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Whale Watching Sydney

#10 of 110 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sydney Features Animals
Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9583 1199
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Great trip

Spent an afternoon on board with the family and did not have to wait long out of Sydney harbour to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Martin M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
Great morning out

Had an excellent morning out courtesy of Whale Watching Sydney. We spend a four hour and a half... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barny D
via mobile
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Whale watching Sydney offers daily cruises from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay to watch Humpback whales. Whale watching Sydney (Bass & Flinders Cruises), have been operating since 1979 and whale watching since 1991. Award winning Australian certified eco-tours. Success rate is 98% and all cruises are guaranteed to see whales. Also, see other marine wildlife such as dolphins, albatross, seals and the beautiful coastline of Sydney. Check website for rates & specials.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“see whales” (36 reviews)
“sea sickness” (30 reviews)
“wild animals” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9583 1199

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon on board with the family and did not have to wait long out of Sydney harbour to see the first sighting and there were plenty more during the trip of 4 hours. Sound knowledge over the PA from the crew and very...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an excellent morning out courtesy of Whale Watching Sydney. We spend a four hour and a half tracking three "performing" whales. The boat is large and comfortable with plenty of opportunity to see without having to fight for a space at the rail. As...More

Thank Barny D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked this cruise on a recent trip to Sydney and I was so glad I did! As my plans were flexible, I made sure that the weather was going to be clear and booked my trip the morning of ( a luxury possible in winter...More

Thank Rquinn09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked the family package on line the night before departure. Recommend the 3 hour Discovery Cruise Combo if coming from Manly. Includes 24 hour fast-ferry plus the pictures supplied are excellent! You will get some on your own but they captured the whole day. We...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 3 hours cruise in April for July all good organised. We had an amazing day on the sea and saw lots of whales. The crew was very helpful because lots of people were sea sick. The information from the captain was great.

Thank Ute L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Sydney in June and it is a good month to travel. Due to low season the hotel prices are lower. I stayed at the Four Seasons Sydney and the price was incredible low and location is excellent. Across the street there is...More

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried about sea sickness and that we might not see whales but we were soooo lucky. It was a beautiful winter day and the sea was calm. It took a little while but the crew soon found a few pods and we followed...More

Thank Tammy_M43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this whale watching adventure cruise off Sydney heads. We met our friendly captain Doug who was funny and informative. We headed out under Harbour bridge and Opera House then the adventure started with a speedy trip out through the Heads and towards Whales....More

1  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day was almost perfect. We saw dolphins and a lot of humpback whales. One of the whales was very energetic, breaching, rolling, and waving his fins in the air. One whale surfaced close enough to the boat that I got sprayed by whale breath....More

3  Thank MonkeyQueenToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, amazing, we booked easily online with discount, didn't receive confirmation email but our names were on the list when we got there. Knowledgeable, friendly staff, big clean boat. Saw dolphins, sea lions and WHALES, although they didn't jump out of the water they were...More

Thank Denise H
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment
for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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11 October 2016|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
no, very sorry, there are no whales migrating at that time the earliest cruises we operate begin mid May.
Fadzly H
26 September 2016|
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, The Whale watching season in Sydney is from May to the end of November, so fingers crossed you will also be lucky. I booked 24 hours prior. It was a wonderful experience. Enjoy!
16 August 2016|
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Response from kirstymc9 | Reviewed this property |
This is the only one I have gone with & it was great!!