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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Circular Quay
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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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Seasonal tour
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Magnificent

This tour was easily a highlight of my trip to Sydney. We followed a pod of three humpbacks nearly the entire time we were out. Too many breaches to count, with even a few double breaches. Excellent experience. Thank you, Blake!

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Greatest Experience Ever

I recommend everyone to join this adventure, it's really amazing and totally worth it. You will remeber this for all your life

Thank Poiuytrewq80
Reviewed 1 week ago
Better than excellent - outstanding

An absolute highlight of our month long trip in Australia. Great fast speed boat trip, great scenery, great whale watching! Booked online from UK directly on Ocean Exteme website $85 each (family of four with 12 and 14 year old boys) - several months in...More

Thank HROxon
Reviewed 1 week ago
A must in Sydney if you want a close incounter with whales!

An amazing experience from start to finish! The boat ride itself was excellent. Being on a speedboat meant we were not only able to see Sydney’s sights and coast line, but quickly able to reach whale pods moving around. Blake was very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank LaurSpring
Reviewed 1 week ago
Super boat, boat on itself is an attraction, awesome whales, great experience!

Without a doubt i would recommend this trip to anyone. The boat is awesome, it’s for a limited amount of people, which makes it perfect for scoring a good view on the whales. The boat has also tremendous power, for me that made the experience...More

Thank Dennis W
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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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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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