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Sydney Whale Watching Cruise by Catamaran

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AU$75
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  • Enjoy spotting humpback whales and breach calves with live commentary aboard a high-speed catamaran to the Pacific Ocean on a guided cruise.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House from various levels of viewing decks or comfortable cushioned seats inside the vessel.
  • Spot a breach humpback whale dive out the waters as your biologists onboard the cruise fill you in on interesting marine and whale facts!
  • Learn about humpback whales on your cruise from experienced marine biologists and naturalists.
  • Watch whales at your pace! Pick between a 2-hour express cruise or a leisurely 3-hour cruise aboard different viewing decks!

Inclusions

  • 2 or 3-hour whale-watching cruise (based option)
  • 2 or 3-level outside viewing decks (based option)
  • 15 or 20-minute open ocean cruise (based option)
  • Commentary by marine biologists & naturalists
  • Tip: Get some ginger pills with you to combat sea-sickness.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Sydney Harbour: Whale Watching Express Cruise

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AU$89
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  • Seize the opportunity to witness nature's grand spectacle, humpback whales' annual migration, on a 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Sydney Harbour.
  • Enjoy the adventure in a small group for a personalized, intimate atmosphere, with insightful commentary on whale behavior and migration patterns.
  • Experience the thrill of humpback spotting up close and personal aboard a comfortable, climate-proof speedboat, swiftly bringing you to the action.
  • With a sightseeing guarantee, you can join another cruise for free within 3 years if no whales are spotted, ensuring a risk-free experience.
  • While on your way to the whales, keep an eye out for iconic Sydney landmarks like the Opera House, enjoying the city's views from the water.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Sydney Harbour
  • Expert commentary
  • Small group (max 46 guests)
  • Sightseeing guarantee (Get another cruise for free, if no whales spotted)
  • Tip: Always keep your eyes on the horizon and look out for a spout of water. This is often the first sign a whale is nearby!
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 5 years.
  • This experience is not suitable for pregnant people and those with back, neck, or limb issues.
  • The option for a free cruise, in case no whales are spotted during the original cruise, remains valid for up to 3 years.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Taronga Zoo & Whale Watching Cruise Combo

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AU$125
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  • Discover the wildlife that thrives in Taronga Zoo with its population of platypuses, koalas, red kangaroos, Sumatran tigers, and more.
  • Treat your eyes to million-dollar views of Sydney Harbor from Taronga Zoo, with the Opera House and Harbor Bridge standing majestically in the backdrop of a stunning landscape.
  • Included in the ticket price is the Sky Safari cable car experience which will see you soar high above the zoo, giving you an aerial perspective of the bushy hillside attraction.
  • In the afternoon, venture out into the sea on a whale-watching cruise and catch a glimpse of these glorious beasts going about their business.
  • Claim your whale guarantee which entitles you to another free cruise during the same season, in case you don’t see any whales during the cruise.

Inclusions

  • Cruise to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay and back
  • Entry ticket to Taronga Zoo
  • Sky Safari Cable Car
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Whale Guarantee

Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses

Timings

This package is available between 18 May and 30 Oct 2019

Rocket Ferry to Taronga Zoo

From Circular Quay No.6 - 9:15 AM, 9:30 AM, and 10:05 AMFrom Darling Harbour Pier 26 - 9:15 AM or 9:45 AM

Whale Watching Cruise

From Taronga Zoo Wharf - 1:40 PMReach Circular Quay at 4:15 PM

Duration

The whale watching cruise will go on for 2hr and 45min.

Reduced Price Tickets

Children aged 4 - 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.

  • Children aged 4 - 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Buffet Lunch

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AU$92
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  • Embark on an exciting cruise that has it all - sightings of majestic whales, gorgeous views, and delicious breakfast or lunch.
  • Learn amazing facts about humpback migration patterns and behavior through informative onboard commentary.
  • Admire the whales and the Sydney Harbor from a comfortable vessel with multiple outside viewing areas that promise a great vantage point.
  • Choose between breakfast and BBQ buffet lunch options to savor the meal of your preference.

Inclusions

  • 4-hour whale watching cruise
  • Fully qualified crew onboard
  • Live English commentary
  • Breakfast/lunch (depending on option chosen)
  • Tea, coffee, and water

Exclusions

  • Beverages from the onboard bar (available for purchase)
  • Tip: If you're prone to seasickness don't fret as sickness bags and tablets are available for you onboard.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Jervis Bay Dolphin Watch Cruise Sydney

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AU$40
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  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise in Jervis Bay that will take you through sparkling waters, past sandy beaches
  • Along the way you get to spot beautiful, intelligent bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Don't forget to carry with you the following items: camera, bottled water, warm jacket

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour dolphin watching tour
  • Ecological commentary

Exclusions

  • Transportation costs to and from Jervis Bay
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal consumption and any expenses not mentioned above
  • Infants (0-1yrs) go in for free. Children aged 2-14yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 10 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Luxury Whale Watching Experience

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AU$549
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  • Marvel at the whales peeking in and out of the pristine Pacific as you enjoy the comforts of a luxury cruise.
  • Cruise alongside these beautiful creatures for a wholesome 3.5 hours.
  • Learn the language of whales with the help of the experts on board.
  • Experience a personalized voyage with just your family and friends with this small-group tour and attain endless viewing opportunities.
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch too while you catch sight of the humpback and southern right whales.

