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Sydney Harbour Whale Watching Cruise – Listen to the Whales!

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (5-15)
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Key Highlights

  • Watch as well as listen to playful humpback whales with this exciting Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Hear the whales sing, chat and play using an underwater microphone – Exclusive to our local activity operators!
  • Ultra-modern catamaran with two large open deck viewing areas, making spotting easy!
  • An onboard expert marine biologist will tell you all about the whales
  • See the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour with unique photo opportunities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    Meet as well as listen to the whales leaping in and out of the waters with this exciting Sydney Harbour cruise. Sydney witnesses the annual migration of humpback whales from May through November and spotting these playful creatures is one of the must-do’s in Sydney during this period.

    With an expert marine biologist onboard, learn about the whales’ behaviour and characteristics, as well as hear the whales sing, play and chat with fellow creatures on a special underground microphone – an experience exclusive to this cruise!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    19 May – 24 Nov: Daily


    3 hours approx.

    Start time

    Monday to Thursday:
    Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf 9):
    Circular Quay (Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon):

    Friday to Sunday:
    Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf 9):
    9am and 1pm
    Circular Quay (Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon):
    9:30am and 1:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Circular Quay (Eastern Pontoon) or Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf 9) for cruise departure.

    Ending Point

    Original point of departure


    To begin your Sydney Whale Watching Cruise, board your catamaran from the meeting point and set sail in the middle of the sea to spot the playful humpback whales.

    Get up close with the whales as you see them tail and fin slapping in the water. An experienced onboard marine biologist will give you interesting information about the whales and their behaviour. The ultra-modern whale watching catamaran allows everyone front row views of the whales leaping in and out of the water.

    This Sydney Harbour cruise also allows you to listen to the whales sing and chat with each other from the underwater microphone installed in the catamaran. This technology is the same model that is used by scientists to investigate whale acoustics around the world.

    While watching the whales, also see stunning views of the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour like the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and more! During the cruise, you will be served complimentary tea and coffee by the friendly onboard crew.

    Your Sydney Harbour whale watching cruise will end at the original point of departure.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Fully hosted Whale Watching Cruise
    • Complimentary tea and coffee (inside the Harbour only)
    • Cruise on Ultra-modern catamaran with two large open deck viewing areas


    • Hotel transfers
    • Meals
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

    Snacks and refreshments available for cash and card purchase onboard.

    Cruises operate subject to minimum numbers. Subject to the General Terms & Conditions of carriage.

    Hydrophone (underground microphone) is used when conditions permit.

    Please inform staff/crew if you suffer from seasickness at the time of booking and boarding the vessel.

    Maximum 4 children per adult are allowed, for safe supervision.