3hr Discovery Cruise + Eco Hopper Combo

Discovery Whale Watching

Two of the most popular activities in Sydney combined in one ticket!

Our Discovery Cruise Combo offers you our premium 3hr Discovery Cruise on Sydney's best whale watching vessel, includes pictures from your cruise and the 48hr Eco Hopper Hop On Hop Off Pass so you can experience the worlds most beautiful harbour stopping at 10 must-see destinations.

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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 4-15. 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.

Whale Watching + Eco Hopper Combo Details

  • Includes 3hr Premium Whale Watching Cruise valued at $79.
  • Includes pictures taken by our professional photographer valued at $35. (subject to availability)
  • Includes 48hr Eco Hopper Hop On Hop Off Pass valued at $45. (must be used within 48hrs of booked Discovery Cruise)
  • Includes Travel on Manly Fast Ferry valued at $17 (for a return ticket).
  • 15 min from Circular Quay to the open ocean. Don't waste 2hrs travelling in the harbour.
  • Commentary provided by experienced crew.
  • Whales guaranteed or free return cruise.
  • Includes complimentary fruit, biscuits,coffee, tea and bottled water.

About our 3hr Discovery 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 provide you with pictures from your cruise as part of our Discovery Combo (a download link will be sent to your email address after the cruise).

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.


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)

About the 48hr Eco Hopper Hop On Hop Off Pass

eco Hopper

Experience the worlds most beautiful harbour and its famous destinations!

The Eco Hopper stops at 10 must-see Sydney locations and has the longest daily operating hours and highest service frequency. The 48hr pass allows you to hop on and off as often as you like and includes travel on Manly Fast Ferry and Harbour Beaches Ferry. The perfect way to see Sydney Harbour and all its famous stops.

More information on Eco Hopper website.

View Eco Hopper timetable
Download Eco Hopper brochure (PDF 3.1MB)
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