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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

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    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.
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    All reviews humpback whales captain blake mother and calf whale tour eye level within metres migration season super fun top bloke absolute highlight knew exactly where fun ride sea sickness incredible experience amazing photos highly recommend this to anyone worth every penny
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    If i could only pick one thing to do in Sydney this would be it (bridge climb came second).The boat ride was awesome, dolphins right next to boat, whales meters away. Could indulge in the moments with the whales and dolphins without worrying about capturing...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank fong071
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Wow, what an amazing time! Excellent guide, excellent boat, and what a show the whales put on! They were chasing the boat, breaching and literally splashing down all around us. It was truly incredible. We looked back at the big boats that were coming over...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Chibla21
    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    Awesome couple of hours on the water. We saw plenty of whales and super close. Exceeded my expectations!!!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Christopher M
    Reviewed 11 July 2019

    A very enjoyable experience. The boat ride itself was a lot of fun and we had the bonus of the beautiful Sydney backdrop. The small group meant we all had excellent views of the whales. The whales of course were the highlight. What magnificent animals!...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank justwaiting2016
    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    Our tour guide was excellent- he was knowledgeable and tried very hard to ensure that we had as many whale sightings as possible. The speed boat ride is thrilling with wonderful views of Sydney Harbour.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank KimElizab
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    Definitely a beanie or tie your hair back if it is long as it will go everywhere and also get in the face of possibly a person behind you when at top speed. The jacket provided over your jumper will keep you warm. I also... More
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