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Whale Watching and Sydney Harbour Cruise - Departs Darling Harbour

Join the crew at Go Whale Watching Sydney as we make our way from Darling harbour, taking in the famous Sydney Harbour land marks and out to the open ocean for an epic Whale Watching experience!

Our Sydney cruises depart from Darling Harbour and pass many of Sydney's famous landmarks including Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kirabilly House, Fort Denison, Bradley's Head, the mansions of Rose Bay! During the weekend cruises you will see the Harbour alive with colourful sailing boats

Once out past the Heads the fun really starts as we start to look for the wonderful Humpback Whales migrating past. Our land based spotters will hopefully help us to find the whales in no time at all! The majority of the migrating whales spotted are Humpback whales, but you will also have the chance to see other species like Southern Rights, Minkes, Brydeโ€™s Blue and Orcas, as well as other marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, Australian Fur Seals, a bounty of sea birds

Our best efforts are made to ensure your cruise is an enjoyable one but please remember these are wild animals and do not perform on cue! A range of behaviours may be viewed from spy hopping to breaching and tail slipping. Our professional crew ensures minimal disturbance to the animals we are encountering, while providing and informative commentary and always being happy to answer any questions you may have

Tour includes:

  • Your cruise will be approx. 2 hours 45 minutes depending upon where whales are found and whether the boat is picking up from Manly as well
  • Chance to spot a variety of Whales and other wildlife
  • Informative commentary from our crew
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water. Morning / Afternoon tea consisting of tea, coffee, cake and fruit is available on the return journey

Departure Times - Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to allow for check in, the tour will depart at the departure time:

  • Monday to Friday 1.30pm (also 10:30am during school holidays)
  • Saturday & Sunday 9.30am to 12:15pm and 12.30pm to 3:15pm

Departure Location: KING STREET WHARF 7 - Darling Harbour, Sydney. (King Street Wharf runs parallel to Lime Street and is directly in front of the Casa Restaurant)

*During September the whales are often found out wider and cruise times may be extended

Please note: cruise times are approximate, at times cruises may be extended if whales are found late in the cruise to ensure you get the most from the experience

Please note we donโ€™t recommend this cruise for young children. We recommend that you take sea sickness prevention tablets before boarding the boat as this tour goes into the open ocean. Please visit your chemist to discuss options available to you.

We recommend wearing: Flat covered shoes, warm clothing, wet weather jacket if raining, hat, sunglasses, camera. Feel free to bring any food you may like whilst on the cruise.

Price: $78 per person

Children under 12 months are not recommended

Available Bookings from June 26 to July 02

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Jun Yee Koh from Malaysia wrote on 12 September 2017

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Spootef 8 whales ๐Ÿ˜

Our sydney trip will not be complete without a tour out the sea! Enjoyed every moment. Highly recommmended if you are travelling to sydney between june-july. I visited it in september :)

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Maureen from United Kingdom wrote on 22 August 2017

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Rocking & Rolling

Well worth doing but you need a strong stomach and something warm to wear... The boat does lurch so be prepared.... We saw humpbacked whales it was great...

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Alex from Australia wrote on 17 July 2017

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Absolutely breathtaking and magical!

This trip was FANTASTIC! We saw 4 humpback whales and they all came so close to the boat!! The boat itself was great as it wasn't crammed full of people so everyone had ample viewing space and could easily see these fantastic creatures in their natural habitat. The staff were extremely helpful and answered all and any questions. Shout out to the guy who helped me after I was sick! It was really appreciated! Note to self: don't go on the boat if you are suffering a hangover haha! I would recommend this trip to EVERYONE! 5*s!!

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From Whale Watching and Sydney Harbour Cruise - Departs Darling Harbour

Hi Alex, thanks for the review. Your tip about not going to sea with a hangover is a good one!! Sounds as though even though you were seasick you still enjoyed your time with the whales which is fantastic! Thanks again.

Rodney from Malaysia wrote on 23 June 2017

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Well guided tour -MUST DO *****

Love that the team really took care of us throughout the ride and explanations were given as we watch them whales.

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From Whale Watching and Sydney Harbour Cruise - Departs Darling Harbour

Thanks for taking the time to post your review Melissa. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your tour and the whales!

JACQUELINE from Hong Kong wrote on 25 June 2018

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Great experience!

Great experience! Experienced sailers to seek whales!

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