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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat provided by Ocean Extreme

Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

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2 adults
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Get the chance to spot humpback whales right outside of Sydney on this speed boat tour from Circular Quay or Manly Wharf. Your captain will take your group right out into the Pacific Ocean, where you'll look for a pod of whales and learn about the sea mammals before returning to the city.
  • A captain/guide will lead you out to see whales
  • Morning and afternoon departure times are available
  • Depart from Circular Quay or Manly Wharf
  • Waterproof jackets will be provided for those who need them
Important Information
Departure Point
27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Wind/waterproof jackets
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 48 hour cancellation/rescheduling policy applies
  • Passengers must be 12 years old
  • Passengers with back, neck, shoulder injuries or heart conditions, or those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are not permitted to ride on the boat
  • For directions to the departure location; type "Campbell's Cove Pontoon" into google.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cassie M wrote a review 10 Jul
1 contribution
Amazing experience! Cannot recommend Ocean Extreme enough, speed boat was fantastic, loved being apart of a smaller tour group, Blake was very knowledgeable and the whales put on a fantastic show. The pictures Blake provided from our session at no extra cost are breathtaking.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Deborah H wrote a review Jun 2020
Berry, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
Just a fabulous experience. The speed boat added an additional level of thrills. The majestic whales were out, curious and playing as they breached a few 100 metres away. Blake was engaging and knowledgeable and gave our whale watching group a wonderful experience. Highly
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Tom K wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom26 contributions2 helpful votes
Such an amazing trip and highly recommend. Blake is an ace captain racing his boat around the rain so we don't get soaking wet. Very intimate experience with the whales and blakes knowledge and timing of the Whales is 100% I'm definitely booking back on this trip in October
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Nicholas wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
An awesome experience, this is the first review I’ve ever written. But Blake (Ocean Extreme) is an exceptional experience, the boat is out of this world, and with a small group you get a better experience. The professionalism of Blake is amazing, I can’t thank him enough.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Nathan V wrote a review May 2020
2 contributions
The whale whisperer Blake turned it on for us today 🙌🏻 double whale breaches and 2 sets of Pods. Unbelievable. Thanks legend
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About the operator

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By: Ocean Extreme
A Must-Do!
We had an absolute blast on the high speed thrill ride! Blake was our guide and he was great. The swells were big t
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11/10! Must do if visiting Sydney and love a thrill
Everything was incredible from booking to the trip finishing. Love to see a business utilise technology well! No pa
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It was absolutely spectacular
The ride was absolutely awesome, the sea was rough with the swell but the ride is even better in these conditions,
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Bondi boat trip
Great ride, saw all the sights of Sydney, the ocean was rough but driver was great the family had heaps of fun
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Best whale watching company in sydney
The captain Blake is a true magician. Not only is his boat small, fast and quiet. But it is also very low to the wa
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Great! 10/10
Blake was fabulous. Well worth the money! Leaves Jet boat rides for dead😀 If you are near the Harbor it is a MUST
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A great experience
The weather was great for it and so were the waves. Overall a great time with great views I would definitely recomm
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Sandy A
Although a little hesitant that the boat trip might be way too scary, this trip exceeded every expectation and more
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Jesse J M
Do it!
I had an amazing time. If you are going to do anything in Sydney...this should be it. Blake was super nice and we s
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Awesome Experience!
Three of us booked last minute today for a whale watching trip with Ocean Extreme and it was brilliant!! Blake was
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Great Whale watching
It was a beautiful serene winter day - the water was glass, Blake said it is never like this. We saw many whales a
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Eric W
Don't Hesitate!
Really fantastic experience. Blake is a consummate waterman and guide and you can see he really cares about giving
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Whale watching by speedboat - Do It!
What a truly outstanding experience! In fact, Sydney had a really cold and windy spell on the date of our first boo
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Experience of a Lifetime
We recently went on this whale watching tour with Blake as our guide. The boat is fast and fun, and you blow past
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Eric B
Great experience while in Sydney!
My family visited Australia for the first time back in June, and while we were in Sydney we took the Ocean Extreme
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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