Watching Sydney has taken a number of additional measures to keep our cruises as safe and as enjoyable as possible for our guests.

These measures are subject to change depending on Local, State and Federal requirements surrounding COVID-19. Updates to Whale Watching Sydney’s operations will be available on this page.

Whale Watching Sydney’s latest safety measures are based on the latest COVID-19 infection rates in our region. At the current time these rates are low, and therefore participating in a whale watching cruise poses a low-risk. This may be subject to change.

In line with the latest government advice, you may wish to consider downloading the COVID Safe App.

COVID-19 Response

Additional Measures

Wear a Face Mask

All passengers and crew must wear a face mask. Please bring your own or a free face mask will be provided.

Contact us before booking if you are unable to meet the requirements.

Social Distancing

It is critical that crew and passengers practice effective physical distancing, keeping 2 arm’s length between each group.

Limited Numbers

We are limiting passenger numbers on each cruise to comply with the 4sqm per person requirements.

Passenger Rotation

Passengers may be rotated across viewing decks periodically to ensure the best experience for everyone.

Contactless Boarding

Boarding and briefing before departure will be conducted contactless and social distancing while queuing must be maintained.

Temperature Checks

Temperatures of passengers may be taken during check in. If your temperature is too high, you may not be able to attend the cruise.

Contact Tracing

To help with COVID-19 contact tracing requirements name, phone number and post codes are collected of each passenger during booking.

COVID Safe Crew

Please follow all instructions of our staff and boat crew. They are there to keep you safe and ensure you have the best experience possible.

Additional Hygiene

Passengers are required to wash their hands during boarding with provided hand sanitizer.

Additional Cleaning

All high-touch surfaces will be disinfected before and after each cruise.

Bring a Seasick Remedy

Bring a seasick remedy or medication of your choice and take it before the cruise, even on the calmest of days, its better to be prepared!

No Open Food

Apples and biscuits will not be available onboard our 3hr Discovery Cruise. Bottles of water, coffee and tea  are available while in the harbour.