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4 Hour Sydney Whale Watch Cruise with BBQ Lunch

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Key Highlights

  • See whales up-close and personal
  • The ultimate whale-watching experience
  • Whale guarantee – in the unlikely event of no sighting get another trip – free
  • Fabulous family adventure
  • Expert commentary
  • Buffet BBQ lunch provided
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    19th May - 13th Nov: Daily except Monday and Wednesday


    4 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Tour starts at King Street Wharf #8.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    same as starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Don’t miss the opportunity to see magnificent humpback whales on migration between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef.

    Board a purpose-built catamaran and sail out to Sydney Heads on a thrilling eco-adventure. During the cruise a knowledgeable and enthusiastic marine biologist will tell you all about the whales and other wildlife.

    Keep a look-out and you may see dolphins, seals, albatrosses, penguins, petrels and other exciting seabirds. And who will be the first person on-board to spot a humpback whale?

    Humpbacks are known for their playful ways. On occasion they leap out of the water in a dramatic action known as ‘breaching’.

    Your exhilarating trip comes with a guarantee. In the unlikely event that you do not see the whales you will be offered a return cruise free for use during the current season.


    To join your Whale Watch Cruise From Sydney you should make your way to King Street Wharf #8. You will be welcomed aboard your 21-meter catamaran and the cruise departs at 12:15pm.

    Sydney is an excellent 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).

    Unlike other migrating whales, humpbacks tend to swim quite close to shore, which makes them easy to see. They are also the most exciting whales to watch because they often leap right out of the water, a type of behavior known as ‘breaching’.

    Your cruise will take you out to Sydney Heads and into the Pacific. During the trip, an expert marine biologist will give a commentary on the wild life. You may encounter dolphins and seals as well as a rich variety of ocean birds. These could include the wandering albatross, penguins, petrels, shearwaters, and skuas among others.

    A buffet BBQ lunch will be served during the 4-hour cruise.

    At the end of the trip you will be dropped back at King Street Wharf #8.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 4-hour whale watch cruise
    • Informative commentary on whales
    • Buffet BBQ lunch including tea, coffee and water
    • Fact sheet on whales


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    We cannot guarantee that whales are sighted on all cruises although it is rare that whales are not sighted. In the unfortunate instance where whales are not sighted guests will be offered a return cruise free for use during the current season. This cannot be exchanged for money and refunds are not given.

    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.

    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
    • Great time, but no whale :-(

      Great time, nice staff, great comment to learn about the whales. Unfortunately we have not seen a whale on the trip (but dolphins yes...) so we will enjoy a free cruise next...

      Le Barz Yann