Inclusions

  • 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise along Sydney Harbour
  • Informative commentary on whales
  • Buffet BBQ lunch on board
  • Open bar of beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Ocean Whale Watching Experience in Sydney

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AU$109
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  1. Witness the grandeur of humpback whales in their natural habitat, a spectacle few get to experience.
  2. Your ticket includes a journey aboard a custom-built vessel, promising unobstructed views and intimate whale encounters.
  3. Benefit extra from the knowledgeable staff onboard, as they enrich your trip with facts about the harbor and its whaling history.
  4. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! If no whales are spotted, a repeat booking will be offered, a sure-shot win.
  5. Setting sail from Crown Tower's Wharf, the trip not only takes you to whales but also past Sydney's iconic landmarks.

Inclusions

  • Tickets to an Ocean Whale watching experience
  • Knowledge staff onboard
  • Maximum group of 30 people
  • Tip: Keep your eyes peeled not just for whales, but other marine life too. Dolphins are often spotted.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Baggage Space
  • The following are allowed on this tour: Outside food & drinks, Photography with no flash & tripods.
  • It’s recommended to wear warm clothing and carry a warm/waterproof jacket aboard.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Sydney Harbour Sightseeing CruiseWhale-Watching Cruises

Feel closer to nature and wildlife with a widely popular whale-watching cruise in Sydney. This captivating maritime adventure draws both nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers and offers front-row seats to the awe-inspiring spectacle of migrating humpback whales. Learn fascinating things about the deep sea creatures and their migration patterns with live commentary on board. Read further to get all the information you need to go on a whale-watching cruise in Sydney.

Why Take a Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise?

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  • Incredible views: Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Sydney's coastline and landmarks from the water.
  • Up-close encounters: Spot majestic humpback and southern right whales living in their natural habitat.
  • Relaxing outing: Take a serene escape from the city's hustle, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the sea and beautiful giants.
  • Educational experience: Learn about these majestic creatures, their migration patterns, and conservation measures to protect these species.

Highlights of Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

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Connect with Wildlife

Spot humpback whales, dolphins and also southern right whales living in their natural habitat. With live commentary onboard, you can learn about the migratory patterns of these gentle giants. Also learn about the various conservation measures to protect these species.

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Historical Landmarks

The Harbour Bridge and the Opera House aren’t the only things you’ll see on your cruise. Historic sites like Hornby Lighthouse and Garden Island that provide insight into Sydney's maritime past are also visible from the cruise.

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Iconic Skyline

Whale-watching cruises offer a different vantage point to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sydney skyline. You’ll see the beautiful city and landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge at their calmest from the waters.

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Delicious Buffet

Enjoy a delectable spread of food and beverage options that offer something for everyone. Enjoy an assisted barbeque and buffet lunch with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your meal above the sparkling waters.

Plan Your Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

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The timings and duration of your Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise will vary based on the tickets you buy. 

You can get the accurate timings of your tickets while making the bookings.

Make sure that you reach at least 15 minutes prior to the boarding time to avoid any delays.

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The usual boarding points for Sydney Whale-Watching Cruises are: 

Circular Quay: Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Find on Maps

Jervis Bay Wild: 15 Field St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia. Find on Maps

King Street Wharf: The Promenade, Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Find on Maps

Circular Quay

By Bus: Take the buses 343, 396, B1, L90

By Train: Take the train lines T2 and T8 

By Ferry: Take the F1 ferry

King Street Wharf

By Bus: Take the buses 252, 261, 288, 320, 333, 396, or 437

By Train: Take the trains T1, T2, T8, or T9 to Wynyard Station

By Ferry: Take the ferry that goes to Barangaroo Wharf 2 

By Light Rail: Take a light rail to Pyrmont Bay

Jervis Bay

By Bus: Take 102 to Huskisson Shops, Owen St.

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Discounted tickets: Infants (0-1 years) and children between (2-14 years) enjoy discounted ticket pricing.

Qualified crew: A qualified crew will be present onboard to take care of your safety and other needs. 

Wheelchair accessible: Individuals in a wheelchair can also enjoy the company of whales. If you have any special requirements, make sure to inform the crew beforehand. 

English commentary: You can listen to live English commentary to learn fascinating things about humpback whales.

Food and beverages: Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, and water are provided onboard.

Visitor Tips

  • Be on time: Ensure you arrive at the boarding point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid delays.
  • Medicines: If you’re prone to seasickness, carry appropriate medication. 
  • Public transport: Choose public transport to travel as parking services near the meeting point may attract additional charges.
  • Diet: Inform the cruise staff about dietary restrictions (if any) in advance.
  • Children: Take care of children and infants onboard the cruise. Avoid leaning over with them.
  • Follow safety instructions: Make sure that you follow all the instructions shared by the crew to maintain your safety. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Where can I book my Sydney whale-watching cruise?
How much do Sydney whale-watching cruises cost?

The price of your Sydney whale-watching cruises will vary based on the tickets you buy. The starting price of Whale-Watching cruises is AU$89.

What is the best Sydney whale-watching cruise?

We recommend the Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Buffet Lunch as one of the best whale-watching cruises as it offers meals along with an educational experience.

Can I cancel my Sydney whale-watching cruise?

While most of the Sydney whale-watching cruises offer free cancellations 24 hours before departure, you can get the most accurate information on your tickets.

What is the boarding point for my Sydney whale-watching cruise?

Circular Quay, Jervis Bay, and King Street Wharf are the few common boarding points for Sydney whale-watching cruises.

Will food be served on a Sydney whale-watching cruise?

Your whale-watching cruise will include meals and beverages based on the type of cruise you pick.

What is the duration of my Sydney whale-watching cruise?

Depending on the cruise you pick, your Sydney whale-watching cruise can last anywhere between 1 hour to 4.5 hours. You can get the accurate timings for your cruise on your tickets.

Are Sydney whale-watching cruises wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Sydney whale-watching cruises are wheelchair accessible, however, we suggest that you inform the crew beforehand to make the necessary arrangements.