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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

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  • 2-hour whale-watching tour from Sydney by speedboat
  • Zip across the waters on Sydney’s fastest commercial boat
  • Enjoy a close encounter with migrating whales in their natural environment
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat
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2-hour whale-watching by speed boat. Departs Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay at 11am
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2-hour whale-watching by speed boat. Departs Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay at 9am
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2-hour whale-watching by speed boat. Departs Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay at 11:30am
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Overview
Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling 2-hour speedboat tour from Sydney. Hop on-board the city’s fastest commercial ship and blast off across Sydney Harbour, past iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Leave the city behind and speed out into the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.
What to Expect
Arrive at Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure to meet your driver and complete the brief sign in process. Board the vessel and be taken briskly across the harbour to Manly Wharf to pick up more passengers. Once everyone is on board, you'll receive a safety briefing, a requirement for all offshore adventures. Your driver will also outline the key things to look for when trying to spot the whales.

Hold on tight as the vessel picks up speed and leaves Sydney Harbour to head offshore to migration routes of the humpback whales. Your driver will be in contact with the other vessels to find the livliest and most approachable whale pods. Once the whales are located you will cruise alongside the migrating pod while your driver outlines plenty of whale facts.

How far away offshore you are now will determine how long you can spend with the whale pod.
When it is time to head home you will be asked to take your seat again and hang on as you speed back to Sydney Harbour.

The passengers from Manly will be dropped back first. Then you will cruise back through the harbor to Circular Quay, hopefully with a memory stick full of photos of breaching whales.
Reviews (103)
1 - 5 of 96 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
A great way to have first hand experience with nature, get sea spray in your face, and feel the pulse of adrenalin!

From the start, Blake - our Captain, was friendly, warm, and informative. He gave us a good idea and up front honesty with the simple fact that there may be a chance that we might not see anything, let alone whales. This is due tonight...More

Thank andy n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
What an experience!

Absolutely brilliant! We thoroughly enjoyed this trip - well, it’s whale watching so say no more. But, if you’re trying to decide which tour to book, just book this with Blake. Great service from start to finish. Just make sure you’ve checked where the pick...More

Thank 221jeanninec
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience

The whale watching was a great experience, it's impressive to see those big animals in their own environment. Blake was a great guy and very helpful all the time. His way of communicating with everyone on board makes us feel like we are just a...More

Thank Karnac2000
Reviewed 1 week ago
The BEST Whale watching experience in Sydney!

Ocean Extreme and its captain, Blake, we're absolutely incredible! They changed our booking when my wife got sick the morning we were supposed to go with no qualms or issues. It's not every day you get this kind of service. The experience itself was amazing...More

Thank MiguelSDM
Reviewed 1 week ago
EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED!!

I was invited on the boat with the intention of a high speed boat trip to Bondi which was great fun. The driver - Blake - mentioned that there was a pod of whales and would we like to see them. What an experience !!!...More

Thank pekingese65
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Sandra B
14 July 2018|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandra, any time between May and November when the whales migrate from the Antarctic up to the warmer waters off northern Australia to give birth and/or mate. It is estimated that up to 30,000 humpbacks make this journey... More
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mhholtzen
14 July 2018|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Any time between May and November when the whales migrate from the Antarctic up to the warmer waters off northern Australia to give birth and/or mate. It is estimated that up to 30,000 humpbacks make this journey. Yes it is... More
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linda r
10 July 2018|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Any time between May and November when the whales migrate from the Antarctic up to the warmer waters off northern Australia to give birth and/or mate. It is estimated that up to 30,000 humpbacks make this journey. The seas... More
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