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3hr Discovery Cruise on Catalina

$87Adult

$56 - Child (aged 4-15)
$230 - Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)
$77 - Concession (only with valid Australian Seniors, Student, VIP, YHA ID card.)

3hr Premium Cruise

fastest fleet of whale watching boats in Sydney with superior viewing decks spread out over 3 levels.

15min to the ocean

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

Photographer Onboard

Photos of your cruise are available for sale. Taken from either Catalina or Ocean Dreaming 2.

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  • Departs Circular Quay - Wharf 6 at 9:15 and 13:15

Whale Watching Sydney’s 3hr Discovery Cruise is the best whale watching cruise in Sydney, combining high speed with 3 levels of viewing decks onboard our custom built, large catamarans.

Thanks to the high top speed (almost 30kts) of our flag ship vessel Fantasea Catalina, it only takes 15 minutes from Circular Quay to the open ocean. That means less travel time through the harbour and more time watching whales compared to other, slower boats.

Fantasea Catalina is Sydney’s largest purpose-built whale watching vessels. Enjoy unobstructed views from spacious wrap around decks over 3 levels. Check out the open top sun deck, providing 360 degrees of viewing!

3hr Discovery Cruise, Fantasea Catalina

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.

No need to worry if you don’t capture the perfect whale photos as our onboard professional photographer who is either on Catalina or Ocean Dreaming 2 (both boats usually watch the same whales), has that covered with photos available for purchase onboard (or pre-purchase during booking).

Tea, coffee and bottled water are included in this cruise. Additional drinks are available for purchase from the onboard licensed bar. Our vessels and toilets are wheelchair accessible. If no whales are successfully watched on your cruise, you receive a free return cruise.

Vessel Features

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

Sydney Map

  • Departs Circular Quay - Wharf 6 at 9:15 and 13:15

  • Ticket Office
  • Departure Wharf

3hr Discovery Cruise on Catalina

$87Adult

$56 - Child (aged 4-15)
$230 - Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)
$77 - Concession (only with valid Australian Seniors, Student, VIP, YHA ID card.)

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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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Save 20% On Manly Transfer

Book a cruise with us and get 20% off a return trip from Manly to Circular Quay.

Simply add “Manly to Circular Quay Return Ticket” during checkout to add a discounted return ticket on Manly Fast Ferry. Booking confirmation must be presented to staff at Manly Wharf to redeem.

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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

Save 20% On Manly Transfer

Book a cruise with us and get 20% off a return trip from Manly to Circular Quay.

Simply add “Manly to Circular Quay Return Ticket” during checkout to add a discounted return ticket on Manly Fast Ferry. Booking confirmation must be presented to staff at Manly Wharf to redeem.

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Buy pictures on our 3hr Discovery Cruise

Taking pictures of whales can be quite difficult and often you only have half a second to get the shot. Leave the hard work to our professional photographer and enjoy your whale watching cruise!

Buy pictures on our 3hr Discovery Cruise

Taking pictures of whales can be quite difficult and often you only have half a second to get the shot. Leave the hard work to our professional photographer and enjoy your whale watching cruise!