Whale Watching Sydney - 3hr Discovery Cruise

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From $61.13

75 reviews   (4.05)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get up and close and personal with one of the most extraordinary species on the planet – the humpback whale. Join us aboard our flagship catamaran, the Catalina as we cruise the beautiful Sydney Harbour and out to sea to observe the annual humpback migration. Marvel at the tail flaps, fin slaps and fantastic leaps of these magnificent, charismatic creatures while taking in the breathtaking Sydney coastline. Learn about the wildlife and history of Sydney Harbour from our experienced marine biologist and knowledgeable crew, see iconic Sydney sights and take advantage of the unique photo opportunities along the way. With daily departures available from both Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, this is one  experience you don’t want to miss!

What's Included

Commentary by experienced crew.

Complimentary coffee and tea

Professional photographer onboard

Three hour Whale Watching cruise.

What's Not Included

Drinks (available to purchase)

Whale pictures from your cruise (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • If you suffer from motion sickness it is strongly recommended that you consult a doctor before traveling
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy


We were able to see a...
Kristi_K, 09-11-2022
We were able to see a mother and her calf. Both of them breached and the calf jumped all the way out of the water. It was an amazing experience.
A day to remember
Chris_K, 18-10-2022
Best experience ever, a perfect moment for me to build memories with my fiancée on our first visit to NSW.
Good ride but no whales sighted!
Senkuma69, 11-11-2022
The captain of the cruise gave a good briefing prior to departure. Unfortunately we couldnt sight evrn a single whale despite a long ride in to the ocean!
Very good
J_and_BLondonderryUK, 25-10-2022
Nice boat ride and managed to see a few whales roll over and put their tails in the air which was a plus. Normally on these types of trips, you never see a sausage e.g. shark fishing, or glass bottom boat etc, So this was a bit of a surprise.
Only thing... you need to be looking at the exact spot the whales turn over to see or photograph them otherwise you just see the tail on its way down.
In saying that.... impressive and fortunate to have even seen even that.
Note... whales are not like dolphins, they come up and dive and don't show up for maybe another 5 min as they blow and take in air.
Enjoy the trip.... we did.

Regards Bert
Whale watching went wrong
X7346ELsamirs, 06-11-2022
Beautiful day…. Amazing relaxing and calm day, thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hour cruise….

However I wanted to see whales and we saw none at all. Not guaranteed. Gutted.

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