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3 Hour Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Tea & Coffee

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Key Highlights

  • See magnificent humpback whales at play in the ocean
  • State-of-the-art catamaran with spectacular open-air viewing and all weather lounge
  • Thrilling family adventure
  • Expert commentary
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    21st May - 1st November: Daily

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    Monday - Friday: 1:30pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 10:15am and 1:30pm

    Meeting Point

    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.

    Ending Point

    Circular Quay, Jetty 6

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    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!

    Itinerary

    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. 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Cruise to the open waters of Sydney for whale spotting
    • Expert commentary in English

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Beverages (Soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase on-board)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator between 7:30am and 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.

    If a whale is not sighted during the cruise, a free cruise on a standby basis will be offered during the same season (confirmed 24 hours prior subject to availability, please coordinate with our activity partner).

    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. Soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board

    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.

    A certificate of fitness of travel issued by a doctor is required for passengers over 79 years of age and passengers with limited mobility.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • worth the money

      Very reasonably priced. Enjoyed it, though whale sightings weren't quite what was expected....

      Jennifer Stutt
    • This was an excellent cruise. Not to be missed.

      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
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