2hr Explorer Cruise

$59

  • 59 - Adult
  • 39 - Child
  • 157 - Family

Family ticket is for 2 Adults & 2 Children. Children are aged 4-15. Concession only with valid Australian Seniors, Student, VIP, YHA ID card.

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Best Value Cruise

You want a quick whale watching fix and don’t need all the bells and whistles? This cruise is perfect for you.

Sunset Cruise

Join our 15:30 departure for a magical whale watching experience as the sun sets over Sydney.

20min to the ocean

Don’t waste hours traveling to the whales and back. Minimal time in the harbour, maximum time with whales.

  • Departs Circular Quay - Wharf 6 at 9:30, 12:45 and 15:30

The 2hr Explorer Cruise is Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise if you want a quick whale watching fix and don’t need all the bells and whistles.

Fantasea Escapade is an Australian built, 23 metre catamaran with contemporary interior décor and design. It is the perfect vessel for whale watching with two covered decks and an open front landing.

It’s top speed of over 20 Knots gets you from Circular Quay to the open ocean in around 20min, leaving almost an hour and a half for whale watching.

Join our late afternoon departure at 15:30 for a magical whale watching experience as the sun sets over Sydney.

2hr Explorer Cruise, Whale Watching Sydney

Whale Watch in comfort with air-conditioned cabins with large windows and great indoor and outdoor seating. Informative commentary by our experienced crew and onboard multimedia presentations ensure you are fully informed of what to look out for so you can make the most out of this unique experience.

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from the onboard licensed bar. Fantasea Escapade is wheelchair accessible. If no whales are successfully watched on your cruise, you receive a free return cruise.

Vessel Features

  • Two levels of outside viewing decks
  • High speed vessel for minimal travel time
  • Purpose built for whale watching
  • multimedia presentations on screens
  • Comfortable cushioned seats
  • climate controlled cabin
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets on board (1 disabled)

Sydney Map

  • Departs Circular Quay - Wharf 6 at 9:30, 12:45 and 15:30

  • Ticket Office
  • Departure Wharf

2hr Explorer Cruise

$59

  • 59 - Adult
  • 39 - Child
  • 157 - Family

Family ticket is for 2 Adults & 2 Children. Children are aged 4-15. Concession only with valid Australian Seniors, Student, VIP, YHA ID card.

Book Now

NRMA Members Save 20%

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If you’re not a Member, join now for just $5/month and start saving on a range of harbour cruises, fuel, dining, accommodation and more.

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Whales Guaranteed

We see whales on 99% of our cruises.

In the unlikely event you don’t see one on your cruise, you get a free return trip.

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Free Transfer From Manly

Book a cruise with us and get a free return trip from Manly to Circular Quay.

Simply show your whale watching ticket to the Manly Fast Ferry crew at Manly Wharf and they will let you on board to conveniently join your whale watching cruise departing from Circular Quay.

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NRMA Members Save 20%

Please enter you NRMA membership number when booking to redeem this offer.

If you’re not a Member, join now for just $5/month and start saving on a range of harbour cruises, fuel, dining, accommodation and more.

Become a Member

Free Transfer From Manly

Book a cruise with us and get a free return trip from Manly to Circular Quay.

Simply show your whale watching ticket to the Manly Fast Ferry crew at Manly Wharf and they will let you on board to conveniently join your whale watching cruise departing from Circular Quay.

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NRMA Members save 20% on Whale Watching Cruises

NRMA Members save 20% on Whale Watching Cruises