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Whale Watching and Sydney Harbour Cruise - Departs Darling Harbour

Join the crew at Go Whale Watching Sydney as we make our way from Darling harbour, taking in the famous Sydney Harbour land marks and out to the open ocean for an epic Whale Watching experience!

Our Sydney cruises depart from Darling Harbour and pass many of Sydney's famous landmarks including Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kirabilly House, Fort Denison, Bradley's Head, the mansions of Rose Bay! During the weekend cruises you will see the Harbour alive with colourful sailing boats

Once out past the Heads the fun really starts as we start to look for the wonderful Humpback Whales migrating past. Our land based spotters will hopefully help us to find the whales in no time at all! The majority of the migrating whales spotted are Humpback whales, but you will also have the chance to see other species like Southern Rights, Minkes, Bryde’s Blue and Orcas, as well as other marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, Australian Fur Seals, a bounty of sea birds

Our best efforts are made to ensure your cruise is an enjoyable one but please remember these are wild animals and do not perform on cue! A range of behaviours may be viewed from spy hopping to breaching and tail slipping. Our professional crew ensures minimal disturbance to the animals we are encountering, while providing and informative commentary and always being happy to answer any questions you may have

Tour includes:

  • Your cruise will be approx. 2 hours 45 minutes depending upon where whales are found
  • Chance to spot a variety of Whales and other wildlife
  • Informative commentary from our crew
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water. Morning / Afternoon tea consisting of tea, coffee, cake and fruit is available on the return journey

Departure Times - Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to allow for check in, the tour will depart at the departure time:

  • Monday to Friday 1.30pm (also 10:30am during school holidays)
  • Saturday & Sunday 9.30am to 12:15pm and 12.30pm to 3:15pm

Departure Location: KING STREET WHARF 7 - Darling Harbour, Sydney. (King Street Wharf runs parallel to Lime Street and is directly in front of the Casa Restaurant)

*During September the whales are often found out wider and cruise times may be extended

Please note: cruise times are approximate, at times cruises may be extended if whales are found late in the cruise to ensure you get the most from the experience

Please note we don’t recommend this cruise for young children. We recommend that you take sea sickness prevention tablets before boarding the boat as this tour goes into the open ocean. Please visit your chemist to discuss options available to you.

We recommend wearing: Flat covered shoes, warm clothing, wet weather jacket if raining, hat, sunglasses, camera. Feel free to bring any food you may like whilst on the cruise.

Price: $78 per person

Children under 12 months are not recommended

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Paola de Lara from Brazil wrote on 24 October 2019

Amazing experience!

It was a beautiful day looking for whales in the open sea. We also saw some seals and dolphins who came to say hello. The whales were far from the boat and at some point we were waiting a long time for them to surface, but once they arrived it was lovely. For the next time, I wish to spend more time with them, because I feel we spend more time waiting for them than literally being with them.

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Laura Tracey from Australia wrote on 26 September 2020

Great morning

We had a great morning and saw lots of whales!

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Joseph Estera from Australia wrote on 09 August 2020

Never disappointed

Would definitely come back!

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tomb1 from Australia wrote on 26 July 2020

An amazing day out!!

Such a brilliant day out - the tour was very well organised, staff were all friendly, and we couldn't have picked a better day for it! Please bare in mind that there are no guarantees when doing this trip - we got super lucky seeing many whales and one which kept the entertainment going for most of the trip! All in all, this is a must do trip in Sydney and I will be recommending this to all of my friends and family! Thanks again!

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Omar from New Zealand wrote on 17 September 2019

Whale of a time

Harrison u beaut! Gr8 trip in wild seas. Saw some awesome active whales. The free pics a bonus. Friendly casual service, just the way we like it. Highly recommend Go Whale Watching.

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