3hr Discovery Cruise on Ocean Dreaming 2

Discovery Whale Watching

Our premium 3 hour Discovery Cruise provides the ultimate whale watching experience.


Whale watching time is maximized with this cruise as it only takes 15 minutes from Circular Quay to the open ocean. You get the same amount of whale watching time as other 4 hour cruises, as we don't spend 2 hours inside the harbour just to get to the whales and back!

This is our longest cruise onboard Sydney's best whale watching boat equipped with state of the art technology, comfortable indoor/outdoor seating located fore and aft and multi level viewing on 3 decks. It is the best way to maximise your time viewing and experiencing whales in their natural habitat. Informative, expert commentary provided by our marine naturalist and professional photographer. No need to be concerned if you miss that elusive whale photo, our professional photographer will have that covered.

Adult Child Concession Family
$79.00
$67.15
Online Discount
$49.00
$41.65
Online Discount
$69.00
$58.65
Online Discount
$199.00
$169.15
Online Discount


Departing Darling Harbour - Aquarium Wharf
7 Days a Week
8:45am 12:45pm
Departing Circular Quay - Wharf 6
7 Days a Week
9:15am 1:15pm

A family ticket is for 2 Adults & 2 Children. Children are aged 4-14. Children under 4 are free of charge.  Concession ticket valid only with Australian Seniors, Student, VIP, YHA ID card. Please note return times may vary on some cruise, always check current available cruise times when booking.

About this Cruise

Leaving the harbour

Before boarding the crew will inform you of the sea conditions expected for your cruise and give you an update on sightings from earlier cruises to give you an indication what can be expected on your cruise.

After leaving the wharf, we waste little time in the harbour thanks to our state of the art, high speed vessel Ocean Dreaming 2 and spend most of the 3hr cruise watching whales.

Once offshore we try to locate the best whales to watch, which we may already know about before leaving the harbour thanks to shore based spotters and communication with other whale watching vessels. We always endeavour to find the most active and entertaining whales for you and may change pods during the cruise, should more active whales be spotted elsewhere.

We offer you plenty of viewing space thanks to our custom built whale watching vessel, featuring 360 degree viewing across 3 levels of outside decks and 2 large air conditioned indoor cabins.

You can try to capture all the action taking pictures yourself or leave all the hard work to our professional photographer who will offer a USB stick for purchase at the end of the cruise.

Why not upgrade to our Discovery Cruise Combo? Get our Premium Discovery Cruise, pictures from your cruise and a 24hr Eco Hopper Hop On Hop Off Pass to explore Sydney Harbour for only $25 more. Sounds good? More information here

Throughout the whole cruise our friendly and experienced crew will guide you through your time with us, provide you with commentary and answer any questions you may have for us.

Once our time with the whales has come to an end,  it is a fast and comfortable ride back along our magnificent coastline to enter Sydney Harbour just as Captain Arthur Phillip did in 1788.

Complementary tea, coffee, water and biscuits are available at the bar throughout the cruise and you may purchase soft drinks, beer or wine as well.

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Vessel Features


  • Three levels of outside viewing decks, perfect for whale watching.
  • High speed vessel for minimal travel time to the whales.
  • Comfortable cushioned seats.
  • climate controlled cabin.
  • multimedia presentations on screens around the boat.
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets on board (1 disabled)


Cruise Details


  • 3hr Premium Whale Watching Cruise.
  • 15 min from Circular Quay to the open ocean. Don't waste 2hrs travelling in the harbour.
  • Commentary provided by experienced crew.
  • Professional onboard photographer on every cruise selling USB stick with pictures from your cruise.
  • Whales guaranteed or free return cruise.
  • Includes complimentary fruit, biscuits,coffee, tea and bottled water.
 
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