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Whale Watching Sydney

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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9583 1199
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A day i will remember forever

What an amazing experience. We went with Captain Cook cruises. I would highly recommend these guys... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karla M
Sydney, Australia
Whalewatching in October

Great experience. The boat is fast, the crew is nice and helpful. They respect the animals and do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christian S
via mobile
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Whale watching Sydney offers daily cruises from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay to watch Humpback whales. Whale watching Sydney (Bass & Flinders Cruises), have been operating since 1979 and whale watching since 1991. Award winning Australian certified eco-tours. Success rate is 98% and all cruises are guaranteed to see whales. Also, see other marine wildlife such as dolphins, albatross, seals and the beautiful coastline of Sydney. Check website for rates & specials.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea sickness” (30 reviews)
“smaller boat” (15 reviews)
“wild animals” (14 reviews)
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9583 1199

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience. We went with Captain Cook cruises. I would highly recommend these guys. First time we went out we unfortunately didn't see anything but they gave us a second chance ticket. The customer service was fantastic and so helpful with 2 kids....More

Thank Karla M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience. The boat is fast, the crew is nice and helpful. They respect the animals and do not drive too close to them. But although you can see them good and have a very nice experience. On the way back to habour you've got...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to go whale watching. We saw over 20 whales as well as dolphins. Much cheaper than in New Zealand.

Thank ADJW16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We admit we were very lucky with the number of very good sightings of humpbacks and the weather conditions but this would have have excellent anyway because of the professionalism and friendliness of the crew. Kenny was great to stand near due to his great...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had two trips one on each of their boats on Monday. The smaller boat enabled us to be closer to the whales, better for photography but I did get soaked 😀. The larger boat is more comfortable and dry. Doug was a superb skipper...More

Thank KiwiGranNewZealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the 3 hour cruise with Whale Watching Sydney. I chose this company bc Barbara the rep at Circular Quay was so friendly and helpful. We left Circular Quay at 9:15am and went straight out to the ocean to see the whales (only...More

1  Thank KerrynTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Puchased tickets online for 23rd September. Absolutely amazing experience. The staff was so good, entertaining and knowledgeable. Fast cruise, no time waste and a lot of time spent watching whale which we got to see from so near. Highly recommended!

Thank Amrita K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend this tour company they were great! From the moment we stepped on to the boat they were friendly and very knowledgable. They gave us a clear idea of their plan for the trip and what to expect and the boat itself...More

1  Thank Becky D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

this operator is the longest and most experienced. the vessel ocean dreaming is a whale watching purpose built vessel with great viewing on all parts of the vessel.. the crew were fantastic with an obvious look of professionalism. bottled water tea and coffee biscuits and...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a 2 hour trip out on the water and we were lucky to see 2 whales and one we were able to watch and enjoy as it was spectacular to see. Recommended trip on this particular boat - the other...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment
for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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24 September 2017|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
I represent Whale Watching Sydney so that going to be my recommendation. We do have a big boat so i would book on the Discovery cruise not the smaller adventure vessel
Neil F
11 August 2017|
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Response from StephanCasaNova | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure, we went the end of July and at that time they were already at the end of the whale watching Season. We saw two of them, they kept close to the boat the whole journey. Our guide mentioned for sure when they will... More
11 October 2016|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
no, very sorry, there are no whales migrating at that time the earliest cruises we operate begin mid May.