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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!
19 May – 24 Nov: DailyDuration
3 hours approx.Start time
Monday to Thursday:
Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf 9): 1pm
Circular Quay (Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon): 1:30pm
Friday to Sunday:
Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf 9): 9am and 1pm
Circular Quay (Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon): 9:30am and 1:30pm
Please make your way to Circular Quay (Eastern Pontoon) or Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf 9) for cruise departure.
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.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
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.
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.
Maximum 4 children per adult are allowed, for safe supervision.
Please inform staff/crew if you suffer from seasickness at the time of booking and boarding the vessel.