Grab the opportunity to ‘sail with whales’ on this exhilarating ocean adventure from Sydney!
Board a purpose-built whale-watching catamaran and head out to sea. Keep a look out for dolphins, seals and exciting sea birds such as albatrosses, penguins and petrels.
See which member of your party will be first to spot a mighty humpback whale! The coast close to Sydney is one of the world’s best places to see these magnificent creatures on migration.
Playful humpbacks are renowned for their spectacular acrobatic displays. Most dramatic is the ‘breach’ when these 40-ton animals actually leap out of the water.
There is every chance you will see the whales. But, just in case you’re unlucky, the tour comes with a guarantee. If you don’t see any whales on your trip then the tour operator gives you another cruise for free!
Your exciting Whale Watching Cruise From Sydney departs from Circular Quay, Jetty 6. Please arrive at the Quay 30 minutes prior to sailing to collect your boarding pass. Boarding starts approximately 15 minutes prior to the sailing time.
Your cruise vessel is a 75-passenger, 16- meter super sea-catamaran. It is purpose-built for whale watching and features two passenger decks, both offering spectacular open-air viewing and a comfortable all-weather lounge for the entire family.
Sydney is a great place for whale watching. Every year, between late May and late November, thousands of humpback and other whales migrate along the Australian coastline to their feeding and breeding grounds. Whale-watchers from Sydney are able to catch the whales on both the winter migration northwards (late May to August) and the spring migration southwards (September to November)
The majestic humpbacks are the most exciting whales to watch because they often leap right out of the water, a type of behavior known as ‘breaching’.
The cruise passes Fort Denison and the Sydney Opera House and goes out through Sydney Heads. You will be served coffee (or tea) and biscuits on board. If you require other food and drink you should bring it along with you (please note alcohol is not permitted). As you sail along, you will enjoy an expert live commentary.
As well as hump-back whales, you may encounter dolphins and seals as well as a rich variety of ocean birds. These could include the majestic wandering albatross, penguins, petrels, shearwaters, and skuas among others.
At the end of the 3-hour cruise you will be dropped back at the starting point at Circular Quay.
We saw multiple pods of whales which was exciting. The number of people on board was just right. No pushing or shoving to sight the whales. Crew were very friendly and... Evelyn J Elliot
Very reasonably priced. Enjoyed it, though whale sightings weren't quite what was expected.... Jennifer Stutt
18 May - 28 Jun: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
29 Jun - 14 Jul: Daily
15 Jul - 20 Sep: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
21 Sep - 07 Oct: Daily
08 Oct - 17 Nov: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Start time: 10:00am
Duration: 3 hours
Tour departs from Circular Quay, Jetty 6.
Please arrive at your embarkation point 30 minutes prior to sailing. Boarding commences approx 15 minutes prior to the sailing time.
Circular Quay, Jetty 6
It is recommended that you eat lightly before and during the cruise. Bring any cold drinks and snacks you require with you on the cruise – these are not provided on board. Bring camera, sensible shoes, windbreaker or jacket/jumper and binoculars if you have them. If you have any concerns about sea sickness, please consult your chemist/pharmacist
Please call the activity operator between 0730h (7:30am) and 0900h (9:00am) on the day of your cruise for the latest departure and weather information.
Whale watching cruises may be subject to cancellation due to weather and other operational requirements. If your cruise is cancelled you may rebook another.
Please arrive at your embarkation point 30 minutes prior to sailing to collect your boarding pass. Boarding commences approximately 15 minutes prior to the sailing time.
Alcohol and smoking are not permitted on the cruise.
This cruise is not recommended for children younger than 7 years.
As this is an open water cruise, names of all passengers and their individual contact details are required, on arrival you will be asked to fill out a form that contains your full names, an emergency contact number and a contact number during your stay in Sydney
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
See the Cancellation policy for this product