Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise
Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise
Whale Watching cruises are an extraordinary opportunity to see the gentle giants of the sea on their annual migration. Your cruise begins at Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour and makes its way past the Opera House, the beautiful eastern suburbs and outside the Harbour headlands to open water. Southern Right, Orca and Minke Whales all visit Sydney's coastline, but it's the Humpbacks that come in great numbers and love to show off with breaches, tail slaps and even a sneaky wink when they are feeling extra curious.
• Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
- Live commentary on board
- Food and drinks (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Please dress appropriately and wear warm clothing. It will often feel cooler at sea
- If you are susceptible to travel sickness, please bring the relevant medication
- Whale Guarantee: If a whale is not sighted during your cruise, you'll be given the opportunity to cruise again for free
- Reconfirmation Hotline - Call +61-2-8062 3623 from 7.15am on the day of your cruise to confirm the cruise is going ahead. Cruises may be cancelled subject to weather conditions.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not recommended for travelers 3 years and younger
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
We went on this tour with our two children. Despite the boat being very rocky in the open ocean, none of the passengers got seasick. Anticipation and excitement filled the boat and the entire experience was just amazing! By God's grace, we got to see not just one whale, but a mother whale teaching and/or playing with her calf. It was just out of this world!
Absolutely loved it. Saw 5 whales even a baby. Thank you for the experience. Would highly recommend.
absolutely fantastic. Saw 4 whales in 1 pod who put on a show, Staff onboard caring and knowledgeable and just as thrilled as the passengers. Great day.
Lucked out and saw some whales.
We were lucky enough to be visiting Sydney, Australia when the whales were migrating! We saw several whales just outside of Sydney Harbor breach, splash down, and flip their tail! It was amazing!
Crew really tried to help find whales.
Very interesting tour and if you're lucky enough as we were to see 2 humpback whales playing .
Such a great day out for our whole family, adult kids!
The guide and pilot of the boat were patient and generous and made sure we all got what we came for!
Great experience! Spotted many whales!
This was fantastic! The guide was knowledgeable and interesting. What a great experience, loved every minute of it!
This was the best experience I had. We saw the whale so near. Go for it if you are visiting Sydney.
Saw heaps of whales. Great day
Best whale-watching trip we have ever taken!! we have been in Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, etc and this was terrific. Saw a family group breach approximately 100 times in the short time we watched them.
Great tour for adventure and thrill seekers but not for those who easily get seasick. We saw at least half a dozen whales. Or maybe up to a dozen. Great views all around all throughout the trip!
A beautiful day curtesy by mother nature absolutely loved the cruise Whales are so unpredictable and when they rose up from the ocean nothing but spectacular sights, would highly recommend captain cook whale watching cruises
The Sydney whale watching cruise was certainly an eye-opening experience for me. The afternoon cruise that I went on was the perfect ending for my day's visit to Sydney, Australia. The pilot of the Captain Cook's cruise boat provided an informative commentary throughout the cruise: as we headed out of the Sydney harbour area telling us what to look out for while we were amongst the whales informing us of each sighting of whale fin and whale breaking surface to blow and as we headed back to the Circular quay in Sydney. Although the motion of the boat did make me feel a bit sleepy for the first half, I was thrilled to glance towards the opposite side of the boat and clearly see close-up a whale break the surface of the water and dive down again. Others on the cruise viewed a mother whale and her young one many times during the cruise. It was a great whale spotting time: there seemed to be quite a number of whales in the area. I would really recommend visitors taking a whale watching cruise while they are in Sydney.
We watched 2 whale at the end. Great and happy.
Cruise operation worked hard to make sure we saw whales and extended our time. I have never seen humpbacks so close up. Great experience.
Had the best whale watching trip! We had four whales that were putting on a show around us the whole time. Dolphins showed up as well and we saw seals on the way back in. Was way above my expectations. I would definitely recommend this.
Outstanding! Paul was an outstanding tour guide. He kept us informed all through the trip with excellent knowledge of the whales and Sydney's coastline.
whale in nature just awesome
My mom and I loved going on this short little cruise. Whale sightings are guaranteed. Apparently we got a heckuva tour though as we had whales the WHOLE TIME we were out. They had one jump out of the water once and slap their tails another time. Most of the time it was just going out and in rolling it's back across the surface of the water. The guide we had was fantastic and really let us in on a lot of whale facts which I didn't know before. Super educational but fun too.
A fun tour. We saw a group of 3 whales much of the time we were out. I would do it again if I were back in Sydney in June.
Great weather and great crew! They found whales within 30 minutes of our departure and stayed with them throughout the cruise until it was time to return to port. They were approachable with questions and knowledgable in their answers. A terrific day!
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